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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 Annapolis Film Festival Returns

Building on the success of last year’s event, the city-wide Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) will once again attract thousands of guests to enjoy 70-plus films, documentaries, narratives and shorts, from around the world from March 26 through March 29, 2015...more

The St. John's vs. USNA Croquet Tradition Lives On

Break out the fancy hats, sandals and short sleeves and join in the outdoor party as the United States Naval Academy and St. John's College square off in the 33rd annual Croquet Match on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Set on the St. John's College campus, the "Johnnies" and the "Mids" vie for the coveted Annapolis Cup during this annual rite of spring. The croquet match brings together two starkly different institutions for an event Sports Illustrated says has "no parallel in intercollegiate sports."..more

Week-long Celebration of Beer is Back in Annapolis

Do you love fun Annapolis events and food? How about beer? The third annual Annapolis Beer Week has it all and more. From April 18, 2015 through April 25, 2015, the city-wide, week-long celebration offers beer lovers the chance to sample local and national brews, enjoy events and food, and take part in festivities like the beer run, cruises on the Bay, and stand-up comedy...more

The Annapolis Book Festival is Back

Rub shoulders with renowned authors, sift through new and old books of all genres for sale, and enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere at the 13th Annual Annapolis Book Festival, one of the region’s most talked- about spring events held on April 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Key School in Annapolis...more

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