Area Attractions

Area Attractions

There is so much do while you are at the convention. Come a few days early….leave a few days late….or do both! Contact us if you would like assistance with extra days of staying at the Hotel. Here is a partial list of some of the area attractions:

College bound students and their families can visit some of the premier College and Universities in the World such as:
Princeton University; New Jersey
Georgetown; Washington DC
University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia Johns Hopkins; Baltimore Visit websites and you will find schedule activities such as information sessions and campus tours. Make plans in advance to maximum the productivity of your visit. Many RANA members have intimate knowledge and can assist with College visits and questions associated with selecting a College. Feel free to reach out to

In addition to visiting the nearby metros of Washington DC, New York City and Philadelphia, here are some awesome points of interest in close proximity to the convention venue you may want to visit:
Family fun

* National Aquarium (0.5 miles)
Within walking distance of the hotel, this is rated as one of the top Aquariums in the world. This aquarium takes the aquarium experience to a new level with immersion tours, a guest diver program, dolphin encounters and even sleepovers with the sharks.
http://www.aqua.org/
* Maryland Science Center (0.8 miles)
Help your kids develop big imaginations at this hands-on museum with an IMAX theater, a planetarium and interactive exhibits on dinosaurs.
http://www.mdsci.org/
* Maryland Zoo (3.2 miles)
Established in 1876, this zoo sits in Druid Hill Park and is an oasis for more than 1,500 animals of all kinds.
http://www.marylandzoo.org/
Neighborhoods
* Baltimore Inner Harbor (0.5 miles)
With more restaurants, museums, cruises and nightlife venues than you can fit in a single trip, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor invites repeat visits.
* Little Italy (1.5 miles)
Experience all the flavors, sights and sounds of a trip to Italy without leaving downtown Baltimore. Visit the authentic Italian restaurants, the family-owned businesses and the animated festivals in this delightful neighborhood.
Arts and entertainment
* Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (0.2 miles) A legendary piece of Baltimore’s arts culture, this more than 100-year-old theater brings world-class music, dance and comedy performances to its spectacular stage.
http://www.france-merrickpac.com/index.php/
Other points of interest
* Horseshoe Baltimore (2 miles)
Maryland’s second-largest casino offers two stories of slots, video poker machines, table games and restaurants. Plan a visit to test your luck!
https://www.caesars.com/horseshoe-baltimore
* Fort McHenry (3.5 miles)
This pentagonal fort is best known as the place that inspired Francis Scott Key to write America’s national anthem in 1814.
https://www.nps.gov/fomc/index.htm

For those that are flying in from other parts of North America and Overseas, we will try our best to provide guidance during your visit and assist with your excursions. Please feel free to reach out to members of the Convention Committee, particularly these people that will be assisting with logistics: