An Educational Journey To Annapolis

2020 has been a learning experience for everyone. We have learned not to count on necessary supplies magically appearing on the shelves of the stores, that the commute from bedroom to kitchen table is far easier than the drive to work, and that home schooling does not have to be completed in our own homes! The world truly is our oyster, and when your journey brings you to Annapolis, you will learn one more thing. Our At Home Annapolis vacation escapes are the most comfortable “schoolhouses” you will ever visit! This guide to your educational journey to Annapolis will ensure you and your children won’t miss out on a single scholarly trick!

Field Trips for Fun and Knowledge

The history of our town on the bay is long and rich, beginning before our nation declared its independence, and field trips to these historical spots will enhance your curriculum. Starting with the Maryland State House, constructed in 1772 and serving as our nation’s capital for almost a year, and ending with four different homes that once were the residences of some of the signers of the Declaration of the Independence, every step you take will be following the footsteps of the most important men and women in our nation. In between, you’ll learn about the history of our maritime legacies at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, located at 732 Second Street. A short jaunt to Edgewater Maryland will offer an example of what life might have been like for the settlers of Annapolis in the early days when you visit the historic London Town and Gardens. And photo opps and learning experiences will abound when you check out the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, constructed in 1875.

Science Experiments in the Kitchen

We tend to forget that science isn’t just chemicals and boring experiments that never turn out right, and our children may not have known that every recipe is a type of science experiment! Adding the right ingredients is the only way to bake a light and fluffy cake, and when we want to enjoy something healthy, adding the proper herbs and spices can make all the difference in the end results. Find some easy but delicious recipes for you and your children to try out in the fully equipped kitchen of your At Home Annapolis vacation escape and you’ve solved the question of what’s for dinner for the evening!

Every Space is Different

The décor, the lighting, even the square footage is different in each of our vacation rentals, but the one thing that never changes is the inviting nature and warm welcoming you and your children will feel when you first step inside the door—reserve your stay today!

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!

Enjoy Great Outdoor Activities in Annapolis

Whatever season you decide to take your Annapolis journey, you can be assured of one thing: Spending as much time outside as possible is going to be your favorite thing to do! After weeks of self-quarantine, being able to break free of the “chains” that bound you to your home is a gift you will appreciate for years to come! This guide to all of the outdoor fun you can have with these activities in Annapolis during your Maryland getaway will ensure every minute of your trip will be filled with excitement and exploration. And when you choose At Home Annapolis for your vacation accommodations, your evenings and nights will be equally delightful!

Take a Hike

It doesn’t matter how long the hike or how short the walk, wherever you explore on foot in Annapolis, you’re going to fall in love. Our city on the bay is blessed to be home to over 80 trails that will take you to some of the most beautiful spots in Annapolis. From the Jonas Green Park Trail with its wide paved paths and flourishing gardens to the moderately rugged ones in Broad Creek Park, there’s beauty to be discovered everywhere you look.

The Trolley Tours is One of the Great Activities in Annapolis

The trolley tours of Annapolis are some of the most popular attractions in town, giving guests the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the most special spots before diving in to explore the ones they most appreciate. Discover Annapolis Tours offers two tours, one that lasts 60 minutes and another that stops at only 40 and includes stops at the Annapolis City Dock, drives past some colonial mansions, and plenty of peeks at the scenic views of Chesapeake Bay.

Sail Away

When you live near the water, you can expect that most popular activities would revolve around the it. Sailing is big in Annapolis, and in addition to being the home to one of the biggest sailboat shows in the country, we also offer sailboat cruises and sailing lessons for your outdoor enjoyment! Schooner Woodwind Sailing Cruises offers a variety of cruises, including the most romantic of all, the sunset cruise! Annapolis Sailing School gives you the tools to be able to sail any time you like!

Stay Home and Play

On those days you just don’t feel like getting out of your comfy clothes, staying home for a day and exploring the amenities in your At Home Annapolis vacation escape will sound like the most excellent of ideas, especially if you choose one of our properties with a pool! Sunning yourself, reading, or practicing your cannon ball has never been this fun. Contact us and reserve one of our luxury properties today!

A Winter Getaway to Annapolis

The winter season really allows Annapolis to shine. Come and experience the magic of the winter season with us this year. Let warmth fill your heart as you walk through the city streets as they’re all aglow with warm lights in the winter evening. Experience the thrill of live shows and musical acts, holiday events, delicious food and drink, and easy snowfall by the lovely Chesapeake Bay this winter in Annapolis! 

Art, Culture, & Adventure

When winter in Annapolis comes knocking, one of the best ways to fill your days is by finding indoor activities where you can escape the cold weather. Annapolis is filled to the brim with art and culture, providing the perfect indoor daydreams to color your vacation. Get the family tickets to see the Ballet Theatre of Maryland or go and see a show put on by the talented Annapolis Shakespeare Company.

Live music is easy to find here in Annapolis; simply pay a visit to Maryland Hall for Creative Arts. Or you can visit one of the lively bars downtown for a night of music and great food and drink too, like Dock Street Bar & Grill, or 49 West Cafe.

Don’t let yourself stay indoors all day, though! Take a relaxing walk down Main Street and enjoy the falling snow, drinking in the crisp morning air and the aesthetic architecture that makes Annapolis so unique. Visit the waterside at the Severn River, and take a boat ride in the afternoon with the sun on your face.

Winter-Exclusive Annapolis Fun

Get ready for the joys of winter! This is one of our favorite times of year here, and we love to celebrate it. Every year at the gorgeous Sandy Point State Park we have our Lights on the Bay show, a drive-thru holiday experience right by the waterside. This show is only open for your enjoyment from November to December. Attend Midnight Madness on Thursday nights in December, where stores stay open late to satisfy your Christmas shopping needs, and you’ll also find live musical acts and a visit to Santa Claus for the kids. Stay in town long enough to see the New Year’s Eve fireworks show in Annapolis Harbor. That’s one memory you’ll carry with you all through the new year.

Get Started on Your Winter in Annapolis Getaway

Get in touch with the magic of winter in Annapolis this year by escaping the toils of daily life to visit us here in wonderful Annapolis. At Home Annapolis has a warm and comfortable rental home awaiting your arrival. Get in touch with us today at (888) 508-9661 or (435) 571-0024 and we’ll help you 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.