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Top Instagram-able Places in Annapolis

Make your Instagram pop by tagging @visitannapolis on Instagram and post a picture in America’s sailing capital! Here are some of the Top Instagram-able places in Annapolis. Annapolis City Dock Annapolis has always been a busy harbor since its establishment in 1649. At Annapolis City Dock, sailing…

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There's A New Bar (Arcade) In Town

Search our site – for “Annapolis bars” and you’re guaranteed to get tons of results. Try “Anne Arundel County arcades” and you’ll see those too. But one of the newest places to have fun in the area, GameOn Bar + Arcade, is both. Located in a 110-plus-year-old brick beauty in downtown Annapolis, next…

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Chocoholics Rejoice!

Here’s something sweet to celebrate: the return of the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival. Created by the Inner West Street Association (the same team behind the popular First Sunday Arts Festival), the Chocolate Binge Festival takes over the first block of West Street on December 5, in a…

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First Sunday Arts Festival

First Sundays on West Street If you are looking for the perfect way to spend an afternoon, look no further than the First Sunday Arts Festival in downtown Annapolis. This Sunday will be the last festival of the season, wrapping up the festival’s 20 th year! The festival takes place on the first…

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Hammond-Harwood's Secret Garden Tour

There is something magical about peeking through gardens, exploring behind gates, not knowing what you might find around the next corner. I have been on the Annapolis Secret Garden Tour many times, and it never ceases to inspire and delight. For me, it conjures up memories of reading The Secret…

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The First Sunday Arts Festival: Redefined

Aerial view of First Sunday Arts Festival on West Street. Photo courtesy of the Annapolis Arts District. The First Sunday Arts Festival, simply known as First Sunday to many, is one of those things Annapolitans have come to rely on and take for granted. Even for those who don’t set out to attend as…

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Maine Cottage Offers the Beach Lifestyle at Home

Do you have a favorite beach vacation memory from childhood? Maybe you spent a week in a beach house along the mid-Atlantic coast, or if you are like me, often spent summer in a cottage on a lake on the coast of Maine. There’s nothing like the feeling of running back up to the house after bobbing…

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A Brief History of May Day

Annapolis knows how to make a lasting impression, but combine the quaint beauty of the town with vibrant flowers and you have an unforgettable memory. The first time I ever visited Annapolis was on May Day, and I was immediately sold. I could not believe the camaraderie between home and business…

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Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Annapolis

Credited as the first site of city-organized horse racing in the colonial times, Annapolis is home to the oldest sporting association in the United States – The Maryland Jockey Club. Founded in 1743, this club regulated the sport of horse racing in Maryland and hosted the first race within its…

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