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.