Explore Endless Annapolis Attractions
From 1783 – 1784, Annapolis was our country's capital. But that’s not the only defining characteristic of this 350-year-old city. Known as the "sailboat capital," this second-largest estuary in the world boasts more boats than the city has people. Annapolis also is home to the oldest U.S. legislative building continuously in use and the country's third-oldest college. A city this charming has many artistic and cultural offerings as well. But that is just the starting point for all that Annapolis sightseeing has to offer.
Set sail on the Schooner Woodwind, the same boat used in the movie Wedding Crashers. Help raise the sails, steer the boat, or just sit and relax as you drift across the Chesapeake Bay. For more information on this Annapolis attraction, contact the hotel concierge.
Points of Interest Explore the Kunta Kinte – Alex Haley memorial and Saint Anne’s Church, and enjoy some shopping at local boutiques and antiques stores. Visit the U.S. Naval Academy on a guided tour, or on your own. Or, bring the kids to the Six Flags theme park for the ultimate family experience.
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.
Discover the excitement of sailboat races, every Wednesday during the summer on Chesapeake Bay. Other Annapolis activities include golf, fishing, swimming, biking, tennis, kayak tours and Navy sports. Baltimore and Washington DC 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).
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.