100 Fun Things To Do In Annapolis

Annapolis being the capital of Maryland means there’s TONS of fun things to do here! Tourist attractions and family events in the area make it a great place to visit and we’re sure you’ll have a great time. Be sure to check out our top fun things to do in the state of Maryland!

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Quiet Waters Park

Enjoy trails winding through forests and past grassy fields, children’s playground, or picnic among 340 acres of beautiful parkland at Quiet Waters Park

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U.S. Naval Academy

Soak up the tradition at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, which was founded in 1845

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Historic Annapolis

Connect and learn through the museums, the homes and the gardens at Historic Annapolis.

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Maryland State House

Check out oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use and is the only state house ever to have served as the nation’s capitol – Maryland State House

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B&A Trail

Bike the 13 mile B&A Trail

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Capital SUP

Experience downtown Annapolis at night from the water while stand up paddleboarding with Capital SUP

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Jonas Green State Park

Visit Jonas Green State Park – a small park on the Severn River features a picnic area, a fishing pier

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Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden

Spend a couple of hours & Get swept away with natural beauty at Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden

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Ego Alley

Go on a boat ride or do people watching at Ego Alley

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William Paca Garden

Find the harmony among the bustling center at William Paca Garden

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The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

Remember the vision Alex Haley had at The Kunta Kinte – Alex Haley Memorial

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Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer's Market

Buy some fresh produce or dine in at the Dutch Market Restaurant at Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer’s Market

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Sandy Point State Park

Overlook one of Maryland’s true treasures, the Chesapeake Bay, from Sandy Point State Park

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Maryland World War II Memorial

Read the beautiful and informative display of Maryland WWII History at Maryland World War II Memorial Site

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St. John's College

Visit one of the oldest colleges in America – St. John’s College

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Annapolis Maritime Museum

Learn about Annapolis’ rich maritime heritage and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, particularly the Bay’s all-important oyster and its harvesters at Annapolis Maritime Museum

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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Enjoy a tour and a boat ride up to the famous Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

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Annapolis Canoe and Kayak

Rent from Annapolis Canoe and Kayak

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Hammond-Harwood House

Take a look at a piece of American History preserved in time with a fabulous tour led by a super knowledgeable docent at Hammond-Harwood House

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Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake

Journey aboard a pirate ship and get caught up in a real-life adventure for searching treasure with Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake

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SegZone Tour of Annapolis

See the town on two wheels with SegZone Tour of Annapolis

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Annapolis Tours & Crawls

Take a nighttime ghost walk through the historic downtown district on a spine-tingling journey into Annapolis’ dark and troubled history with Annapolis Tours & Crawls

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Banneker-Douglass Museum

See two cultures(African & American) merge at the Banneker-Douglass Museum

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Schooner Woodwind

Join Schooner Woodwind on a beautiful, wooden, 74-foot schooner, Woodwind, for a true sailing experience in Annapolis, Maryland

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Thurgood Marshall Memorial

Visit the statue of the first African-American to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court known as Thurgood Marshall Memorial

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Six Flags America

Ride “Apocalypse: The Last Stand” – An adventure sent from the future at Six Flags America

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Fishpaws Marketplace

Get reat selection of mid to high-end wines at Fishpaws Marketplace

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National Wildlife Visitor Center

Visit an afternoon to appreciate the flora & fauna at National Wildlife Visitor Center

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Dinosaur Park

Join an actual paleontologist in a dig at Dinosaur Park – A celebrated archaeological site full of dinosaur fossils

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Colonial Tours of Annapolis

Learn about life in Colonial Maryland with Colonial Tours of Annapolis

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Westfield Annapolis Mall

Shop & Relax at Westfield Annapolis Mall

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Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

Spend a summer evening in Annapolis with upbeat entertainment at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

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Discover Annapolis Tours

Join “Discover Annapolis Tours” on a trolley tour to explore the back streets, marinas, and points of interest in Annapolis

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The Colonial Players

Be a part of the Christmas Carol production at The Colonial Players

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Watermark Cruises and Tours

Embark on a 40 minute exciting cruise tour with Watermark Cruises and Tours

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Family Fishing Adventures

Hop on deck at Family Fishing Adventures, for an hour and 45 minute trip aboard our 30-foot U.S.C.G. certified fishing vessel to learn how to Fish, Crab, and preserve the Chesapeake Bay

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Great Frogs Winery

Grab a glass and tour the Great Frogs Winery

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Chase-Lloyd House

Walk back in time and visit the Chase-Lloyd House

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Maryland Federation of Art

Visit Maryland Federation of Art, where 450+ members organize 20 to 25 juried and non-juried exhibitions each year

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Thomas Point Park

Take some friends for a fishing trip to Thomas Point Park

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First Sunday Arts Festival

Go to First Sunday Arts Festival, on the first Sunday of each month from May to December to see 130+ local and regional artists and crafters selling their products

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Truxtun Park

Spend a hot day at the pool at Truxtun Park

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Charles Carroll House

See one of the largest and historic sites in the state at Charles Caroll House

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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Fall in love with art and unleash your creative side at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

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Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek

Choose from the many trails at Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek

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Mission Escape Rooms

Test your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room in 50 minutes or less at Mission Escape Rooms

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Evergreen Antiques

Buy something vintage, something antique and something precious at Evergreen Antiques

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City Running Tours Annapolis

Explore new and interesting routes with Mission Escape Rooms

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The Chesapeake Children's Museum

Book your children in for an interactive workshop at The Chesapeake Children’s Museum

