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Jutting out on a fractured isthmus of the Eastern US seaboard, life and heritage in Annapolis is very much influenced by the swells and flows of water. The vast blue sheen of Cheapsake Bay not only provides incredible natural beauty, but has also gives Annapolis the title of ‘Sailing Capital of the World’. Yachts fill the marina, and the city hosts numerous high-profile regattas. In the terracotta-hued downtown, a lively cultural and restaurant scene keeps both locals and visitors entertained.

Things to see

The city center is paved with red bricks, which are also a feature of the historic buildings. It creates a distinctive and attractive central area, particularly when the flowers are in full bloom at every corner. It is full of character and local pride: the Maryland State House is located here, one of the longest-functioning in the United States. Its octagonal dome and classical, pillared entrance makes it particularly photogenic. Located nearby is an even more impressive complex of buildings: the US Naval Academy. The grand, austere halls have seen centuries of midshipmen pass through, and the current students still march through the extensive grounds wearing their pressed white uniforms. Guided tours are available every day. Further east, you’ll see the majestic sweep of the Cheapsake Bay Bridge, a suspension bridge linking 2 state parks. Sandy Point State Park offers beautiful stretches of beach on the edge of the lake.

Hotels in Annapolis

With a mixture of independent and well-known brand hotels, there is a good choice in Annapolis. There are some excellent discount hotel deals to be found for a range of 3 and 4 star properties in the city. These hotels offer fitness centers and indoor pools, as well as restaurants and bars onsite. Free WiFi is offered either in rooms or in public areas. The rooms are usually designed and equipped to a high modern standard, with flat-screen TVs and good quality bedding. Some self-catering studios are also available, both at the luxury and budget end, perfect for families.

Where to stay

The downtown area is flat, easily walkable, and has myriad restaurants, attractions, and shops, so if you want to be in the thick of things, it’s a great place to stay. A range of discount and mid-range Annapolis hotels are offered alongside a couple of luxury hotels, which overlook Cheapsake Bay, offering spectacular views. In the west of the city, there are several more mid-range hotels, located between the South River and City Reservoir. It’s just a short distance to the city center. Budget hotels can be found to the east, towards the Sandy Point State Park, perfect for a relaxed vacation.

How to get to Annapolis

The International Thurgood Marshall Airport has connections with many cities across the USA and is the closest one to Annapolis. It’s just a 30-minute drive from the airport to the city center, and you can make the journey by hire car, airport shuttle, or taxi. Some hotels provide free airport shuttles. Additionally, Washington Dulles Airport, a major hub, is located just over an hour away. Interstate buses, trains, and some airport shuttles will get you to Annapolis if you don’t hire a car. Trains and buses also have a frequent service between Baltimore and Annapolis and take about an hour.