The past is very much a presence along the streets, docks and waterways of Annapolis. Originally a colonial capital city, Annapolis still charms with its historic waterfront, manicured downtown, "uptown" retailers and stately landmark buildings, including Maryland's State House. The town remains remarkably unspoiled and, in keeping, utterly magnetic. Boldly wearing its maritime moniker, Annapolis is nearly synonymous with the sea - home to the United States Naval Academy and a lively mix of ways to soak up the fun and the seafaring atmosphere. Brimming with history, the cobblestone streets are lined with boutique shops, eclectic eateries and unique architecture. The water offers its own agenda, with adventures from kayaking to sailing and yachting in the Annapolis Harbor's famed "Ego Alley" and on the Chesapeake Bay. Best, there's always something in season in Annapolis - from the Annapolis boat shows to autumn's rousing Navy Football schedule to the holiday season's beloved celebrations.