Whether you're arriving by boat, car, plane, train, or bus, it's easy to get to Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland's capital city is located on the Severn River where it meets North America's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. America's Sailing Capital is conveniently located just 26 miles from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and 32 miles from Washington, D.C. This makes the destination a natural choice if you're planning day trips to the two major cities. If you're still researching your trip, this section of our website can help simplify your planning. With maps, transportation information, and suggested itineraries, we'll have you off on your dream journey in no time.