A flight into our BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport puts you close to the Washington D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. But before you explore what those cities have to offer, treat yourself to a taste of Annapolis Baltimore. Here, affordable room rates at new, full-service hotels allow you to save some money for a night on the town.
If you're feeling lucky, check out the new Maryland Live! Casino. The $500 million, 300,000 square foot attraction is one of the largest gaming, retail, and entertainment destinations in the country. With 4,750 Las Vegas-style slot machines and electronic table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, and Pai Gow Poker to choose from, you might have a hard time deciding where to begin!
The foodie in you might want to fuel up first at one of the casino's nationally acclaimed restaurants. Bobby’s Burger Palace by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, The Prime Rib, Cheesecake Factory, and Phillip's Seafood Restaurant give you lots to choose from. Other dining options include: Noodles, an Asian noodle bar; Market to Go, a casual eat-in or grab-and-go eatery; and Live! Market Buffet, a station-style buffet featuring foods ranging from seafood, to Italian, to Asian, and more.
There's no reason why your winnings need burn a hole in your pocket when you can walk across the promenade to Arundel Mills Mall. Recognized as one of the top three shopping attractions in the nation, it features 1.3 million square feet of retail space, 200 brand name stores, and a Medieval Castle where you and the kids can eat with your fingers while watching gallant knights of old battle for a fair maiden's hand.
You might not realize it, but you are visiting the nation's cyber security capital. Fort Meade and the National Security Agency (NSA) have our nation's security as their top priority. While you're here, be sure to visit NSA's National Cryptologic Museum for a peek behind the curtain at the world of secret codes from the 1500s to today. The National Electronics Museum houses the first American radar system and a lunar camera similar to the one used to photograph Neil Armstrong's moon landing. Here, you will learn about the inner components of TV's, radios, cell phones, and see a working original Edison cylinder phonograph. The nearby Benson-Hammond House features an international collection of nearly 400 dolls.