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  • Annapolis Styrofoam Ban Starts in September

    Last October, Annapolis enacted a prohibition on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam food service products. These products, commonly referred to by the trademarked name “Styrofoam,” will be prohibited as of September 1, 2019 for use and sale at food service businesses as well as grocery and convenience stores in the City of Annapolis. Businesses using EPS for food service should begin [...]

  • Celebrate National Bike to Work Day in Annapolis on May 17

    Get out of your car and join the crew of bicyclists convening on City Dock the morning of May 17 for National Bike to Work Day. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and County Executive Steuart Pittman will be joined by scores of cyclists for a rally to celebrate an increased interest in the most eco-friendly alternative transit mode available: bicycles!  Since [...]

  • Former Charleston Mayor to Kick Off “Reimagining City Dock” Speaker Series

    The City of Annapolis, in partnership with Maryland Hall, will be launching a speaker series, “Reimagining City Dock.” The first speaker on May 20 will be former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, who will discuss “Visionary Leadership, Transformation and Resilience.” The event is free, but tickets, through the Maryland Hall website, are required. Riley was the mayor of Charleston for 40 [...]

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Home to the US Naval Academy, “Naptown” is influenced by the military and collegiate traditions that come naval-academywith having a major military and world class academic institution within the city boundaries. From Commissioning Week, to home sporting events including Navy Football, to class reunions that sprinkle the weekends throughout the calendar, Annapolis is never too far from Navy’s influence.

Annapolis is also known as America’s Sailing Capital, but don’t forget the significant maritime history Annapolis has with power boats and fishing vessels. Annapolis provides access not only to the Chesapeake, but also to a wealth of rivers, creeks and inland bays ripe for exploring by kayak, canoe or stand udowntownp paddleboard.

Downtown Annapolis is famous for its historic inns and scenic streets, but along those streets are some of the finest restaurants the region has to offer. Maryland Avenue is long-treasured as one of downtown Annapolis’ best spots for shopping, dining, and experiencing the culture.

Eastport in Annapolis is a place unto itself, with yachts, art galleries, residents, spas, and restaurants. The bridge into Eastport takesP5040346 travelers from downtown Annapolis into the neighborhood. Watch for the tug of war between downtown Annapolis and Eastport to see who wins!

Additionally, here you’ll find a guide to Annapolis Towne Centre. Located in Parole, this consumer-utopia features an assortment of restaurants, shops and more all in one convenient location. Whether you need a few things at Target, are looking to tighten your tummy at the gym, or just want to sample a premium olive oil from Whole Foods, the Towne Centre makes all of this possible and more.

Annapolis Hotels

Loews Annapolis Hotel

Loews Annapolis Hotel

This Downtown hotel is less than one mile from the Naval Academy and just a mile from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The rooms are staid and modern and include free WiFi, armchairs and desks with ergonomic chairs, as well as 47-inch flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers. Some suites include living rooms and pull-out sofas, others include dining areas. Room service is available from the on-premise restaurant and bar. Amenities include a 24/7 business center and the 24/7 gym.

The Westin Annapolis

The Westin Annapolis

100 Westgate Cir
Annapolis, MD 21401


O’Callaghan Hotel

174 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott

2559 Riva Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401

Annapolis Events

Dinner Under the Stars

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 11, 2019

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 15, 2019


July 27 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Signs of the Season in Downtown Annapolis

April 18th, 2019|0 Comments

What's your favorite part of springtime in Annapolis? Mine is when the trees start blooming, and when the water taxi opens for the season and carries me straight from my apartment to downtown. It's also [...]