Maryland Avenue Shopping

The Trophy Room: A Winning Addition to West Street

When the Graduate Annapolis hotel opened in October 2019, it was a welcome addition to our hospitality scene, with creative décor that reflected us well including maritime signal flags behind the reception desk, an atrium filled with vintage ship paintings, and a life-size photo of USNA…

Read More

The Concierge Desk: The Graduate Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the Annapolis Arts District, halfway down West Street, inside the front doors of The Graduate Annapolis hotel, and behind the wall of the lobby lies a six-story hotel atrium so spectacular, that I audibly gasped upon crossing the door’s threshold into the room. The…

Read More

Historical West Street Buildings: A Thumbnail Sketch

St. Anne's Church sits at the top of West Street in Annapolis, MD. Photo courtesy of the author. West Street, one of the gateways into Annapolis is lined with a variety of buildings, many of them rich with historical significance. Let's take a look at one of the oldest streets in America like an…

Read More

Annapolis is Easy to Love When You're a Kid

I never paid much attention to kid-friendly anything before I had a baby in 2018. But, as the saying goes, “having a baby changes everything.” My kid-friendly radar is constantly up, seeking out the best places to visit with our son, finding activities to do when my nieces visit or recommendations…

Read More

Camp Severn Shore at The Graduate Hotel

There's a new hotel on West Street, and I think it’s the most exciting yet. I hope the new food and beverage options are here to stay and become a staple for you. As a life long Annapolitan, I am always looking for establishments that do this beautiful little town justice. I have found just that…

Read More