Escape to Annapolis for Easter 2021

The beauty of Annapolis shines even brighter over the Easter holiday, and although this is not usually a holiday over which you would travel, aren’t you tired of staying home? The last 12 months have been long and sad, and now that the world is starting to look a little brighter, itchy feet can travel again! Our guide to our Annapolis Easter rentals will give you just a glimpse of what you can expect during your Easter 2021 escape to our favorite city on the Chesapeake Bay.

Seasonal Sanctuaries for Annapolis Easter

At Home Annapolis wants you to feel instantly at home when you walk into our cozy, cheerful, and oh so comfortable holiday hideaways! Follow the halls that lead a path straight to the kitchen, the heart of the home, and discover a space that is airy and bright and designed to give the little extra something that makes your Easter feast extra special. Boil eggs for decorating and bake the traditional Easter ham, showing your family that traditions can continue even when you are thousands of miles from home. Dining rooms are where you can decorate those eggs, play a few board games, or devour the Easter feast if that’s how you celebrate this important holiday. The kitchens can be used for whipping together a pitcher of Easter cocktails, the dining room tables for catching up on emails, and living areas offer plush furnishings, state of the art televisions, and the perfect spots to recover from the aftereffects from too many Easter Egg Mudslide shots! Yards with fences are designed to offer hiding spots for your decorated eggs, large porches with views of the water are where you can sit each evening watching the sun set over the horizon. And at the end of each evening, sliding into the warmth and coziness of our deluxe beds, you will discover what it means to sleep the entire night through!

Making Memories with At Home Annapolis

Every minute of your Annapolis Easter adventure in our hometown on the bay is guaranteed to be filled with love, laughter, comfort, and style when you choose At Home Annapolis for your holiday escape. Reserve yours today and get started making memories that will last a lifetime!

Date Night Hotspots in Annapolis

The days of the week are never changing. There’s the Sunday blues, Monday Madness, Taco Tuesday, Hump Day, Almost Friday, Finally Friday, Sensational Saturday, and then it starts all over again. What does change, however is the night you choose for date night in your real life. Weekdays you are too tired, and weekends are often too crowded with honey-do lists and kids’ activities, but during your unforgettable Annapolis adventures, you will definitely want to resurrect date night and visit some of these hottest spots in town. We’ve done the research; all you need to do is have a great time on your Annapolis vacation!

Explore Your Creative Side

We’re sure you have heard the phrase and absolutely agree that partners who paint together, stay together. Wait, you haven’t? Oh well, maybe we just made it up because we have so much fun at Muse Paintbar, 1915 Towne Centre Boulevard #110, when we hit the town with our own romantic partners! Offering the opportunity to laugh, sip (they have a bar) and create art, the low cost makes it a popular date night choice—just be sure to reserve your seat in advance, as pandemic changes have limited the amount of people who can be in the same room together.

The Perfect Pour

The Guinness drinkers in our group know exactly what we mean by the perfect pour, as do the awesome bartenders at Kilarney House, located at 584 West Central Avenue! Offering live entertainment, delicious pub food, and of course, the perfect pour of Guinness, this fun spot is one of the hottest in the area and is guaranteed to get even hotter when you and your sweetheart walk in the door.

Small Plates, Large Flavor

The allure of small plates (also known as tapas) is due to the diversity. You aren’t stuck with one plate or one meal the entire evening; you can explore LOTS of different flavors! Level, a small plates lounge located at 69 West Street, is the perfect place to experience tapas, especially if you haven’t tried them before. The menu changes frequently, so we won’t talk specifics, but we will tell you that every bite will be better than the last!

It’s All About the Grape

Grapes Wine Bar of Annapolis, located at 1410 Forest Drive, is known for their signature silky wines as well as their eclectic small plates, and it is hands down one of our favorite date night getaways! Open again after brief pandemic closures, their award-winning wines always go down smoothly, and the romantic atmosphere will make you fall in love with your one true love all over again!

Warmth and Romance on Your Annapolis Vacation

The most romantic of all spots in Annapolis is right there in your At Home Annapolis honeymoon hideaway. Reserve yours today!

