"The Capitol of Boat Shows" Top 5 Page for this destination Annapolis by grandmaR

Annapolis Travel Guide: 225 reviews and 554 photos

Annapolis is the capitol of Maryland. It is NOT in Baltimore even though that is Maryland's largest city. The dome of the State House in Annapolis is visible from many places in the city (as in this picture and the one below).

Annapolis is also where the largest in-water sailboat show in the US.

We go to Annapolis every year for the sailboat show, which is on Columbus Day weekend from Thursday to Monday. We usually go on Friday.

Annapolis is a very boat friendly community and there are laws which prohibit people from denying land access to boaters.

There are also the United States Naval Academy, and St. John's College which are 'home ported' in Annapolis. Two more different educational institutions would be hard to find anywhere.

There are many small creeks in the area where people can live right on the water with their boat at their own dock.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historic town and sailboat friendly
  • Cons:Horrible traffic and not much parking
  • In a nutshell:Maryland's Capitol and hosts the largest in-water sailboat show in the US
  • Last visit to Annapolis: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    fascinating details and appetite whetters for a visit, 2 c 4 myself ;-)))

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2006 at 1:41 AM

    Hi Grandma - Just great photos, history and detail. Hey - bought a bag of live crabs here - by the time we got back to Georgetown they were all over the car - abandoned car on P Street. Maybe should be a "warning" tip! :) Ciao, Carol

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2005 at 6:18 PM

    What a memory trip for me, reading your Annap pages! My best times with Mom & Dad were sailing on the Chesapeae Bay, & we had Dad's wake at the Deep Creek Restaurant...cat


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