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“Mary­land, My Mary­land.” Fi­nan­cial trou­bles forced The Preak­ness Stakes to race else­where from 1889-1909. The thor­ough­breds’ re­turn to Pim­lico 20 years later stirred a bu­gler to play the state song be­fore the main event, and the crowd has sung along ever since. Paint­ing of the Weather Vane. When the race re­turned to Pim­lico in 1909, a new weather vane greeted grand­standers. In place of the iron ar­row, which had been struck by light­ning, a horse and jockey perched atop the Old Club­house. That year, the colors of the win­ning jockey’s silks were painted onto their metal­lic coun­ter­parts. The prac­tice stuck. The colors of each year’s win­ner re­main un­til the next Preak­ness Stakes. Black- Eyed Su­san Cock­tail. Hart­ford, Con­necti­cut’s Heublein Co. first in­tro­duced this cit­rusy con­coc­tion in 1973 as a mix. Pim­lico cater­ers recre­ated the drink shortly there­after, mak­ing it the of­fi­cial bev­er­age of the race. Over the years it un­der­went sev­eral changes, but vodka and cit­rus re­mained as con­stant in­gre­di­ents. This year’s of­fi­cial ver­sion mixes Fin­lan­dia vodka and St. Ger­main with pineap­ple, or­ange and lime juice. Black-Eyed Su­san Blan­ket. The 18-by-90-inch flo­ral man­tle that is draped across the win­ning horse is ac­tu­ally made of Vik­ing daisies— black-eyed Su­sans don’t bloom un­til June. It takes three women over two days to wire each stem by hand to a rub­ber mat. Be­fore pre­sen­ta­tion, of­fi­cials paint the cen­ters of the flow­ers black to re­sem­ble the state blos­som. For de­tails on Pim­lico, see page 16.

5:30 p.m., Sat. till 5 p.m. www.bi­joux jew­els.com. 10749 Falls Road, Lutherville-Ti­mo­nium, Md., 410.823.5545 EM­PO­RIUM COLLAGIA Lo­cal artist Luana Kauf­mann of­fers soaps, jew­elry, glass­ware, sta­tionery, botan­i­cals, gifts plus own found-im­age art. Sun.-Mon., Wed.-Thurs. 10 a.m-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-10 p.m. Closed Tues. www. lu­a­nakauf­mann.com. 1732 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.534.5340 Map F7

KISS N’ MAKE UP Spe­cial­ized brands like Pop Beauty, in-store makeovers and stu­dent dis­counts. Tue. - Wed. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thurs. - Sat. till 6 p.m., Sun noon - 4 p.m. 827 W. 36th St., 410.467.5477. North of C1 QUIN­NTESSEN­TIAL GEN­TLE­MAN Retroin­spired groom­ing par­lor with bil­liards room. Hot leather shave, neck shave, hair­cut and wash, gray blend­ing and high­lights, scalp mas­sage, shoe shine. Mon. 1:30 a.m.- 8 p.m., Tues.- Fri. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.bal­ti­more­bar­ber shop.com. 31 S. Calvert St., In­ner Har­bor, 410.685.7428 Map C6

ARUN­DEL MILLS Out­let and re­tail mall with 200-plus re­tail­ers, restau­rants and en­ter­tain­ment, Cine­mark Egyptian 24 The­aters and Mary­land Live! Casino. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. www.arun­delmills­mall. com. 7000 Arun­del Mills Cir­cle, Hanover, Md., 410.540.5110 BELVEDERE SQUARE MAR­KET Ven­dors like At­wa­ter’s Bak­ery, Neopol Sa­vory Smok­ery and Noveau Con­tem­po­rary Goods. Re­tail: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Mar­ket: Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m.10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www. belved­eresquare.com. 529 E. Belvedere Ave., North Bal­ti­more CROSS STREET MAR­KET Since 1846, fresh seafood, wings, ice cream, pastries, flow­ers, cheese, tobacco and fruit. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Light & Cross sts., Fed­eral Hill, Map C8 THE GALLERY Ver­ti­cal mall with Brooks Broth­ers, Nine West, Ba­nana Repub­lic, John­ston & Mur­phy plus spe­cialty stalls and in­de­pen­dent shops. Mon.-Sat. HAGER­STOWN PRE­MIUM OUT­LETS Out­let stores like Ba­nana Repub­lic, Kate Spade, Nike, J. Crew, Tommy Hil­figer and Coach. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. till 7 p.m. www. pre­mi­u­mout­lets.com. 495 Pre­mium Out­lets Blvd., Hager­stown, Md., 301.790.0300 LEX­ING­TON MAR­KET Opened in 1782, now largest of the city’s six his­toric mar­ket build­ings. Home of Fai­d­ley Seafood with fa­mous crab­cake. Pro­duce from 130 mer­chants. Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. www.lex­ing­ton mar­ket.com. Lex­ing­ton and Eutaw sts., 410.685.6169 Map C5 QUEEN­STOWN PRE­MIUM OUT­LETS Sav­ings at 65 stores, brands like Adi­das, Ba­nana Repub­lic, Brooks Broth­ers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gucci, Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lau­ren. Mon.Sat. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sun. till 8 p.m. www.pre­mi­u­mout­lets.com. 441 Out­let Cen­ter Dr., Queen­stown, Md., 410.827.8699

LOAFERS & LACES Fine shoes for men: Alden of New Eng­land, Ran­court & Co., Martin Dingman, cologne, ac­ces­sories. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sun. noon- 6 p.m. www.loafer­sand laces.com. 612 S. Ex­eter St., Har­bor East, 410.244.5344 Map E7 MA PE­TITE SHOE Ca­sual and dressy pieces. Jef­frey Camp­bell, Dolce Vita, Sey­chelles, plus a ve­gan col­lec­tion. Ar­ti­san choco­lates. CHOUX cafe, next door an­nex of shop owner. Mon.-Thurs., Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m. (Choco­late Happy Hour from 6 p.m.), Sun. noon5 p.m. www.mapetiteshoe. com. 832 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 410.235.3442 North of Map A1 POPPY AND STELLA Bou­tique stocks la­bels like Pour La Vic­toire, Oh Deer!, Jimmy Choo and Jef­frey Camp­bell. Hand­bags, ac­ces­sories. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 8 p.m., Sun. noon- 6 p.m. www.pop­pyand­stella. com. 728 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.522.1970 Map F7

