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Courtesy of Visit Baltimore

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport:
Baltimore’s airport code is BWI, and it is located 11 miles from downtown Baltimore. Rental cars are available at the airport as are shuttle services. Additional transportation options: Light Rail route 200 towards Hunt Valley: 38 minutes, $1.60; Taxi: 18 minutes, $35.

Getting Around Baltimore:
More than 200 restaurants and 100 attractions are within walking distance of downtown Baltimore. Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes to explore the city’s 10 notable neighborhoods, the National Aquarium and other historic sites. However, if you’d rather rest your feet, the free Charm City Circulator and the Baltimore Water Taxi are great alternatives.

Visiting Baltimore:
Online Resources:
Visit Baltimore
Baltimore City Visitor’s Directory

Visitor Information Centers:
Baltimore Visitor Center
401 Light Street, Baltimore
877-225-8466
Hours vary by season.

Geography and Climate:
Baltimore has a population of 690,961 and an area of 81 square miles. Baltimore has four true seasons, with summer temperatures hovering between 70 and 90 degrees and winters of 20 to 40 degrees. Fall and spring are typically between 50 and 60 degrees. Baltimore is located in the North American Eastern time zone.

In Case of Emergency:
Baltimore is a generally safe city for visitors and local residents alike. More than 6.5 million people visit the city each year. Visitors are encouraged to explore Baltimore’s diverse neighborhoods, but be vigilant no matter where they are in the city. In the event of an emergency, "911" is the emergency telephone number. There are three major hospitals located near the Inner Harbor:

John Hopkins Medicine
1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore
410-955-5000

Mercy Medical Center
301 Saint Paul Place, Baltimore
410-332-9000

University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street, Baltimore
410-328-9284

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