ARVO 2020 - What to do in Baltimore

Baltimore is bursting with unexpected restaurants and attractions all around town and as an ARVO 2020 attendee you are eligible for exclusive discounts! Visit Baltimore allows ARVO 2020 attendees to sign up for the mobile show your badge pass that gives attendees access to these discounts around town. Learn More. 


USS Constellation and USS Torsk USS Constellation
Tour two incredible military vessels, both right in the Inner Harbor! The USS Constellation is the last Civil War-era military ship afloat and was the last U.S. military ship to be built with sails. The harbor also hosts the USS Torsk, a submarine that made almost 12,000 dives during its commissioning. Tickets for both tours may be purchased at the vessels.

B&O Railroad Museum
This one-of-a-kind museum offers free train rides along the first commercial mile of train track laid in the United States, 40 acres of railroad history and interactive children's exhibits.

Fort McHenryFort McHenry
The Battle of Baltimore was a key battle during the War of 1812. The U.S. troops stationed at Fort McHenry withstood a major British bombardment, the sight of which inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the poem, ‘Defense of Fort McHenry’, which later became the national anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’. This national landmark is a short cab ride away.

Baltimore Museum of Industry
Located in an 1860s oyster cannery on a five-acre waterfront campus, the BMI offers dynamic indoor and outdoor exhibitions, live demonstrations, tours and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.

Maryland Museum of Military History
Experience an in-depth walkthrough of the military history of “Old Line State,” featuring items and accounts spanning from 1634 to present day.


Hard Rock Cafe
Located in the historic original Power Plant Building in the Inner Harbor, this Baltimore icon offers American dining with vegetarian options and a Rock-n-Roll atmosphere.

Pratt Street Ale HouseHard Rock Cafe in Baltimore
Whether you’re looking for a nightlife spot, a place to enjoy burgers and pizza or a sports bar to watch the game, Pratt Street Ale House has something for everyone.

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
Made with lobsters hauled right from the seas of Maine, Mason’s lobster rolls are made with the real deal and only the real deal. As they say, “You can’t fake genuine”.

Sullivan's Steakhouse
An American steakhouse with gluten free options, is a vibrant neighborhood eatery featuring the steaks, seafood, hand-shaken martinis and live music.

Bistro 300
Open before the sun rises and long after it sets, this restaurant offers a variety of regional foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner made with local ingredients.


Camden Yards
Major League Baseball (MLB) Baltimoreans take their baseball seriously. Fans crowd the Oriole Park at Camden Yards, one of the first retro baseball parks to root on the Orioles as they are very well known in the vicinity.Camden Yards

M&T Bank Stadium
The Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL) call M&T Bank Stadium home. While these birds won’t be flying into action like the Orioles, the arena hosts tours and several events in the offseason.

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
At the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, you'll not only be able to witness first-hand where the baseball legend was born and learn about his life, but you'll also find special exhibits on the history of the home run in baseball, one-of-a-kind artifacts like Babe's catcher's mitt and jersey and a video presentation about the Star-Spangled Banner in Sports (in which Babe plays a role).

Arts & Culture

Baltimore Museum of ArtBaltimore Museum of Art
Featuring nearly 100,000 works of art from all across the world, the BMA has called its 210,000 square foot space in Baltimore home for almost 100 years. Did we mention it's free and a short cab ride away? 

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
While the nationally renowned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra calls this landmark home, many other famous performances in comedy, drama and music are hosted here.

National AquariumBaltimore Aquarium
The National Aquarium in Baltimore houses sharks, dolphins, rays and tropical fish among the more than 17,000 creatures in naturalistic exhibits.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Enjoy three incredible attractions including Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Ripley's Moving Theater where you ride the movies, and 2,000 sq. ft. of the mind-bending Marvelous Mirror Maze!

Maryland Science Center
Featuring 14 exhibits, a planetarium and an IMAX theater, this center has been a centerstone in the Inner Harbor since 1976. Bring the kids and experience science on a fun and personal level.