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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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Paint Annapolis: A Plein Air Celebration of our Art-Inspiring Town

Annapolis is a picturesque waterfront town that begs to be captured by an artist's inspired brush. From June 8 through June 13, 2015, during Paint Annapolis, that's exactly what will happen in historic downtown Annapolis and the surrounding county: Juried artists will break out their sketch pads and paint, in plein air (meaning ‘in open air') fashion, the inspirational scenes all around them. Any passersby will get the rare opportunity to peak over artists' shoulders while they create art...more

2015 River Fest Celebrates Local Heritage of Annapolis and South Anne Arundel County

Looking for a relaxing reprieve in the Annapolis area - away from the crowded, weekend shopping bustle of Historic Downtown? Look no further than Southern Anne Arundel County. Saturday, June 6, 2015 from noon to 6 p.m. at Discovery Village (4800 Atwell Road in Shady Side, Maryland), is your chance to discover the tastes, beauty, seaside appeal, and relaxing character that is Southern Anne Arundel County...more

The Annual Arts, Crafts & Wine Festival in Annapolis

If you’re in the area and consider yourself an art fanatic, the 6th Annual Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival is a great way to spend your next weekend in Annapolis. Held on June 6 and June 7, 2015, the weekend-long festival showcases the works of Annapolis’ premier artists, set in the shadows of the famed Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The juried outdoor festival displays the prized works of 200 artists, from painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, and everything in between. Take the opportunity to view and purchase the area’s fine artwork while enjoying some of Maryland’s best wines in one of Annapolis’ most recognizable landmarks...more

Secret Garden Tour behind One of Annapolis' Favorite Homes

On June 6 and 7, 2015, experience one of the country's most important examples of 17th-century colonial architecture with the Hammond-Harwood House Association (19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, Md. 21401). In celebrating it's the 75th anniversary of the Association, the 16th Secret Garden Tour, along with additional exhibitions, will be offered to commemorate the significance and beauty of this house...more

Annapolis' First Sunday Arts Festival Returns

Sunday, May 3, 2015 marked the beginning of the annual First Sunday Arts Festival in Downtown Annapolis. Each first Sunday of every month—from May through October—is celebrated on Calvert Street and West Street with loads of art and craft vendors, food, live music, dance, theater and street performances...more

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