Annapolis is positively one of my favorite places to visit. It is the capital of Maryland, so it is very rich in history, even serving for a time as the nation's capital. It is situated on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay ( which divides Maryland in half) about 20 miles south of Baltimore and almost directly to the west of Washington, D.C. Annapolis is one of those towns where you can park your car and get out and walk and find lots of things to do. The Annapolis harbor opens onto the Severn River, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay. Numerous harbor and bay cruises are available for the tourist who wants a tour. Main Street leads right down to the harbor and has numerous shops and eateries for locals and tourists alike. Right down the street is the United States Naval Academy, home to 4,000 midshipmen. Visitors are allowed in through Gate 1 year-round. Its really a fun place to visit because you get the chance to see officers-in-training, learn the history behind the Academy and the Navy, and get a great view of the harbor, Severn River, and the bay. Once you leave the downtown area, Annapolis begins to look like any normal town. There is an abundance of shopping centers, eateries, movie theatres and more historical places to see. A trip to this area is definitley worth it!
Annapolis1: A lengthy site about Annapolis . . .
Welcome to Annapolis: A good site about Annapolis
Annapolis Virtual Mall: A listing of business web sites.
Crabtown.com: A site devoted to Annapolis and the people who live there.
Annapolis Magazine Online: The online version of the magazine.
The Capital Online: Annapolis' newspaper: The internet version.
U.S. Naval Academy: This site has so much information about the Academy!