ASIAN ARTS AND CUL­TURE CEN­TER— An on­go­ing col­lec­tion, ob­jects from Korea, China, Ja­pan and SE Asia. “Perserver­ence: Ja­panese Tat­too Tra­di­tion in a Mod­ern World,” Kip Ful­beck’s pho­to­graphs doc­u­ment­ing work from seven renowned Ja­panese ink artists through May 2. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat. 1- 4 p.m. dur­ing ex­hi­bi­tions. Free. www.tow­son.edu/ asia­narts. Fine Arts Build­ing, Tow­son Uni­ver­sity, 8000 York Rd., 410.704.2807 BAL­TI­MORE MU­SEUM OF ART— Hous­ing 90,000-plus ob­jects, an­cient mo­saics to con­tem­po­rary art. Cone Col­lec­tion fea­tures Renoir, Matisse, Gau­guin and Pi­casso. “Front Room: Sarah VanDerBeek” pho­to­graphs by the Bal­ti­more na­tive jux­ta­pos­ing ar­chi­tec­tural frag­ments, sal­vage yards and dancers, through Sept. 20. Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free. www.artbma.org. 10 Art Mu­seum Dr., 443.573.1700 North of Map D1 MARY­LAND ART PLACE— A non-profit con­tem­po­rary gallery at Power Plant Live! Reg­istry of 1,600 re­gional artists. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. www.mdart­place.org. 8 Mar­ket Pl., 410.962.8565 Map D5 MARY­LAND IN­STI­TUTE COL­LEGE OF ART (MICA)— Na­tion’s old­est fully ac­cred­ited, four-year, de­gree-grant­ing art col­lege with gallery for works by na­tional and in­ter­na­tional artists, fac­ulty and stu­dents. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free. www.mica.edu. Fox Build­ing, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave., 410.669.9200 Map C1 SCHOOL 33 ART CEN­TER— Ren­o­vated public school, now Bal­ti­more’s orig­i­nal al­ter­na­tive space for con­tem­po­rary gal­leries, stu­dio fa­cil­i­ties and class­rooms for ce­ram­ics and print-mak­ing work­shops. “Move, Ma­neu­ver. Track and Traipse,” artists ex­plor­ing how the body moves, through May 30. “CoLab(ora­tion”: Front Stoop/Back Yard,” scaled repli­cas of iconic Bal­ti­more build­ings in bird­house form by artists Kel­ley Bell, Linda DePalma and Melissa Webb, through June 5. Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.school33.org. 1427 Light St., 443.263.4350 S of Map C8 WAL­TERS ART MU­SEUM— Art, jew­elry, me­dieval ar­mor and Egyptian col­lec­tion (vir­tual au­topsy of a mummy). “Cham­ber of Won­ders,” the imag­i­nary gallery of a fic­tional 17th-cen­tury Flem­ish noble. Small sculp­tures from Me­soamer­ica. Au­dio tours. “From Rye to Raphael: The Wal­ters Story,” art and ar­ti­facts il­lus­trate the sto­ries be­hind the gift to the city from the Wal­ters fam­ily through April 17. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. till 9 p.m. Free walk-in tours. Cafe. www.the­wal­ters. org. 600 N. Charles St., 410.547.9000

BULLE ROCK Named for Amer­ica’s first Thor­ough­bred. Pete Dye-de­signed, top-ranked course ap­prox­i­mately 30 miles north­east of Bal­ti­more. Five sets of tees on long and short holes. Club­house with restau­rant and views of Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. Full locker room ser­vice. Cad­dies avail­able. www.bulle rock­golf.com. 320 Blen­heim Ln., Havre de Grace, Md., 410.939.8887 THE CLUB AT TURF VAL­LEY A bent grass course with 36 holes, driv­ing range, prac­tice ar­eas, men’s and women’s locker rooms. For ev­ery level of player. Also spa, saunas, pools, ten­nis courts, Fair­way Lounge and Alexan­dra’s for dining. www.tur­f­val­ley.com/golf. 2700 Turf Val­ley Rd., El­li­cott City, Md., 410.465.1500

BAL­TI­MORE BASIL­ICA Na­tional Shrine of the As­sump­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary. In 1806, Bishop John Car­roll placed the cor­ner­stone of this land­mark site, Mother Church of Ro­man Catholi­cism. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. till end of mass. Guided tours Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sun. noon. Gift shop: Mon.Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. www.bal­ti­more­basil­ica.org. 409 Cathe­dral St., 410.727.3565 Map C4 LLOYD STREET SY­N­A­GOGUE Bal­ti­more He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion be­gan build­ing Mary­land’s first sy­n­a­gogue in 1845, site is now the third-old­est in the coun­try. Site of the Jewish Mu­seum of Mary­land. Gift shop and li­brary. Sy­n­a­gogue guided tours on the hour Sun.-Thurs. 11 am., 1- 4 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.5 p.m. $8, se­niors $6, stu­dents $4, un­der 12 $3. www.jhsm.org. 15 Lloyd St., 410.732.6400 Map E5 MOTHER SE­TON HOUSE AND HIS­TORIC SEM­I­NARY CHAPEL Site of the first Catholic sem­i­nary in the United States and home of first Amer­i­can saint El­iz­a­beth Se­ton. Known to­day as St. Mary’s Spir­i­tual Cen­ter & His­toric Site. Mon.Fri. noon-3:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-3 p.m. Free. www.stmarysspir­i­tu­al­cen­ter.org. 600 N. Paca St., 410.728.6464 Map B4 OLD ST. PAUL’S CHURCH The Angli­can com­mu­nity’s “Mother Church of Bal­ti­more.” Founded in 1692. Cur­rent build­ing, one of the city’s ar­chitec-

