Local Accommodations & Attractions

Towson is a college town located eight miles north of Baltimore, one of America’s 10 best major cities for college students. Visitors to campus will find convenient accommodations and numerous area attractions.


Visitors to campus can stay at the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel, located on campus, or at nearby Towson-area hotels.

The following hotels are located 10 minutes from campus.

The following hotels are within a 15-minute drive of campus.

Local Attractions

Towson University’s campus is within walking distance of Towson, a college town with tree-lined residential streets, restaurants, bookstores, a branch of the county library, movies and shopping.

The university is also conveniently located near the cultural, recreational and entertainment attractions of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Downtown Baltimore, affectionately known as Charm City, is eight miles south of campus and home of the National Aquarium, Orioles baseball at Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Ravens football, Fort McHenry and Fells Point. You'll also find waterfront restaurants and shopping, clubs and nightlife, art galleries, professional theater and tourist attractions.

Down the road in Washington, D.C., you can visit the Smithsonian museums, and other Washington, D.C. attractions, including the National Mall, the Washington Monument and the Capitol.