What to Do around The Westin Annapolis
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For a quintessential snapshot of colonial history alongside vibrant waterfront views, fresh seafood, and thousands of sailors at the US Naval Academy, head to Annapolis, and experience Maryland’s nautical flair and historical significance.
311 First St, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
My hometown of Annapolis, Maryland, is known for three things: sailing, crabs, and lacrosse. The nautical influence Annapolis possesses is undeniable, and it's the basis for much of what we do. Here, my club's 420s are prepared for launch on a...
100 State Cir, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use. It is also the only state house to have served as the nation's capitol. This is a good starting point in Annapolis for introductions to Maryland history....
84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
To learn more about Maryland's African American heritage, head over to the Banneker-Douglass Museum which is housed in a 19th century Victorian-Gothic building. It's permanent exhibition, "Deep Roots, Rising Waters," chronicles African American...
55 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
The Annapolis Collection Gallery is devoted to showcasing historical black and white photography and the work of six contemporary Annapolis master artists: Moe Hanson, Roxie Munro, Greg Harlin, Ann Munro Wood, Sally Comport and Yoomi Yoon. The...
1 Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
You can get a quick taste of nautical life around Annapolis Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay with a 40-minute Watermark riverboat cruise. Once aboard the iconic red and white "Harbor Queen" riverboat, you get a narrated guided tour that includes...
Parole, MD, USA
About a 15 minute drive from Annapolis waterfront is the farmer's market where you can sample some of the region's freshest produce. Open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from April through mid December, you'll find over 50 vendors selling a wide variety...
33 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Ram's Head On Stage and its neighbor, Ram's Head Tavern, are favorites for Annapolitans. It's an intimate venue for seeing live bands and acoustic acts. Because the space is fairly small, concert-goers are sure to experience their favorite artists...
13 Francis St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Considering Annapolis was established in the 17th century, you can pretty much bet that it's a city steeped in history, with tales of ghosts and troubled spirits. Annapolis Tours and Crawls has been leading travelers through the city's back alleys...
Compromise St, Annapolis, MD, USA
The FreshFarm Market is ideally located on the downtown waterfront. You'll discover a mouth-watering selection of fresh produce, bread, meats and other local goodies from the Eastern Shore. Vendors often hand out samples and are happy to share...
801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Carve out some time to catch tenors and sopranos belt it out at Annapolis' Opera House. Founded in 1972 by a group of local artists, Annapolis Opera has been hosting staged operas and theater shows as well as concerts for over 40 years. Past...
723 2nd St, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
While walking around the historic district in downtown Annapolis, I noticed that some buildings displayed curious Liberty Tree markers by their entrance in a variety of colors. I later learned from a local historian that The Historic Annapolis...
273 Hilltop Ln, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
Truxton Park is Annapolis' main city park and it spans over 80 acres of green space with hiking trails, a skate park, sections for picnics, and two playgrounds for kids alongside 12 tennis courts, three baseball fields, five basketball courts, and...
43 Pinkney St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
While exploring a picturesque side street in downtown Annapolis, I noticed a sign that said "Hogshead," and "free entry." Upon entering, I was greeted by a living historian in colonial clothing. She guided me to an adjoining room filled with...
Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
The U.S. Naval Academy is open to the public, and you can take a 1.5-hour historical tour around the yard, which includes learning about its architecture, Academy traditions, and midshipmen life. If you're not into nitty-gritty military history,...
186 Prince George St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Explore gorgeous 18th-century multi-tier terraces that make up the two-acre William Paca Garden with vibrant seasonal flowers, heirloom roses, and topiary, all encased by a brick wall. There's also a fish-shaped pond and winding paths through the...
25 Silopanna Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
Finally a museum you can let your kids run amok in without worrying. You can easily while away an entire day here as children discover various subjects like the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through hands-on activities and exercises. Kids can...
207 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Capital Comics is on of the most fun shops to visit in the heart of downtown Annapolis. The space is crammed with books, tees and toys that will captivate the young at heart. My husband, a self-professed nerd, was impressed by the store's...
232 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Hop on board a Segway and take a trip around historic Annapolis on a city safari tour that takes in all the highlights on a 90-minute trip. Once you’ve worked out how to balance on your Segway, and safely turn and brake (easier than it looks!),...
1623 Forest Dr, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
See the stars of tomorrow at a performance at the intimate Compass Rose Theater, a non-profit professional theater that produces classical and contemporary plays and musicals with casts of professionals and student actors. The students are...
800 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
History buffs will be fascinated by the Annapolis National Cemetery, one of 14 national cemeteries that were established by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Although Annapolis was never a battlefield, it was the site of many parole camps, and...
Calvert and West Streets Box 6295, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Every first Sunday from May through November, the place to be in Annapolis is the arts festival at the corner of Calvert and West. With food trucks and music, theater, dance, and street performances, there's plenty of entertainment and artistic...
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