Things to Do
Spend some time on the water. Salt water on your face and the bay breeze in your hair can be experienced in a variety of ways. An authentic sailing experience can be shared aboard the Schooner Woodwind. Or, learn to sail with the capable instructors of Annapolis School of Seamanship, Annapolis Sailing School or J World Performance Sailing School. Paddle boards, kayaks and small crafts can be rented from Capital SUP, Annapolis Canoe and Kayak or South River Boat Rentals. No visit would be complete without watching the billowing sails of the sailboats and the impressive luxury yachts as they maneuver their way through the famed Ego Alley of Annapolis Harbor.
Visit the United States Naval Academy. Founded in 1845, the 238-acre campus is home to Bancroft Hall, the country’s largest dormitory, and King Hall, one of the world’s largest dining halls – serving 12,000 meals a day. Be sure to visit the copper-domed Cathedral of the Navy, the Athletic Hall of Fame, the sarcophagus of John Paul Jones and the bronze statue of Bill the goat – the original Navy mascot.
Immerse Yourself in History. Many of Annapolis’ historic homes, including the Charles Carroll House, Chase-Lloyd House, Hammond-Harwood House and William Paca House and Gardens can be enjoyed first-hand. The Maryland State House, the oldest state capital building in continuous use, and the Government House have played significant roles the country’s history. Chartered in 1784, four of St. John’s College’s founders signed the Declaration of Independence.
Take a tour. Local experts provide engaging overviews of Annapolis on Discover Annapolis Tours/Minibus Tours’ trolleys, on a Segway with Segs in the City or on foot with Watermark Cruises and Annapolis Food Tours.
Shop. Relish in the search for that one-of-a-kind item in the charming shops of downtown Annapolis, visit the store fronts of your favorite designers at Arundel Mills and Queenstown Premium Outlets and browse at popular retailers at Annapolis Towne Center and Westfield Annapolis.
Savor a great meal. The possibilities are endless. Whether you are craving locally harvested seafood, your favorite ethnic foods or simple comfort food, Annapolis will never leave you hungry - or thirsty. Try Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, just steps from your room, or one of the city’s other eateries.
Enjoy a little fresh air. Enjoy a little downtime at one of the area’s beautiful parks – Quiet Waters Park or Sandy Point State Park. Get your heart racing at Terrapin Adventures or test your skills at Renditions Golf Course or Atlantic Golf’s Potomac Ridge, Queenstown Harbor or South River courses.
Catch an exciting game. Spectator sports are plentiful in the Annapolis area. Baseball season brings the Baltimore Orioles, the Washington Nationals and the Bowie Baysox to the plate. In the fall, watch the pigskins fly as the Baltimore Ravens, the Washington Redskins and the Navy take the field.
Relax and unwind. No travel experience is complete without a little time wrapped in plush robe, indulging in room service and enjoying the magnificent views from your guestroom.
Take a Day Trip. Extend your stay an extra day or two to take advantage of our close proximity to Baltimore, MD (26 miles) and Washington, DC (30 miles).