UPCOMING EVENTS

Commissioning Week

United States Naval Academy

May 19 to May 26
May 19 to May 26

Commissioning Week

United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy is gearing up for a week of tradition, ceremony, and celebration for its graduating class of 2016. Commissioning Week involves a full week of celebratory events beginning Friday, May 19, 2017 and culminating with graduation

Annapolis Arts Week

Jun 03 to Jun 11

Annapolis Arts and Wine Festival

Jun 10 to Jun 11

EXPERIENCE ANNAPOLIS

Naval Academy

Dine at the "Yard"

While you're at the Naval Academy Yard, why not stop in one of their restaurants for a quick bite to eat? READ MORE

Family Friendly

Family Friendly Activities by Season

Annapolis is known for its colonial history and sailing tradition, but it’s also a great place to spend time with the family. READ MORE

History

African-American History in Anne Arundel County

African-Americans have, for over 350 years, comprised a major in the development of Maryland.. READ MORE

On The Water

Charter a Boat in Annapolis

Our area offers a variety of charter options ranging from fishing trips, overnight cruises, private parties, and more READ MORE

Arts & Culture

Meet the Area’s Local Arts Community

Take a peek into Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's talented and diverse arts community. READ MORE

Dining

Savor the Flavors of Annapolis

Annapolis is quickly becoming known for its culinary variety and creativity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. READ MORE

Nightlife

5 Ways to Enjoy Annapolis' Nightlife

Annapolis is a great pick for your next night out on the town, offering a little something for every taste. READ MORE

Shopping

Seasonal Shopping in Annapolis

No matter the time of year, you'll find that perfect little something in Annapolis. Click here to learn more. READ MORE

Overnight

Five Overnight Ideas in Annapolis

For those of us that love our job but are looking for some much-needed time off, Annapolis offers the perfect night, or weekend, getaway. READ MORE

EXPLORE ANNAPOLIS

Annapolis is a walkable town

Visitors Center

Select a point of interest on the left, or click “see all” below. Need help with ideas on where to go or how to start? Come to the Visitors Center on West Street in the Arts District for suggestions and guidance!

Annapolis Towne Centre

Shop, dine, or relax at the Annapolis Towne Centre, just minutes up the road from downtown Annapolis.

Arts District

From fine art galleries and performing arts centers, to ballet theaters and city-wide film festivals, Annapolis’ art scene is in full bloom all year long.

Arundel Mills

As Maryland’s largest outlet mall, Arundel Mills offers visitors an almost unimaginable number of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

City Dock

Sit along Ego Alley watching the boats, grab a bite to eat, or shop 'til you drop at one of Annapolis' favorite spots.

Eastport

Spend some time in the small Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport for an alternate view of the Annapolis.

Herring Bay

From Bay-side dining to on the water activities, Herring Bay is what the Chesapeake is all about.

Historic London Town

An active archaeological site meets a replicated colonial settlement at Historic London Town and Garden.

Main Street

As the heart of the city, Main Street and its unique charm offer Annapolis’ visitors the best of the city’s dining, shopping, and history.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Towering over historic Annapolis, the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium plays host to everything from the heated football and lacrosse games to some of the area's most popular events.

Sandy Point State Park

Since 1952, Sandy Point State Park has been a haven for nature lovers, beach-goers, and fishermen.

State Circle/Maryland Avenue

With the Maryland State house at its center, State Circle is home to the highest concentration of 18th century buildings in the country, now housing a variety of retail shops, antique stores, and more.

United States Naval Academy

Established in 1845, The United States Naval Academy has played a significant role in the development of both Annapolis and the United States.

Westfield Annapolis

Looking for something bigger than the boutiques of downtown Annapolis? Head to Westfield Annapolis Mall.

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discover our ANNAPOLIS COMMUNITY

community blogs and insights

  • Behind the Scenes with The Colonial Players of Annapolis
    May 23 2017
    Behind the Scenes with The Colonial Players of Annapolis
  • A Salute to Annapolis’ WWII Memorial
    May 23 2017
    A Salute to Annapolis’ WWII Memorial
  • The Traveller Bar Stops in Annapolis
    May 15 2017
    The Traveller Bar Stops in Annapolis
  • Take a Walk through the Naval Academy Museum’s Gallery of Ships
    May 12 2017
    Take a Walk through the Naval Academy Museum’s Gallery of Ships
  • An Annapolis May Day Adventure
    May 11 2017
    An Annapolis May Day Adventure
  • A Day with the Family during the Spring Sailboat Show
    May 10 2017
    A Day with the Family during the Spring Sailboat Show
  • Harbor Queen: the Grande Dame of Annapolis
    May 10 2017
    Harbor Queen: the Grande Dame of Annapolis
  • What you Missed at this Year’s Naptown BarBAYq
    May 10 2017
    What you Missed at this Year’s Naptown BarBAYq
  • Local Favorites: Longstanding Annapolis Restaurants
    May 08 2017
    Local Favorites: Longstanding Annapolis Restaurants