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Survival Guide To The NPEE 2014: Where to go in Baltimore

During downtime, there are a number of things you can do in downtown Baltimore to make sure your trip is fun, as well as successful. To start with don’t miss the Harvest Festival on the outside terrace of the convention center on Wednesday, September 17th from 2-6 pm; It’s an eclectic hybrid of a farmers market and trade show, and it opens up the Natural Products East Expo.

Also, check out the Balti
more Harbor, which is close by the convention center. Stroll around Harborplace, which features waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment, with 12 restaurants, 45 eateries, and over 100 shops, you’re sure to find tons of unique goodies to take home to your friends and family, as well as a get a chance to network outside of the trade
show and get something good to eat. While you’re exploring, consider the National Aquarium of Baltimore, which is close by. It is open seven days a week and has sharks,
dolphins, alligators, frogs, and more. Furthermore, the aquarium is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that mission?

For you history lovers, there are also a couple historical place worth seeing close to downtown Baltimore.  The USS Constellation, which is the last sail-only warship built by the US Navy still in existence, has tours regularly available. Also, Federal Hill, named after the ratification of the federal constitution in 1789 is a historical landmark and a growing neighborhood.

And for you nightlife lovers, Baltimore is bursting with fantastic places to grab a drink and a bite to eat. B&O American Brasserie is a popular organic restaurant in the heart of downtown, which features seafood. Another popular restaurant is Kona Grill, which focuses on Contemporary American cuisine and offer a full sushi menu in all locations. In case you are in the mood for a premium burger and an interesting brew, there is Pratt Street Ale House; which is a pub-style atmosphere. No matter what your mood or diet requirements, with such a vast selection, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to unwind after the show.