Holiday Events

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Nov 18 to Jan 01
Nov 18 to Jan 01

Holiday Events

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Consistently ranked one of the best cities in America during the holidays, Annapolis is a great place to spend the weekend enjoying time with family and soaking in the holiday spirit.

USS Sioux City Commissioning Week

Nov 10 to Nov 17

The Grand Illumination

Nov 25 to Nov 25


Naval Academy

Dine at the "Yard"

While you're at the Naval Academy Yard, why not stop in one of their restaurants for a quick bite to eat? READ MORE

Family Friendly

Make Your Holidays Magical in Annapolis

Annapolis has been a magical place to spend the holidays for over 300 years. READ MORE


African-American History in Anne Arundel County

African-Americans have, for over 350 years, comprised a major in the development of Maryland.. READ MORE

On The Water

Charter a Boat in Annapolis

Our area offers a variety of charter options ranging from fishing trips, overnight cruises, private parties, and more READ MORE

Arts & Culture

Meet the Area’s Local Arts Community

Take a peek into Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's talented and diverse arts community. READ MORE


Savor the Flavors of Annapolis

Annapolis is quickly becoming known for its culinary variety and creativity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. READ MORE


5 Ways to Enjoy Annapolis' Nightlife

Annapolis is a great pick for your next night out on the town, offering a little something for every taste. READ MORE


Seasonal Shopping in Annapolis

No matter the time of year, you'll find that perfect little something in Annapolis. Click here to learn more. READ MORE


Five Overnight Ideas in Annapolis

For those of us that love our job but are looking for some much-needed time off, Annapolis offers the perfect night, or weekend, getaway. READ MORE


a walkable town...

Visitors Center

Downtown Annapolis

Select a point of interest on the left, or click “see all” below. Need help with ideas on where to go or how to start? Come to the Visitors Center on West Street in the Arts District for suggestions and guidance!

Annapolis Towne Centre

Shop, dine, or relax at the Annapolis Towne Centre, just minutes up the road from downtown Annapolis.

Arts District

From fine art galleries and performing arts centers, to ballet theaters and city-wide film festivals, Annapolis’ art scene is in full bloom all year long.

Arundel Mills

As Maryland’s largest outlet mall, Arundel Mills offers visitors an almost unimaginable number of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

City Dock

Sit along Ego Alley watching the boats, grab a bite to eat, or shop 'til you drop at one of Annapolis' favorite spots.


Spend some time in the small Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport for an alternate view of the Annapolis.

Herring Bay

From Bay-side dining to on the water activities, Herring Bay is what the Chesapeake is all about.

Historic London Town

An active archaeological site meets a replicated colonial settlement at Historic London Town and Garden.

Main Street

As the heart of the city, Main Street and its unique charm offer Annapolis’ visitors the best of the city’s dining, shopping, and history.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Towering over historic Annapolis, the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium plays host to everything from the heated football and lacrosse games to some of the area's most popular events.

Sandy Point State Park

Since 1952, Sandy Point State Park has been a haven for nature lovers, beach-goers, and fishermen.

State Circle/Maryland Avenue

With the Maryland State house at its center, State Circle is home to the highest concentration of 18th century buildings in the country, now housing a variety of retail shops, antique stores, and more.

United States Naval Academy

Established in 1845, The United States Naval Academy has played a significant role in the development of both Annapolis and the United States.

Westfield Annapolis

Looking for something bigger than the boutiques of downtown Annapolis? Head to Westfield Annapolis Mall.

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Rhea's Pick of the Month: Old Stein Inn

Rhea checks out Old Stein Inn, located in Edgewater, to check out what they have going on for Oktoberfest.

Meet Local Artist Ronaldo Dorado

Join Darin as she visits McBride Gallery to experience Ronaldo Dorado's art.

Francis Scott Key in Annapolis

Take a walk through Annapolis and St. John's College with Jamie this month as she rediscovers the American who wrote our National Anthem: Francis Scott Key.

The Maryland Renaissance Festival

Take a stroll through a 16th-century village, complete with King Henry VIII and his court during the Maryland Renaissance Festival.

Jeremy's Drink of the Month 'The Honeymoon' at The Point

For August’s Drink of the Month, we stopped by The Point Crab House —the Magothy River staple we locals all know and love for it’s crabs, waterfront dining, and incredible chef.

Meet Local Photographer Jay Fleming

Get to know Annapolis-based photographer, Jay Fleming, and his passion for capturing life on the Chesapeake Bay.

Visit the Hammond-Harwood House

Jamie takes a tour of one of the oldest houses in Annapolis, the beautiful Hammond-Harwood House.

Experience the BWI Region

Join Kat on her journey to the BWI Region as she explores all of the great things this part of Anne Arundel County has to offer.

community blogs and insights

  • November 15 2018
    Artist Mark Peria’s Colorful Birthday Surprise
  • November 13 2018
    Coffee Talk: Great Annapolis Coffee Shops
  • November 12 2018
    Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustration
  • November 09 2018
    Meet Local Artist Kim Hovell
  • November 08 2018
    Start Sailing Now: Learning to Race Sailboats Broadened Her Life
  • November 08 2018
    Rhea’s Pick of the Month: Blackwall Barn & Lodge
  • November 07 2018
    Navigate Your Way Through History in November
  • November 06 2018
    Take a Trip to Crooked Crab Brewing Company
  • November 05 2018
    Visit the Maryland WWII Memorial in Annapolis