Charles Village is primarily a middle-class residential neighborhood, but it attracts a lot of visitors as the home of Johns Hopkins University. The student population brings cultural diversity to the neighborhood, as well as a frat-house bar scene. Ambassador Dining Room's Indian all-you-can-drink brunch is a feast fit for visiting dignitaries, though you're liable to pass out soon after you leave.
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Getting Around Baltimore
The best way to get around Baltimore is by car. The city's grid layout lends itself to easy navigation. Avoid downtown on days when the Ravens or Orioles are playing. Traffic can be brutal and parking impossible. On days when the Ravens or Orioles are playing at home, the light rail system is a better option. It runs from BWI to downtown Baltimore and Camden Yards, where Oriole Park and M&T Bank Stadium are located. The system ends at Hunt Valley in Baltimore County. Before boarding, purchase a ticket from vending machines at each station. Tickets are not available onboard. The one-way fare is $1.60 or $3.50 for a day pass. Trains generally run Monday to Saturday: 5 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday and Holidays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (http://www.mta.maryland.gov/light-rail) Free public transportation is available in downtown Baltimore on the Charm City Circulator. Service is every 10 minutes. Winter operating hours (November 1-March 31): Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 6:30 a.m.-midnight; Saturday 9 a.m.-midnight; Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Harbor Connector hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Summer operating hours (April 1-October 31): Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 6:30 a.m.-midnight; Saturday 9 a.m.-midnight; Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Harbor Connector: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Street parking in Baltimore is regulated by meters and EZ Park systems. Rates vary by location. Use https://www.parkingpanda.com/baltimore-parking to pre-purchase parking and get special deals in advance.
Nearby Airports
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport-BWI
  • Washington Dulles International Airport-IAD
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport-DCA
Airport Taxis
  • $35 (BWI to Downtown)
  • $90 (DCA to Downtown)
  • $140 (IAD to Downtown)
Things to Do and See Near Charles Village