Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2010
Distance from Baltimore: 37 miles, about a 45 minute drive
Why it's cool: With over 48 antique shops, Howard Street in Kensington has become known as Antique Row. The charming row of businesses offers unique and quirky collectibles. You can find everything from jewelry to furniture to clothing at Antique Row. In addition to the historically rich antique shops, there are more than 30 other businesses, including restaurants, salons and book stores. Surrounding the row of shops are beautiful Victorian houses and dozens of pristine parks.
Don't miss: The local art. There are several art galleries along Antique Row featuring a variety of Maryland and D.C. artists. Check out Red Studio, featuring a variety of styles and materials. Or if you feel like getting creative, sign up for a class at Weisser Glass Studio.
Information: Antique Row, 3762 Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895. Go to kensingtonantiquerow.com