STAY: Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast
801 S. Charles Street | (410) 837-0010
Located in the historic Federal Hill neighborhood, Scarborough Fair is a quiet and relaxing retreat. Nearby Federal Hill Park has a panoramic view of the harbor and neighborhood boutiques, galleries and bistros provide options for dining and shopping. You are walking distance to inner harbor and many charm city attractions.
DO: Fells Point Walking Tour
Fell’s Point Visitor Center, 1724 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 | (410) 675-6751
Fell’s Point is one the city’s oldest neighborhoods, tracing its history to the mid-1700s. The heritage trail winds along waterfront promenades and narrow streets, exploring maritime history, the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812, and the people who made the deep-water shipbuilding center their home. Attractions along the trail include the Isaac Myers- Frederick Douglass Maritime Park and Museum, the childhood home of singer Billie Holiday, and one of the oldest residences in Baltimore.
EAT LUNCH: Gertrude’s
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 | (410) 889-3399
Savor Chesapeake cuisine on the terrace surrounding a fountain and reflecting pool. The restaurant overlooks the Baltimore Art Museum’s sculpture garden that you are welcome to visit before or after your lunch. The chef and owner of the restaurant; John Shields; is known as a cookbook author and television cooking show host from Baltimore.
DO: Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 | (443) 573-1700
The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.
EAT DINNER: Da Mimmo’s Italian Restaurant
217 South High Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 | (410) 727-6876
Da Mimmo’s Restaurant opened its doors on January 11, 1984. For over twenty years, it has been serving gourmet Italian cuisine that has attracted a world-wide clientele, including actors, actresses, opera singers and sports figures. The walls of the Roman Cocktail Lounge, which offers entertainment nightly, are lined with photos of the many celebrities who have dined at Da Mimmo’s.