EU­BIE BLAKE NA­TIONAL JAZZ IN­STI­TUTE AND CUL­TURAL CEN­TER Ex­hibits honor Bal­ti­more jazz artists Blake, Bil­lie Hol­l­i­day and Cab Cal­loway. See web­site for con­certs, classes and po­etry read­ings. Be Free Fri­days, po­etry read­ings last Fri­day of each month 7 p.m. Wed.-Fri. 1- 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun. by appt.). $5. www. eu­bieblake.org. 847 N. Howard St., 410.225.3130 Map C2 EV­ER­GREEN MU­SEUM & LI­BRARY Am­bas­sador John Work Gar­rett’s 48-room Gilded Age man­sion. Art, rare books, op­u­lent fur­nish­ings, Léon Bakst decor. “From Here to Eter­nity: The Sym­bol­ism of Ev­er­green’s ‘Eight Im­mor­tals’ Scrolls” through May 31. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. Tours on the hour, fi­nal tour 3 p.m. $8, se­niors $7, stu­dents/ chil­dren $5, un­der 5 free. www. mu­se­ums.jhu.edu. 4545 N. Charles St., 410.516.0341 North of Map D1 FIRE MU­SEUM OF MARY­LAND  Bells, an­tique ve­hi­cles and an en­gine to climb plus 250 years of fire­fight­ing his­tory. Ex­hibits like “Life of a Fire­man” and “The Great Bal­ti­more Fire of 1904.” “Cit­i­zen-Fire­man-Sol­dier,” Bal­ti­more’s fire de­fense dur­ing the War of 1812 through 2015. Gift shop. Sat. 10 a.m.4 p.m. Closed in Jan. $12, se­niors/fire­fight­ers $10, ages 2-18 $5, un­der 2 free. www.fire­mu­se­ummd.org. 1301 York Rd., Lutherville, Md., 410.321.7500 FRED­ER­ICK DOU­GLASS ISAAC MY­ERS MAR­ITIME PARK ship­builders who, like or­a­tor Dou­glass, toiled on the docks of Fells Point. Gallery space fea­tur­ing learn­ing cen­ters and ship restora­tion work­shop. Mon.- Fri. 10 a.m. 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $5, se­niors $4, stu­dents $2, 5 and un­der free. Guided group tours $8. www. dou­glass­my­ers.org. 1417 Thames St., 410.685.0295 Map E8 GE­ORGE PE­ABODY LI­BRARY The noted phi­lan­thropist built li­brary, a cel­e­brated ar­chi­tec­tural achiev­ment, in 1866. More than 300,000 vol­umes, mostly from 18th to early 20th cen­turies. Tues.Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. till 3 p.m. www. peabodyevents.li­brary.jhu.edu. 17 E. Mount Ver­non Pl., 410.659.8179 Map C3 GEPPI’S EN­TER­TAIN­MENT MU­SEUM A his­tory of pop cul­ture ex­plored through col­lectibles, toys, mu­sic and more at Cam­den Sta­tion (near Cam­den Yards). On­go­ing ex­hi­bi­tions:

un­der 6 free. www.rflewis­mu­seum.org. 830 E. Pratt St., 443.263.1800 Map D6 SPORTS LEG­ENDS AT CAM­DEN YARDS The his­tory of the Ori­oles, Ravens, Colts, Blast, Ne­gro League Black Sox and col­le­giate sports. Daily 10 a.m.5 p.m. $8, se­niors $6, chil­dren (3-12) $4, un­der 3 free. Gift shop. Combo tick­ets with Babe Ruth Mu­seum $12, $8, $5. www.sport­sle­gend­sat­cam­den­yards. com. 301 W. Cam­den St., 410.727.1539 THE STARSPAN­GLED BAN­NER FLAG HOUSE Home of Mary Pick­ers­gill, who sewed the flag that in­spired Fran­cis Scott Key’s lyrics to “The StarS­pan­gled Ban­ner.” Pe­riod fur­ni­ture, war ar­ti­facts and a glass replica of the ban­ner. Dis­cov­ery gallery for kids. Ori­en­ta­tion film. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.4 p.m. Tours Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m. Self­guided au­dio tours 10:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. $8, se­niors (55+)/mil­i­tary $7, stu­dents $6, un­der 6 free. www.flag­house.org. 844 E. Pratt St., 410.837.1793 Map D6

CYL­BURN AR­BORE­TUM Busi­ness­man Jesse Tyson’s 1863 man­sion, now a bird mu­seum (250 spec­i­mens) plus “Gar­den of the Senses” for vis­i­tors with dis­abil­i­ties. Vis­i­tor Cen­ter Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.4 p.m., Na­ture Mu­seum Sat.-Sun. noon4 p.m., Man­sion Tues.-Fri. 8 a.m.3:30 p.m, Grounds Tues.-Sun. 8 a.m.8 p.m. Self-guided or cell tours. Free. www.cyl­bur­nas­so­ci­a­tion.org. 4915 Green­spring Ave., 410.367.2217 PAT­TER­SON PARK One of the city’s old­est be­gan as a six-acre do­na­tion in 1827, now spans 137 acres with lake, ball fields, pool, ten­nis courts. Vic­to­rian Pagoda, opens mid-April (noon- 6 p.m.). www.pat­ter­son­park.com. Eastern and Pat­ter­son Park aves. Map G5/6 RAWL­INGS CON­SER­VA­TORY & BOTANIC GAR­DENS In Druid Hill Park since 1888, com­plex grew from five-story glass, wood and steel Palm House to three green­houses, two dis­play pavil­ions and out­door gar­dens. Or­chids, flower shows. “Plants and Peo­ple” pro­gram ev­ery Sun­day (1:30-3:30 p.m.). Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $5 sug­gested do­na­tion. www.rawl­ingscon­ser­va­tory. org. 3100 Swann Dr., 410.396.0008

11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. 2901 O’Don­nell St., 410.276.3160 $$ Map G8 SIP AND BITE— Amer­i­can. Since 1948, diner food from fried egg sand­wich, chicken liver omelet and hash browns to crab cakes, pork chops. Counter and booth ser­vice, take-out. Late-night crowd. Open 24 hrs. ex­cept Tues 311 p.m. www.sipand­bite.com. 2200 Bos­ton St., 410.675.7077 $ Map G7 TAV­ERN ON THE SQUARE— Amer­i­can. Fried oysters, BBQ brisket, pani­nis, sand­wiches (wild boar bur­rito), piz­zas, in­ter­na­tional en­trées. Drafts and cock­tails. Week­end evenings with DJs. Mon. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.tav­er­non­can­ton­square.com. 2903 O’Don­nell St., 410.675.1880 $$ Map G8

