Baltimore Gives Freebies To Lure Tourists Into Town

This summer, the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association (BACVA) is making planning a trip to Baltimore more affordable than ever with free hotel nights, savings on Amtrak trains, a new and extended Harbor Pass and online coupons worth over $1,000 in savings.

For the first time, Baltimore is offering a city-wide hotel promotion offering one night free with the purchase of two nights. The new “Buy Two Nights, Get One Night Free” hotel specials are available for booking starting June 15, 2008, for stays between July 1 and September 1, 2008. Travelers can visit to find booking information for the more than 40 participating hotels.

For those traveling to Baltimore by train, it's now even more affordable with Amtrak. Travelers can save 50 percent off the best available rail fare for one adult companion traveling coach with a paid regular adult, senior citizen or disabled discounted ticket for Amtrak travel to Baltimore. Visitors can visit and use the code V828 to receive this special deal. Plus, Baltimore is a walkable city, so once visitors arrive, they can easily walk to most attractions, thereby saving money on additional transportation costs.

To make visiting all of Baltimore's world-class attractions as easy as possible, Baltimore offers a special “Harbor Pass,” which includes admission to four attractions — the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Top of the World Observation Level and a choice of either Port Discovery Children's Museum or the American Visionary Art Museum. The pass is available for four days from the date of purchase, and offers a savings of 20 percent if booked online at

Additionally, for the first time, Baltimore has extended the pass to offer the new “Harbor Pass+” which can be used for an extra day, includes admission to three additional attractions — the Babe Ruth Birthplace, Geppi's Entertainment Museum and the Sports Legends at Camden Yards — and offers a discount of 25 percent off single price tickets when purchased online.

Visitors can also cash in on additional savings by downloading Baltimore's new online summer coupons, which offer nearly $1,000 in savings. To download the coupons, which offer deals on admission to attractions such as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Spirit Cruises, Urban Pirates, Medieval Times, dining deals and more, visitors can log on to