Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is considered by many to be the cultural heart of Baltimore. This neighborhood is filled with grand mansions and more! Must-sees in Mount Vernon include the Washington Monument, the first monument built to honor George Washington. Climb the 227 steps to the top for panoramic views of the city. The Walters Art Museum is also a highlight, housing an impressive collection of art from around the world. History buffs will love exploring the homes of famous Baltimoreans like Edgar Allan Poe and H.L. Mencken, which have been turned into museums. When it’s time for a bite, grab lunch at City Café for crab cakes, the Helmand for Afghan cuisine, or Sascha’s 527 Cafe for locally-sourced fare. With so much to see and do, it’s easy to spend an entire day exploring Mount Vernon.

Bromo Arts District

Baltimore’s Bromo Arts District gets its name from the iconic Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower that anchors the neighborhood. Stretching along West Baltimore Street, this up-and-coming area has a hip, artsy vibe. Within a few blocks you’ll find theaters like the Everyman Theatre, concert venues like the Arch Social Club, and indie galleries like Gallery CA and Terrault Contemporary. One of the best times to visit Bromo is during First Thursday Gallery Walks, when all the galleries stay open late. And if you need a late night ride a 25 passenger mini bus can easily get you around these narrow streets.

Fell’s Point

Fell’s Point is one of Baltimore’s most historic neighborhoods. Once the city’s main shipbuilding hub, today it maintains a historic maritime atmosphere. Cobblestone streets are lined with 18th and 19th century homes, pubs, eclectic shops, and restaurants. The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum outlines the neighborhood’s shipbuilding history and the contributions of African Americans. Fell’s Point is also one of the top restaurant neighborhoods in Baltimore. Indulge in steamed crabs at LP Steamers, authentic Italian at La Scala, or French at Petit Louis Bistro.

Little Italy

Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood has been home to generations of Italian families since immigrants first settled here in the late 1800s. Today, Little Italy is a tight-knit community full of classic Italian eateries and old-world charm. The aroma of garlic and tomatoes wafts through the air as you stroll down Bank Street and High Street, Little Italy’s main drags. The annual St. Gabriel Festival each summer celebrates the neighborhood’s heritage with a parade and street festival perfect for school groups and first time visitors.

Patterson Park & Highlandtown

Northeast Baltimore’s Patterson Park and Highlandtown neighborhoods offer an array of unique attractions. Patterson Park, spanning over 137 acres, is one of the city’s largest green spaces. The park’s landmarks include the marble Patterson Park Pagoda, the highest point in the area, offering panoramic views. Kids will love the playgrounds, swimming pool, and sports fields. And stroll through the park to Highlandtown’s main drag on Eastern Avenue. This is Baltimore’s original “Little Italy” where you can still find Italian bakeries and restaurants settled in between Greek diners, Latino groceries, and Vietnamese pho shops.

Roland Park

Distinguished as Baltimore’s first planned “suburban” community, Roland Park charms visitors with its tree-lined streets and grand homes. Developed in the late 19th century, Roland Park was designed with curving roads and landscaped green spaces for an idyllic residential feel. Magnificent stone and brick mansions built in the Tudor and Colonial Revival styles line the streets, making for wonderful architecture viewing. The neighborhood was also once home to famed Baltimore authors F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein!

Station North

Station North is Baltimore’s designated Arts & Entertainment District, making it the heart of the city’s creative scene. Centered along North Charles Street, this revitalized neighborhood it full with energy. Explore the artist studios and eclectic galleries at theCopycat Building or load up on art supplies at The Light Street Gallery. Catch a show at the Charles Theater or grab Ethiopian coffee at Red Emma’s. Every First Friday, the neighborhood comes alive for an evening art crawl. Performance artists take to the streets, venues host special events, and pop-up shops open their doors as food trucks dish out good eats.

Druid Hill Park

Spanning over 700 acres, Druid Hill Park is an urban oasis in the heart of Baltimore. Its history dates back to 1860, making it one of the city’s oldest parks. Today, the park maintains much of its historic beauty through landscaped lawns, walking trails, picnic groves, and more. At the park’s center sits the Mansion House, an historic 1860s home that hosts community events. The Rawlings Conservatory contains exotic tropical plants and flowers within its Victorian glass house. Don’t miss one of the city’s most beloved landmarks, the white marble Druid Hill Park Pagoda, offering views from the top.

Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District

Pennsylvania Avenue was once the thriving cultural hub of Baltimore’s African-American community. Though the neighborhood has seen decline, efforts are underway to revitalize the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District as a celebration of local black history and culture. Historically, Pennsylvania Avenue hosted jazz clubs, theaters, and more that attracted famous performers like Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and James Brown. The Royal Theatre, which tragically closed in the 1970s, now has a commemorative statue. Today, the neighborhood still contains important landmarks like the Arch Social Club, the oldest African American men’s club in the city.

Baltimore Peninsula

The Baltimore Peninsula is an up-and-coming waterfront neighborhood that’s quickly transforming from an industrial port to a hub of innovation. Situated where the Patapsco River meets the Chesapeake Bay, this peninsula contains historic sites like Fort McHenry along with modern developments. New additions like the Sagamore Spirit Distillery, City Garage tech hub, and the Anthem House music venue are drawing new crowds.


Hampden reflects Baltimore’s funky arts scene with its quirky shops, restaurants, and row homes. Stroll “The Avenue” (West 36th Street) to soak in an eclectic array of boutiques, galleries, vintage shops, and eateries. Make sure to catch the annual HonFest in June to see beehive hairdos, cat’s eyeglasses, and retro fashions celebrating this Baltimore subculture. Hampden’s offbeat charm makes it a must-see for those looking to discover Baltimore’s hip and creative side.


Just west of downtown Baltimore lies the neighborhood of Pigtown. Despite the unusual name, this area has a rich history dating back to the 1800s when the city was a major pork packing hub. Today, Pigtown still celebrates its heritage each September during the Pigtown Festival, featuring pig cooking contests and games. Explore the neighborhood’s Victorian rowhomes and much more.

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