Local Attractions & Accommodations

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.

Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel
10 West Burke Ave., Towson
800-435-5986 / 410-324-8100

The following hotels are located 10 minutes from campus.

Sheraton Baltimore North
903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson

Best Western Towson
1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson
800-780-7234 / 410-823-4410

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

Courtyard by Marriott, Hunt Valley
221 International Circle, Hunt Valley

Embassy Suites, Baltimore-Hunt Valley
213 International Circle
Hunt Valley,MD 21030

Holiday Inn Timonium
9615 Deereco Road
Timonium, Md 21093

Hunt Valley Inn
245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley

Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys
100 Village Square, 5100 Falls Road, Baltimore
800-967-9033 / 410-532-6900

Residence Inn by Marriott
45 Schilling Road, Hunt Valley
800-992-2694 / 410-527-2333

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.