A Summer Escape from DC to Annapolis

Whether you’re a Washington, DC local or a visitor, consider making the trip to Annapolis for some summer fun. A quick trip from the nation’s capital, Annapolis is a waterfront town with rich history, fantastic food, and gorgeous scenery. To start planning your getaway, here’s a brief guide to a summer escape from DC to Annapolis. 

Take a Bus Ride or Easy Drive 

For the commute, the most convenient and affordable options are by car and bus. The 30-mile drive from Washington, DC to Annapolis takes 45 minutes to an hour with moderate traffic. By bus, travelers can reach Annapolis in about an hour. FlixBus runs one direct route per day between DC and Annapolis for less than $10 one way.

Check-in with the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel 

Once you’ve arrived in Annapolis, be sure to check in with the most well-situated property in town — us! Annapolis Waterfront Hotel is located near many of the city’s most worthy attractions and is home to gorgeous waterfront rooms. Some of our rooms feature private balconies with views of the historic downtown and the breathtaking harbor. 

Explore the Waterfront — In Depth! 

After you’ve dropped off your bags, set out on foot from Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, set directly on the harbor. See the mega-yachts on Ego Alley, book an outing with Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, or learn something new at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. 

Explore Annapolis 

In addition to the harbor and the Chesapeake Bay, there’s so much to discover during a summer getaway to Annapolis. One of the most popular and sought-after attractions in town is the United States Naval Academy. The academy is over 175 years old and home to a 238-acre campus with tons of landmark buildings. Annapolis is also great for shopping, with destinations like the Annapolis Towne Center, and delicious seafood restaurants. Check out our guide on Things To Do in Annapolis for more recommendations! 

Keep on Exploring! 

If you’re embarking on summer travels and are considering Annapolis as a stop along the way, its location is really a choice. Not only is it only a little more than an hour commute from DC, but from there you can easily branch off to explore more gorgeous parts of the region including Delaware and Northern Virginia.