Federal Hill

Federal Hill is one of Baltimore’s most popular neighborhoods for both residents and visitors. This picturesque community sits high above the Inner Harbor, offering fantastic views of the city skyline. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the Francis Scott Key bridge. As one of Baltimore’s first settlements, Federal Hill exudes old-world charm with its cobblestone streets and historic 18th and 19th century homes. The neighborhood’s main drag, Cross Street, is lined with bars, restaurants, and shops housed in former industrial buildings. Grab a bite at one of the many excellent restaurants, browse the boutiques, or stop into Mother’s Federal Hill Grille, a Baltimore institution known for their purple patio and live music. Don’t miss the observation deck in Federal Hill Park, where you’ll find stellar views of the Inner Harbor. On summer nights, join locals who gather in the park to watch outdoor movies on the big screen.

Fell’s Point

Fell’s Point, with its quaint cobblestone streets and colonial architecture, transports visitors back in time. One of Baltimore’s most historic neighborhoods, Fell’s Point was an important shipping port in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, the neighborhood’s waterside location makes it one of Charm City’s biggest draws. Explore the funky shops, art galleries, and restaurants that line the narrow streets. Stop for a drink at one of the many local watering holes, like Cat’s Eye Pub, a dive bar that’s been around since the Prohibition era. Or enjoy fresh seafood and harbor views at Thames Street Oyster House. Don’t miss Broadway Market, an indoor/outdoor market dating back to 1786. Fell’s Point comes alive at night, with live music spilling onto the streets from bars and clubs. If you visit in early October, you can experience the neighborhood street festival and costume parade.


Situated along Baltimore’s waterfront, Canton exudes a lively, youthful vibe. Once a working-class neighborhood, Canton has blossomed into one of the city’s trendiest enclaves. Young professionals flock to the neighborhood for its walkability, nightlife, and proximity to the water. Wander down O’Donnell Square to explore the cafes, restaurants, and shops set in restored rowhomes. Grab an artisan pizza from Paulie Gee’s or fresh seafood at L.P. Steamers. In the summer, locals head to Canton Waterfront Park to soak up the sun and enjoy free outdoor concerts along the water’s edge. At night, Canton comes alive with a vibrant bar scene. Stop into Claddagh Pub for a pint of Guinness or try one of the famous “Adult Slushies” at Bar Liquorice. Just be prepared – the party goes late in this neighborhood!

Mount Vernon

Art and culture abound in Mount Vernon, one of Baltimore’s most elegant neighborhoods. Tree-lined streets with grand historic homes set the stage in this mid-19th century neighborhood surrounding Washington Monument. The monument, designed by Robert Mills who also designed the Washington Monument in D.C., was the first public monument built to honor George Washington. Don’t miss the Walters Art Museum, which houses an impressive collection of art spanning the ancient world to the 20th century. Afterward, stroll along Charles Street, browsing the chic boutiques and grabbing a bite at one of the charming cafes or restaurants. At night, take in a show at the Lyric Opera House, a stunning example of Italian Renaissance architecture. If you visit in December, you can experience the neighborhood’s holiday traditions, like the lighting of the Washington Monument and the Annual Monument Lighting Contest, where homes compete for the best holiday light displays.


Quirky, artsy, and bursting with energy – that’s Hampden. This lively neighborhood has an independent spirit and youthful vibe. Explore The Avenue (aka West 36th Street) to experience the best of Hampden’s eclectic shops, like Atomic Books, a hub for comic book lovers. Grab a bite at Cafe Hon, famous for its kitschy decor and big “Hon” hairdos. Or head to Golden West Cafe, where you can enjoy live music and boozy brunch cocktails on the weekends. Don’t miss browsing the vendors at Hampden’s weekend flea market, selling everything from antiques to handmade crafts. When the sun goes down, Hampden really comes alive. Sip on a craft cocktail at Bluebird Cocktail Room or catch some z’s at the historic Senator Theatre, a single screen movie palace that’s been around since 1939.

Little Italy

Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood transports visitors straight to the old country. Stroll along High Street to explore the tight-knit community established by Italian immigrants in the late 19th century. Little Italy is known for its authentic restaurants dishing up homemade pasta, pizza, and other Italian specialties. Grab a table at Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano, a family-owned restaurant that’s been serving up northern Italian cuisine since 1953. Or stop into Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop for cannolis and other decadent Italian treats. Don’t miss the neighborhood’s Italian markets and bakeries along the way. In late summer, the smells of sausage and pepperoni fill the air during the Feast of St. Gabriel, Little Italy’s annual street festival celebrating Italian culture and cuisine.

Locust Point

Tucked away in an out-of-the-way peninsula south of Fort McHenry, Locust Point feels like a secret spot. This quiet residential neighborhood charms with its strong sense of community and laid-back vibe. Take a stroll through Latrobe Park, a green space with stellar views of the harbor. Grab breakfast at Blue Moon Cafe, a cozy locals’ favorite known for its decadent French toast. At night, cozy up by the fire pits outside Bo Brooks’ Lighthouse Lounge, a seafood restaurant and crab house situated right on the waterfront. On Friday nights in the summer, join locals who flock to the neighborhood for outdoor movies in Latrobe Park. Pack a picnic or grab food from one of the neighborhood’s restaurants and settle in for a flick as the sun sets over the harbor.

Station North

Baltimore’s Station North neighborhood pulsates with creative energy. Centered along North Charles Street, this up-and-coming district buzzes with art galleries, theaters, and eclectic shops. Start your exploration at The Charles Theater, an art house cinema screening indie and foreign films. Browse the contemporary galleries at Platform Arts and stop into The Baltimore Print Studios to check out working artist studios. Refuel with coffee at Red Emma’s, a radical bookstore and coffeehouse, or drinks at Club Charles, a dive bar with retro vibes. Don’t miss the eccentric American Visionary Art Museum, which showcases outsider and self-taught art. With its gritty, industrial feel, vibrant arts scene, and lively nightlife, Station North captures the creative spirit of Baltimore.

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