The Top 10 Things to Do and See in Annapolis, Maryland

Sunrise at the City Dock in Ego Alley Annapolis, Maryland
Sunrise at the City Dock in Ego Alley Annapolis, Maryland | © Charlie Stinchcomb / Flickr
Summer Whitford

There’s much more to Annapolis, Maryland than the U.S. Naval Academy – much more. People have lived in and around the area for three centuries, and it’s a capital city with small town charm. Despite being a busy tourist destination, the winding streets, lovely colonial brick architecture, and compact size make this a walkable, human-scale city to visit.

The beautiful waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the open sea have sustained watermen in Annapolis since the 1600s, and sailing is a proud tradition, which is why the locals call this capital city “America’s Sailing Capital.” From an invigorating sail to waterfront dining with picturesque views, here are 10 things you shouldn’t miss if you want to experience the real Annapolis.

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