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The Brony's Map of Baltimare Mareland by SouthParkTaoist The Brony's Map of Baltimare Mareland by SouthParkTaoist
As a resident of Baltimore I was excited to learn that my very first BronyCon would take place right here in Charm City. I have been going to college in Baltimore for years and grown to love this city, the history and its culture. There is a lot to do and see here. In a madden sleep deprived 7 hours I drew this map which I hope will help other bronies from out of town experience all aspects of the city. I have also just created a Tumblr blog where I will be posting weekly tips given by Chocolate Pony on transport, hotels, and food locations. I will also be answering any questions people have about the city when BronyCon draws near (hopefully in the form of drawn answers, time willing).


Transportation to Baltimore Convention Center

If you are coming in by train then Penn Station is your stop. If you are flying in then Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is the closest airport which is 9.8 miles from the Convention Center. If you have light luggage then the best and cheapest means of getting to Baltimore is the Light Rail (Line to Hunt Valley). One way fare is $1.65 and it stops right in front of the Convention Center. Start from STOP 119 at BWI. Stay on for 11 stops until you reach STOP 25. If you have more luggage then the Super Shuttle is a great way to get to the city. One fare will cost $22. Taxis get more expensive and have cost me $45 at times. You can also take the MARC Train or Amtrak which will arrive at Penn Station (2 miles from the Convention Center). The ticket prices will change so make sure you check them online, but they should be around $7.00.

Baltimore is a great city for transport and if you are staying anywhere within a three mile radius from the Baltimore Convention Center in the Inner Harbor you can be sure to find free transportation. The Charm City Circulator is the best method of getting around Baltimore and will also transport you to local landmarks, shops, and bars around the Inner Harbor, Downtown, and Fells Point. If you are coming in from Penn Station by train then the Purple Route at STOP 311 is the free bus you will take to the Inner Harbor STOP 319. If you are coming in from Fells Point then you will take the Orange Route to STOP 205. The Orange Route is also the one you will take to travel around the Inner Harbor and Fells Point if you do not want to walk. The Green Route is also another route by the Inner Harbor which also goes to Fells Point and sights like the Johns Hopkins Hospital. If you are a little more north then you can take the Johns Hopkins Shuttle (also free) from Charles Village (3 miles north of the Inner Harbor) to either Penn Station or the Peabody Institute then catch the Purple Route to the Inner Harbor. Keep in might these times and stops might change in the next few months so check both sites for the latest information.
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If you want to take the city bus, then the MTA Bus 3 and 11 Routes (and many others) stop right in front of the Convention Center as well. One way fare is $1.65 and a day pass is $3.50. The day pass can also be used for the Light Rail. Check the times on the MTA site and Google Maps.
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The Inner Harbor Highlights

The Inner Harbor is a great place for BronyCon and also host Otakon (the 2nd largest anime convention in the nation), Baltimore Comic Con (Home of the Harvey Awards), and the Baltimore Grand Prix. All these events take place within weeks of BronyCon so you might want to extend your stay to attend these events. Also BronyCon will fall around a few Homes Games for the local Baltimore Orioles. The Thursday before BronyCon the Orioles will face the Astros and on Friday through Sunday the Mariners. You might also want to take the chance to check out M&T Bank Stadium home of the NLP Champions the Baltimore Ravens (I am a Niners fan -_-). Nearby is also the tombstone of writer Edgar Alan Poe and across the harbor you can see Fort McHenry, the location of the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the Star Strangled Banner. The Charm City Circulator Banner (Blue) Route will take you there for free, and it is worth the trip. Within walking distance of the Convention Center there are a lot of places to eat from Phillip’s Seafood, Hard Rock Café, Bubba Gumps, and steakhouses to Five Guys (In-N-Out is better), Chipotle, and sushi. Also both the Power Plant and Fells Point nearby host many bars and clubs.

While in Baltimore you should take the chance to check out local food, including our world famous crab cakes with Old Bay seasoning, a bag of Utz, and a glass of Natty Boh beer. If you have a chance take a short walk up to Lexington Market, one of the oldest markets in the United States, and head to Faidley Seafood, which serves what has been voted, the best crab cake in the world. There are also countless other seafood places inside Lexington Market.


Make sure to follow my new blog for more information and tips, as well as to ask questions.
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Close up version on Tumblr: [link]

You might also enjoy my other BronyCon drawing.
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Note: Streets on this map are not to scale and should not be used for navigation or approximation of distances. The distance of areas on the map increase the further they are from the Inner Harbor. Bus times and stop numbers may change. No pony puns are used for locations for accuracy. I am not affiliated with the BronyCon staff or organization.


