The crisp, cool air mingled with the holiday shoppers as the Christmas spirit was on display. Many people may spend their holidays with family or on the beach. While others may hit the slopes for some holiday skiing, an Annapolis Christmas experience combines sailboats, servicemen, and a beautiful setting on the banks of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay.
A brief of history of Annapolis
Founded in 1649, this capital of Maryland once served as the US capital from 1783 – 1784. Four signers of the Declaration of Independence called Annapolis home.
Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson roamed the streets of Annapolis while President George Washington resigned his military commission as Commander-in-Chief here. In 1784, the Treaty of Paris was ratified by Congress ending the Revolutionary War.
Whil this city has served as the capital of Maryland since 1786, today it has a population of just over 38,000.
Sitting on the banks of the Severn River, Annapolis is also home to the United States Naval Academy. I visited Annapolis as part of my College Football Travel Tour for the Army Navy football game. Due to its location on the water, the city has become a huge sailboat community with lots of high profile sailors and celebrities.
From US history and colonial architecture to sailboats and seafood, Annapolis is a friendly community that makes you feel right at home. If you love food, there are some great restaurants in Annapolis. However, this city offers a wonderful Christmas experience in the heart of our nation’s capital.
An Annapolis Christmas experience
Enjoy an Annapolis Christmas experience. Wander the streets. Talk with the locals. Enjoy the history and beauty of Maryland’s capital.
Dress warmly as cold weather and snow may welcome you. Eat breakfast at Chick & Ruth’s Delly as you join the Pledge of Allegiance.
Do some Christmas shopping on the streets. Enjoy an intimate concert at the Ram’s Head Tavern. Dine at fancy restaurants or enjoy some ice cream. Walk the steps of the Maryland State House or walk the streets of history.
Enjoy a few photos of the Annapolis Christmas spirit celebrating music, food, culture, people, and history.
Thanks to Visit Annapolis for their hospitality as I enjoyed all that Annapolis had to offer during the holiday season.