Annapolis has plenty to offer for visitors of all ages. From your conveniently located home base in one of our fabulous vacation rentals, you and your family are in prime position to explore all this historic city has to offer. Check out some of the top things to do in Annapolis with family below!
Tours by Trolley or Taxi
Downtown Annapolis is a historic snapshot of colonial America, with 18th century buildings, museums, and splendid architecture. The compact downtown is ideal for walking tours, or you can kick your feet up on a Discovery Annapolis trolley tour and see the sites with the aid of a helpful guide and entertaining narration (tours depart from the Annapolis Visitors Center, 26 Water Street). During the summer months you can also tour the city from the bay via the Water Taxi. No matter how you travel, the iconic and historic buildings and quaint surroundings of this city by the bay make for a great day of family activities in Annapolis.
Adventures & Thrills
If your kids (or your significant other) need a break from the city’s rich history, why not check out some of the modern attractions in the area? Play 21st century tag at Ultrazone Laser Tag (in Baltimore, 22 miles away) or Shadowland Laser Adventures (Columbia, MD; 25 miles), race your family and friends on a half-mile outdoor track at Crofton GoKart Raceway (Gambrills, MD; 11 miles), go roller skating at Sk8zone (Crofton, MD; 11 miles), or cool off at the waterpark attractions of North Arundel Aquatic Center (Glen Burnie, MD; 13 miles). For the ultimate excitement, the roller coasters and thrill rides of Six Flags America are perfect for the thrill-seekers in your family.
Annapolis also offers a wealth of museums, from the Chesapeake Children’s Museum to the U.S. Naval Academy Museum to museums devoted to flight, industry, maritime, and even electronics. The National Aquarium boasts over 600 different species and is an amazing spectacle. We particularly enjoy the Maryland Science Center (22 miles away, in Baltimore) thanks to its interactive exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to space exploration. It’s hands-on, and tons of fun. Take your pick, all these great museums are within 25 miles of Annapolis and make for great things to do in Annapolis with family.
At Home Annapolis’ offerings of luxury and comfort vacation rentals are convenient to all these attractions, and many more. While you will find no shortage of family activities in Annapolis, the metropolitan area of Baltimore is a short drive away and features even more family fun. So whether you spend your time exploring the scenic streets and inviting stores, shops, and cafes of the City Dock, take a pirate-themed dinner cruise on the bay, or make a pilgrimage to visit the birthplace of Babe Ruth, you’ll enjoy every minute of your day’s activities, especially with your cozy vacation home to return to for an evening of relaxation. Visit us and reserve your stay today! Or if you’re visiting during Commissioning Week, view our best Commissioning Week weekly rentals, condos, or lodging rentals!