A legendary colonial city overlooking Maryland’s most famous estuary, Annapolis has gone by many names. The Puritans called it Providence. In British times, it was known as the “Athens of America,” renowned for its culture and intellect. Finally, the 18th-century Chesapeake shipping hub was rechristened Annapolis in honor of the future Queen of Great Britain.
Home to world-class museums, drool-worthy micro-breweries, delicious restaurants and the famous Naval Academy, the cutting-edge city is still making waves in the culture and intellect departments. The picturesque waterfront city is not only Maryland’s capital—it’s also known as the sailing capital of America. Take a walk through town and notice the many impressive maritime artifacts, tour colonial and African American heritage sites, and spot cadets strolling down cobblestoned streets in their iconic, spotless uniforms. It’s time to check out all that the legendary city has to offer and you should start with this list of oh-so-amazing things to do in Annapolis.
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