Downtown

  • The cobblestone streets of the downtown Annapolis’ historic district are steeped in history and lined with eclectic boutiques, spectacular restaurants and beautiful 18th century architecture - proportionally more than any other American city.  Surrounded by water on three sides – College Creek to the north, the Chesapeake Bay to the east and Spa Creek to the south – downtown is alive with both foot and maritime traffic.  The opportunities to enjoy the water are endless; from waterfront dining and Annapolis Harbor cruises to sailing lessons and paddle boarding.

    Though compact and easily walkable, downtown Annapolis is also home to two of the country’s most historical academic campuses – St. John’s College (1784) and the United States Naval Academy (1845).   These are just two of the more than thirty historical sites, including Maryland’s State House, which can be discovered and explored as you stroll the streets of downtown with names like Duke of Gloucester Street and Prince George Street.

    Nestled in the heart of it all, the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel is the city’s only waterfront hotel.  Combined with our dockside dining at Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, friendly personalized-service and fabulous views of the Chesapeake Bay and downtown, your visit to Annapolis promises to be a memorable one – whether for business or pleasure.