4th of July

Annapolis Harbor

Jul 04 to Jul 04
Jul 04 to Jul 04

4th of July

Annapolis Harbor

Visit Annapolis on the fourth and enjoy the parade, fireworks, and other events.

First Sunday Arts Festival

May 06 to Nov 04

Eastport A Rockin

Jun 23 to Jun 23


Naval Academy

Dine at the "Yard"

While you're at the Naval Academy Yard, why not stop in one of their restaurants for a quick bite to eat? READ MORE

Family Friendly

Family Friendly Activities by Season

Annapolis is known for its colonial history and sailing tradition, but it’s also a great place to spend time with the family. READ MORE


African-American History in Anne Arundel County

African-Americans have, for over 350 years, comprised a major in the development of Maryland.. READ MORE

On The Water

Charter a Boat in Annapolis

Our area offers a variety of charter options ranging from fishing trips, overnight cruises, private parties, and more READ MORE

Arts & Culture

Meet the Area’s Local Arts Community

Take a peek into Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's talented and diverse arts community. READ MORE


Savor the Flavors of Annapolis

Annapolis is quickly becoming known for its culinary variety and creativity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. READ MORE


5 Ways to Enjoy Annapolis' Nightlife

Annapolis is a great pick for your next night out on the town, offering a little something for every taste. READ MORE


Seasonal Shopping in Annapolis

No matter the time of year, you'll find that perfect little something in Annapolis. Click here to learn more. READ MORE


Five Overnight Ideas in Annapolis

For those of us that love our job but are looking for some much-needed time off, Annapolis offers the perfect night, or weekend, getaway. READ MORE


a walkable town...

Visitors Center

Downtown Annapolis

Select a point of interest on the left, or click “see all” below. Need help with ideas on where to go or how to start? Come to the Visitors Center on West Street in the Arts District for suggestions and guidance!

Annapolis Towne Centre

Shop, dine, or relax at the Annapolis Towne Centre, just minutes up the road from downtown Annapolis.

Arts District

From fine art galleries and performing arts centers, to ballet theaters and city-wide film festivals, Annapolis’ art scene is in full bloom all year long.

Arundel Mills

As Maryland’s largest outlet mall, Arundel Mills offers visitors an almost unimaginable number of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

City Dock

Sit along Ego Alley watching the boats, grab a bite to eat, or shop 'til you drop at one of Annapolis' favorite spots.


Spend some time in the small Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport for an alternate view of the Annapolis.

Herring Bay

From Bay-side dining to on the water activities, Herring Bay is what the Chesapeake is all about.

Historic London Town

An active archaeological site meets a replicated colonial settlement at Historic London Town and Garden.

Main Street

As the heart of the city, Main Street and its unique charm offer Annapolis’ visitors the best of the city’s dining, shopping, and history.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Towering over historic Annapolis, the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium plays host to everything from the heated football and lacrosse games to some of the area's most popular events.

Sandy Point State Park

Since 1952, Sandy Point State Park has been a haven for nature lovers, beach-goers, and fishermen.

State Circle/Maryland Avenue

With the Maryland State house at its center, State Circle is home to the highest concentration of 18th century buildings in the country, now housing a variety of retail shops, antique stores, and more.

United States Naval Academy

Established in 1845, The United States Naval Academy has played a significant role in the development of both Annapolis and the United States.

Westfield Annapolis

Looking for something bigger than the boutiques of downtown Annapolis? Head to Westfield Annapolis Mall.

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discover our ANNAPOLIS

Create Your Moment in Annapolis

Explore the sites. Rediscover the history. Savor the flavors.

Foodie Annapolis Blog

Find out why Annapolis is quickly becoming a foodie's paradise.

Explorer Annapolis Blog

Explore all the hidden gems Annapolis has to offer.

Historian Annapolis Blog

Rediscover a history that's been frozen in time.

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration

Join in the yearlong, state-wide celebration throughout 2018.

How to Pick Maryland Blue Crabs

Ever wonder the best way to pick Blue Crabs? Learn from the best here.

community blogs and insights

  • Meet Local Artist Patrice Drago
    June 19 2018
    Meet Local Artist Patrice Drago
  • 6 Inspired Ways to Celebrate June
    June 18 2018
    6 Inspired Ways to Celebrate June
  • Maryland’s Favorite Dishes
    June 07 2018
    Maryland’s Favorite Dishes
  • Rhea’s Pick of the Month: Skipper’s Pier
    June 05 2018
    Rhea’s Pick of the Month: Skipper’s Pier
  • Top Artsy Things to do Around Town in June
    May 31 2018
    Top Artsy Things to do Around Town in June
  • 6 Ways to Explore Annapolis this June
    May 30 2018
    6 Ways to Explore Annapolis this June
  • Leslie’s Happy Hour: Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
    May 21 2018
    Leslie’s Happy Hour: Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
  • Visit the United States Naval Academy
    May 14 2018
    Visit the United States Naval Academy
  • 11 Can’t-Miss History Events in Annapolis this May
    May 11 2018
    11 Can’t-Miss History Events in Annapolis this May