How to Have a Luxury Weekend Getaway in Annapolis

When you think back to your traveling style in your college days, did you ever imagine that one day you would be seeking out luxury and passing on stays in cheap motels? Life wasn’t as smooth for you then, especially in comparison to today, and although it was fun, it did not even begin to compare to the comfort and style you live in today, and you wouldn’t have it any other way! This guide to a luxury weekend in Annapolis and an even more luxurious stay in our At Home Annapolis vacation escapes is designed to help you fill every second with luxury, glamour, and grace on your Annapolis getaway.

You Look Marvelous!

As we age, we start to obsess over the gray hairs, the unwanted weight that creeps on, and of course, the lines and wrinkles that seem to appear overnight, but with a luxury lifestyle comes luxury solutions! Even Keel Wellness Spa, 31 Old Solomons Island Road #101, is one of those secrets that we only share with our most favored friends and family, so welcome to the family! Offering quick and simple massage and facials for those who only have a few minutes to spare or more involved packages guaranteed to make you feel like restful royalty when you leave, this day spa is a local favorite for a reason.

The Splendor of Art

When you find yourself desperately seeking beauty in a world that seems harsh and gray, art rescues you. Although our city on the bay is surrounded by beauty, a visit to the art galleries that line the streets never ceases to please! Offering everything from the classics to the contemporary, we can’t help but feel better when standing in front of the perfect masterpiece. Maryland Federation of Art is open again after a brief pandemic closure and features a fantastic selection from the best artists in the country.

The Ultimate in Luxury for Your Annapolis Getaway

A great meal is the ultimate luxury, and your options are plentiful in Annapolis! Lewnes’ Steakhouse, located at 401 4th Street, offers the premiere dining experience featuring a menu filled with the classic dishes you love and an atmosphere of quiet elegance. Also presenting an extensive wine list, every sip will be savored and every bite enjoyed here will be an exercise in luxury, creating an evening you will wish never had to end!

Come Home to Luxury

At the end of every day spent in Annapolis, however, coming home to the comfortable beauty of an At Home Annapolis abode is the most incredible luxury of all. Reserve yours today!

Winter Escape to Annapolis

Annapolis is a summer destination for many every year. The town on the shores of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay is a water lover’s paradise. But when the water and the weather cools – winter water temperatures only reach the low 50s – there is still plenty to enjoy. From holiday celebrations to indoor activities when the snow is falling, you will find something to fill every day of your Annapolis winter vacation.

Lights on the Bay

This holiday light show runs from mid-November to early January. See the lights on display from five to ten p.m. nightly, weather permitting. The over sixty displays of animated and stationary lights located at Sandy Point State Park include a display of Old Time Annapolis City, the North Pole and an animated display of midshipmen throwing their hats at graduation. All proceeds of the event go to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.

Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

Head indoors to this waterfront attraction at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Housed in the historic McNasby building – the last oyster-packing plant to operate in Annapolis – the museum hosts an annual winter lecture series on topics like traditional wooden shipbuilding on the Chesapeake Bay, or the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, a Chesapeake Bay icon in the Annapolis area. Check their schedule and for specific event times.

Live! Spa On Your Next Annapolis Winter Vacation

Destress and calm your mind and body with a visit to Live! Spa and Salon inside Live! Casino & Hotel. Treat yourself to a restorative message, body polish, body wrap, facial, or other advanced skincare and anti-ageing treatment. Indulge in a mani-pedi or a fresh new ‘do. Add in waxing or makeup lesson/application to completely refresh.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

If you’ll be in town when the calendar turns to a new year, head down to City Dock. Enjoy as the sky above Annapolis Harbor bursts with light in celebration of the incoming new year. Check out a cruise on the bay to get even closer to the fountains of light.

Winter Activities in Annapolis

A vacation rental by At Home Annapolis puts you in the thick of the action during your winter stay. Enjoy the privacy of one of our luxury homes or condos. Our rentals can house your entire group, with units sleeping six or less to units for you and sixteen of your closest friends and family. Stay in historic downtown Annapolis or wake up to the view of the town’s scenic waterways. Book now to start planning your unforgettable Annapolis getaway!

Plan a 4th Of July Escape to Annapolis

As we get deeper into the heat of summer, one of our favorite holidays makes an appearance, and after the way the first half of this year has gone, we bet you’re looking forward to celebrating our nation’s birthday as much as we are! We all want to get out there and play, and as travel restrictions are lessening, if your journey brings you to Annapolis this 4th of July, it’s all the better! This guide to all the fun you can have in our historic city is just one of the many ways we thank you for choosing At Home Annapolis for your holiday hideaway!

