Getting to know Baltimore... also known as "Bmore," "B-more," and "Bawlmer."

Our benches say that we're "The Greatest City in America." Baltimore is full of fun places, affordable housing, innovative research, free events, and Hopkins Discounts. You can find general guides below, as well as specific areas of interest.

General Guides to Baltimore

Here are some useful links for exploring the city.

Baltimore City


  • JHU GRO Guide for New Students: A guide compiled by Homewood's Graduate Representative Organization
  • JHMI GSA Guide to Student Life: A guide compiled by JHMI's Graduate Students Association
  • JHUSOM: A wiki-formatted website for students in the JHU School of Medicine.
  • NeighborhoodMatters: A news feed and series of super-useful links for Homewood
  • Maps: Various maps of useful places (supplies, markets, sports fields, etc) located around the campuses
  • Useful Places: Where to get your groceries, food delivery, etc
  • Coming soon: information on concert series, artsy things, sports things, etc

Baltimore Calendars

Fun Ideas for Things to Do

Baltimore has a ton of fun things to explore. Here are a few starting ideas:

Free Things has compiled a list of 50 Free Things to see in Bmore:
These include several museums (did you know that there's a Baltimore Tattoo Museum?), story times, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, various festivals, the Gynns Falls trails, First Fridays in Hamden, The Book Thing, free concerts, the Kinetic Sculture Race, the Creative Alliance, free salsa lessons, Free Fall Baltimore in October, free outdoor movies (in Fell's Point, in Federal Hill, in Little Italy, at Hopkins Homewood campus), and more!

Farmers' Markets

Local produce, delicious goods, and fresh fruits... These occur in several places throughout the city, from underneath 83 to Charles Village to Fells Point: