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3 Reasons Why You Must Visit Annapolis, Maryland

Features & Advice | Patrick Clarke | September 05, 2016

3 Reasons Why You Must Visit Annapolis, Maryland

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Despite oftentimes being overshadowed by nearby Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Annapolis, Maryland is a premier destination.

Whether passing through on business or making it the focal point of your leisure getaway, there's no shortage of reasons to make experiencing Maryland's capital a priority. But here we'll highlight three of the biggest. 

Rich History

If you call yourself a history buff then you won't want to miss out on a trip to Annapolis. After all, the city served as the seat of the Continental Congress in the late 18th century and the city itself dates back to the mid-1600s.

Annapolis' history can be seen and experienced throughout the city, with countless museums, monuments and historical sights available to visitors on a daily basis.

Main Street 

Whether you're looking to eat, drink or shop, few destinations offer as many unique options in one place as Annapolis' Main Street. Some of the state's top restaurants are located along the downtown road and there's no shortage of boutique shops — from jewelry to wooden charts.

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Visitors will also find museums and other attractions along Main Street, including the Historic Annapolis Museum.


There's no doubting Annapolis' status as "America's Sailing Capital." Situated at the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Severn River, the Maryland capital is home to each and every kind of boat and ship.

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Plus, the city is also the birthplace of the U.S. Naval Academy.

And no trip to Annapolis is complete without a stroll down Ego Alley. Here, visitors can take in stellar views of Annapolis Harbor or even board a cruise on the bay.

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