Pancakes for Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and starting out with sweet and fluffy pancakes, perhaps enhanced with strawberries and blueberries for a patriotic treat, is our favorite way to celebrate a lazy day off! Miss Shirley’s Café is a local tradition where you can order the pancakes to take home, but if you are in the mood, there’s nothing like homemade! Whip up a batch in the fully equipped kitchen of your rental property using the aforementioned berries and a dab of whip cream and your children will love you forever!

Celebrate 4th Of July Where It All Began

As we acknowledge the birthday of our nation, what you may not know is that Annapolis is home to four of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, making it only fitting that you celebrate with a visit to their homes! The William Paca House, the Chase Lloyd House, the Peggy Stewart House, and the Charles Carroll House once housed our forefathers and are exciting and beautiful places to tour, and even though the Peggy Stewart House is not open to the public, just strolling by can cause some powerful feelings.

No Organized Fireworks? No Problem!

Unfortunately, our annual 4th of July fireworks show has been cancelled due to the pandemic, but chances are you won’t even miss them! Spend part of the day enjoying the charms of Chesapeake Bay and then head back to your holiday homestead to frolic, have fun, and spend more time with family! Many of our larger properties come with private pools, keeping you cool on the hottest days of the year, and because even more of our properties come equipped with a barbecue grill, you can celebrate with an all-American meal of hot dogs and hamburgers! Whip up a batch of red, white & boozy margaritas, made with ice, silver tequila, triple sec, grenadine, and blue curacao, and your day will be complete!

Come Home to At Home Annapolis

It’s been a tough few months, but things are looking brighter, and when you choose At Home Annapolis for your holiday hideaway, they get brighter still! Reserve your stay with us today!

Top Restaurants for Carryout in Annapolis

When you want a delicious meal but would prefer the comforts of your vacation rental and the company of your traveling companions, takeout is a great option. Check out some of our favorite restaurants for carryout in Annapolis.

Breakfast, Brunch and Coffee

 

Start your day off right with some fresh roasted beans and delicious breakfast. Bean Rush Cafe is a local roasting, baking and sandwich making shop with a keep it simple, keep it fresh, keep it local philosophy. Their drink menu features all your usual espresso drinks, plus signature blends like the Honey Bee Latte with honey and toffee, and the Funky Monkey with chocolate and banana. For breakfast, they have smoothies, oatmeal, fruit, bagels, and breakfast sandwiches. Another notable establishment that serves breakfast all day is the Iron Rooster. Enjoy a plate of the made-to-share Breakfast Nachos, lighten up with Strawberry Avocado Toast, or go all out with the Angry Pig Omelet or Shrimp and Grits bowl! If your sweet tooth is calling the shots, go for the fruit-topped brioche Cinnamon French Toast.

Lunch

 

Take advantage of your proximity to the water and enjoy some fresh seafood while you’re in Annapolis. At Boatyard Bar and Grill, you can get their popular Soft Shell Crab Sandwich, Fish and Chips, or Finley’s Fantabulous Fish Tacos. Cantler’s Riverside Inn is another local favorite, and some of their most loved dishes include Cream of Crab Soup, Crab Cakes, Jumbo Shrimp and Hard Shell Crab by the dozen. If you’re looking for a little south of the border flavor, get your order in at Sin Fronteras Cafe. Their guacamole is fresh and homemade, the Fried Calamari is always a hit, and they have a great mix of south American foods, including a Honduran specialty, Peruvian beef, a Cuban sandwich, and of course, plenty of seafood options.

Dinner Restaurants for Carryout in Annapolis

 

Not much beats sharing a pizza with the people you love at the end of a long day. At Vin 909 you can order up a classic brick oven pizza like Margherita, or a more unique profile, like the Gochujang, with chicken, roasted carrots, smoked gouda, mozzarella, arugula and kimchi mayo! Vin 909 also features beautiful antipasto plates and drool worthy desserts. If you’re still full from a big lunch, order some tapas from Level A Small Plates Lounge and enjoy some smaller shareables! Their Farm to Table philosophy means your plates are made up of many local and sustainable sources and are designed to encourage sharing and socializing. Some local favorites are Fried Brussel Sprouts, Spicy Tuna Tartare, and the Buffalo Cauliflower.

