Root for Baltimore’s teams at our hotel near Royal Farms Arena
For adrenaline-infused fun, head to M&T Bank Stadium, home of 2013 Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens. (Many simply call it “Ravens Stadium.”) Located less than a mile from our hotel, the venue boasts the most exciting bleacher seats east of the Mississippi.
Or, if baseball is your thing, load up on peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and head to the adjacent Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home to one of Major League Baseball's favorites. A former railroad center, Oriole Park is known for its retro design and old-fashioned charm. Some major moments in baseball have happened within its lively confines, including when Cal Ripken, Jr., broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games, doing it with 2,131 games (dubbed the most memorable moment in MLB history). The stadium sits a mere two blocks from the home of baseball legend George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum for a look at photographs, paintings, and memorabilia associated with the "Sultan of Swat."
Another nearby venue — Royal Farms Arena, located just a block away from our hotel — enlivens downtown Baltimore with live performances by talents ranging from mega-pop stars and big-name comedians to kid-friendly troupes. Our hotel also serves as an ideal home base for attending the annual Preakness, a much-anticipated flat thoroughbred horse race that gallops across Maryland’s Pimlico Race Course the third Saturday in May.