Today, Fells Point is best known for its bars and nightlife as well as its dining scene.
Founded in 1730 by William Fell, this community was incorporated into Baltimore in 1797. In the 1960s, "progress" threatened to turn this area into an interstate. Residents fought the highway and won, beginning the neighborhood's urban renewal.
To raise money for the fight against the highway, the neighborhood began a street fair. In the last 40 years, that event has grown into the Fells Point Fun Festival, which attracts 700,000 visitors every year during the first weekend in October.
Parking in Fells Point can be tricky since the neighborhood was not designed with cars in mind.