I am not quite sure I know what you mean when you say Baltimore is "REALLY NOT" a nice place to visit. I live about 45-60 minutes from Baltimore. I would be the first to concede it is not as exciting and multifaceted a tourist destination as New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Vegas, Orlando, or Boston in terms of tourist attractions. I would also concede that Los Angeles has nicer weather. Nonetheless, if you have a day off from the ballroom, there should be more than enough to see and do with attractions including: -The National Aquarium (considered one of THE nicest aquariums in the United States), -Maryland Science Center -Port Discovery -Harbor East, Little Italy, Fells Point, Mt Vernon -The Maryland Zoo of Baltimore -The Baltimore Museum of Art It's also only 1-2 hours from Washington, DC where there are museums and monuments than you could see in a week. There are plenty of restaurants in every price range in easy distance of the Renaissance Harborplace. I could understand someone saying they are bored of the comp being in Baltimore. I could understand someone saying that they would rather have the comp in NYC or Chicago. But please don't take your impression of Baltimore from "The Wire."