Published by the Students of Johns Hopkins since 1896
September 26, 2023


Leisure is the section where we highlight the intriguing, exciting and all-around fun events and activities happening in Baltimore over the weekend.

You may need to book yourself a reservation to get time with these in-demand kitties.

Charm Kitty offers a great new experience

I’m from Mumbai, so going home for fall break would probably take me just about as long as fall break itself. I’d probably land just in time to grab a nice lunch at the airport and then be on a 30-hour journey back here right in time for my Monday morning 9 a.m.

Diablo Doughnuts is well known for the many different flavors they offer.

Why you should definitely try Diablo Doughnuts

If you’re an avid “Your Weekend” reader (here’s looking at you, Dad) you may have noticed a certain Fell’s Point based bakery cropping up with an alarming frequency. Yes, that’s right: It’s time to talk about my doughy little secret.

North Point State Park is in Baltimore County, next to the Chesapeake.

My hiking trip out to North Point State Park

I’ll be honest: When I sat down to write this article, I had no idea where to begin. “Fun activities and events in Baltimore.” What a foreign concept! When was the last time I luxuriated in something like that?

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Federal Hill is just one of many great places to people watch in Baltimore.

My favorite places to people watch in Baltimore

Despite the fact that temperatures are once again approaching the mid-80s, fall has come to Baltimore, date-wise. That means your Instagram feed will soon be totally flooded with photos of acquaintances enjoying the weather in warm color palettes.

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Federal Hill is just one of many great places to people watch in Baltimore.

Add The Maryland Zoo to your Hopkins bucket list

I’ve walked and driven by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore plenty of times. Each time I reminded myself I should really check it out sometime soon, especially since it’s only a 10-minute drive from campus.

The Arboretum is located on the lands of the Civil War era Cylburn Mansion in Baltimore.

The Arboretum provides a green escape from city life

I grew up in Central New York, where the nearest state park is usually no more than a 10-minute drive away. The number of parks plus the fact that there really isn’t much to do in Syracuse meant that spending time outside became one of the most important parts of my life.

One of Birroteca’s locations is on Clipper Rd. by the Jones Fall Expressway.

Birroteca restaurant provides solid Italian fare

It was already a bit dark by the time we pulled in to the nearly full, gravel parking lot of Birroteca, an Italian restaurant — I think it might technically go by “pizzeria,” but I’ve forgotten — resting in the luxuriant shade of I-83 as it goes over Jones Falls.