If you’re looking for the best selfie spot in Baltimore, this is it. Federal Hill Park takes you high above the city, offering great views of the Inner Harbor and the historic neighborhoods beyond. This is just one of Baltimore’s many beautiful parks within city limits. Baltimore has acres of green space filled with playgrounds, statues, pools, biking trails, gardens and more. Order carry-out from any of our delicious local restaurants and enjoy a picnic atop the hill before heading down to the Inner Harbor promenade to discover the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium, Historic Ships and much more. Federal Hill Park is a local favorite and the best location to snap an iconic photo of Baltimore.
–Amy Calvert, senior vice president of convention sales and services
Destination DC, Washington, DC
Washington, DC, has a new, powerful, history-making addition on the National Mall for meeting attendees to enjoy during their trip to the nation’s capital. The Smithsonian’s free National Museum of African American History and Culture opened to the public on Sept. 24. The experience begins outside: The building’s exterior was inspired by crowns used in West African art. Inside, find eight levels (three underground) housing 37,000 objects and 11 exhibitions showcasing art, history and culture from the African Diaspora to present day. Coveted objects include a Jim Crow-era segregated rail car, Harriet Tubman’s personal artifacts, Muhammad Ali’s headgear and Michael Jackson’s fedora. This museum, years in the making, is truly a standout excursion for groups.
–Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO
Visit National Harbor, Maryland
Eagles Landing in downtown National Harbor is a great place to relax and take in the scenery away from the downtown crowd. The area offers panoramic views of the Capital Wheel, marina and Potomac.
–Yvonne Pearson, tourism marketing coordinator
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Home to world-renowned attractions, restaurants and the centrally located Pennsylvania Convention Center, with over 11,000 hotel rooms within walking distance, Philadelphia is an easy-to-navigate city that is the picture-perfect meeting destination. Beautiful views of an innovative metropolis? We have plenty of those in Philadelphia. For instance, The Logan Hotel along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway—our very own Champs-Elysees—overlooks breathtaking attractions and meeting venues like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation and The Franklin Institute. Meeting attendees will want their own selfies as they stand in this very location at the site where Philadelphia hosted Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families last summer, and where the 2017 NFL Draft will gather in April.
–Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO
Visit Delaware County, Pennsylvania
There is a surprising oasis in the heart of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In the shadows of SEPTA’s 101 trolley and the hustle and bustle of the I-95 Corridor is one of the largest and oldest arboretums in the northeastern United States: Tyler Arboretum. This 630-acre paradise has everything you would expect to find at an arboretum: whimsical tree houses, hiking trails, fragrant blooms and brilliant foliage. It is also home to a historic 19th-century stone bank barn in the final stages of a massive renovation, making it a unique, beautiful and natural setting for your next corporate meeting or retreat. We invite you to come explore Destination Delco and see how we can make your next event tree-mendous.
–Tore Fiore, executive director
Visit Rochester, New York
The Elaine Wilson Carousel at the Strong National Museum of Play is a restored 1918 carousel. This colorful carousel greets visitors from all over the world as they enter the museum and invites them to ride for just $1. Visit Rochester CEO Don Jeffries and Vice President of Sales Deidre Wetelainen are enjoying a ride on this historic attraction.
–Don Jeffries, president and CEO