Commissioning Week

United States Naval Academy

May 15 to May 22
May 15 to May 22

Commissioning Week

United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy is gearing up for a week of tradition, ceremony, and celebration for its graduating class of 2018. Commissioning Week involves a full week of celebratory events beginning Friday, May 17, 2019 and culminating with graduation

65th Annual May Day Basket Competition

May 01 to May 01

18th Annual Annapolis Book Festival

Apr 25 to Apr 25


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

St. Patrick's Day in Annapolis

2020 St. Patrick's Day Happenings in Annapolis, Maryland READ MORE


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


Savor the Flavors of Annapolis

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


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


Take Home a Memory of Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay

Our shops are teeming with quality nautical, historic, and vintage-inspired gifts for any occasion. READ MORE


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


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.

Clock Tower Place

Clock Tower Place and the surrounding area is a delightful mix of retail shops, restaurants and small businesses that welcomes you with open arms and a pride in ownership that makes you want to pull up a chair and stay a while.


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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discover our ANNAPOLIS

ART: Londontowne Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 2003, the orchestra has been serving the community by offering concerts, master classes, and competitions to members of the community for over 15 years!

FOODIE: St. Patrick's Day with Galway Bay

Many restaurants, like Galway Bay, are changing things up and offering more options than ever for the community to enjoy a great meal in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

HISTORY: Honoring Maryland-Native African American Icons

There are many reasons to visit the Maryland State House in Annapolis, and now there are two more: the new statues of Frederick Douglass & Harriet Tubman.

FOODIE: A Sweet Treat at Sweet Hearts Patisserie

Heaven is a place on earth and it’s filled with hand-crafted sugary delights, I’m talking about Sweet Hearts Patisserie.

LIFESTYLE: Grand Re-Opening at Annapolis Maritime Museum

After undergoing an extensive renovation, the Annapolis Maritime Museum will celebrate a Grand Re-Opening. The museum has always been a lovely place to attend an event, but the renovation has made the facilities even more conducive to a great time, with an enhanced picturesque deck area and beautiful art inside.

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