AL­IZÉE— South­ern. Bou­tique bistro and wine bar Wine cel­lar with communal tast­ing ta­ble. Light fare menu (sal­ads, en­trées $$). Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www.al­izee­bal­ti­more.com. 4 West Uni­ver­sity Pkwy., 443.449.6200 $$$ North of Map C3 CARMA’S CAFÉ— Amer­i­can. Sat­is­fy­ing, light café fare like farm­house salad with Granny Smith slices and feta. Also sand­wiches, cof­fee and tea drinks, health-con­scious desserts. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. www. car­mas­cafe.com. 3120 St. Paul St., 410.243.5200 $ North of Map D1 CHARLES VIL­LAGE PUB— Pubs & Tav­erns. Burg­ers, sand­wiches, cheese and pep­per pop­pers, Ca­jun tuna steak. Drink spe­cials, trivia, ladies night and col­lege nights. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www. charlesvil­lagepub.net. 3107 St. Paul St., 410.243.1611 $ North of Map D1 DONNA’S CAFE COF­FEE BAR— Amer­i­can. Small plates (pizza, mezze), din­ner sal­ads, branzino, seafood, pas­tas. Mar­ti­nis, beers and Thurs. p.m. wine tast­ings. Pa­tio. Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.9:30 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. www.don­nas.com. 5100 Falls Rd., 410.385.0180 $$-$$$ North of Map C1; 3101 St. Paul St., 410.889.3410 GERTRUDE’S— Amer­i­can. In­side Bal­ti­more Mu­seum of Art, Ch­e­sa­peake crab cakes and steaks by celeb chef John Shields. Cock­tails, wines. Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. www.gertrudes bal­ti­more.com. 10 Art Mu­seum Dr., 410.889.3399 $$$ North of Map A1 PARTS & LA­BOR— Amer­i­can. Spike Gjerde’s combo restau­rant-butch­ery with 10-foot open hearth, high-tops and booths in a for­mer tire shop. Rrib eyes, sausages, ropes of boar, corned tongue, prize ham­burger, col­lards and desserts like warm blondie. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.parts and­labor­butch­ery.com. 2600 N. Howard St., 443.873.8887 $$$ 11 p.m., Sun. till 10 p.m. www.porters fed­er­alhill.com. 1032 River­side Ave., 410.332.7345 $$ Map D8 SPOONS CAFE— Cafes & Cof­fee Houses. On a brick-lined street in his­toric Fed­eral Hill, a popular cof­fee­house and café serv­ing brunch all day: sig­na­ture “O-Nuts” (Bal­ti­more-style beignets), three kinds of Bene­dicts, sal­ads, sand­wiches and small plates, plus cof­fee bar drinks. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-2 p.m., with kitchen open­ing at 8 a.m. Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. www.spoons­bal­ti­more. com. 24 E. Cross St., 410.539.8395 $$ Map D8

BERTHA’S— Seafood. Neigh­bor­hood spot with bar and in­ti­mate rooms. Tea (Mon.-Sat. 3- 4:30 p.m.), a dozen preps of mussels and seafood. Jazz or blues most evenings. www.berthas.com. 734 S. Broad­way, 410.327.5795 $$ Map F7 THE BLACK OLIVE— Greek. On a cob­ble­stone street, hos­pi­tal­ity by the Spil­iadis fam­ily: seafood, rack of lamb, crab cakes, veg­e­tar­ian and small plates like stuffed cala­mari. Or­ganic in­gre­di­ents, sus­tain­able wines. Pri­vate wine cel­lar dining. Mon.-Fri. noon-2:30 p.m., nightly 5-10 p.m. www.the­black­o­live. com. 814 S. Bond St., 410.276.7141 $$$$ Map E8 DAR­BAR— In­dian. Tan­doori kababs, birya­nis, thali and veg­e­tar­ian fare in an in­ti­mate dining room. Crab masala, goat curry, chicken 11 ways, lamb. Lunch buf­fet. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon-3 p.m., Sun.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.dar­bar­balti­more.com. 1911 Aliceanna St., 410.563.8008 $$$$$ Map F7 KOOPER’S TAV­ERN— Pubs & Tav­erns. Slid­ers, sand­wiches, pizza, meat­loaf, pas­tas, short ribs, a dozen drafts. Spe­cials: Mon. fa­ji­tas, Tues. burg­ers, Wed. crab cakes, Thurs. Bel­gian beers, Fri. happy hour buf­fet, Sat.-Sun­day ca­sual brunch. Fri.-Sat. live mu­sic. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-mid­night, Fri. till 1 a.m., Sat.Sun. 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Bar till 2 a.m. www.koop­ers.com. 1702 Thames St., 410.563.5423 $$ Map E8 LIQ­UID EARTH— Veg­e­tar­ian. Lo­cal ve­g­ans rate this a fa­vorite (“in­tel­li­gent nu­tri­tion”) spot. Sand­wiches, fresh­squeezed juices like ap­ple-lemon­ade, sweets. No credit cards. Mon.-Fri.

