4 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 12 4 12 30 night min Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
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4 BR / 3.5 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 2 night min Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
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With easy access to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Annapolis, Maryland, is the perfect getaway for a weekend or longer. Its quaint cobblestone streets and harbor filled with sailboats produce some unforgettable vacation pictures and memories. An Annapolis vacation rental is the best way to enjoy this charming town and the Chesapeake Bay.
Things to Do
The water is a major draw with sailing and boat tours. It's also fun to try your hand at crabbing for blue crabs. Quiet Waters Park has trails for biking and/or hiking, playgrounds for children, and even a skating rink Sandy Point Park is a year-round park that is near Chesapeake Bay. Many visit this area for its amazing beaches and water views.
While in town check out the Naval Academy and the USNA Museum. Don't miss the school's breathtaking chapel, and take a guided tour of this active training facility. History buffs enjoy the free Bannecker-Douglass Museum, which displays Maryland’s African-American history, or just walking around the historic downtown. Located at the harbor where slave ships once arrived carrying their human cargo is The Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial. This is another educational spot for families along with the Thurgood Marshall Memorial. Even the Starbucks at the Annapolis Inn holds history. It resides in an 18th century tavern visited by George Washington.
Annapolis is tucked between the nation's capital and Baltimore, Maryland, with easy access to D.C.'s two airports as well as Baltimore's. To get to Annapolis, you'll most likely need a car, but once there, the town is very walkable and parking is extremely limited and expensive. Park your car at your Annapolis vacation rental and walk or bike into town. That way you don't have to worry about navigating the congested, narrow streets or paying the daily parking fee, which is often well over twenty dollars a vehicle.
Annapolis enjoys ample breezes because of its location on the water. This seaside spot also keeps it from frigid winter temperatures. The average temperature in January and February is in the 40s, with summers in the upper 80s.
Spring is the most beautiful time to visit, if it's possible to choose just one season. With bountiful blooms everywhere and the beginning of the sailing season, it's a popular time to stroll the quaint town and harbor. Spring also brings the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, and with the beginning of sailing season in April, you can catch the weekly Wednesday Night Sailboat Races. August is the perfect time to taste what all the fuss is about Maryland Blue Crabs at the Annapolis Rotary's Crab Feast. The social year comes to a close with the delightful Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade. Christmas is also a beautiful time in this historic village.
Annapolis has a thriving arts scene with dozens of galleries filled with the works of local artisans. Historic Annapolis is the section of town leading down to the harbor that features converted row homes on Main Street that are brimming with sailing souvenirs and nautical-themed décor. But you don't have to love the water to enjoy the many bistros, galleries, and boutiques in this area. While you're treasure hunting, you can also follow the self-guided Annapolis Walking Tour.
An Annapolis vacation rental is an ideal way to enjoy this charming area. The homes and cottages embrace the historic character and marry it with all the modern amenities you'd expect on vacation. The area places you within easy access of a number of historic sites and cultural opportunities, not to mention the pageantry of the Naval Academy formations.