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GETTING THERE

Baltimore is about 40 miles northeast of Washington up Interstate 95. The MARC commuter train offers weekday service from Union Station to Baltimore’s Penn Station for $7 one way.

WHERE TO STAY

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore

2 N. Charles St.

443-692-6170

www.monaco-baltimore.com

In the 1906 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad headquarters downtown. The large, luxurious rooms start at $179 on winter weekends.

Hotel Brexton

868 Park Ave.

877-380-6708

www.brextonhotel.com

An 1881 structure in the stately Mount Vernon neighborhood, renovated in 2010. Rooms start at $110.

WHERE TO EAT

Woodberry Kitchen

2010 Clipper Park Rd., No. 126

410-464-8000

www.woodberrykitchen.com

From Chesapeake oysters to Cape May scallops, Spike Gjerde’s warm, welcoming and exceedingly popular restaurant features local ingredients as well as house-made sausages, breads and ice creams. Reserve well in advance for dinner or brunch. Entrees $18 to $31, brunch $11 to $26.

Ouzo Bay

1000 Lancaster St.

443-708-5818

www.ouzobay.com

Specializes in seafood, which waiters describe on a brief walking tour of the offerings. Entrees from $18 to $39.

Trinacria

406 N. Paca St.

410-685-7285

www.trinacriabaltimore.com

Subs, panini, soups to go. No seating. Most sandwiches are $6.99.

Lexington Market

400 W. Lexington St.

410-685-6169

www.lexingtonmarket.com

No visit to Baltimore is complete without a stop here for a Faidley’s crabcake ($12.95), a Mary Mervis shrimp salad sandwich ($10.50), and a Berger cookie ($5.25 for a 15-ounce pack). At least.

WHAT TO DO

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr.

443-573-1700

www.artbma.org

Parts of the museum are closed for renovation, but there are still many rooms to wander through, including the relatively new contemporary wing. Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

National Pinball Museum

608 Water St.

443-438-1241

www.nationalpinballmuseum.org

Only a couple of rooms of historic object displays, but two large floors full of games available for play. Friday noon to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Two hours of play $15; all-day access $20. Note: The museum will close its current location on March 3. Check Web site for updates on relocation.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower

21 S. Eutaw St.

443-874-3596

www.bromoseltzertower.com

Artists’ studios open to visitors on the first and third Saturdays of each month, when free clock tours are also offered.

An die Musik

409 N. Charles St.

410-385-2638

www.andiemusiklive.com

A warm and lush place to hear music, with a focus on jazz, chamber music, and new and world music. Performances most evenings. Ticket prices vary, usually between $7 and $15.

INFORMATION

Baltimore.org

citypaper.com/bob

M.F.

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