No matter what flavors you are craving, you can find just the meal to fit the bill here in Annapolis. Pick up your takeout, head back to your vacation rental home, and relax!

Annapolis Valentine’s Day Activities in 2020

Love is in the air! When you’re coming to Annapolis for Annapolis Valentine’s Day Activities, you’re coming to the right city. Let us share with you some of our favorite romantic activities to do here on the most romantic holiday of the year.

Take a Stroll at the Dock

This is a little activity that you can do which costs nothing and allows you to spend quality time together. Walk hand in hand along the Annapolis City Dock and drink in the views of the water, along with the interesting and beautiful boats moored here, and those passing by. It’s a quaint area, and worth a visit if you’re nearby.

Visit a Winery Together

Walk around the vineyard at Great Frogs and enjoy the romantic solitude that you only find in places such as these, where human mastery meets the wonders of mother nature. You can order wine from the walk-up window for quick service (glasses of wine can range from $8 to $10, whereas bottles range from $30 to $50). There’s even an outdoor patio here where guests can enjoy a bottle of wine without prior reservation. If you’d like to get the most out of your visit to Great Frogs, make a reservation ahead of time for a tasting experience. Let the masters walk you through the wonders of wine! What’s more romantic than a classy wine date?

Plan a Date at Sandy Point State Park

This state park is 786 acres of pure earthly beauty. Find it on the Northwestern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, and plan to stay for at least a few hours. A romantic way to experience the joys of Sandy Point might be to pack along a picnic and surprise your loved one! Or, you can simply eat when you get there. There are places to buy food in the area; picnics are certainly, romantic, though. You’ll find a marina store here, along with boat rentals, so you can really wow your date by taking them out onto the water for some fun activities, like fishing, or the simple joy of sailing. The sight of the sun sparkling on the surface of the water will make this Valentine’s Day one that you’ll never forget.

Spend Annapolis Valentine’s Day 2020 with At Home Annapolis

Give your valentine the best gift of all; a luxurious vacation rental home where you can stay together during the lovely month of February. Get in touch with us today at (888) 508-9661 or (435) 571-0024 to get started.

How to Enjoy Your First Annapolis Vacation in 2020

As the decade turns and we head from 2019 into 2020, you’ll want to refresh yourself for the new decade. Take some time off, relax a little, and do something fun to reset your inner Zen. Annapolis is the perfect place to head for your first vacation of 2020! Here are some handy ideas for how to spend your Annapolis Vacation in 2020:

See Gilbert Gottfried Onstage

What better way to kick off 2020 than with comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried? Comedy shows are the best way to release all the steam of the previous year. Kick back and let your worries slip away at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis on January 16th, 2020. This event is 21+ and tickets are on sale now for $39.50.

Explore Chesapeake Bay

For anyone coming to Annapolis, Chesapeake Bay is undoubtedly one of the biggest draws. Take a boat tour out onto the water and get up close and personal with the waves! You’ll get an unparalleled view of the city, and you’ll also get to experience sea life from the best possible vantage point. You simply haven’t seen the Chesapeake until you’ve boarded a boat and left the shore behind for a few solid hours of ocean adventure.

Celebrate Chinese New Year / Spring Festival 2020

The world will be celebrating Spring Festival the last week of January, so you should too! Explore traditional Chinese customs, cuisine, and arts at this cultural celebration held at Wellsview Cottage: Center for Holistic and Integrative Health. Put it on your calendar for Saturday, January 25th, 2020, 6:30 – 9:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $25.

Visit the Annapolis Historic District

The architecture of Annapolis is unique, preserving older buildings that you simply don’t see in many other cities in the United States. As one of the oldest cities in the country, it’s simply brimming with historic buildings, colonial architecture, and colorful houses that will fill the start of your year with an aesthetic breath of fresh air, good vibes, and fun times. Seeing all the sights in the Annapolis Historic District is a great way to fill a winter afternoon and evening before you head back to your rental home for the night.

Start Your Year with a Annapolis Vacation in 2020

The first month of the year can really define your mood for the entire year going forward. That’s why you should choose a top rental home to maximize your comfort and surround yourself with a good atmosphere. Head over to our catalog right now to get started!

