Walk Score: 89 The redevelopment of the Inner Harbor
area of Balti-
more’s downtown was spearheaded by the openingof the Baltimore Convention Center in 1979. A retail and restaurant complex opened on the waterfront the next year, followed by an aquarium,museums, nightlife, restaurants, sports venues, and more than 8,500 hotel rooms—all within walkingdistance of the center. The compact downtown, in fact, is one of Visit Balti- more’s key sellingpoints: “In Baltimore, you’re two feet away from everything.”
one of the best shopping streets in America by U.S. News &World Report, and within walkingdistance of more than 100 hotels, restaurants, sports venues, and nightlife.
10. Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Walk Score: 86 Located on thewaterfront,
9. Minneapolis Convention Center
Walk Score: 89 Minneapolis’ cityscape
surrounds a green park system,
which helped the city earn a No. 9 spot onWalk Score’s list of top 10 walkable U.S. cities. The Minneapolis Convention Center is in the heart of downtown, one block from the Nicollet Mall, named
the LongBeach Convention
complex is within an eight-block radius of about 100 restaurants. Most of the city’s 5,000 hotel rooms are within walkingdistance of the complex, and a pedestrian promenade links hotels, shops, and restaurants. A burgeoningarts district has sprungup in the city’s East Village—and for added walking pleasure, there’s the genesis of the city’s name: five-and-a-half miles of sandy beaches.