Skip to main content
Downtown Annapolis of Annapolis Maryland

Activities in Annapolis, Maryland

As the vibrant capital of Maryland and jewel of the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis offers exciting attractions and experiences. From the 18th century State House and Victorian homes to the charming waterfront lined with trendy shops and pubs, Annapolis serves as a captivating vacation destination packed with history, beauty and activity. Enjoy boating and sailing on the beautiful bay, explore the city on walking tours of landmarks like the United States Naval Academy or take a day-trip to Washington, DC.
Maryland of Annapolis Maryland

Maryland State House

Boasting a rich history as the only state house in the country to also serve as the US capitol, this 1779 building features a large wooden dome.
National Maritime Museum of Annapolis Maryland Hotel

National Maritime Museum

Explore Maryland's unique nautical history at this cultural destination housed in a former oyster packing plant that still holds a working boatyard for visitors to see.
Sailing in Annapolis of Annapolis Maryland Hotel

Sailing in Annapolis

Sign up for a water tour on Chesapeake Bay or join any one of several schools to teach you how to sail these blue waters yourself.
US Naval Academy of Annapolis Maryland

US Naval Academy

Honor and tradition mark the core values at this military college that prepares students for the US Navy and is home to a popular NCAA football team.
Chesapeake Bay of Annapolis Maryland Hotel

Chesapeake Bay

Known as "America's Sailing Capital," Chesapeake Bay offers a host of recreational opportunities like boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and windsurfing.
Annapolis Tours and Crawls of Annapolis Maryland Hotel

Annapolis Tours and Crawls

Let the animated and knowledgeable tour guides take you on a tour of Annapolis and share ghostly tales about real life encounters with the supernatural.
Rams Head Onstage of Annapolis Maryland Hotel

Rams Head Annapolis

This premier music venue in Annapolis hosts a wide range of live shows including jazz, rock, and blues.
St. Mary's Church of Annapolis Maryland Hotel

St. Mary's Church Annapolis

A Catholic house of worship offering daily masses under beautiful arched ceilings with an affiliated high school for grades 9-12.
William Paca Garden & House of Annapolis Maryland Hotel

William Paca Garden and House

This Georgian mansion has been carefully restored and has a 2 acre garden offering visitors a glimpse into Colonial Maryland with guided tours.
Johns College of Annapolis Maryland Hotel

St. John's College

A four-year liberal arts college that dates back to the 1700s with a unique curriculum and landmark campus that's part of the Annapolis Historic District.
Baltimore of Annapolis Maryland Hotel

Baltimore

Baltimore, the Charm City that welcomes visitors with history, culture, museums, music, art, diverse neighborhoods, award-winning restaurants and much more.
Guinness Open Gate Brewery of Annapolis Maryland

Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Only a short drive away and located at the site of the first Maryland distillery opened after The Prohibition, this tap room and experimental brewery is open to the public for beer tasting events, workshops, and general service.
University of Maryland of Annapolis, Maryland Hotel

University of Maryland

This beautiful 150-acre campus is the largest educational institutional in the state of Maryland and home to 35,000 students, NCAA championship sports, and a PGA golf course.
faq-img
Traveler's Insights
  • How far away are you from the United States Naval Academy?

    We are located 0.4 miles (about an eight-minute walk) from the Main Visitor's Gate (Gate 1) of the U.S. Naval Academy. Situated across the street from the historic Maryland State House, we are one of the closest United States Naval Academy hotels.
  • Where can I find the best seafood in Annapolis?

    Find the best seafood in Annapolis at Treaty of Paris restaurant, a landmark 18th century establishment located at 16 Church Circle at the Maryland Inn. The menu features fresh seafood from the Chesapeake Bay in dishes including crab bisque, fried oysters, rockfish, mahi mahi, crab cakes, halibut, and prawns.
  • What historic sites are located in Annapolis?

    Historic Annapolis attractions include the U.S. Naval Academy, the City Dock, and the William Paca House. One of the oldest sights is the Maryland State House, which dates from the 1700s and is located across the street from our hotel. You can also visit the 18th-century St. Anne’s Church and see 18th-century brick row houses throughout the central historic district.
  • Where is the best place to go shopping in Annapolis?

    Historic downtown Annapolis is home to numerous unique gift shops, fashion boutiques, and art galleries like Annapolis Cigar Co., Chesapeake Trading, Gallery 1683, Black Dog, and Crabtown Gifts. Many are situated in converted row houses along Main Street, and a leisurely stroll in this neighborhood is one of the top things to do in Annapolis.
  • Are there boat tours in Annapolis?

    There are numerous Annapolis tours by boat, including sailboats, powerboats, and luxury yachts. Public boat cruises or private charters are both available. Boat tours range in length from 40-minute trips to multi-day excursions, and there are also themed tours including pirate cruises, history cruises, lighthouse cruises, and holiday cruises.
quis to top