Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis, Maryland

Visiting Annapolis

Evening view of downtown Annapolis, MD

The Maryland capital city of Annapolis has many things for visitors to do and see. There’s the Maryland State House and many other fine examples of historic architecture, plus museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants.

You can watch the waterfront activity at City Dock or take a tour onboard a motor or sailboat, or maybe paddle around the shoreline in a kayak. Plus, there’s the beautiful Naval Academy grounds to explore.

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Park your car, put on your walking shoes, and wander the streets of historic downtown Annapolis. Everything in downtown Annapolis is walk-able. You’ll find plenty of shops and galleries for browsing. Or maybe you’d rather take an organized  tour of the city. There are walking tours, trolley tours, boat tours, and even segway tours.

The Annapolis Visitor Center is a good place to start your exploration of the city.  It is located at 26 West Street (next to Gotts Court Garage) and is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm. In addition to information, they have a nice selection of items for sale. There’s also a visitor information booth at City Dock.

Restaurants: Visitors have many choices when it comes to finding a place to eat in Annapolis. Popular choices in the historic downtown area include Iron Rooster and Boatyard Bar & Grill.  See a full list of places to eat. 

Annapolis Videos – The folks at Visit Annapolis have put together a very nice set of videos that let you take a first-hand look at all the wonderful things that Annapolis has to offer.

Things to Do in Annapolis – Annapolis attractions and things to do and see.

Annapolis Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts. and Vacation Rentals

There are several hotels located in historic downtown Annapolis, although there have been some ownership and name changes. There is the Graduate Annapolis (formerly the Loews Annapolis), Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown (formerly the O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel), the Westin Annapolis, and the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel (now part of the independent collection of hotels). In addition to the downtown locations, there are more hotels located just outside of town, along the Route 50 highway corridor.

Historic Inns of Annapolis is a long-time favorite consisting of three historic inns located in the heart of the Annapolis historic district.

Bed & Breakfasts and vacation home rentals are popular alternatives to a hotel stay. Annapolis has many bed & breakfast establishments to choose from and vacation rentals are also plentiful, with downtown and waterfront options available.

Annapolis Trip Planning Resources

Official City of Annapolis Website. Calendar of events, a map of the city, and a bus schedule.

Visit Annapolis.  Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Visitors Bureau

United States Naval Academy. The Navy’s Officer training school.

Annapolis Yacht Club.  Racing and cruising in the Annapolis area.

Historic London Town. A 23 acre park located on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland.

Annapolis Real Estate Listings.  With an interactive real estate map.

Annapolis Restaurants.  Read customer reviews of restaurants in Annapolis.

Annapolis Golf Courses.  Golf course information and maps at

Annapolis Traveler Reviews and Hotel Deals.  Read traveler reviews and find the best deals at