Annapolis, MD, Guide and Information

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Welcome to Annapolis

Annapolis is Maryland’s capital city. From land and water, the Old World charm enchants visitors and locals alike.

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Annapolis: A Bastion of History

From land and water, the Old World charm of Annapolis, Maryland enchants visitors and locals alike. If you wander through its rabbit warren maze of city streets, you will surely feel as though you’re walking through eighteenth-century America. Indeed, the red-brick buildings throughout Annapolis, most of which is classified as a National Historic District, present some of the finest examples of Colonial architecture in the country. Best of all, these small row houses (and of course some big mansions!) as well as their slivers of gardens and courtyards have been beautifully preserved; and as you approach the waterfront, many boast a lively scene peppered with beloved taverns, restaurants and shops.

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Annapolis- Maryland’s Maritime Destination

Known as “America’s Sailing Capital” and also the “Sailing Capital of the World,” Annapolis, Maryland is best experienced from both land and water.

Have you ever taken a sail on the Chesapeake Bay? It’s an exhilarating experience punctuated by a flotilla of interesting sights, sounds and sensations both from the shore and the bay. Whether you’re taking a sail with Annapolis Sailing Cruises or motoring along in your own boat, time spent on the bay will allow you to fully appreciate how and why Annapolis became such an important maritime destination centuries ago. It will also help you to understand why that standing has endured in today’s world of modern tourism and travel.

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The Best Places to Shop in Annapolis, MD

When you visit Maryland's historic and charming capital, Annapolis, You'll find no shortage of first-rate places to shop for yourself and your loved ones. Here is a tiny taste of what Annapolis has to offer for an adventurous and exquisite day of shopping.


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​The Best Places to Stay in Annapolis, MD

Located on the mighty Chesapeake Bay, the many historic districts of Annapolis present visitors with the unique opportunity to choose between old-time accommodations with modern amenities or stay in a more recently constructed establishment. Either way, you'll find Annapolis has no shortage of awe-inspiring lodgings.

The Governor Calvert House, built in 1727, is the oldest, with the Robert Johnson House and the Maryland Inn constructed nearly half a century later in 1772. These Victorian getaways offer the ideal home base within walking distance of Chesapeake Bay.

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