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Whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, with friends, or with the kids, Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay can fill the niche. Want a quick lay of the land? Head to City Dock in Annapolis. It's your gateway to a host of sailing and cruising possibilities. Want to captain your own boat? Our award-winning sailing and powerboat schools can put you at the helm. For a demonstration from the pros, visit the U.S. Naval Academy, or get a waterman's take on the Chesapeake Bay at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

No visit to Annapolis is complete without a walking tour. Tour guides in Colonial attire will fill you in on the gossip of the ages as you wind your way along the brick-lined streets of the Historic District. Up for a good scare? Try our ghost tours. Hungry? Indulge your appetite and your intellect with a food and history tour. Looking for adventure? Trail blaze on a Segway, or make your way around the city on a climate-controlled trolley tour. Your guide will fill you in on key attractions including the Maryland State House, Banneker-Douglass Museum, and the homes of Maryland's signers of the Declaration of Independence.

A new exhibit at Historic London Town and Gardens recounts the history of the Annapolis countryside. While you're there, check out the largest ongoing archaeological dig in Maryland. The nearby Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side, the Galesville Heritage Museum, and the Deale Area Historical Society have their own stories to tell about the life and times of farmers and watermen of years gone by. Annapolis Baltimore is an area of contrasts. Home to Arundel Mills Mall and its new Maryland Live! Casino, Annapolis Baltimore is our nation's cyber security capital and home to one of the fastest growing airports in the nation, BWI Thurgood Marshall.

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The Maryland Seafood Festival: Savor the Flavors of the Chesapeake Bay

Come join a 47-year-old Annapolis tradition at the Maryland Seafood Festival from September 6 to September 7, 2014, at Sandy Point State Park (1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409). With 20,000 seafood fanatics expected to be in attendance, dozens of Chesapeake Bay flavors to sample, family-fun activities, live music, contests, arts and crafts, and more, the 2014 Maryland Seafood Festival is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer...more

Celebrating the 200th Birthday of the National Anthem at the Star-Spangled Spectacular

To celebrate our national anthem’s 200th birthday, Baltimore is gearing up for a week-long celebration aptly named the Star-Spangled Spectacular. From September 10, 2014 to September 16, 2014, Baltimore welcomes visitors to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event. The week includes an airshow by the famed Blue Angels, Navy tall ships, fireworks, concerts, family-friendly activities, and much, much more. Come celebrate the Battle of Baltimore, the defense of Fort McHenry, and the writing of what would eventually become the “Star-Spangled Banner”...more

Come to the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival for a Late-Summer Fling with Fun

Sadly, with summer coming to a close, it’s time to pack away the coolers, umbrellas, and beach chairs; but not without one last party. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival offers a great way to close out the summer and get a jump start on Annapolis’ fall festivities. Come experience over 100 regional and national craft beers, five live bands performing throughout the day, three craft brew seminars, and food at the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival. This fun last-summer fling takes place at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m...more

The Maryland Renaissance Festival Closes Out the Summer in 16th Century Style

Beginning on August 23, 2014, the Maryland Renaissance Festival welcomes visitors to immerse themselves in a recreated 16th century English village. Located at 1821 Crownsville Road in Annapolis, the festival and its village are situated on twenty-five acres of woodland with 85 additional aces set aside for free parking. Take a day to wander through 16th century England while experiencing jesters, jousters, knights, live music, and activities. Hailed as the region’s premier outdoor event and the second largest Renaissance Festival in the county with over 280,000 visitors a season, you’ll discover a new world full of family-fun, entertainment, food, and more at the Maryland Renaissance Festival...more

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