9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. till 7 p.m. www.liq­uidearth.com. 1626 Aliceanna St., 410.276.6606 $$ Map E7 MAX’S TAP­HOUSE Pubs & Tav­erns. With 102 beers and five casks on tap plus 1,200 bot­tled beers, brews rule here. But folks find sus­te­nance be­yond foamy elixirs— huge burg­ers, cre­ative wraps and sal­ads. Pool ta­bles on the first floor, chill lounge up­stairs. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.maxs.com. 737 S. Broad­way, 410.675.6297 $ Map F7 THE POINT IN FELLS Amer­i­can. White table­cloth dining up­stairs for vanil­las­cented scal­lops, lime BBQ quail (small plates) and wal­nut-crusted lamb, monk­fish with ar­ti­chokes ($$$). Tues.Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.mid­night, Sat.-Sun. brunch (san­gria, mi­mosas) till 4 p.m. Lounge till 2 a.m. with live mu­sic and menu ($) on en­try level. www.the­p­ointin­fells.com. 1738 Thames St., 410.327.7264 $$ Map F8 RED STAR BAR & GRILL Amer­i­can. Named for a long-ago (brothel!) sig­nal to sailors, now a wood- and brick-lined gath­er­ing place. Sand­wiches, sal­ads, desserts, mar­ti­nis and mar­gar­i­tas. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-mid­night, Fri. till 2 a.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. till mid­night. www.red­star­bar.us. 906 S. Wolfe St., 410.675.0212 $ Map F8 RIP­TIDE BY THE BAY Seafood. Peel-an­deat shrimp, blue crabs, oysters and clams, spe­cialty cock­tails and out­door breeze­way dining. Mar­garita Mon­days, $2 crab Tues­days. Pets wel­come. Live mu­sic sched­ule. Boat dock. Sun.-Wed. 11 a.m.-mid­night, Thurs.-Sat. till 2 a.m. www.rip­tide­bythe­bay.net. 1718 Thames St., 410.732.3474 $$$ Map F7 SLÁINTE IR­ISH PUB & RESTAU­RANT Ir­ish. “Sláinte” is Gaelic for good health and pros­per­ity plus Guin­ness onion soup, bangers and mash, corned beef and cab­bage. Spe­cials: Mon. mussels, Tues. Ir­ish fare, Wed. lob­ster, Fri. fish ‘n’ chips, oysters. Sports TVs, Tues. mu­sic. Daily from 7 a.m. break­fast, happy hours 4-7 p.m., 10 p.m.-close. www.slain­tepub.com. 1702 Thames St., 410.563.6600 $$ Map E8 STUGGY’S Hot Dogs. A fa­ther-son team car­ry­out for old-fash­ioned and in­ven­tive hot dogs, sausages and soda floats (cane sugar), Wild Thing (bi­son), “veg­head op­tions.” De­liv­ery. Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.,Thurs.-Sat. till 3 a.m., Sun. till 5 p.m. Also at Cam­den Yards. www.stug­gys.com. 809 S. Broad­way, 410.327.0228 $ Map F7 WA­TER­FRONT KITCHEN Amer­i­can. At wa­ter taxi stop #8, spot with its own green­house for farm-sourced cooking: Jerry Pel­le­grino’s oys­ter stew, Mary­land rock­fish, Mar­cho Farm veal, steaks, Tues.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tues.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-9 p.m. At Dou­glass-My­ers mu­seum. Valet p.m. www. wa­ter­fron­tk­itchen.com. 1417 Thames St., 443.681.5310 $$$-$$$$ Map E8

13.5% Wine Bar. Cozy lounge with beer, cock­tails, pork belly tacos, PEI mussels, pork chops and pizza. Daily spe­cials. Wine flights, 40+ by the glass, 200 by the bot­tle. Mon. 4-10 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 4-11 p.m., Fri. till 2 a.m., Sat. 1 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 1-10 p.m. Bar late. www.13.5winebar. com. 1117 W. 36th St., 410.889.1064 $$ BIRROTECA Ital­ian. In an 1883 struc­ture, fam­ily-style trat­to­ria whose name means “nice place for beer” but also for br­uschetta, pas­tas, sa­lumi and ar­ti­san pizza (duck con­fit, es­car­got, mussels). Cock­tails, wine plus 24 taps and 25+ craft beers. Lively bar. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m. Bar till close. www.bmore­bir­roteca. com. 1520 Clip­per Rd., 443.708.1934 $$ CAFE HON Amer­i­can. Quirky eatery cel­e­brat­ing the sassy Charm City gals. Burg­ers, fried chicken, meat­loaf, wings, fresh-baked pies. Hon Bar with TVs, oysters. Fri., live mu­sic Wed. “Hon” bou­tique nearby. Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.9 p.m., Fri. till 10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.10 p.m., Sun. till 8 p.m. www.cafe­hon. com. 1002 W. 36th St., 410.243.1230 $ GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ South­west­ern. Popular, cell-phone-free spot for New Mex­i­can fare: fa­ji­tas, que­sadil­las, skirt steak, ti­lapia tacos plus burg­ers (nine ways), veg­gie ri­blets. Late-night Long Bar. All-day break­fast. Kids menu. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. www. gold­en­west­cafe.com. 1105 W. 36th St., 410.889.8891 $-$$ North of Map B1 GRANO  Ital­ian. An­gel hair with sea

food, far­falle with pancetta, Si­cil­ian

JOE SQUARED— Ital­ian. In Power Plant Live!, coal-fired piz­zas, Ital­ian cheese steak or Ch­e­sa­peake chicken, risot­tos and 16 drafts on tap. Weekly spe­cials. Daily live mu­sic, art shows. Week­end brunches. Daily from 11 a.m., Sun.-Mon. till 9 p.m., Tues.-Wed. 10 p.m., Thurs. 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 1:30 a.m. Also Sta­tion North. www.joesquared.com. 30 Mar­ket Place, 410.962.5566 $$ Map D5 JOHNNY SANCHEZ— South­west­ern. Over­look­ing Ravens sta­dium, star-chef team Aaron Sánchez and John Besh’s new ven­ture at Horse­shoe Casino. Bor­der fare: em­panadas, goat tacos, suck­ling pig car­ni­tas, lob­ster and mango ce­viche, pork belly sand­wich, cheese flan, cin­na­mon chur­ros. Small plates, late-night menu ($). Mar­gar­i­tas, ma­jor beers (16 Mex­i­can+), Latin and Cal­i­for­nia wines. Daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m. www. cae­sars.com/bal­ti­more. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4386 $-$$ Be­low Map B8 M&S GRILL— Amer­i­can. From pa­tio, views of the USS Con­stel­la­tion; in clubby dining room, sand­wiches, seafood, aged steaks, crab cake or soft shells plat­ter, rich sides. Good wines, bar. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, Sun. till 9 p.m. www.mccor mickand­schmicks.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.547.9333 $$ Map D6; 711 Eastern Ave., 410.234.1300 Map D6 MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S— Seafood. Daily catches from Pa­cific North­west (Alaskan king salmon, Ore­gon pe­trale sole) and East Coast (Maine lob­ster, Ch­e­sa­peake blue crab). Table­cloths, dark wood pan­el­ing, chan­de­liers, mo­saic floors and ma­hogany bar. Pa­tio by light­house. Daily 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. www.mc­cormickand­schmicks.com. 711 Eastern Ave., ad­ja­cent to Pier 5, 410.234.1300 $$ Map D7 MISS SHIRLEY’S— South­ern. Named for a late, sassy, in­flu­en­tial cook and hon­or­ing her with fried green toma­toes, slid­ers, soft-shell Bene­dict, grid­dle cakes, omelets, crab cakes, shrimp n’ grit cake po’boy, soup and sand­wich com­bos. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. www.missshirleys. com. 750 E. Pratt St., 410.528.5373 $$ Map D6; Roland Park, 513 W. Cold Spring Ln., 410.889.5272; An­napo­lis, 1 Park Place, 410.268.5171 MORTON’S THE STEAK­HOUSE— Steak­house. Re­spected spot where power-din­ers dig into porter­house, New York strip, filet mignon, lob­ster,

har­bor ac­tion. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www.tir­nanog bal­ti­more.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.483.8968 $$ Map D6

