Ready to plan your trip to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County? We can help streamline the process for you by providing all the information you could need. If we can be of any further help, just let us know. We look forward to seeing you around town!
Like the personal touches when visiting a new place? Stop by our Visitors Center at 26 West Street in Annapolis or our satellite Visitor Information Booth at City Dock. Our trained volunteer information specialists can answer your questions, make recommendations, provide you with event calendars and brochures, and help map out an itinerary that's perfect for you. Contact us at info@VisitAnnapolis.org, 410-280-0445, or toll free at 888-302-2852.
The West Street Visitors Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Handicapped-accessible and conveniently located adjacent to Gott's Court parking garage in the city’s Historic District, the center is within easy walking distance from every point of interest in downtown Annapolis. The center’s location is a great starting point, while our helpful volunteers are a great resource for things to do, events happening in the area, suggestions, and much more.
The satellite Visitor Information Booth at City Dock is open daily March through October from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Located at Ego Alley at City Dock, it's a great place to learn about boat and walking tours, picking up a map, and touching base for recommendations on accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and attractions.
Stop into the Annapolis Visitors Center today before exploring the city (26 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401).
Mobile App: AnnapolisNOW
Whether visiting Annapolis, Maryland for the first time or returning to discover something new, this app created by Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County can help you plan and make the most of your visit to Annapolis & the Chesapeake Bay. Find information on local history, museums, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, lodging, land and water tours, the U.S. Naval Academy, art galleries and weekly events and festivals. With this AnnapolisNOW app you can discover Annapolis in the palm of your hand. Download the app today on iTunes or Google Play.
You can also explore Annapolis’ storied past with two of our self-guided tours. Our Steps Through Time Walking Tour app is a visitor’s favorite. We spotlight this tour in our annual visitors guide and have now turned it into an iPhone App, which guides you through our historic town as you enjoy 33 historic sites at your own pace.
If you have a little more time and are up for an adventure, head down to our beautiful Annapolis Countryside and take another popular tour, our Roots & Tides Driving Tour app. Until this year, this tour was packaged in a print brochure, but we are happy to announce we have created a second iPhone App dedicated to this driving tour. Download the app from iTunes or the Google
Both tours provide an excellent experience and glimpse of our rich history and heritage.
Want to know more about Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay? Our Visitors Guide introduces you to our many communities, activities, events, and attractions. The handy reference tool includes a complete listing of accommodations, restaurants, shopping options, and services. Take a moment to view this year's guide online by clicking HERE, or sign up to receive one in the mail by clicking HERE.
Colleges & Universities
Exploring college options? Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay is home to three institutions of higher learning. Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy is the training ground for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officers. Founded in 1696 as King William's School, St. John's College offers a liberal arts and sciences program based on the readings and discussions of the greats. Founded in 1961, Anne Arundel Community College offers nearly 50 associate degree programs.
Getting Around Annapolis
Once you're here, getting around is easy. Consistently ranked on of the country's most walkable cities, Annapolis offers visitors a great chance to stretch their legs while exploring everything this town has to offer. If you're not up for walking, you can always climb aboard the city's circulator bus, grab a cab, enjoy a ride on one of the city's many pedicabs, or even climb aboard a water taxi to and head over to the neighborhood of Eastport.
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