Baltimore is famous for its beautiful waterfront, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind attractions, three centuries of history and much more. In addition to being accessible, having a compact waterfront “convention campus” and excellent facilities and hotels, Baltimore is also a vibrant cultural center, a place with a sense of history and a destination that maintains a playful spirit and flavors all its own.
What to See
Baltimore is made up of vibrant and unique neighborhoods. DrupalCon will take place mainly in the Inner Harbor area, but there are endless opportunities to explore the city. Check out Visit Baltimore's information on each neighborhood along with detailed maps for where to eat, drink, and explore in each community. From culturalspots like the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture or the American Visionary Art Museum to historical landmarks like Fort McHenry and the Edgar Allan Poe house, there is a lot to see and do in The Charm City. There is even a bar called 'Birds of a Feather' for those who want to take BoFs to a whole new level.
Check out an interactive map from Visit Baltimore to see what's near where you're staying, what you can do after the Con, and what to check out if you extend your trip. If you want to download the map and keep it stored on your phone, that option is available as well.
At the end of April we will be getting some warmer weather but still have chances of showers, so bring layers. Expect temperatures to be between 43ºF and 65ºF (6ºC - 18º.)
Although nearly everything you may want to do and see is within easy walking distance from the Baltimore Convention Center and major hotels, many of Baltimore's one-of-a-kind neighborhoods, museums and attractions are easily accessible via the fast and free Charm City Circulator hybrid buses or the Baltimore Water Taxi. In addition, city tours aboard replica trolleys or deluxe motorcoaches and harbor cruises are popular options for visitors.
Most shops and eateries will accept credit cards. Some bars (e.g. the ones serving food) will accept credit cards, but may have a minimum threshold before they'll take cards. Everyone loves cash. There are plenty of cash machines scattered around the city. The United States uses the US Dollar (USD). You can check your conversion rate here.