Amer­i­can. At Har­bor­place, popular spot for deep­dish and thin-crust pizza, pasta, steak, seafood, burg­ers, beers and wines plus sun­daes and “dou­ble deal” spe­cials. Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. till 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night. Also Columbia and El­li­cott City. www.unos. com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.625.5900

MO’S CRAB & PASTA FAC­TORY— Seafood. Crabs year-round with unique sea­son­ing plus back­fin crab cakes, stuffed shrimp, lob­ster, mussels, com­bos, steam­ers, chicken and surf-and-turf, lin­guine with six sauces. Kids menu ($). Daily 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Free ho­tel shut­tle. www.mos­bal­ti­more.com. 502 Albe­marle St., 410.837.1600 $$-$$$ Map E7 OZRA— Mediter­ranean. Stylish des­ti­na­tion on two lev­els. Per­sia-meet­sMediter­ranean fare: cala­mari with gar­lic cit­rus sauce, tabouleh, grilled and skew­ered meats, marinated lamb chops, baklava and Persian ice cream. Se­lect wines. Bar and sec­ond-floor ter­race. Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. www.ozraus.com. 806 Stiles St., 410.528.2710 $$-$$$ Map E6 SA­BATINO’S— Ital­ian. Large, sim­ple pas­tas punc­tu­ate this menu, along with seafood and meat dishes. House salad with famed gar­lic-rich house dress­ing. Ask to be seated in the qui­eter up­stairs room. Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-mid­night, Fri.-Sat. till 3 a.m. www.sa­bati­nos.com. 901 Fawn St., 410.727.9414 $$$ MAP E6

BREWER’S ART— Amer­i­can. In­no­va­tive fare and house-made Bel­gian-style ales served in op­u­lent turn-of-the-cen­tury Mount Ver­non man­sion. Sea­sonal meat, seafood and veg­e­tar­ian items plus in­ter­na­tional wines, spir­its and beers. Daily 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 5 p.m.2 a.m. www.the­brew­er­sart.com. 1106 N. Charles St., 410.547.6925 $$ Map C2 DUKEM— Ethiopian. Col­or­ful plat­ters of tastes to scoop up with in­jera bread (no forks). Veggies, kitfo, tibs, wats. Of­ten live mu­sic, dancers, singers plus cof­fee cer­e­mony some nights. Ethiopian wine and beers. Daily 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. www.dukem­restau­rant.com. 1100 Mary­land Ave., 410.385.0318 $$ Map C2 PRIME RIB— Steak­house. Since 1965, fine supper club for lob­ster, filet mignon, chops, Im­pe­rial crab. Busi­ness ca­sual, jack­ets (pre­ferred) for men. Pi­ano nightly, trio Fri., pi­ano and bass Sat. Bar. Com­pli­men­tary valet. Mon.-Thurs. 510 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 49 p.m. www.thep­rimerib.com. 1101 N. Calvert St., 410.539.1804 $$$$ Map C2 SAMMY’S TRAT­TO­RIA— Ital­ian. In tur­reted town house, many pas­tas, chicken, veal, shrimp. Also fam­ily-style din­ner ($30), all South­ern Ital­ian. Cal­i­for­nia and Ital­ian wines. Mon. 5-9 p.m. Tues.-Wed. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. till 11 p.m., Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 4-9 p.m. www.sam mys­trat­to­ria.com. 1200 N. Charles St., 410.837.9999 $$-$$$ Map C2 SOTTO SOPRA— Ital­ian. High ceil­ings, mu­rals and mo­saic floors, Ri­cardo Bo­sio’s pas­tas, wild boar cac­cia­torini. Opera din­ners one Sun. a month (call), wine tast­ings too. Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.2 p.m., Mon. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Tues.-Wed. till 10:30 pm., Thurs. till mid­night, Fri.Sat. till 11:30 p.m., Sun. 5-9 p.m. www. sot­toso­prainc.com. 405 N. Charles St., 410.625.0534 $$$ Map C4 WARE HOUSE 518— Amer­i­can. In a circa 1900 space, Sout­nern-in­spired dishes and pre-prohibition style cock­tails, wine pair­ings and lo­cal beers. Pri­vate loft. Louie Bar named for for­mer book­store ten­ant, Ware for fur­ni­ture com­pany once here. Tues.-Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 6-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 518 N. Charles St., 443.869.3381 Map C4 WATER­STONE BAR AND GRILLE— Mediter­ranean. Wine bar with couches and wa­ter­fall. Seafood like chipo­tle seared salmon, New Zealand lamb chops, Gre­cian cor­nish hen, flat­breads, tapas ($), bi­son burg­ers. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. till 10 p.m., Sat. 510 p.m., Sun. 5-9 p.m. www.water­stone barand­grille.com. 311 W. Madi­son St., 410.225.7475 $$ Map C3

CREPE DU JOUR— French. Sugar and lemon, rata­touille, wal­nuts and blue cheese crepes. French-in­spired en­trées in p.m. Mon. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tues.Thurs. till 10 p.m., Fri. till 11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www. crepe­du­jour.com. 1609 Sul­grave Ave., 410.542.9000 $$ MOUNT WASH­ING­TON TAV­ERN— Amer­i­can. Since 1979, light fare plus oysters, crab won­tons, burg­ers, steaks, chicken pic­cata. Bay mu­rals, equine art, vin­tage maps plus shuf­fle­board ta­ble. Wines and beers. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.11 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar late. 5700 New­bury St., 410.367.6903 NICKEL TAP­HOUSE— Amer­i­can. Buzzing tav­ern (est. 2013) in heart of neigh­bor­hood for fries, mussels, roasted oysters, burg­ers ($$), ribs, wild cat­fish. Wines, cock­tails, 32 draft beers. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11:30 p.m., www.nick­eltap­house.com, 1604 Kelly Ave., 443.869.6240 $$$

