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Address: Baltimore, MD

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A perfect example of the personality to be found in Baltimore

Hampden is a great little neighborhood. From the Hon Festival in the summer to the Christmas lights on 34th Street, there is alway something to see and do in this little 'burb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hampden is a great little neighborhood. From the Hon Festival in the summer to the Christmas lights on 34th Street, there is alway something to see and do in this little 'burb. The shops on 36th Street are terrific small businesses offering items you don't see everywhere. Atomic Books is a hidden gem with great titles and friendly staff. And... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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200 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The annual Hon Fest in Baltimore is a blast, people get together on the streets of Hampden (coned off from traffic), and dress like something out of John Waters movies such as CryBaby

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wine bar, dive bar, great restaurants, antique store, yarn store, store that sells kitsch (I see you Hampden Junque), a sex store, and more antique stores, and MORE!! This is my favorite way to spend a Saturday. I can shop, eat, shop, eat and...well, you get the idea. It is simply a great place. Finding a place to park just... More 

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Baltimore
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143 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Baltimore is definitely a city of neighborhoods, and Hampden is a cool place to walk around. It's gotten a little more youthful in the past decade or so and there are lots of good local restaurants (including Golden West Cafe and Holy Frijoles) and shops (like Ma Petite Shoe) to visit. I especially recommend going down to Falls Rd to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

LOVE all the boutique shops and restaurants on The Avenue--something for everyone! Parking is plentiful on the street (at least on Sundays) and there is tons of stuff within walking distance.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Hamden is really a slice of what makes Baltimore unique. While it is ever becoming more gentrified, it holds much of the charm that makes locals proud to say Bal'more hon. The main doping street is full of local galleries, unique shops, restaurants ( some really good ones) and local businesses. It is a working Main Street. It is a... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Charming shops and restaurants. Each boutique has a different character. It was so much better than going to a mall.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

There are a lot of really unique shops, boutiques and eateries in this area, but it's not huge. I've only eaten at a few places, but they have some great places to gather with friends or for an intimate date night. I'm also looking forward to going to the Baltimore Hon festival which is held in this area every year.

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stopped at the Wine Source since I was staying nearby. Wish I'd had more time to spend in this funky little area. Interesting shops and neighborhood feel. Would love to explore more.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Hampden is the fun, funky part of Baltimore, balancing its blue collar roots with its young cool vibe. The main avenue has many shops, like Ma Petite Shoe, a shop devoted to nothing but shoes and chocolate, interspersed with more blue collar sites like the Cafe Hon, home of the annual Hon Fest. Many of the shops are fronted by... More 

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