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Maryland’s capital, Annapolis, is both a modern hub and a city proud of its history and colonial heritage. Well-known as one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most prominent boating communities, this maritime city is often referred to as “America’s Sailing Capital”, with a past deeply steeped in open seas and high tides.Embrace this sea culture by stepping out of your Annapolis hotel for a visit to the US Naval Academy, which features beautiful grounds and interesting statues -- a great place for an early morning jog or a pensive afternoon in relative peace and quiet. The Annapolis Maritime Museum gives a nod to the city’s maritime heritage, from stories of those who first discovered the area to the city’s roles in both World Wars. The Banneker-Douglas Museum dives deeper into the history of Maryland, with interesting exhibits, artifacts and interactive displays.
Just a short jaunt from the historic district is Quiet Waters Park, a wonderful place for a walk or picnic. Head to Towne Center for the best in shopping and dining, with boutiques and colorful cafes to peruse. When the sun is out, the place to be is Sandy Point State Park. Sprawl out on the beach, splash in the waves or just curl up in the sand with a good book and wile away the hours.
Gawk at the incredible yachts and watercraft floating down “Ego Alley”, where affluent boaters can often be seen showcasing their pride and joy. Of course, a trip to Annapolis wouldn’t be complete without setting sail yourself. Charter a boat and head out on the water for a day you won’t soon forget.Make the most of your maritime vacation with a stay at IHG hotels in Annapolis. You’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations just minutes from the attractions you want to see most. Attentive staff will make sure that your trip to Maryland is nothing but smooth sailing. Book with IHG today.
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