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Free Range Improv

Laugh with and Laugh at, Free Range Improv

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Annapolis Bowl

Enjoy fun games with special effects and music at Annapolis Bowl

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Annapolis Towne Centre

Walk around, shop, and eat at Annapolis Towne Centre

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Maryland Renaissance Festival

See the women quilted in gold at this outstanding event – Maryland Renaissance Festival

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Eisenhower Golf Course

Improve your game at Eisenhower Golf Course

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Downs Park

Walk more than five miles of paved and natural trails at Downs Park

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Fifer's Seafood

Let your taste buds relish in the fresh seafood at Fifer’s Seafood

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Fort Smallwood Park

Go for a swim at Fort Smallwood Park

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Phase II Slot Car Racing

Enjoy some mini racing fun with Phase II Slot Car Racing

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Broadneck Park

Enjoy some outdoor recreation at Broadneck Park

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Severna Park Lanes

Get competitive with a bowling game at Severna Park Lanes

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London Town

Reveal a lost town and a garden sanctuary at London Town

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Adam's Ribs Edgewater

Test your patience and tickle your taste buds at Adam’s Ribs Edgewater

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Beverly Triton Beach Park

Walk, Fish and get the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the Beverly Triton Beach Park

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Dutch Country Farmers Market

Visit Dutch Country Farmers Market, that is full of the best fresh and delicious foods from Dutch Country

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Montpelier Mansion

Choose Montpelier Mansion for your beautiful rental site for your next special event

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Severna Park Golf Center

Try the great Wilson Harmonizer putters at Severna Park Golf Center

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Arnold Park

Step on the green grass and enjoy a picnic at Arnold Park

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ClimbZone

Climb to the top of Jack’s giant beanstalk, Negotiate an enormous spider web or Rise to the top of the Empire State Building at ClimbZone

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Laurels House Of Horror

Get ready to get spooked at Laurels House Of Horror

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Laurel Skate Center

Get active and roll with the pros at Laurel Skate Center

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National Aquarium

See the world from below the surface at National Aquarium, Baltimore

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Maryland Science Center

See life beyond earth at Maryland Science Center

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The Maryland Zoo

Visit the cute penguin chicks at The Maryland Zoo

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Canton Waterfront Park

Grab a terrific view of the harbor at Canton Waterfront Park

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Monumental Helicopters

Try the aerial photography and aerial video services of Monumental Helicopters

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway

Race electric go karts in a 45,000 sq ft air conditioned facility at speed up to 50 MPH at Autobahn Indoor Speedway

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Trolley Trail 9

Strap on your boots and hike through the Trolley Trail 9 – a serene, paved 1.1 mile trail

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The Observation Gallery at BWI Marshall

Get lost in the unknown universe at The Observation Gallery at BWI Marshall

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North Arundel Aquatic Center

Take part in Water Aerobics at North Arundel Aquatic Center

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Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area

Observe the horizon at Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area

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Vino 301 Wine Concierge - Tours

Lick your lips and enjoy a taste of wine with Vino 301 Wine Concierge – Tours

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Allen Pond Park

From fishing to fitness trails enjoy a day out at Allen Pond Park

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Prince Georges Stadium

Celebrate a baseball game at Prince Georges Stadium

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National Capital Radio and Television Museum

See the evolution of TV and radio at National Capital Radio and Television Museum

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Pinot's Palette

Go step by step through a full canvas painting in 2 or 3 hours while listening to music and sipping wine and beer at Pinot’s Palette

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Lurman Woodland Theatre

Visit Lurman Woodland Theatre for free concerts every weekend in June, July and August in a beautiful, naturally wooded setting

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North Point State Park

Explore North Point State Park’s 1,300+ acres with trails & scenic views

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Union Jack's of Annapolis

Enter the ‘Mega-Pub’ – Union Jack’s of Annapolis. One of Annapolis’ largest entertainment venues and a British-style restaurant/pub

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Eastport a Rockin'

Go to Eastport a Rockin’, a local music festival of the summer. Three stages now host 27 bands and music remains a key component of Eastport a Rockin

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Annapolis Flea Market

Check out the tents along West and Calvert Street for Antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles and lots more at Annapolis Flea Market

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Bay Bridge

Take in the spectacular views while driving on Bay Bridge, providing a bird’s eye view of the bay and giving a sense of driving on air

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Davy Dance Academy

Join Davy Dance Academy at one of their Dance Musical Productions

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Bow Tie Cinemas

Catch a flick at Bow Tie Cinemas

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Red Red Wine Bar

Spend a date night in a romantic ambiance at Red Red Wine Bar

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Chesapeake Bay

Enjoy a wide range of recreational opportunities like boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and windsurfing at the Chesapeake Bay

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Rams Head On Stage

Visit Rams Head On Stage, a premier music venue in Annapolis hosting a wide range of live shows from everything including jazz, rock, and blues and offering reserved seating

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Maryland Seafood Festival

Enjoy the extensive variety of activities, the good food and drink, and have a great relaxing time on the beautiful shores of the Chesapeake Bay at Maryland Seafood Festival

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Muse Paintbar - Annapolis

Get Creative. Relax. Uncork your Muse at Muse Paintbar – Annapolis

There’s always things to do in Annapolis! From the Quiet Waters Park, to the Annapolis Maritime Museum; whether you live there, or you’re visiting as a tourist, we’re sure you’ll have a great time in Annapolis! Be sure to contact us if you have any additional fun activities or feedback that you’d like to include!