Falling For… Fells Point, Maryland | A Link-Up

Fall in Fells Point

I am so excited for today! Falling For… the link-up is now live! Meg, Veronica and I are so happy to be co-hosting this link-up and can’t wait to see what everyone has to say about their beautiful neighborhoods, cities, and states in their posts!

Fall Booties

I technically live in Baltimore County, about 15 minutes outside of the city, but since I work in the city, and I am there very often, I felt that I should include one of the many city neighborhoods in my post for today. Baltimore City is made up of many different areas, and that is what I love most about the city. There is Federal Hill, the Inner Harbor, Canton, Mt. Vernon, and SO many others. Each having it’s own uniqueness and sense of community. Today, I am talking all about Fells Point.

Fells Point
Fells Point

Fells Point is a historic neighborhood right on the water. There are tiny alleyways, beautiful houses, cobblestone streets, cute pathways around the water, and a lot of boating traffic. I love just walking around Fells Point and taking in all of the history, along with the awesome bars. This neighborhood is great year-round, but I would have to say that I love it the most in the Fall. This specific neighborhood also has a lot of meaning to me and Dave. We had our after the wedding photo shoot here, and it was the first place we ever hung out, outside of the office.

Fells Point

Why Fall? Because HALLOWEEN! Fells Point does Halloween right. It’s the first place I knew I wanted to go once I turned 21 because I had heard so many stories about fells on October 31st. Even my grandparents told me I needed to go there. The streets are flooded with people dressed up in awesome costumes, the bars all take part in a bar crawl, and the festivities are never ending.

Fells Point

Fells Point also has great festivals throughout September and October. In fact, while I was walking around taking photos for todays post, they were just kicking off their annual Fells Fest. This is a weekend long festival with vendors, DJs, bands and great drinks in a beer garden. There are so many artists selling their artwork, face painting for kids (or adults), and lots of giveaways! You will find fried seafood, raw seafood, seafood skewers, have I mentioned seafood? If you are in Baltimore, you can’t leave until you have had oysters and crabs…preferably both.

Fells Point To go along with the historic side of Fells, there are several ghost tours that take place every month. While this doesn’t need to be a fall activity, I find it better when the air is crisp and there is already a haunt in your mind with Halloween approaching. The best ones to go on are haunted pub crawls where you walk to various historic bars and listen to the ghost stories along the way, stopping for a drink or two at each place. Fells Point is home to America’s oldest saloon, which is also the last location Edgar Allen Poe was even known to have been before he died. Seems pretty spooky to me…

Another fun thing to do if you want something that in involves drinking is the pirate cruise! There is a pirate ship that leaves from Fells Point and takes you on a BYOB trip around the Harbor and waterfront. The staff give you pirate accessories, and tell tales of pirates throughout the trip, and you can bring along any drinks that you would like! You can do this year round, but it seems like fall is the best time if you ask me!

Fells Point Fells Point

Fells Point also has some amazing restaurants, shops, bars, and things to do. Whether you are looking for someone to have brunch, a historic walk, great drinks, or simply a place to meet some friends, I highly recommend checking out Fells Point.


Do you have something to share about your town during fall? We would love to hear all about it with the Falling For… link up! Veronica, Meg and I are co-hosting this link-up to bring as many bloggers together for all of us to learn about each others cities during this beautiful season. We can’t wait to see what you have to say!

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  • Megan

    Love! Fells Point is the best and you’re right its the perfect spot to celebrate anything Fall or Halloween.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It really is! I am bummed I will miss the festivities this year!

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    Fells Point looks like the perfect place to go for Halloween! I think that it’s so awesome that the bars all work together to throw one big party for everyone. And it sounds like there’s some super creepy things that you could do like he ghost tour and the last place that Edgar Allen Poe was seen alive before he died to get you even more ready for Halloween!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It is the perfect scary but awesome place to go. They have the ghost tours year round, but it feels so much better during fall :)

  • http://www.VeroSays.com/ Veronica Vargas

    Oh my Macy! I would love it there for Halloween! We have a town in Ma that really does Halloween right, Salem. I’m sure you’ve heard. It’s so busy over there it’s been hard to get up there the past few years but I think it’s time.

    Thank you so much for co-hosting this with me..!! Love all of your photos!!! Happy Fall!!! Xo

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I know a few people going to Salem this weekend specifically for Halloween! Thanks so much for this idea, I loved it!!

  • http://www.rowhouse14.com Heidi

    Fells Point is my favorite! My favorite time of day there is the morning when everything is quiet with the sun hitting the water and cobblestones. We spend a lot of time in Fells. For about six years, we used to go to Max’s every weekend to watch football because they show all of the games and their beer selection is phenomenal. We’re getting a little old for that, but we still stop in there now and again to say hi to our favorite bartenders and get a pint. Now we often walk or bike to the farmers market on Saturdays, and go there on Wednesdays for our weekly happy hour dates. And, I can’t forget to mention The Sound Garden! We love collecting records, so we like to stop in there a lot too. We were at Koopers the night we decided we were going to get married. And went back five years later for lunch after we got married at the courthouse. Ah, so many good things there!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      That is so much fun! Max’s really is the best for the beer selection. It’s so cute that you go for happy hour dates every week! That is the best benefit of living in the city. I can’t believe you decided to get married at Koopers!! That is the sweetest thing!

  • Megan

    I love Maryland, and last time I was in Baltimore I was mostly in Federal Hill. I def want to check out Fells Point!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Federal Hill is great also! My husband lived there for a few years. I am partial to Fells though :)

  • Lauren

    Baltimore is ALWAYS more fun in the fall! I love the skeleton in the window!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It really is!!

  • http://www.hotteaandtheemptyseat.blogspot.com/ Katie @ Hot Tea/Empty Seat

    I just found this link up but I cannot wait to linkup! :) I’ve been wanting to share my city on my blog and in the fall, it’s the beeest.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Yay!! So happy you stopped by! Cities look so much prettier in the fall 😉

  • http://lostrightdirection.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    I’ve lived in MD my whole life and I don’t think I’ve ever been to Fells

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Oh my gosh!! You should try and go sometime soon. They have awesome happy hours all around.

  • http://www.thelowcountrymama.com Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    That pirate cruise sounds like so much fun!! I love city neighborhoods on the water.. and a ghost tour bar crawl is pretty much the best idea ever.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I think some Charleston bloggers should come visit next summer and we can do a pirate cruise! 😉

  • http://www.myborrowedheaven.com/ Meg Taylor

    This looks like so much fun!! And this area reminds me so much for downtown Charleston. I love the idea of a haunted pub crawl :)

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It is such a fun area! Baltimore is full of so many various neighborhoods but I love the mixture of nautical, historic and modern in Fells.

  • http://www.jadeoak.com/ jackie jade

    ah so fun – i’ve been to baltimore a few times and would love to check out more of it. and the ghost tours in the fall sound so perfect!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Baltimore seems so different in the fall! It’s worth the trip :)

  • http://BurkeDoes.com Emilie from BurkeDoes.com

    I took pictures with Betsy in Fells the Day of the fest! Ah!

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