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3 Jun 2006“I posted my wonderful experience staying in B&B Maryland Inn at downtown Annapolis recently and attract lots of readers sharing their tips to me, so I feel it may be good to create a go list to share with all and document for myself for future visit...”
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Annapolis is one of the best places to visit, especially, it has harbor, near Six Flags America, lots of museum and monuments in nearby Washington DC, good restaurants, US Navel Acadamy ...etc. There are lots lots more that I am going to share with you here ...
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Whenever we visited a place, we checked out the tour map first to see what are the attractions, and this maps helps a lot on all the attractions and hotels we are visiting and staying. " if you are looking for an inexpensive lunch while at the Annapolis waterfront, check out the "Market" that has several sandwich shops, and they have a decent sushi take out place. I would avoid the Philips restaurant, its not worth the $$ although the scenery is great." as Dahammer said.
This Bed and Breakfast has 3 buildings and we got the one at Maryland Inns on Main St which is wonderful! priceline dot com gave us $44 on this 2.5* hotel that in fact has a 4* room. Valet parking is $18 but there is no need, we got lots of street parking right on Main St till 10am the following morning FREE! and we can see our car from the window of our room. We made sure there were cars with out of state plate park behind us and around. This hotel was ranked 2* before now 2.5* but it has been just renovated, it should have 4* taste, and it walks to every attractions in Annapolis.
We did not stay at this nice hotel this time, but it is one of the best located hotel in town, right next to the harbor. Make it a stop and take a look at the hotel, walk around the lobby makes you feel great! As Dahammer said "If you can, try to have a drink at the Marriott bar, the deck overlooks what the locals call "ego alley". It was named for all the big boats that turn around in this small body of water in an attempt to "show off"."
One of the best thing to do is to take the Watermark Cruise at the harbor, it is about 45 minutes of $8 each and the tours gives the thorough introductions to all the attractions in the Annapolis, especially US Naval Acadamy since it is right at the route of cruise. Do it in the sunny day and eat a lunch on the boat will make you feel great and get to learn all the attractions and history of Annapolis. We just walked down Main St toward the harbor and the tour is right there, there are plenty of meeting parking around visitor center, $1 an hour, very affordable.
Maryland State House is a must see attraction and is right at the State Circle where the Historic Inns of Annapolis located as you can see in the tour map. This beautiful Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.
Saint John's College is right next to US Navel Academy and Marryland State House; it is the 3rd oldest collge to Harvard Univ at Boston and Williams and Marry College at Williamsburg VA. It is full of history and interesting things to see.
This is one of the major attractions in town. In fact, when we arrived and walk around town along Main St and Harbor, we already saw many US Naval Academy students dressed with white uniforms... On the cruise, half of the time you will see it along the water band, many buildings and histories. You can't drive into it, but you can park the car outside and walk in to have a tour.
"Lewnes is a restaurant that is very good, its one of the best places in Annapolis for a steak." It has been award by many magazines like Maryland Magazine, Bay Weekly and Citiguide ... annapolis.com Give it a try, steak lover! Oh, by the way, do you know steak contains lots of "iron" that can prevent bold head? "The cost is about the same as a Ruth's Chris', Morton's, etc. But, if you have a special occasion, give it a try....Many of the restaurants in the heart of Annapolis are expensive. I've had dinner at the Ram's Head Inn and it is just OK, nothing to write home about..." as Dahammer from betterbidding dot com told me.
9. G & M Restaurant & Lounge at Linthicum Hights, MD
"If you like Maryland Crab Cakes, the best are G & M Restaurant & Lounge at Linthicum Hights, MD. This restaurant is just outside of BWI Airport in Linthicum Heights and is on the way to Annapolis if you come down I-95. I'm not sure if you take the "back way" through Delaware and Rt. 301." as Dahammer from betterbidding dot com said. He has been on business trip to Annapolis for 3 times by now.
Dahammer further described "If you go to G&M for Crabcakes, they have a dessert that is traditionally served in Greek Restaurants, its called "Baklava" it is super-sweet pastry that is made with layered philo dough, honey and nuts, get one "to go" if you can't finish the crabcakes. I can usually eat two crabcakes, but for a more modest appetite, one crabcake will be sufficient." I can't wait to try it out!
As season pass memeber, we find Six Flags America at Largo MD, about 30 minute drive from Annapolis is a great part of the trip. It is only 3 hour drive to Annapolis from NJ, so we leave at 9pm Friday night to arrive Annopolis at midnight, knowing there are still activities there ... and will get in Six Flags early, after having nice breakfast at the ocean front of Annapolis, to avoid crowd before heading DC around noon, when we can had a nice lunch at the brand new Ronald Reagan Building Cafeteria or Old Post Building, then after DC museums will be back around 5pm to catch water park till 8pm and more ride before back to Annapolis for dinner.. Sunday morning we have harbor cruise and visit US Naval Academy, Saint John's College and many local attraction before heading back to Baltimore ...
11. PF Chang's China Bistro will open at Annapolis Town Center
The wonderful PF Chang's China Bistro is going to open one at Annapolis Town Center. In the mean time, there are only two at MD: Columbia and Bethesda, and we got lunch at PF Chang's at Columbia MD south to Baltimore, there is a huge mall there to visit as well. Another two at DC area is Fairfax VA and McClean VA. We like it because its well decoration and delicious food, that include more than Chinese, Tai, Vietnames, Japenese ...etc yet the cost is very affordable. There normally long line outside the restaurant... Glad it comes to Annapolis soon ...