Annapolis Journals

Weekend in Annapolis

An August 1994 trip to Annapolis by Colleen

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Weekend in Annapolis

Overview

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Annapolis, which is sometimes known as the, 'sailboat capital of the world,' is located on the glorious Chesapeake Bay. The town of Annapolis offers a variety of activities than can fill a weekend. I recommend the downtown historic (1695) area, which includes the City Dock, shopping and art galleries. From this area you can dine outside and take in the views of the sailboats on the water.

Quick Tips:

Be sure to take one of the boat tours.

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Maryland Inn

Hotel

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A historical hotel located in walking distant of the City Dock, State House and the Naval Academy. The rooms are decorated nicely with antiques and reproductions.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2000

Maryland Inn
58 State Circle
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 263-2641

Buddy's Crabs & Ribs

Restaurant | "Buddy's Crab's & Rib's"

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Maryland is known for their crabs, and Buddy's (located in the historic area, near the docks) is the place to sample them. Try the, Great Big Buddy, which is ¾ of a pound of succulent special recipe crab cake. Also children under 10 can eat for free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 25, 2000

Buddy's Crabs & Ribs
100 Main Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 269-1800

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Take the tour learn about the history of the academy. You will get to see the crypt of John Paul Jones, the Severn seawall and an early submarine. Go Navy!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2000

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 293-1000

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Built between 1763-1765, this home of William Paca (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), is a great example of Georgian architecture. The estate offers a great tour of the home and you are also free to visit the impressive gardens.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 25, 2000

William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, Maryland
(410) 263-5553

Ghost Tours

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Story/Tip

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During our visit we went on a Ghost Tour of Annapolis. If you decide to take this tour don't expect much. It is basically a hokey tour run by an overly dramatic woman (most likely the Drama Club president of the past). When we took the tour our drama queen tour guide brought along her 7 year old son, who she looked to for her forgotten lines and spooky stories. The whole thing was pretty goofy, but fun.