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic designs/concepts © Lauran Faust
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic © Hasbro/ Studio B/ DHX Media
Map Drawn by STRATOS a.k.a. SouthParkTaoist a.k.a Chocolate Pony
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disney-mlp-forever Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks this will help with a comission novel:)
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SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh what is the novel about? 
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ColorStreakPony Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! As a fellow Baltimarian, this pleases me!
:D
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NickBastardly Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope you left the Science Center out because of sleep deprivation...
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SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes.
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HondaBo192 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it seems that there's some NYC Influences in this Picture especially with the WTC 9/11 site Penn Station and St Paul's Chapel 
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SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a map of Baltimore. 
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HondaBo192 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i know but im just saying it has some landmarks/places or streets simular to NYC
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Flying-Spirit-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg my sister used to go to MIca now she does to Baltimore University! wow I've been to all these places!
this is cool :D
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Solartiger43 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
awesome
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Birdlyn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
omigod, i love those two ponies that look like the Maryland flag. c: 
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RedResilience Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
This is so cool! I live really close to Baltimore. ^^
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SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh where?
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RedResilience Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I mean, really close being an hour. But live ten minute from Frederick. ^^'
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SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I haven't been to Frederick before? Is it nice?
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RedResilience Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
It is nice! There's a downtown area that's historic and really cool, and it has cool restaurants and shops and stuff. ^^'
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SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! I love history and historical stuff! And downtowns! I might want to visit! How far is that by bus?
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:iconredresilience:
RedResilience Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
About an hour. ^^
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sbsterling Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Are you selling prints of this map?
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citynetter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool map!
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raevynewings Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
MICA is on Mt. Royal not Howard street :L
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SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it is. Map is not to scale.
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TrishyCakes Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am Baltimore born and raised. I love this city and I love MLP. You made my day.
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SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :D
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Schizo555 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I actually really want to write an MLP story set in Baltimare, and I want to get a feel for the city's culture. Unfortunately, I've never been there and most of what I know about the city comes from watching The Wire. What can you tell me about its more unique aspects?
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SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Wire is suppose to be the Citizen Kane of television, and is a good representation of Baltimore. For other's you can check Edgar Alan Poe who wrote in Baltimore along with S. Fitzgerald. Also all the John Waters films which are in Baltimore.
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RedHeartNurse Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
First time in 10 years since i've been to Maryland, it's a great place for vacation! I have only been to Ocean City so far so Baltimore will be new to be, coming all the way from Connecticut is going go be a bare, 4-5 hour trip by car :D
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SergeTrigger Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I'm sad there's no pigtown on there.
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candycornsnake Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Yay! Nice! Course I live in Dundalk so I guess I am just slightly off the map! LOL!
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Pinkeepiper Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You included charm city cakes and i love you for this.
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sucieFue Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
glad the puns are just laid to the city name and not everywhere else
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xargos32 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This goes right on my list of info that will come in handy for my trip to BronyCon. Nice work!
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HailstormTempest Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
How far from the convention is the Baltimore Cathedral?
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MadmanRB Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I have been to that aquarium several times in my life.
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Bsalg93 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I live south down Maryland. Say, Eastern Montgomery County. I had been at Baltimore several Times in the past. Last time was my Senior Prom two years ago.

It also takes place one week before Otakon, too. I hope I can make it to the con. I happen to got my Driver's License recently.
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dvandom Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I've got a job interview for a professor job at Stevenson, but I can't think of a good Equestrian pun for that name.
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drax99 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
B'More born n raised! Gonna be a quick trip downtown from Dundalk for me, even if I gotta take the bus. Not even gonna try to park in that mess!

See ya there!
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AuraSparkFox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I live about six miles away from Baltimore.
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JoeHellser Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha! I live in Dundalk, it's great to see Fells Point is on that map. I would've been mad. Got some great restaurants in that area!
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kikyoyaoi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
thats just awesome
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tk49er Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hellow there bro iam from the meetup nice work on this :D
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Slice-of-keki Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome, I live near (read: about an hour away from)Baltimore.

Also if this helps anyone, Light Rail fares are
$1.60 for one way
$3.20 for round trip
$3.50 for a day pass (as many rides as you want during that day)
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Local insight, so helpful! :la:
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PritzkerPrize Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This is awesome! And when I visited a year and a half ago, I pretty much saw most of these things, and a few others, so I gotta say; you did a good job pointing out most of the neat attractions and neighborhoods of the city.

Although, you probably need to add that one shop in Fell's Point called Trixie's Palace...hehe
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, nice pentagon star. :) But lol on the crab cake. :lol:
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rykerzero Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible sir, I tip my hat to you. This easily beats out those rest stop travel guides any day.
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