Plan a 2019 Annapolis Thanksgiving Getaway

Thanksgiving is the time of year when you’re ready for a break from day to day life. Fall is in full swing, winter is on the horizon, and you want to get cozy with the ones you love! There’s no better place to enjoy this holiday together than in Annapolis, Maryland.

Wednesday

Explore the heart of Annapolis on your first day in town with Annapolis Urban Adventures. Take this 1.5-hour tour with the whole family by climbing aboard the electric vehicle to make your way around town. See all the historic landmarks, get acquainted with the city you’ll be spending your Thanksgiving in, and hear some fun stories and facts from your tour guide as well! It’s a small group tour, which makes it perfect for a family holiday vacation.

Thursday – Thanksgiving Day!

On Thanksgiving Day you’ll want the focus to be on the family. Choose some quiet activities where you can enjoy each other’s company. Head to Sandy Point State Park for a quiet day of fun by the water and have your Annapolis Thanksgiving dinner at your comfortable rental home, utilizing the available amenities to cook up a delicious meal with the ones you love.

Friday

After your relaxing Thanksgiving Day, you’ll want to get up and get active with some outdoor activities! Take the Chesapeake Wine Tour hosted by Vino 302 Wine Concierge Tours and you’ll get to explore two different wineries, Crow Farm and Vineyard and Mark Cascia Vineyards. This tour is five hours long, and on the way, you’ll get to bask in the beauty of the region and its waterways and beaches. If you don’t have kids with you, or if you have older family members to leave the kids with, this is a great way to get some alone time!

Saturday & Sunday

Do a family activity! How about a game that’s a cross between a scavenger hunt, self-guided tour, and thrilling race? Check out Puzzling Adventures and complete their adventure at your own pace, all while learning fun things about your surroundings. The point is to get you outdoors and having fun together. Spend some time in the gardens at Quiet Waters Park, have a bite to eat at Carrol’s Creek Cafe by the waterside, and grab some souvenirs at Annapolis Harbor Center.

Spend Thanksgiving 2019 With At Home Annapolis

Wherever you are and whatever you do, family is always the most important part of Thanksgiving. So give your family the best home-away-from-home that there is to be found in Annapolis! Just get in touch with us today at (888) 508-9661 or (435) 571-0024 and we’ll help you get started.

Our Favorite Annapolis Activities in the Fall

Annapolis in the fall is cozy, stunning, and wildly fun all at once. With the leaves changing color around you, the weather brisk and pleasant, and a plethora of fall activities to participate in, you’re going to have one unforgettable vacation. Make some time while you’re here to check out our favorite Annapolis activities in the Fall:

Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival

This festival runs from September all the way through October in Greenstreet Gardens, so there are six whole weekends of festivities and themed events to enjoy. Get lost with your friends in the corn maze, go bowling with pumpkins, take a haunted hayride, and take a ride on an underground slide. That’s not all, but you’ll have to come and check out this fun fall festival if you want to know more!

U.S. Sailboat Show

This October come and see this one-of-a-kind gathering, where sailors from around the world come together. You’ll never have seen so many interesting boats all in one place before. If you love the sea and sailing, you’ll adore this show, and if you don’t know much about it this is a great chance to learn.

Visit the Renaissance Fair

The Maryland Renaissance Fair runs between August 24th and October 20th, so you have ample time this fall season to come down and catch the fair while you’re here. The Renaissance Fair is always a world of fun, and Maryland truly goes all out. The Renaissance Fair is definitely one of our favorite things to do in Annapolis in the Fall!

Winterbrook Farms

We adore this pumpkin patch for many reasons, including but not limited to the moonlight maze, the private campfires, and the mountain slides. This is a great day activity for any family and evening activity for anyone who wants to do a corn maze in the dark.

Walking Ghost Story Tour

This activity is exactly as exciting and off-the-wall as it sounds. Experience Annapolis in an entirely unique way by taking this 90-minute nighttime walking tour through the city to some of the most ‘haunted’ places in Annapolis. Between haunted taverns, Joe Morgue, and “The Headless Man,” this is a great way to wake you up when the sun goes down!

Book a Stay To Experience The Best Annapolis Activities in the Fall

Planning an autumn trip to Annapolis this year? Plan your trip right by picking an awesome rental home to stay in through At Home Annapolis. Just call us today at (888) 508-9661 or (435) 571-0024 and we’ll help you get started!