UPCOMING EVENTS

Renaissance Festival

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Aug 24 to Oct 20
Aug 24 to Oct 20

Renaissance Festival

Maryland Renaissance Festival

One of Maryland's most anticipated events of the summer, the Renaissance Festival has a little something for everyone in the family.

Venice on the Avenue

Sep 22 to Sep 22

Fall Fest at Market Space

Sep 22 to Sep 22

EXPERIENCE ANNAPOLIS

Naval Academy

Dine at the "Yard"

While you're at the Naval Academy Yard, why not stop in one of their restaurants for a quick bite to eat? READ MORE

Family Friendly

Family Friendly Activities by Season

Annapolis is known for its colonial history and sailing tradition, but it’s also a great place to spend time with the family. READ MORE

History

African-American History in Anne Arundel County

African-Americans have, for over 350 years, comprised a major in the development of Maryland.. READ MORE

On The Water

Visit the Sailing Capital of the U.S.

Whether you’re a veteran sailor or considering dipping your toe in the water for the first time, Annapolis has something to offer. READ MORE

Arts & Culture

Meet the Area’s Local Arts Community

Take a peek into Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's talented and diverse arts community. READ MORE

Dining

Savor the Flavors of Annapolis

Annapolis is quickly becoming known for its culinary variety and creativity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. READ MORE

Nightlife

5 Ways to Enjoy Annapolis' Nightlife

Annapolis is a great pick for your next night out on the town, offering a little something for every taste. READ MORE

Shopping

Seasonal Shopping in Annapolis

No matter the time of year, you'll find that perfect little something in Annapolis. Click here to learn more. READ MORE

Overnight

Five Overnight Ideas in Annapolis

For those of us that love our job but are looking for some much-needed time off, Annapolis offers the perfect night, or weekend, getaway. READ MORE

EXPLORE ANNAPOLIS

a walkable town...

Visitors Center

Downtown Annapolis

Select a point of interest on the left, or click “see all” below. Need help with ideas on where to go or how to start? Come to the Visitors Center on West Street in the Arts District for suggestions and guidance!

Annapolis Towne Centre

Shop, dine, or relax at the Annapolis Towne Centre, just minutes up the road from downtown Annapolis.

Arts District

From fine art galleries and performing arts centers, to ballet theaters and city-wide film festivals, Annapolis’ art scene is in full bloom all year long.

Arundel Mills

As Maryland’s largest outlet mall, Arundel Mills offers visitors an almost unimaginable number of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

City Dock

Sit along Ego Alley watching the boats, grab a bite to eat, or shop 'til you drop at one of Annapolis' favorite spots.

Eastport

Spend some time in the small Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport for an alternate view of the Annapolis.

Herring Bay

From Bay-side dining to on the water activities, Herring Bay is what the Chesapeake is all about.

Historic London Town

An active archaeological site meets a replicated colonial settlement at Historic London Town and Garden.

Main Street

As the heart of the city, Main Street and its unique charm offer Annapolis’ visitors the best of the city’s dining, shopping, and history.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Towering over historic Annapolis, the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium plays host to everything from the heated football and lacrosse games to some of the area's most popular events.

Sandy Point State Park

Since 1952, Sandy Point State Park has been a haven for nature lovers, beach-goers, and fishermen.

State Circle/Maryland Avenue

With the Maryland State house at its center, State Circle is home to the highest concentration of 18th century buildings in the country, now housing a variety of retail shops, antique stores, and more.

United States Naval Academy

Established in 1845, The United States Naval Academy has played a significant role in the development of both Annapolis and the United States.

Westfield Annapolis

Looking for something bigger than the boutiques of downtown Annapolis? Head to Westfield Annapolis Mall.

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MORE VIDEOS
FOODIE: Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Yellowfin Steak & Fish House

Nestled between downtown Annapolis and the South River Bridge is Yellowfin Steak & Fish House, a spacious waterfront spot with all the tasty views and eats you need to savor the rest of summer.

LIFESTYLE: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

The boutique hotel, farm-to-table restaurant, and luxury spa give the place an intimacy that feels like a dreamy getaway. The excellent service and smiling, helpful staff aid in making the Inn at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club your new favorite place to visit!

HISTORIAN: A Look Inside The National Cryptologic Museum

As one of the first public museums within the Intelligence community, it provides a place for people to learn and interact with exhibits that showcase the role of cryptology in the United States and in our world.

ART: Chesapeake Arts Center

In this video blog, we dive into the Chesapeake Arts Center to learn more about what they have to offer!

HISTORY: A Brief Tour of Government House

Situated in the center of historic Annapolis, adjacent to the State House, is Government House, the official residence of the governor of Maryland. Follow Jamie and take a look inside!

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