Play More and Save More in Baltimore This Summer

Baltimore offers a charming summer getaway for the budget-conscious traveler

Jun 28, 2011, 12:53 ET from Visit Baltimore

BALTIMORE. June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore has launched its "Play More and Save More in Baltimore" promotion, offering affordable ways for travelers to experience the city this summer. From July 1 to August 31, visitors can take advantage of discounts on transportation, enjoy free signature festivals and events, explore Baltimore's top attractions with exclusive discounted city passes offering 25 percent in savings, and discover free activities available year-round.

Baltimore's "Play More and Save More" deals will make the road to the city a little more traveled. These discounts include:

The Deal Driver: This tool provides exclusive offers for Baltimore attractions, restaurants, hotels and shopping that are equivalent to the cost of driving to Baltimore based upon the current national average price for a gallon of gasoline. Travelers can easily plug in their zip code at to cash in on the savings.  

Amtrak Companion Fare: Visitors opting to take the train instead of a car can purchase a full-fare adult Amtrak ticket and get the second ticket 30 percent off; this offer is valid through December 17.

Charm City Circulator: This free shuttle makes it convenient for visitors to explore Baltimore. Hop on and off to shop, visit museums and attractions, browse one of the many historic neighborhoods, or dine at one of Baltimore's amazing restaurants.

The Harbor Pass: This pass provides discounted entry to six of Baltimore's attractions with a savings of more than 20 percent over single-tickets prices. Attractions include the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, Top of the World Observation Level, a one-day pass on the Baltimore Water Taxi, a choice between the American Visionary Art Museum and the Port Discovery Children's Museum, and a choice between the Sports Legends Museum at Historic Camden Station and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture.    

The Civil War Experience Pass: This pass offers 25 percent in savings on regular admission to four historic venues related to Baltimore's Civil War history; the B&O Railroad Museum, Sports Legends Museum at Historic Camden Station, Maryland Historical Society and the Mount Clare House Museum.

30 Free Things to Do: Baltimore is bursting with free things to do! From parks and the waterfront to museums and tours, Baltimore has a long list of great activities that are fun and, most important, free!

Visitors can also plan ahead and arrange their travel around free events that capture Baltimore's charming personality, including the African American Festival July 2 – 3; the nation's largest free arts festival Artscape, celebrating its 30th anniversary July 15 – 17; and the National Aquarium's 30th birthday party on the pier featuring live music, outdoor vendors and fun activities for the entire family August 6 – 7.

For more information about how to play and save more while in Baltimore this summer, visit To learn more about Baltimore including summer events, and hotel packages, log on to

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