Charm City Lunch Break Itinerary

A Sponsored Message from Visit Baltimore


Give your attendees a true taste of Baltimore with this easy-to-plan lunchtime excursion.

Thanks to Baltimore’s free Charm City Circulator, your attendees can easily get from the Baltimore Convention Center to the hip neighborhood of Charles Village and the cultural landmarks in Mount Vernon in a matter of minutes. Just four short blocks away from convention center sits the Inner Harbor CCC stop. Grab a seat on the purple line and head north on Charles Street to explore some stand-out spots and get an authentic glimpse of the city. This is how the locals do lunch; why not give your attendees the same experience?

Stop 1: But First, Coffee

After a scenic ride up Charles Street taking in sights such as The Baltimore Basilica and Preston Gardens Park, attendees can get off at 33rd Street for a stop into the collaborative coffeeshop-slash-bookstore, Bird in Hand. With specialty lattes, loose-leaf Spirit Teas, sparkling water on tap, and an eclectic menu of pastries and lighter fare, they can sip a refreshing beverage while perusing the curated book selection.

Stop 2: Best View in the City

After a dose of caffeine, your attendees can hop back on the southbound purple line (toward the Baltimore Visitor Center) and ride down to the Washington Monument. An adventurous climb up to the top of the nation’s first official monument dedicated to George Washington will reveal a stunning view of the entire city. It takes only about 15 minutes to get to the top, and the reward is well worth it.

Stop 3: An Award-Winning Lunch

After coming down from the monument, walk right passed North Square’s John Eager Howard Statue and you’ll find Dooby’s perched right on the corner of Madison and Charles Street. Named Baltimore Magazine’s winner for Best Lunch, this charming Korean-inspired café is the perfect spot to fuel up after some sightseeing. Think savory pork buns, rice bowls, ramen and more. When it’s time to get back to business, attendees can catch the southbound purple line from the nearby Madison Street CCC stop back to the convention center. Or if they have a little extra time, they can also walk the mile or so back on foot, taking in some fresh air and enjoying a delightful downhill stroll through Mount Vernon.

This is one way to make sure your attendees experience the best of Charm City—but Visit Baltimore has even more ideas. Find out how to add some local flavor to your next event.