North Baltimore’s unique mix of neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, and plentiful bike lanes invite exploration. Jog along the Jones Falls, Stony Run, or Herring Run. Take your dog to swim at Lake Roland. Escape on the dreamy trails at Cylburn Arboretum. Or bike the 1.3-mile Lake Montebello loop, a racer’s mecca. Homesick for pets? Volunteer to walk dogs or cuddle cats at the MDSPCA, or meet the penguins at Maryland Zoo in Druid Hill Park.
Get your culture fix at The Baltimore Museum of Art or the annual Hon Fest; experience the power of the Morgan State University Choir or hear the hottest bands at Ottobar; watch a first-run film in art deco splendor at the Senator or join the Saturday knitting circle at Lovelyarns, then browse Atomic Books for more creative inspiration.
Search out affordable vintage fashion at Vogue Revisited, La Chic, or The Wise Penny; used furniture deals on The Avenue; classic vinyl at Normal’s or True Vine; and armloads of free books at The Book Thing.
Worked up an appetite yet? Dining options are just as varied: fiery bahn mi at Rocket to Venus, vegan pancakes at One World Café, gourmet sliders at the Nickel Taphouse, gator po’boy at Tooloulou’s, farm-to-table burgers at Hamilton Tavern or mammoth crabcakes at Koco’s.