About Baltimore

Join us in Baltimore for the 104th ICMA Annual Conference, September 23-26, 2018.

Baltimore Skyline

Baltimore, Maryland's largest city and economic hub, lies just about 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., a little over an hour to Philly, and 2.5 hours to NYC by train. With a population of approximately 622,000, the city of Baltimore is known for its beautiful inner harbor; quirky, distinct neighborhoods; unique museums, and the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital to the east and the University of Maryland Medical Center to the west.

Commonly known as "Charm City," Baltimore is a city with a rich cultural heritage and a dynamic creative spirit. It’s a place where people dream big, celebrate who they are, where they've come from, and who they aspire to be through the arts, history, and their diverse ethnic traditions. Visitors of Baltimore can feel this creative energy in the city's world-class heritage museums, historic sites and monuments, and cultural shops and boutiques.

Baltimore welcomed 25.9 million domestic visitors in 2016 and Forbes magazine named it one of the ‘10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018.’ Top attractions include the National Aquarium, the American Visionary Art Museum, the Baltimore Civil War Museum, and Camden Yards, one of the few major-league ballparks in the middle of a downtown business district. Whether it's the easy transportation and accessibility, the sumptuous culinary scene, or the 130 attractions, museums, historic sites and performing arts groups, you'll discover why there's a buzz about Baltimore that makes people who visit fall in love with its vibe.

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