The Tree Care Industry Expo takes place November 10-12, 2016, and features forums, roundtable discussions and hundreds of exhibitors in the tree care industry. However, one of the best parts of attending conferences and trade shows in various cities is sampling the local food, whether it’s upscale dining or the local neighborhood pubs.

Getting Around

Baltimore is a city that’s easy to navigate to, from and back and forth to the various neighborhoods and attractions:

Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is just a 25-minute drive from the Baltimore Convention Center and the hotels around it. Taxis, Uber and a Light Rail Service are available from BWI.

The many attractions of the Inner Harbor are within walking distance of each other. When venturing between the various neighborhoods surrounding the harbor, Baltimore.org recommends the Baltimore Water Taxi. You can also take Ubers, taxis or pick up a cheap day pass for the metro subway system.

Popular among tourists and locals is the Charm City Circulator, which provides free daily bus service to Baltimore’s most popular areas.

The National Aquarium

The National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is a recommended stop for anyone visiting Baltimore, whether it’s your first time in the city or not. Located in the Inner Harbor, it features over 20,000 animals in award-winning habitats. Explore a tropical rainforest, the animals of the Australian Outback, an Atlantic coral reef, hundreds of jellyfish, 4-D immersion films and much more.

Where to Eat

The Inner Harbor — the site of the TCI Expo — is a historic seaport, tourist attraction and beloved landmark of Baltimore. It was described by the Urban Land Institute in 2009 as “the model for post-industrial waterfront redevelopment around the world.” Gorgeous views of the harbor can be found from many locations, and the area is rich with restaurants, bars and eateries of all sizes and types. Check out Baltimore.org for more info on the area, including places to eat, things to do and what to see while you’re in town.

 

Baltimore is known for its delicious crab cakes. Want to try the best while you’re in town? Check out Faidley’s Seafood Market on North Paca Street. A family-owned and operated business since 1886, Faidley’s provides award-winning crab cakes, prepared foods and freshly merchandised seafood in a marketplace atmosphere, to locals and visitors alike. You can eat there, or they’ll even pack food up for you to take home.

Fell’s Point is the historic waterfront neighborhood (established in the 1700s) along the north shore of the Baltimore Harbor. Boasting historic architecture and a nautical character, it’s known for its trendy restaurants, shops and over 120 bars and pubs.

Want to go out for some live music while you’re in town? Check out the Cat’s Eye Pub on Thames Street. It’s known for showcasing local, rockin’ blues music and has a fantastic, fun atmosphere.

Baltimore’s Little Italy — just one short mile away from the Baltimore Convention Center — features several delectable Italian restaurants, all concentrated in one area. Try Amicci’s on South High Street for a delicious Italian meal at a great price. Go to LittleItalyMD.org for more information on this charming, cozy neighborhood and all it has to offer in terms of dining and entertainment options.