Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County, home to Maryland’s capital city, Annapolis, is located in central Maryland with a population of about 537,000 people. Did you know that of Anne Arundel County’s 588 square miles, about one-third of that area (173 square miles) is made up of waterways? Now you know why Anne Arundel locals love anything to do with the water!

The county established its own jurisdiction in 1650, becoming the third Maryland county. It was named after Lady Anne Arundell, of Cornwall, England, who was married to Cecilius Calvert, first Lord Proprietor of the Province of Maryland.

Anne Arundel County is home to many different landscapes, including beaches, parks, farms, and wineries, offering visitors and locals alike an abundance of activities throughout the year. Seeing as the entire eastern boundary of the county is defined by waterways, much of Anne Arundel’s recreation and economy relies on the water. Visitors to the area can find year-round options to take in a boat ride or chartered tour of the waterways, as well as many options for waterfront dining. And don’t forget the quintessential Maryland experience—a crab feast of steamed blue crabs, many caught right off the county’s own shorelines.


Annapolis is a truly diverse city. Within its 8-square-miles, Annapolis holds rich historical sites, the seat of Maryland’s government, a variety of recreational, arts, and cultural activities and events, as well as the best shopping...

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Fort Meade

Fort Meade is a U.S. Army installation located in Anne Arundel County, and the largest employer in the county and the state. Like many military installations, it is almost a city in itself, with many amenities on property like schools, a...

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Pasadena covers the northeastern part of Anne Arundel County, and lies 20 miles south of Baltimore. It is a family-friendly area with quality schools and many recreational activities.

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Glen Burnie

Glen Burnie is a great destination for a stay-and-play hotel package to allow you to see lots of the surrounding attractions, while staying at an affordable price. 

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Odenton is an up-and-coming area located in the northwestern part of Anne Arundel County, bordered by Fort Meade, Millersville, and Crofton. Odenton has expanded rapidly in recent years. Commuters to Washington D.C. and Baltimore like its...

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Crofton sits in central Anne Arundel County, 10 miles west of Annapolis and 24 miles south of Baltimore. It is centered around the planned community of Crofton proper, developed in 1964, which boasts the Crofton Country Club, several churches...

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Millersville is a pleasant suburb with proximity to many shops, restaurants, and recreation options. It was named after George Miller, the first Postmaster of the first Post Office along the A & E Railroad (Annapolis & Elkridge).

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With lots of restaurant and shopping options, Edgewater makes a fantastic day trip for visitors and locals alike.

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Linthicum Heights

Linthicum Heights, or Linthicum for short, is located in northern Anne Arundel County and only a stone’s throw from BWI Airport. 

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge, or sometimes just The Bridge) is a point of pride for Marylanders. It is an iconic sight to take in by car or boat: the dual bridge spans framed by a sunny sky, with crabbing boats,...

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