Located in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland is the capital city of Annapolis. This amazing city is rich in history and is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most visited municipalities. There are a variety of activities to take part in as well as many things to see. Holiday events and fall festivals are family friendly. From the city’s brilliant historic architecture to its plethora of art galleries, visitors will have a blast exploring the city streets. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or you’re intending on a week-long stay, Maryland’s capital city has you fully covered.
Checkout The Shopping Scene
This region is no stranger to providing an extraordinary shopping experience thanks to its eclectic mix of shops and street-side venues. This city has a thriving arts presence that has bled over into producing a substantial amount of arts and crafts storefronts. Annapolis Towne Centre is just minutes away from downtown, and it provides a myriad of name brand stores, independently owned shops and eateries. There’s also on-site, hassle-free parking. Westfield Annapolis Mall is a longstanding treasure in Chesapeake Bay. You can shop from some of today’s most high-profile venues, including Nordstrom, Macy’s and Lord & Taylor. In addition to that, the city’s historic district has more than enough options to keep you occupied.
Dining & Accommodations
“Getting your eat on” in the city’s historic district is a fan-favorite when it comes to dining. Of course, there is the Iron Rooster with its all-day breakfast menus as well as Boatyard Bar & Grille’s nautical-themed platters. Crabs and beer is a Chesapeake Bay tradition so get in on the action. Mike’s Crab House offers a wide array of steamed seafood, and it has been around since 1958. The local farmer’s markets offer fresh produce that are locally grown.
Anne Arundel County allows you to rest your head in sleek hotels or quaint B&Bs. The Annapolis Waterfront Hotel is located in the heart of town, is the only waterfront hotel and is footsteps away from the historic district. The Westin hosts the city’s largest ballroom, and it’s located in historic downtown.
The city’s waterfront is the sailing capital of the US and is a main attraction. City Dock offers first-hand viewing of waterfront activity, or you can tour the Navel Academy’s rich history. There are annual boat shows, or your can partake in some kayaking along the shoreline. Many visitors prefer to relax on a boat tour of beautiful Chesapeake Bay.