Local Excursions

Annapolis provides excellent fun and attractions for your family while you are here.  The following list represents a sampling of some of the best the area has to offer.

 
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Washington DC (50 minutes drive),

The Capital of the USA.  Lots of monuments, museums and more. 

Approximately a one hour drive from Annapolis by car. Public transportation between Annapolis & Washington is limited. Best way to visit Washington DC is rental car/Uber/Lyft/taxi. DC Metro Subway’s closest station is New Carrolton, approximately 30 minute drive from Annapolis.  Visit the Smithsonian Museums, take a look at the Official Tourism Site and download the DC Visitors Guide.


Baltimore Maryland (40 minutes drive)

 

Older and quirkier than DC, Baltimore is a fun and hip port town to the north of Annapolis and less than a one hour drive by car. Public transportation between Annapolis & Baltimore is limited. Best way to visit Baltimore is rental car/Uber/Lyft/taxi.  Visiting the National Aquarium and Other Things to See & Do, check out the Official Tourism Site for Baltimore, Maryland, and Download the Baltimore Visitors Guide 

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The Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary.  It is the largest in the United States and third largest in the world. The Bay itself is about 200 miles long, stretching from Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Bay’s width ranges from four miles near Aberdeen, Maryland, to 30 miles near cape Charles, Virginia. 

Ocean City: Ocean City is the nearest beach town on the Atlantic Ocean and a great destination for families.  About two hour drive from Annapolis by car. Best way to visit Ocean City, Maryland is rental car/Uber/Lyft/taxi.  Check out the Official Tourism Site for Ocean City, Maryland and Download the Ocean City, Maryland Visitors Guide