Conference Location

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel | June 20 - 22, 2017

New Year. New Location.

For more than a decade, FinalsiteU has been hosted in Connecticut. As we've grown, so has our conference — which is bringing us to a whole new city in 2017: Baltimore, MD.

(Local Airports, Maps and Transportation can be found here.)

What Else is there to do in Baltimore?

Baltimore is a city bustling with good eats, rich architecture, deep history, and plenty of places to explore — all within walking distance. Whether it's your first time in the city, or you're a returning visitor, we tapped all our Baltimore locals to find out their favorite places to eat, drink, and explore.

For the Foodies


Local Craft Brewery Tour: Learn More

Charm City Food Tour: Learn More


Bertha’s Mussels: A Baltimore institution. Live music at 9. Good food.

The Horse You Came in On: Live music almost every night. Bar food.

Slainte: Yes, an Irish pub — But a good one. Irish music on Tuesday nights.

The Brewer’s Art: Elegant upstairs and cooler, dark basement with house made Belgian-style brews & upscale New American eats in a former townhouse. Delish.

The Owl Bar: Despite its opulent entrance, this historic former speakeasy turned old-world bar in the basement of Mount Vernon's Belvedere Hotel has a low-key vibe, though brick walls studded with stained glass still make for an elegant.


No seafood lover’s trip to Baltimore is complete without picking some crabs, or at least eating some crab cakes.

  • Grab some crabs at Nick’s Fish House (on the water) or L.P. Steamer’s (not quite on the water, but close). This is the most Baltimore-y eating experience you can have! Very messy.
  • Crabcakes at Koco's Pub: If you want to go on a pilgrimage for the best crab cake, you'll find it actually served at dinner. You’ll need to taxi/Uber here. Neighborhood bar vibe. Awesome, giant crabcakes and pub food.

For the Explorers

Historic Fells Point: Great for walking around, lots of restaurants, bars & interesting retailers. Fells Point is about a 15 minute walk from the hotel.

Charm City Pedal Tour: Explore Baltimore beginning at Fell's point on a 15-person bike! Learn more

Baltimore Water Taxi: This is fun for just getting around the Harbor, as long as there’s not a lot of chop. Learn more

The Charm City Circulator, makes it easy to get around town.

First time to the Baltimore area? Don't miss the opportunity to see Washington, D.C.!

For the Historians

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)
This museum is a Baltimore favorite. It is walking distance from the hotel, but is only open until 6pm. There’s also a nice restaurant on the top floor, Encantada. Open for lunch & dinner.

Maryland Science Center: Learn more

The Walters Art Museum (THURSDAY ONLY): open until 9pm on Thursdays. World art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe.

Modell Performing Arts Center: Theatre schedule TBA for June

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall: Orchestra schedule TBA for June

Fells Point All Ages Wicked History Walking Tour: Learn More

  • Saturday tours at 3pm.
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Price: $15/adults, $10/kids 12 and under

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