BOT­TEGA— Ital­ian. In­ti­mate, can­dlelit 15-seater with Tus­can-sim­ple, evolv­ing fare: pork shank with chow chow, hanger steak, roast chicken, beef cheeks, house­made pas­tas, blue­berry custard. BYOB. Reser­va­tion rec­om­mended. Tues.-Wed. 5-10:30 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.bot­tega1729.com/. 1729 Mary­land Ave., 443.708.5709 $$$ North of Map C1 IBAR— Pubs & Tav­erns. The “i” is for In­ter­net. Buf­falo wings, burg­ers plus cala­mari, pas­tas, steak, meat­loaf. Full bar, free Wi-Fi. Mon.-Fri. opens 11 a.m., Sat. 1 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. Kitchen late. www.iBarBalt.com. 2118 Mary­land Ave., 443.759.6147 $-$$ TAPAS TEATRO— Span­ish. Pael­las, grilled chops, lit­tle­neck clams. Span­ish, South Amer­i­can wines and san­gria. Tues.-Fri. 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. www.tapasteatro.com. 1711 N. Charles St., 410.332.0110 $$ North of Map C1

FAI­D­LEY SEAFOOD— Seafood. Fam­i­ly­owned since 1886, where lo­cals or­der (what else?) lump crab cakes (some taken on the space shut­tle) in col­or­ful Lex­ing­ton Mar­ket. Mar­ket hours. www. fai­d­leyscrab­cakes.com. 200 N. Paca St., 410.727.4898 $$ Map B5 SLID­ERS BAR & GRILLE— Amer­i­can. Near Ori­ole Park packed with fans ea­ger to talk base­ball on game nights. Live DJ Fri.-Sat. plus game days. Mon. 4 p.m.2 a.m., Tues.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. noon-2 a.m. (Game days: Mon. 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-2 a.m.) www.slid­er­s­bal­ti­more. com. 504 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., 410.547.8891 $$ Map B6 ZELLA’S PIZZERIA— Pizza. Spe­cial­izes in Si­cil­ian pizza in 10- or 14-inch sizes with dozens of toppings to tai­lor a pie. Also sand­wiches and sal­ads. Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.11 p.m. (bar till mid­night), Sun. 12:3010 p.m. www.zel­laspizze­ria.com. 1145 Hollins St., 410.685.6999 $$ Map A6

fa­vorite near The Charles Theatre. www.the­clubcharles.com. 1724 N. Charles St., Sta­tion North, 410.727.8815 North of Map C1 THE GET DOWN In a two-story space, a sleek but un­pre­ten­tious dance club with industrial dé­cor, walls of LED lights and DJs spin­ning house, funk, disco, reg­gae. Thurs.-Sun. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. ($10 cover Fri.-Sat. af­ter 10 p.m.) www.get down­bal­ti­more.com. 701 S. Bond St., Fells Point, 443.708.3564 Map F7 THE HORSE YOU CAME IN ON This his­toric wa­ter­front in­sti­tu­tion (in op­er­a­tion since 1775) counts Edgar Al­lan Poe among for­mer pa­trons. Mon.-Sun. noon-1:30 a.m. www.the­horse­bal­ti­more. com. 1626 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.327.8111 Map E8 HOWL AT THE MOON Power Plant Live! in­sti­tu­tion fea­tures a rock ’n’ roll du­el­ing pi­ano bar, happy hours and theme nights. Wed.-Thurs. 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri. 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. www.howlatthe­moon.com. 22 Mar­ket Pl., Down­town/In­ner Har­bor, 410.783.5111 Map D5 IL­LU­SIONS BAR & THEATER Spencer Hors­man, co-owner and ma­gi­cian, min­gles on week­ends with card tricks and an es­cape act. A chic crowd or­ders Magic Hat beer and magic-themed cock­tails. Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. www. il­lu­sion­s­mag­icbar.com. 1025 S. Charles St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.727.5811 Map C8 MAX’S TAP­HOUSE Beer mecca with 102 beers and five casks on tap plus 1,200 bot­tled beers. Pool ta­bles on the first floor with a chill lounge up­stairs. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www. maxs.com. 735 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.675.6297 Map F7 MUS­TANG AL­LEY’S In a stylin’ space, 12 lanes of bowl­ing with four re­served for duck­pin bowl­ing (a fa­vorite na­tive pas­time). Cock­tails, full menu. Tues. 4:30-11 p.m., Wed.-Sat. noon-mid­night, Sun. noon-10 p.m. www.mus­tan­gal­leys. com. 1300 Bank St., 2nd floor, Lit­tle Italy, 410.522.2695 Map E6 MYTH AND MOON­SHINE Toast­ing the re­bel­lious spirit of early dis­tillers with 20 va­ri­eties solo or in cock­tails. Also brunch, din­ner. Mon., Thurs., Fri. 4 p.m.2 a.m., Tues.-Wed. till mid­night, Sat. 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. till mid­night. www. bmore­shine.com. 2300 Bos­ton St., Can­ton, 410.327.6455 Map G7

pre­ferred ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude boat­ing, bird watch­ing and strolling on a board­walk. Here a large park hosts a col­lec­tion of mu­se­ums, in­clud­ing the Con­cord Point Light­house. www. hdg­tourism.com. Vis­i­tors Cen­ter: 450 Pen­ning­ton Ave., Havre de Grace, Md., 410.939.2100 PHILADEL­PHIA, PA.— Sec­ond largest city on the East Coast with the Lib­erty Bell, In­de­pen­dence Hall and art mu­se­ums. Nearby: Long­wood Gar­dens and the cov­ered bridges of Bucks County. About 100 miles north­east of Bal­ti­more. www.vis­it­philly.com. 30 S. 17th St., Suite 2010, Philadel­phia, Pa., 215.599.0776 WASH­ING­TON, D.C.— An hour south via I-95 or I-295 (or MARC train). His­toric Ge­orge­town, the White House, Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment, Lin­coln and war memo­ri­als, plus free Smith­so­nian mu­se­ums on and near the Mall. www. wash­ing­ton.org. 202.789.7000

