Incredible Weekend Visit In Beautiful Annapolis

Incredible Weekend Visit In Beautiful Annapolis

Annapolis, the capital city of Maryland, is along on the Severn River where it meets the Chesapeake Bay, making it a perfect spot to venture onto the water spring through October.

A city with seasons

If you love a city with seasons, Annapolis has activities to enjoy, for every season a year-long. Whenever you choose to visit, here’s how to spend an incredible weekend in beautiful Annapolis.

Things To Do In Annapolis

Famous as America’s Sailing Capital, Annapolis is a place to spend time on the water — or just watch the waves from the shore — but there’s also plenty of history, inredible dining, shopping, and nature in this very walkable city.

Incredible Weekend Visit In Beautiful Annapolis

Take A Cruise Aboard The Wilma Lee

The Annapolis Maritime Museum, a sharity educational facility where you can learn about the maritime heritage of Annapolis, now offers a cruise aboard the Wilma Lee.

The Wilma Lee is a vessel listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.

She has been under restoration since 2018 and is now ready for public attention, including Heritage Tours, Sunset Cruises, Wednesday Night Race Watch Parties, and private charters.

Spend A Day At The Beach

Enjoy the 786-acre Sandy Point State Park on the northwestern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Take in the views of this mile-long public beach and take a swim. Why not try your hand at crabbing or fishing.

If you’re traveling with a boat of your own, there are more than 20 public boat ramps for easy access to the Chesapeake Bay.

Cruise The Annapolis Harbor Aboard The Harbor Queen

Watermark, in its 47th year of offering cruises, has a variety from which to choose:

A Fall Foliage Bay Lighthouse Cruise, a City Lights Cruise, and a Day on the Bay to St. Michaels are just a few of the options.

The Annapolis Harbor and USNA Cruise aboard the Harbor Queen takes you on a narrated cruise of the Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the U.S. Naval Academy, now offering tableside service, so you can dine during the 40-minute cruise.

Take A Guided Tour Of The William Paca Garden

Learn the history of this acre-plus 18th-century pleasure garden located behind the home of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

There’s also a tour of Paca’s home where you can learn about life in high society in the 1700s. The guided garden tour is currently limited to six people per visit.

Casino, Ocean City, National Aquarium: Summer fun in Annapolis

Casino, Ocean City, National Aquarium: Summer fun in Annapolis

Maryland is a small state with a lot to offer. Whether you’re a tourist visiting or a local, there’s always something new to explore.

The state boasts many waterways and water parks where you can cool off when the outdoor temperatures become unbearable. And that’s not all; there are also indoor activities, including several museums that provide an escape from the heat. Keep reading to learn more about the fun activities you can engage in around the state of Maryland this summer.

Visit a Casino

Taking a break at one of Maryland’s many casinos is an excellent way to escape the hot and humid weather. The MGM National Harbor resort and casino features live entertainment, slots, table games, and a poker room.

While gaming in person can be a lot of fun, sometimes, you won’t want to travel to a casino to play your favorite games. One alternative is to visit a website like Global Poker to play online poker from the comfort of your home, hotel room, or wherever you happen to be. Global Poker offers popular games, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Bounty Poker, and Crazy Pineapple. As if that weren’t enough, the site also hosts weekly tournaments. Whether you want to get out of the house or stay cool at home, there are many gaming options for you to enjoy in Maryland this summer.

Casino, Ocean City, National Aquarium: Summer fun in Annapolis

Ocean City

This beach is one of the most popular along the mid-Atlantic coast and attracts residents from the surrounding area as well as tourists visiting the state. The public beach extends for ten miles, so there’s plenty of room to enjoy the sand and surf.

Plus, the Ocean City Boardwalk is a must-see tourist destination.

It’s a classic wooden boardwalk that local shop owners built in 1902 as a walkway for visitors to the area.

Ocean City is home to the USA’s oldest carousel, a US Coast Guard Lighthouse, and the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. When you want to take a break from the sights, the area is lined with restaurants, hotels, and shops. If the heat is getting you down, you can take a tram between attractions. The city also hosts activities, including concerts and movies on the beach during the summer. So, it’s unlikely you’ll have a moment of boredom during a trip to this destination.

National Aquarium

An imposing building on the edge of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is home to the National Aquarium. The aquarium hosts replications of marine life ecosystems from around the world. As you walk around the vast space, you’ll see award-winning exhibits that feature aquatic habitats with thousands of animals and species in one place. You’ll learn about marine life from around the planet, including the rainforest and the deepest parts of the ocean. The aquarium also hosts conservation events around the city for those who want to do their part in protecting the environment.

National Harbor

From a wide variety of festivals to cruises on the water, summer is one of the best times of year to visit the National Harbor. You can get one of the best views of the Nation’s capital from the Capital Wheel, a ride which lifts you 180 feet above the Potomac River and features breathtaking sites of the surrounding region.

You can also take a water taxi from the National Harbor to the National Mall or historic Mount Vernon. Nighttime is a great time to enjoy free concerts or a movie on the Jumbotron.

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