Looking for the perfect day trip or weekend getaway with your family? Look no further than Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Regardless of when you visit or how old your family members are, everyone's certain to have a a great time.
Want to expose your kids to some local or world history? Annapolis, Maryland's State Capital, is packed with historic monuments and landmarks. Start or highlight a historical tour at the Maryland State House, where you can see where our state's legislators shape modern-day Maryland law and where the Treaty of Paris was ratified, formally ending the Revolutionary War in 1784.
When you visit Annapolis, you'll also have plenty of reasons to find out why it's dubbed the Sailing Capital of the World. Take a cruise on a charter sailboat or yacht, or rent your own electric boat, kayak or standup paddleboard. Enjoy the quiet calm of our creeks and rivers or head out to the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
Hit the trail! There are also a number of parks and trails to explore when you're in the area. Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of dedicated volunteers helping to promote, protect and enhance the multimodal trails of Anne Arundel County for the enjoyment of your whole family. The organization encompasses the B&A Trail, the BWI Trail, the Broadneck Trail and the WB&A Trail, as well as new trails being designed or constructed.
Do you have a family of sports nuts? Then you'll love all the spectator sports happening in Annapolis. The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium regularly draws big crowds and is a true family experience for both Navy Football during the fall and Navy Men's and Women's Lacrosse throughout the spring. During the summer Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is also home to the Major League Lacrosse 2012 Champions, the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The summer also features the Wednesday Night Sailing Races, giving spectators a thrill from a distance as colorful sailboats race on the Bay.
Whether your family prefers the bustle of a thriving downtown or the quiet countryside, you'll find plenty to discover at Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.