Fall Break is around the corner and high school seniors are visiting college campuses across the country. If you happen to find yourself at Hopkins, here are 10 places within a 2-mile radius you should visit to get a feel for student life and the surrounding neighborhoods!

A map indicating a variety of places to visit around Hopkins’ Homewood campus.

Fresh Food Cafe

Hopkins’ all-you-can-eat facility, featuring various station ranging from American regional classics to global tastes, including vegan, vegetarian, and kosher options. All food is locally grown.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Make sure to grab some Hopkins apparel before heading back home! Pro Tip: Download the B&N MY College Bookstore app for 15% off an apparel item!

Carma’s Café

A student favorite, Carma’s is a cozy cage that serves all-day breakfast, coffee drinks, homemade soups and pastries baked in-house. Their tomato basil soup is 10/10.

Baltimore Museum of Art

Collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Students can take classes here and often spend time in the sculpture garden.

Papermoon Diner

A super-funky diner serving burgers, vegetarian food and all-day breakfasts with quirky, nostalgic décor. Definitely a bucket-list item for any visitor to Baltimore.

R. House

Industrial-chic food hall with 10 stalls ranging from tapas, Korean fusion, chicken burgers bigger than your palm, poke bowls, etc. Aesthetics: 11/10.

Levering Kitchens

Hopkins’ official lunch spot. Featuring hand-rolled sushi, a soup-salad-sandwich concept, and a hot grilled-to-order station with lots of options, Levering Kitchens brings a restaurant-quality experience to the center of campus. The Levering Café can be found upstairs. Highly recommend the salted caramel latte.

Pauli Gee’s Pizza

Wood-fired pizza joint and bar. Personal favorite: Stinger Bell house-smoked mozzarella, lemons slices, olive oil, fresh basil, lemon bitters and Mike’s Hot Honey.

The Charmery

A quirky, family-owned ice cream shop offering innovative and seasonal flavors. Definitely a student favorite! Feel free to check out Hampden’s vintage shops and quaint boutiques while you’re in town!

One World Café

A laid-back hangout serving vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Make sure to check out their specials:

  • Mondays: $6 Philly Steakless
  • Tuesdays: $6 Quesadilla or Burrito
  • Wednesdays: All Day Happy Hour!
  • Sundays: All Day Brunch