Anchored by the newly renovated Hippodrome Theatre and historic Lexington Market, Baltimore’s West Side features an amazing array of renovated apartment buildings and loft spaces that attract a dynamic mix of young professionals.
Primarily a residential and business district, the West Side still offers plenty to do and see. Catch a touring production of a Broadway favorite at the recently renovated 1914 Hippodrome Theatre. The Lexington Market, established and continuously operating since 1782, features an astounding array of bakeries, delis, candy shops, and the world-famous Faidley’s Seafoods. The charming little Trinacria Deli (est. 1908), offers authentic Italian foods and wine.
In a city that loves its festivals, West Baltimore offers two of the most unique— the Pigtown Festival has the “running of the pigs,” and SoWeBo Arts Festival offers an eclectic, funky mix of music, visual, and literary arts alongside historic Hollins Market. Unique attractions include the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum (classic engines in a historic roundhouse), the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and Poe’s grave at Westminster Burying Ground (get a group together for a tour of the catacombs).