By Car: Baltimore is pretty good town for driving a car, if you have one, and the Zipcar option (zipcar.com/baltimore/find-cars) is one many forward-looking people are taking up. The company has depots all around the central city, out toward the east side and in Arbutus. Parking can be tricky though: Read the signs and the arrows—all of them, including any street sweeping-related restrictions. The sweeper may or may not come; the ticket almost always will. Parking rates in Baltimore are reasonable, even in the downtown garages, but if you're heading to one of the popular or touristy areas—Canton, Federal Hill, or Fells Point—do your best to leave the car home, or at least somewhere outside the neighborhood, where street parking isn't so rare. Parking in midtown and taking the circulator downtown is a pretty easy way to do that. If you're out late you can always cab it back. But if you absolutely must drive your own car down to the place where everyone else is already trying to park theirs, another option is to check into Parking Panda (parkingpanda.com/baltimore-parking), a Baltimore-based driveway-sharing app that lets you reserve a legal parking space—either on a commercial lot or in a private space—for a fee you can see ahead of time.