3rd Weekend in August  August 15-17, 2008


6th Annual Baltimore Tango Festival

Location & Lodging

The event will take place at the historic Barn Theater at CCBC-Catonsville
800 S. Rolling Rd. Catonsville MD 21228. Our location is 10 minutes (about 7 miles) from BWI Airport which has the best close hotels and an Amtrak station with light rail to downtown Baltimore. Southwest and Airtran have low fares.
Two minutes west of Baltimore Beltway (I-695) exit 13 and five minutes NE of I-95.


Below are the two hotels that are closest to the event (less than 2.5 miles) and are reasonably priced. We have an arrangement with both of these hotels, so please mention the Baltimore Tango Festival when making a reservation. Since there is no public transportation, we recommend that you rent a car if you are planning to arrive by air. The hotels are located about 11 miles from the BWI airport and an Amtrak station.

Comfort Inn (MD171)
5801 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
Tel: 410-744-5000
Must call to reserve and mention Baltimore Tango Festival
Rate is $79.99 + tax (14%)
Rooms need to be reserved by 8/1

Days Inn
5701 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
Must call and mention Baltimore Tango Festival
Rate is $78.94 + tax (14%)
All the beds in this hotel are king only due to another group that will be there
Rooms need to be reserved by 8/1

Getting around:

New Baltimore Chinatown Bus that gets you to Downtown by Train Station
baltimore washington airport information
baltimore washington airport schedules
amtrak reservations (station codes WAS BWI BAL PHL NYP]
baltimore- bwi dc MARC commuter trains
BWI taxi: 410-859-1100

Dining in the nearby town of Catonsville requires a car but can be really great with amazing crabcakes, burgers and fab tavern food at Jennings, 808 Frederick Rd., Catonsville MD 21228, 410-744-3824, tell Peggy Marty sent you. Nothing healthy. It's very busy Friday and Saturday night, call Peggy for a reservation, we'll try to get a big 7:30 table both nights.

Steamed crabs you crack open messily and eat outside is at Ship's Cafe, a plan pub, nothing else is good but the bar side is cute, (410) 744-1838 BUT even if you wash, you'll smell like crabs so we advise crabcakes at Jennings and Catonsville Gourmet.
828 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228

A new serious high-end seafooder is Catonsville Gourmet with good crabcakes, grilled fish and they cook healthy. No liquor license.
829 Frederick Rd. 410-788-0005

For a ton of pasta or sub or stromboli, Chef Paolino, nothing healthy.
726 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD - (410) 747-4949

A cute little coffee shop with muffins and pastries they make is Coffee Junction, (410) 719-7717
803 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD - No delivery, and if you want soy milk, bring yours.

Simple low-expectation breakfast is at Friendly's 746 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD - (410) 869-3620

Over by the W. Nursery Rd.airport hotel strip, Bob Evans does better breakfast if you're near it
996 Corporate Blvd, Linthicum Hts, MD - (410) 684-2102

But for a real diner breakfast 24 hours, there's only the Double T, nearest location at the intersection of Rt 40 and I-695 but do not stay at the cheap hotels there.
6300 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD - (410) 744-4151

There's also a Giant supermarket and other retail from Kinko's to Walfart to Hanh Ah Reum Asian supermarket and Wong Gai Bi if you want Korean grill
1111 North Rolling Rd, Catonsville, MD - (410) 788-5678

The only close sandwich delivery is Tiffany, low-low-low expectations...
712 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD - (410) 788-3899 not as good as pizza delivery chains like Papa John

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