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There’s colonial flavor and heritage 18th-century buildings galore in Maryland’s capital, Annapolis. Sailors flock to dock at the city’s 17 miles (27 km) of waterfront, and the US Naval Academy was established here in 1845.
Take a walking tour of 3 centuries of history, past grand historic buildings like St. John’s College, the 1735 Old Treasury Building and the African-American history displayed at the Banneker-Douglass Museum.
With scores of sailing schools, Annapolis is a better place than most to learn how to crew a yacht, and the array of cruises on offer includes schooners and dinner sails.
Annapolis is on Chesapeake Bay, 28 miles (45 km) east of Washington D.C. and 31 miles (50 km) south of Baltimore.
The Baltimore & Annapolis Trail is a recreational route linking the two cities, following the line of a former railway.
Cobbled streets and a waterfront setting make Fell’s Point and Canton must-see locations in Baltimore.
Fell’s Point’s focus is Market Square, its 18th-century buildings now home to boutiques and restaurants. Historic pubs are a particular feature of this inner-city enclave, numbering more than 120, and the waterfront here has a salty maritime flavor for promenades and city views.
Neighboring Canton also has a central square, Canton Square, a patch of green surrounded by more sophisticated restaurants, galleries and shops.
Fell’s Point and Canton are on the eastern side of the Inner Harbor. Water taxis run to Fell’s Point and Anchorage, a few streets west of Canton.
- The Inner Harbor is great for kids, as many of its attractions are within easy walking distance.
- Most of the Inner Harbor is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, with ramps and elevators throughout. Limited parking at the Visitor Center is specifically designed for visitors with disabilities.
- Dogs are allowed along the waterfront promenade.
- Many Inner Harbor restaurants serve up Baltimore's specialty: crab cakes and other crab-based dishes.