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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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Annapolis' Art Culture is on Full Display at the Annual Annapolis Art Walk

Come to the Annual Annapolis Art Walk on Thursday, August 21, 2014 and discover why American Style magazine consistently designates Annapolis a “Top 25 Arts Destination”. From Historic Downtown to West Annapolis and Eastport, over 20 art galleries will open their doors to Annapolis’ art-loving visitors during special hours, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In addition, artists will be showcasing their skills in public all over the city for onlookers to view. With such an abundance of art available in this historic city after normal business hours, the Annapolis Art Walk is a great opportunity to experience world-class art while wandering the centuries-old streets of Annapolis...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

The Race is on at the 39th Annual Annapolis 10-Mile Run

Get your running shoes ready for the 39th annual Annapolis 10-Mile Run on August 24, 2014. Listed as one of the top ten 10-mile races in the country by Runner’s World Magazine, the race cuts through scenic historic Downtown Annapolis, passing such landmarks as the State House, The United States Naval Academy, and the Naval Academy Bridge. Whether participating in the run, cheering on the athletes, or simply watching the race unfold, the Annapolis 10-Mile Run is a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the summer weather...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

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