|Annapolis City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Counties||Anne Arundel County|
|Total Area||7.6 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||38.9789° N,76.4923° W|
|Time Zome||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Annapolis Maritime Museum, Banneker-Douglass Museum|
Annapolis is a pleasant and lovely city located by the Atlantic Ocean. Apart from the sweet breeze and eye catching sight of the ocean Annapolis has to offera rich history and famous theatres.Annapolis has colonial past behind it and the first settlement in this city in the east coast of United States took place during the 17th century. The initial fame of this city is related to the black history of America that is of slave trade. Like most of the parts of eastern and northern United States Annapolis was also under British domination till 1783. The name of this city was thus kept after the name of Princess Anne of Britain. Annapolis which is also capital of the district of Maryland has in recent years gained world fame due to the hurricane attack over it.
The closeness to the Atlantic is the reason behind its being the address of United States Naval Academy. Annapolis is also referred to as the sailboat capital of the world as every year in autumn the city organizes one of the biggest power boats and sail boats show. The city tries to remember its colonial past every year through the Maryland Renaissance Festival.The costumes, food, traditions and accents of 16th century England are celebrated in this festival. While in Annapolis the Maryland State House and the City Dock or commonly called the Ego Alley should be visited.
Some of the famous hotels of Annapolis are Historic Inns of Annapolis, Loews Annapolis Hotel, Marriott Annapolis Waterfront, O'Callaghan Hotel, Comfort Inn, Country Inn &Suites by Carlson, Quality Inn, Super 8 Motel, Best Western, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn &Suites, Homestead Studio Sites, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Doubletree, Sheraton Barcelo.
For a seafood lover a visit to the Maryland seafood festival is a must as no where in the world is it possible to get such wide variety of menu ranging from fish to crabs, from oysters to lobsters. A great festivity attached to it is the proof of dedication and love of the local residents for everything attached to the sea. Some of the restaurants which serve excellent seafood in Annapolis all through the year are:
- Chart House
- The Rockfish
- Pirate's Cove restaurant & Marina
- Carrol's Creek Cafe
- Buddy's Crabs and Ribs
- Cantler's Riverside Inn
- Yi Yankee Cafe
- The Breeze
- Sunset Restaurant
- Thelmas Seafood
If an idle afternoon on a yacht is not your choice the yacht clubs can provide you with a power yacht for participating in exciting race. The yacht clubs in Annapolis are one of the reasons behind its designation of the Sailboat Capital of United States'. In June every year people from all over the world gathers to participate in an exciting yacht race conducted by the yacht clubs of Annapolis and the Naval Academy.
There are number of yacht clubs in Annapolis the names of some of those clubs are:
- Eastport Yacht Club
- Annapolis Capital Maryland yacht Club
- Liberty yacht Club and Marina
- Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis
- Fishing Bay Yacht Club
- Annapolis Yacht Club
Last Updated On : March 19, 2013