Part 2 will cover more of the best summer activities of Annapolis.
Only a few miles from downtown, the Annapolis countryside offers pastoral beauty of farmland where horses graze. For America’s colonial past, Historic London Town and Gardens will reveal the “lost” colonial town of London and share a garden sanctuary located on the South River.
History and Heritage
Did you know that Annapolis was the capital of the fledgling United States from 1783 to 1784? Annapolis played a great role in America’s founding. Visit the Maryland State House and see the exteriors of the oldest state house in continuous legislative use. Take a tour of the newly renovated Annapolis Maritime Museum, which highlights the Chesapeake Bay region’s rich maritime heritage and ecology.
Serious shoppers will love Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. The Historic District and downtown of Annapolis features unique boutiques that offer maritime-themed art and products. For big brand retailers, do your shopping at Westfield Annapolis Mall or the Arundel Mills Mall. Seeking prestigious high-end shopping? Bring yourself to The Towne Centre, which also provides enjoyable places to eat in a neighborhood atmosphere.
Trails and Beaches
Ready for discovery by hiking, biking or boating in springtime, Annapolis offers 87 miles of trails and hundreds of miles of shoreline. Located on the northwestern shore of Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Point State Park is a peaceful place for hiking and bird watching. Its Symbi Trail provides views of the pine forest in Corcoran Woods and leads to marshes filled with wildlife.
Make sure to enjoy a great meal at Red Hot & Blue Annapolis before or after doing any of the above summer activities.
Red Hot & Blue Annapolis Highlights
Founded in 1988, Red Hot & Blue Annapolis is a full-service, casual-themed restaurant chain and caterer featuring delicious award-winning ribs, Memphis-style barbecue, smoked wings, and Southern sides and desserts.
The atmosphere is steeped in legendary and contemporary blues music and delivers a large dose of Southern hospitality in a fun and entertaining dining environment. Bring your friends and family to our warm and friendly Annapolis location today!