CAN­TON— More than 200 years ago, Cap­tain John O’Don­nell sailed into Bal­ti­more from China and named his plan­ta­tion for the Chi­nese port that brought him wealth. This once mostly Pol­ish neigh­bor­hood re­mains con­nected to its work­ing-class roots. Find shops, lively bars and cafes a few blocks east of Fells Point. Map G7/H7 CHARLES VIL­LAGE— Home of the “painted ladies,” Vic­to­rian-era row houses in bold colors, this neigh­bor­hood north of city cen­ter at­tracts artists and young pro­fes­sion­als. Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity and Bal­ti­more Mu­seum of Art add to the cul­tural, in­tel­lec­tual vibe, while the Waverly farm­ers mar­ket serves as a com­mu­nity hub. North of Map C1 FED­ERAL HILL— The clay dome that rises just south of the In­ner Har­bor, bor­dered by Key High­way, Hanover and Cross streets, served as an ob­ser­va­tory from 1795 to 1895. Home to pubs, eater­ies and Cross Street Mar­ket, a block­long en­closed mar­ket­place. Map D8 FELLS POINT— Wil­liam Fell, a Quaker ship­builder from Lan­caster, Eng­land, founded this mar­itime com­mu­nity in 1730. To­day the 14-block area bus­tles with young res­i­dents who like its ar­chi­tec­tural his­tory, cafes and tav­erns. www.fell­s­point.us. Map F6/7 HAM­P­DEN— The city’s cen­ter of kitsch and fa­vorite lo­ca­tion for off-beat film direc­tor John Wa­ters. Pink flamin­gos adorn row house yards; ec­cen­tric shops line main drag “The Av­enue” ( W. 36th Street). North of Map A1 HAR­BOR EAST— At­ten­tion food­ies: lots to dis­cover in this af­flu­ent com­mu­nity within walk­ing dis­tance (or wa­ter taxi) of In­ner Har­bor. Look for the gleam­ing Katyn Me­mo­rial land­mark sculp­ture. www.har­bore­ast.com. Pres­i­dent and Aliceanna sts. Map E7 IN­NER HAR­BOR— An ur­ban re­vi­tal­iza­tion suc­cess story, now the city’s popular mar­itime zone thanks to Na­tional Aquar­ium, Mary­land Science Cen­ter, his­toric ships, cruises and wa­ter­front paths for strolling. Map D6/7 LIT­TLE ITALY— Just 12 blocks long at the har­bor’s southeast cor­ner. Known for its bocce courts, col­or­ful cit­i­zens and Old World food at many trat­to­rias. www.lit­tleitalymd.com. Map E6 MOUNT VER­NON— Cul­tural en­clave with fash­ion­able res­i­dences, unique bou­tiques, The Wal­ters Art Mu­seum, Enoch Pratt Free Li­brary, Pe­abody In­sti­tute, Bal­ti­more Basil­ica and the Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment. Five blocks north of In­ner Har­bor. Map C3/4 MOUNT WASH­ING­TON— An early “street­car sub­urb” and sum­mer retreat for folks like H.L. Mencken, a 15-minute drive north­west from In­ner Har­bor. Luck­man Park, ce­ram­ics cen­ter, ar­bore­tum. Sul­grave Av­enue with shops and cafes in turn-of-the-last-cen­tury houses. Ac­ces­si­ble by light rail. Map C3 STA­TION NORTH— An up-and­com­ing, rough-around-the-edges arts and en­ter­tain­ment zone north of Beaux-Arts Penn Sta­tion. Vis­i­tors head to gal­leries, eater­ies and the­aters. www.sta­tion­north.org. 410.962.7075 North of Map C1 WESTSIDE— Mul­ti­mil­lion-dollar ren­o­va­tions to this his­toric neigh­bor­hood just west of down­town, now a dy­namic, mixed-use ur­ban dis­trict. Visit his­toric Lex­ing­ton Mar­ket, Edgar Al­lan Poe’s grave or the spec­tac­u­lar Round­house of the B&O Rail­road Mu­seum. The­aters in­clude Every­man and France-Mer­rick Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. Map B4

CHARM CITY CIR­CU­LA­TOR— Free! Fleet of low-emis­sion buses run­ning daily along four routes at 10-minute in­ter­vals. Stops in­clude In­ner Har­bor, Fells Point, Johns Hop­kins hos­pi­tal, B&O Rail­road Mu­seum, Penn Sta­tion and Fort McHenry. www.charm­c­ity cir­cu­la­tor.com. Of­fice at 417 E. Fayette St., 410.350.0456 Map D5 CHARM CITY PEDAL MILL— The 16per­son cov­ered “bi­cy­cle” takes ped­alers on pub crawls and tours through the streets of Fells Point. Cus­tom routes avail­able. Op­er­ates in most weather. Ages 18 and up. From $25. Times vary; check web­site. www. charm­c­i­type­dalmill.com. 443.956.6455 EX­E­CU­CAR— At more than 55 air­ports around the coun­try, sedan and SUV ser­vice with flat rates, meet-and-greet and group ser­vices plus fre­quent flier points and miles with se­lect air­lines. www.ex­e­cu­car.com. 800.410.4444 JOE’S BIKE SHOP— Tour by bike with the help of friendly folks at this fullser­vice re­tail and rental shop with two lo­ca­tions. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sat. till 6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. www.joes­bikeshop.com. 723-B S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 443.869.3435; 5813 Falls Rd., Mount Wash­ing­ton, 410.323.2788 Map B2 MARY­LAND TRAN­SIT AD­MIN­IS­TRA­TION (MTA)— Lo­cal and ex­press buses, light rail, sub­way and spe­cial sports ser­vice to the Bal­ti­more metropoli­tan area and the Bal­ti­more-D.C. cor­ri­dor. Open daily. Day pass ($3.50) good for lo­cal buses, light rail and the Bal­ti­more sub­way. www.mta­mary­land.com. 6 St. Paul St., 410.539.5000 Map C5 SEGS IN THE CITY— Seg­way City Sa­fari tour of Fells Point and the In­ner Har­bor. Reser­va­tions re­quired. Ages 14 and up. 90-minute tour $60. Daily 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. (con­firm by phone). www.segsinthecity.com. 207 S. Albe­marle St., 410.276.7347 Map F7 SUPERSHUTTLE— Serv­ing more than 40 air­ports na­tion­wide with af­ford­able, 24/7 trans­port. Door-to-door ser­vice, group rates, char­ters and fre­quent flier points and miles with se­lect air­lines. www.supershuttle.com. 800.258.3826

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