Baltimore is known as "a city of neighborhoods,” with hundreds of identified districts.
Baltimore combines the urban draw of museums, live music, street art, theater, bars, and restaurants, with the quieter charms of cobble stone streets, tree lined parks, coffee shops, and strolls along the harbor, to make it our favorite ‘little-big city’.
Above you will find a map of all our favorite places to discover in Baltimore. Use the filters on the map to find food, shopping, entertainment, festivals and markets, museums, parks, performing arts venues, and JHU locations/nearby institutions.
* Everything marked "GSF" is a Grad Student Favorite *
My favorite thing to do in Baltimore is having blue crabs!
What I love about the city is inner harbor.” Yunju Jin Research Associate (Linden Lab)
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the premier sailing areas in the world. I love sailing my boat and spending time on the water.” Ernst Niebur Professor of Neuroscience
Walking the Baltimore waterfront promenade is a great way to enjoy a sunny day in the city. Starting from Harborplace walk east for several miles along brick-paved walkways that wind through lovely waterfront neighborhoods including Harbor East, Fells Point, and Canton. Stop at local watering holes, pubs, or coffee shops along the way.” Ronald Schnaar Professor of Pharmacology
I love to get a The Crab Cake Cone from the Gypsy Queen Food Truck on Thursdays when they are on campus.” Jenn Orthmann Murphy, MD, PhD Postdoc (Bergles Lab)
Baltimore has been a welcoming city ever since I moved in. I've grown to appreciate the hospitality, the food, and the diversity of fun activities that make the city feel alive.” Bilal Bari Graduate Student (Cohen Lab)
The year-round ultimate frisbee leagues in Catonsville and the neuroscience department softball team.” Travis Faust Graduate Student (Sawa Lab)
While I've only been here a couple weeks, getting lost biking through Baltimore has produced some of my favorite experiences thus far. The murals are beautiful representations of the vast personalities found throughout the city. Also, as crab is my favorite comfort food, it is wonderful to be living in a city that is celebrated for their crab dishes!” Raina D’Aleo Graduate Student (rotating)
The street art, including Pixel Pancho’s Robot mural.” Mollie Meffert Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry
On a Friday night, I love to get dinner and a glass of wine in Belvedere Square, and then walk over to catch a film on the big screen of the historic Senator Theater. The Senator, which has opened many major films over its storied history, is only a 15 minute Uber ride from the East Baltimore campus, and only 10 minutes from Homewood campus.” Noah Cowan Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering