As vacation season rolls around every six months or so, families all over the world begin to deal with the age-old question: Where do we want to go this year? The options are endless, from European vacations to trips to Disneyland, or our personal favorite, a visit to where most of our country’s history began, right here in Annapolis, Maryland! If Annapolis hasn’t been on your radar for a vacation destination, we think it will be after you read about these top reasons to visit Annapolis MD.
Although Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts is where our country’s history began, and Washington D.C. is where the most powerful men became our leaders, Annapolis could be considered the heart of America—especially when you consider that our city is the birthplace of the US Navel Academy and many of its denizens have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Today, you can tour the Naval Academy, visit the home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and visit museums, historic homes, and monuments dedicated to preserving not just the history of Annapolis, but the history of America itself. Things to do around Annapolis has something for everyone!
We’ve Got Crabs
And boy, are they tasty! Maryland crabs are known the world over for being sweet, tasty treats, and when you visit, you’re going to want to include them in as many meals as you possibly can! The crabs found at Cantler’s Riverside Inn are probably the best reason to visit our town—they are just that good—but to be perfectly honest, you won’t ever find a bad crab in Annapolis!
America’s Sailing Capital
There’s a romantic magic associated with sailing and Annapolis has cornered the market on that activity. Spring and summer are the best times to visit and watch the Wednesday night sailboat races, take a sunset sailing cruise, or learn how to sail yourself. The Annapolis Sailing School, located at 7001 Bembe Beach Road, offers instructors that are both patient and personable as they train their students to fly across the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. There are plenty of activities to do in the area!
Made for Families
As you spend more time with your family, you begin to learn how much fun they can be, and your vacation to Annapolis offers plenty of ways to have fun with them! Younger children will love time spent at one of the local parks, including the children’s playground at Broadneck Park. Offering a jungle gym set shaped like a pirate’s ship, imaginations will soar as your little pirates search for pirate’s treasure and practice (safely) walking the plank on this unique piece of playground equipment. Located at 613 College Avenue, visiting during the morning hours of summer escape will allow together time before the temperatures rise, but at any other time of the year, it’s also a perfect place to watch the sunset as your youngsters run mild!
Speaking of pirates, the first pirate of the Chesapeake became infamous in 1635, and the pirate’s life continues today with an adventure your children will never forget. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, docked at 311 3rd Street, is a favorite for our children and will be for yours as well! Offering fun on the water with scavenger hunts and costumes, this adventure will be the highlight of your family vacation!
Dining out on vacation is usually our favorite part of any getaway, and if you’re like us, checking out the food scene in Annapolis is definitely something you will look forward to! Power dinners at Harry Browne’s, 66 State Circle, offer smooth whiskey and haute cuisine, as well as a chance to see how the other half lives. Prominent politicians love to see and be seen when eating in this upscale eatery. Breakfasts with the family will bring back reminders of the meals your grandmother used to make regularly when you stop in the Double T Diner found at 12 Defense Street. Serving up plate-sized pancakes and omelets filled with your favorite ingredients, breakfast at the Double T is best followed up with a hike in Quiet Water’s Park or a nice long nap in the cloud soft bed back at your At Home Annapolis vacation escape! When you want to combine history with an excellent meal, restaurants such as the Treaty of Paris Restaurant, 11 Church Street, and Reynolds Tavern fit the bill nicely! French meals in the former and high tea in the latter are memorable experiences you will talk about for years to come.
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You want to be comfortable and pampered when you travel, and staying in one of our historic and stylish vacation escapes is the perfect reason for visiting Annapolis! Spacious, inviting, and warm, our homes are designed to make our guests feel treasured and welcomed. Reserve yours today and discover the At Home Annapolis difference!