Welcome to Annapolis
This gorgeous waterfront suburb boasts numerous things to do year-round
Annapolis sits on the shores of the stunning Chesapeake Bay. Numerous exquisite sandy beaches line the cool waters of the Bay and allow residents access to the ocean for swimming, fishing, and boating. Beautiful beachside abodes sit overlooking the sea so residents can watch the sunrise over the water each morning and head out on the beach to relax on the sand all day.
The charming community of Annapolis has a rich history dating back to its pre-Revolutionary war days. Referred to as the “Athens of America,” the community was a hub for cultural activities with a vibrant social scene. The State House in Annapolis was also where George Washington tendered his resignation as General of the Continental Army. The four signers of the Declaration of Independence had homes in Annapolis, all of which still stand today.
What to Love
- Numerous quaint, local shops and restaurants downtown
- Access to the stunning Chesapeake Bay
- Proximity to Washington, D.C.
Residents of Annapolis get to enjoy the area’s charming historical feel. Downtown Annapolis is filled with unique locally-owned shops and restaurants where one-of-a-kind treasures can be found with every trip. Washington, D.C., is just an hour's commute from Annapolis, opening residents up to the city’s numerous luxury shops and high-end venues. However, with a bustling local economy and numerous things to do in the area, locals need not leave the quaint Annapolis community for a day of fun.
Numerous parks and preserves dot the area, giving residents access to many places to get out and enjoy outdoor recreation. Living on the Chesapeake Bay means residents can spend all summer on the beach. The waterfront views from the shores of Annapolis offer a peaceful ocean view. Many boats and sailboats coasting along the shoreline add a unique charm to the area.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
This quiet community has abundant offers for area residents. Locals often frequent Annapolis’s historic downtown for a day of shopping or a meal at one of the upscale eateries. Located right by the banks of Annapolis Harbor, the Federal House Bar & Grille
can be found. This local favorite offers a wide variety of new American cuisine and a stunning, historic dining room.
Chick and Ruth’s Deli
is often considered the best diner in town. Every meal is handmade, giving each dish an authentic flavor that keeps locals coming back time and time again. Those looking for a luxurious dining experience should check out Reynolds Tavern
. This posh eatery has roots stretching back to 1777. Today, it stands as a historic landmark and a great place to stop for a delicious dinner.
If you have a sweet tooth, Annapolis has you covered. The area is home to two amazing ice cream shops. Storm Brothers Ice Cream Factory
is located by Annapolis Bay and serves an extensive range of flavors. At the nearby Annapolis Ice Cream Company
, locals can enjoy authentic homemade flavors. When it's too cold for ice cream, Sofi’s Crêpes
offers a range of delicious sweet and savory French crêpes.
Things to Do
Maryland boasts four distinct seasons, meaning residents enjoy an ever-changing array of seasonal activities and events. Annapolis is home to many annual events that can be enjoyed around the calendar. Starting in the spring is the Naval Academy Commissioning Week. It is a week full of events and celebrations for the whole town to enjoy.
Summers are best spent enjoying the region’s exquisite natural beauty and temperate weather. Quiet Waters Park
is a great place to stop for an afternoon stroll or get out on the water. For those wanting to enjoy the water, the Annapolis Sailing School
is the place to go. This school offers lessons for all ages in the art of sailing. Residents can also enjoy sailboat rentals and evening charters.
Just as the first signs of autumn come to Annapolis, the Annapolis Songwriters Festival, hosted by Rams Head On Stage
, comes to town. Each year this festival brings world-class talents to Annapolis. Fall is also when Annapolis Boat Shows
host two fabulous boating expos. In October, these boat shows bring boats and yachts of all shapes and sizes to the shores of Annapolis. Autumn is the perfect time to walk the expansive B&A Trail
and experience the region's stunning fall foliage.
Annapolis has a range of rich educational offerings. Education is steeped in the culture of the community. Some of the best schools in the area include:
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