Maryland’s capital is rich in history and has something for everyone! With restrictions lifting on recreational activities throughout the state, now is the perfect time to enjoy fun activities that allow you to social distance safely with your family. If you are planning a Maryland day trip in upcoming weeks, why not start with downtown Annapolis? As you return to local shops and restaurants with new precautions in place, consider the following fun activities and attractions you can visit to make the most of your day.
Visit the State House
Did you know that Annapolis has the oldest State House in the entire country? What is even more impressive is that it is still in legislative use today! This National Historic Landmark has hosted several nationally significant events dating back to the 1770s. Many people are unaware that this is the only State House to have ever served as the nation’s capital. Visitors can take advantage of the self-guided tours of the grounds and building which are offered daily. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about American history.
Shop on Main Street
As many small businesses begin to open their doors following the pandemic, why not shop in downtown Annapolis on Main Street? Visitors can spend hours browsing through the various shops, boutiques, and art galleries, especially now that many storefronts are moving their inventory outside for safe summer shopping.
Enjoy the cuisine
In terms of dining, there are many cafes, bars, and restaurants open with outdoor seating in historic downtown Annapolis. Enjoy seafood, sandwiches, and delicious ice cream outside with your family while supporting local businesses following the pandemic. You can never go wrong with a crab cake to start your summer!
Walk along Annapolis City Dock
If you want a relaxing and safe way to spend an afternoon in Annapolis, walking along City Dock is the perfect activity. The dock is an ideal spot to gaze at boats as they come in and go out to the bay. Because the city of Annapolis is surrounded by water, it has a large boating and sailing community. If you want to see Annapolis from another perspective, you may want to consider jumping aboard a tour boat or water taxi for some gorgeous views.