The Federal Hill neighborhood, which draws an average of 14 million people per year, sits south of Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor and is within walking distance to many of the city’s top tourist and cultural attractions. Conveniently situated inside the Baltimore Beltway, the area is easily accessible via major thoroughfares including Interstate 95, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and Interstate 83. Alternatives to driving include the MTA bus, MTA Light Rail, and the MARC commuter rail, which offers convenient connections to BWI Airport and Amtrak’s Penn Station. In addition, the Inner Harbor’s one-of-a-kind water taxi was recently purchased by Under Armour’s founder Kevin Plank who plans to expand the operation to Fell’s Point, Canton, Fort McHenry, Cherry Hill, and Port Covington, the newly acquired site for Under Armour’s new 3.9-million-square-foot campus. Finally, the Charm City Circulator, Baltimore’s only free public bus service, also offers several routes which run from Downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor to Federal Hill and surrounding neighborhoods like Locust Point, Harbor East, and Mount Vernon.
Federal Hill is renowned for walkable cobblestone streets and a dizzying array of gourmet restaurants, intimate taverns, and boutique shops. Many of Baltimore magazine’s “Best Restaurants in Baltimore” can be found in Federal Hill including Byblos, Abbey Burger Bistro, Ryleigh’s Oyster, and Thai Arroy. Federal Hill is also home to a vibrant music scene, free openair film screenings, and the Cross Street Market, featuring fresh local produce, seafood, meats, and baked goods. The combination of trendy dining destinations, diverse local attractions, and active nightlife makes the neighborhood a popular destination for both Baltimore residents and tourists.