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Downtown Baltimore is a hotbed of activity – it’s packed with restaurants and attractions and every week, new events are announced. For people living, working or visiting downtown Baltimore, that’s exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. With so much to do, how do you decide where to start?

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore can help. From their Charles Street headquarters, the organization creates and promotes programs for the city – they’re involved with everything from Restaurant Week to the free Charm City Circulator bus – and they help locals and tourists alike navigate all the opportunities downtown Baltimore has to offer.

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The organization has tools to help people get better acquainted with the neighborhoods that make up downtown, from the Inner Harbor north to Mount Vernon. They help people learn about where to live, where to work and where and how to enjoy leisure time.

For those looking for restaurant options, the Partnership has a dedicated website, Dine Downtown Baltimore, that showcases local restaurants all over the city (it’s searchable by neighborhood) and promotes deals and events. Summer and Winter Restaurant Weeks, which are some of the Partnership’s premier events, and which are co-organized with Visit Baltimore, offer great opportunities to check out some of what the city’s restaurants have to offer.

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The Partnership also helps promote the Sunday morning farmers’ market under the JFX (April to December) and the Thursday lunchtime farmers’ market at Pratt & Light Plaza right downtown (May to October).

In addition to events and promotions, the Downtown Partnership runs several programs designed to make Baltimore City a cleaner, more accessible city overall. The Partnership oversees the Downtown Management Authority, which runs the Park Stewards and Clean Sweep Ambassadors, who keep the city looking spiffy.

Another program, the Downtown Baltimore Guide initiative, is designed to help people feel safer while getting around downtown Baltimore. The Guides are available in the 106-block downtown area from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

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If you’re working late or otherwise need an escort to your car, bus stop or another downtown destination, the Guides are there for you. Call 410-802-9631 and a Downtown Baltimore Guide will meet you and help you get where you’re going safely and with peace of mind.

This could be of use for people who park at Harbor Park Garage, located at 55 Market Place in downtown Baltimore, and walk to work, or even those who are out for the evening and would like an escort to the car.

Whether you’re planning a day trip to town, if you commute in every day, or if you live downtown, Downtown Partnership programs and activities are likely to make your time in Baltimore brighter, easier and more rewarding.

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