Baltimore is about 50 miles from Washington up Interstate 95. Once in Baltimore, take Exit 53 to merge onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, which eventually flows into Howard Street. Turn right onto Route 1 (West North Avenue), then left onto North Calvert Street. Turn left onto East University Parkway, then right onto St. Paul Street. Stay right onto North Charles Street and look for signs for Evergreen Museum & Library on the right.
Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade
4 W. University Pkwy.
Directly across from the Johns Hopkins University campus and less than two miles from Evergreen. Rooms from $179.
Wilson House Bed and Breakfast
2100 Mt. Royal Terr.
Near Penn Station in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. Ten rooms from $105.
10 Art Museum Dr.
In the Baltimore Museum of Art. Traditional Chesapeake fare: crabs, rockfish, corn fritters, crab soup, etc. Entrees start at $16.
1002 W. 36th St.
Comfort food and Maryland cuisine. Easily identifiable by the giant pink flamingo out front. Sandwiches from $7, dinner entrees from $12.
Evergreen Museum & Library
4545 N. Charles St.
Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays. $8, seniors $7, children 6-17 $5.
Hosting an exhibition of the works of French artist Alix Ayme through Sept. 30. See Web site for details.