Baltimore
The harbor is a wonderful place to spend a vacation, but to really see what makes Baltimore tick, dig into a few of the neighborhoods around the city. Federal Hill overlooks downtown and the Inner Harbor, and has a young vibe, restored row houses, and lively shops and restaurants. Hampden is the eccentric center depicted in John Waters' films, anchored by local small businesses. Mount Vernon was historically home to Baltimore’s elite, and is now the city's major cultural district. Up-and-coming Station North is the heart the city's grassroots art scene. Further neighborhood gems are found near the water in Fells Point and Canton, and deeper into the city in Belvedere Square and Hamilton.