In a city that used to be the capital of the United States—and is now the capital of the great state of Maryland—it’s only natural that there’s always a lot going on, day and night.
If you’re a sports fan, there’s lots to see on both land and water—at the college level and with our local professional teams. If you’re here at the end of April, don’t miss seeing the Naval Academy take on St. John’s College in their annual croquet battle. Summer brings sailboat races and baseball games with our two nearby Major League Baseball teams, the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals. And the fall, of course, is all about Ravens and Redskins football.
If a little nightlife is what you’re after, there’s plenty to do after hours too. Our local oyster bars should be at the top of your list. But if you feel like staying close to ‘home,’ you can always settle in at WEST. Kitchen & Tavern, our on-site, modern interpretation of the classic shore tavern, serving up the best in Maryland flavors.
Get into the action with a variety of Annapolis sports events throughout the academic year. Ask the Concierge for details.
Naval Academy vs. St. John’s College Croquet
Take part in the biggest event of the season on the last Saturday of April. Ask the Concierge for details.
As the Sailing Capital of the World, Annapolis is the perfect place to watch regattas, Annapolis sailboat racing and a multitude of other water events. Ask the Concierge for details on Annapolis boat shows and events.
Local Professional Sports
Baltimore and Washington D.C. are also home to many professional teams including the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins (NFL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), the Baltimore Orioles (MLB), the Washington Nationals (MLB), DC United (MLS) and the Washington Capitals (NHL). Ask the Concierge for details.
Learn about the history of Annapolis and beyond from the many museums in and around the city. These include the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the Hammond-Harwood House, the Chesapeake Bay Children’s Museum, the William Paca House, the Zimmerman House, the Governor’s Mansion, the Maritime Museum, and the USNA Museum just to name a few.
For the best local cultural events, Annapolis is home to excellent performing art groups, concerts and local dinner theaters such as the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Annapolis Opera, the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, the Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County, the Maryland Federation of Art, and the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
McGarvey’s Saloon and Oyster Bar
8 Market Space
This Annapolis seafood restaurant is a traditional American saloon and oyster bar offering a full menu of seafood, steaks and much more.
O’Brien’s Oyster Bar and Grill
113 Main Street
A great place to savor delicious oysters, a great steak and live entertainment.
Rams Head on Stage
33 West Street
Chill out at this casual spot where fresh food, great music and greater beer make it a local favorite for Annapolis nightlife. Feast on made-to-order salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood and chef specialties.
Visit our concierge desk for even more options and for specific recommendations.