Baltimore Survival Guide

On behalf of the Local Arrangements Committee, welcome to the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Baltimore, MD! We are thrilled you are visiting our city and hope this information will make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable.

CONFERENCE HOTELS

Reserve your room through AALL’s housing agency and enjoy the ultimate in convenience—at specially negotiated rates. Then rest easy, knowing you can make adjustments to your reservation later, penalty-free.

  • Hilton Baltimore (headquarter hotel)
    401 W. Pratt St. / 443.573.8700
  • Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
    110 S. Eutaw St. / 410.962.0202
  • Days Inn Inner Harbor
    100 Hopkins Pl. / 410.576.1000
  • Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown/Convention Center
    550 Washington Blvd. / 410.685.5000
  • Hyatt Regency Baltimore
    300 Light St. / 410.528.1234
  • Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
    202 E. Pratt St. / 410.547.1200

ARRIVING IN BALTIMORE

GETTING HERE BY AIR

GETTING DOWNTOWN FROM THE AIRPORT

Public Transit:

Light Rail service is available to downtown Baltimore from BWI Marshall Airport. The Light Rail station is located immediately outside the lower level of the terminal building, adjacent to Concourse E. The trip takes about half an hour and a one-way fare is $1.80.

Taxi:

BWI Airport Taxi is the exclusive metered cab service provider with terminal curbside pick-up. A ride to the Inner Harbor should be around $35.

Shuttle Bus:

Super Shuttle provides shared ride services to all downtown locations. You can book your ride in advance and get a set price, which should be around $20.

Ride-sharing:

Both Lyft and Uber can be hailed for terminal curbside pick-up.

Car Rental:

Most major car rental firms are present at BWI. Shuttles run between the airport terminal and the Consolidated Rental Car Facility every 5-10 minutes. Please visit specific car rental websites for more information.

GETTING HERE BY CAR:

Baltimore sits astride I-95 and is the eastern terminus of I-70. Parking availability varies by hotel; contact yours for more information.

GETTING HERE BY TRAIN:

Baltimore is served by Amtrak’s Northeast Regional and Acela Express lines. Baltimore Penn Station is a 15-20 minute cab or Light Rail trip from the Convention Center, depending on time of day.

GETTING AROUND TOWN

Walking:

Central Baltimore is relatively compact and easily walkable with many points of interest less than half an hour’s walk from the Inner Harbor. Baltimore in July can be hot and humid, so pack light clothing, your sunscreen, and bring some water for longer walks.

Transit:

The Maryland Transit Administration operates buses, a light rail line, and a subway throughout the Baltimore region. Consult their website for routes, fares, and a trip planner. Additionally, the Charm City Circulator is a free bus with three routes around Baltimore which converge on the Inner Harbor.

Bike:

Baltimore Bike Share is the city’s bicycle sharing program. Individual rides are $2 and bike stations are located throughout downtown and the Inner Harbor. See their website for more information.

Ridesharing:

Both Lyft and Uber operate in Baltimore.

Taxi:

Metered cabs can be hailed outside most hotels in the Inner Harbor area. The city base rate is $1.80 for the first 1/11 mile and $0.20 for each additional 1/11 mile.

MEDICAL ATTENTION

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

  • Emergency Fire / Police / Ambulance: 911
  • City of Baltimore (Non-Emergency): 311
  • Main Baltimore Area Codes: 410, 443, 667

 PLACES OF WORSHIP

EVERYDAY NECESSITIES

Books

Dry Cleaning

Grocery Stores

Pharmacies

  • CVS Pharmacy
    400 E. Pratt St. | (410) 685-4843
    (0.4 miles from Convention Center)
  • Rite Aid
    125 E. Baltimore St. | (410) 685-4340
    (0.5 miles from Convention Center)

Post Office and Shipping

  • FedEx Office
    11 S. Charles St. | (410) 625-5862
    (0.3 miles from Convention Center)
  • UPS Store (inside Hilton)
    401 W. Pratt St. | (443) 220-0280
    (0.2 miles from Convention Center)
  • U.S. Postal Service
    111 N. Calvert St. | (800) 275-8777
    (0.6 miles from Convention Center)