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Annapolis promises to be one of the prime places to visit on the East Coast throughout 2017. Known as the “Sailing Capital of the World”, the historic maritime city is considered to be Chesapeake Bay’s crown jewel. Maryland’s capital is regularly honored as one of the ten best cities in the USA in terms of quality of life. Come visit with your family and see for yourself. The state has compiled the following list of the top 10 things to do while you’re there. Click on each heading for more information.

Banneker-Douglass Museum

Maryland’s official African American history museum was named in honor of Benjamin Banneker, the 18th Century author and scientist, and Frederick Douglass, the 19th Century abolitionist and writer, who both inspired the struggle for freedom and civil rights.

Blue Angels

The U.S. Navy’s famous fighter jet acrobatic group flies over every graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, and this year it’s on Friday, May 26, 2017. They also have their arrival and air show scheduled during Commissioning Week.

Cantler’s Riverside Inn

Feast on the finest seafood Maryland can offer at Cantler’s. Overlooking Mill Creek, the restaurant provides a wonderful view while dining on delicious crabs harvested from the Chesapeake Bay.

Chick & Ruth’s Delly

From its founding in 1965, Chick & Ruth’s has been the spot to nosh for Annapolitans, midshipmen, and tourists. A patriotic Annapolis tradition, the Pledge of Allegiance is recited there each morning.

Ego Alley

Show off your yacht at Ego Alley, the waterway that courses through historic downtown Annapolis. If you aren’t nautically inclined, you can still watch the fine boats cruise past while imbibing a cocktail at Pusser’s Caribbean Grill.

Maryland State House

Constructed in 1772, the capitol is the oldest functioning state house of the United States. Here is where the Treaty of Paris was signed ending the Revolutionary War and where General George Washington submitted his resignation as commander of the Continental Army.

Rams Head Tavern

One of the premier music venues of the nation, prominent artists play regularly in Rams Head’s cozy space, where the audience can stand close to the stage and savor every note. There’s an impressive bar and great pub food.

U.S. Naval Academy

Future officers of the United States Navy have been trained at the USNA since 1845. Aside from the beautiful campus, visitors can tour the Naval Academy Museum and the graceful domed chapel, where John Paul Jones, father of the U.S. Navy, is interred.

U.S. Sailboat Show

The largest and oldest of its kind in the world, the U.S. Sailboat Show is a world-renowned showcase for the newest beautiful and exotic boats held every October.

Wednesday Night Races

From April to August, 100 sailboats or more race every Wednesday night in the waters of Annapolis. Fans gather on the shoreline, restaurants, and Spa Creek Bridge to cheer the competitors.

A B&B Near the Top 10

The venues of the Top 10 are close to Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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