Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to Pratt Street. Turn right on Pratt, then left onto Gay Street. Take the left lane exit onto Interstate 83 north. Take Exit 7 and follow Druid Park Lake Drive until it merges into McCulloh Street. Turn right into Druid Hill Park at Gwynns Falls Parkway (the fifth traffic light). Turn right immediately after entering the park; the conservatory is on the left.
Hotel Monaco Baltimore
2 N. Charles St
Pet-friendly downtown boutique hotel. Rooms from $159.
Blue Door on Baltimore Bed and Breakfast
2023 E. Baltimore St.
Three-room B&B in a Baltimore rowhouse. Rooms from $139.
2010 Clipper Park Rd., No. 126
Specializing in locally grown food from the Chesapeake region. Dinner entrees from $22.
A Bolton Hill Bistro
1501 Bolton St.
Neighborhood bistro serving eclectic American fare. Dinner entrees from $18; burgers from $11.
Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens
3100 Swann Dr.
Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, but a $5 donation is encouraged.
Also offers free weekly discussions, demonstrations, stories and tours with various themes every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.