Hampden. An eclectic, recently gentrified area in North Baltimore that boasts an ice cream soda fountain, many restaurants, several antique stores, unique shops, and hosts the two-day 'Honfest' each Spring. John Waters filmed "Pecker" and "Crybaby" here. During the weeks before Christmas, the residents of 34th Street put up amazing light displays.
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University,  is a mammoth institution in Baltimore, and it is here that you will find its center on the Homewood Campus.
The Homewood campus was a property purchased in 1800 by Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence, as a wedding present for his son, who designed and oversaw the building of the outstanding federal style country house. The Johns Hopkins University was the first research university in the United States. Tourists will enjoy the Homewood House, a historic home built by Charles Carrol for his son, now a history museum, and the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame.
Baltimore Museum of Art, on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, . W-Su. Fantastic collection with surprising breadth. Free.
Carma's Cafe, (on 32nd between Charles and St Paul in Charles Village) Well known for their sandwiches and excellent coffee, Carma's offers indoor and outdoor seating just blocks away from Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Donna's, 3101 St. Paul Street, coffee shop—Baltimore chain.
Common Ground, 819 West 36th. Coffee shop on The Avenue (36th St) in Hamden