Things to Do in Annapolis: Local Attractions
There is never a shortage of fun things to do in Annapolis, Maryland, where history, culture and eclectic entertainment meet on the scenic shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Our central location near downtown puts you within moments of many popular Annapolis attractions, restaurants and shopping centers, and the U.S. Naval Academy is only four miles away.
Annapolis is an all-seasons destination as well, with a full schedule of events open to the public year-round. From sailing events and boat shows to one of the nation's largest and oldest Renaissance festivals, we have something for everyone. View the Annapolis events calendar.
Annapolis Towne Center
The Annapolis Towne Center is within walking distance to Holiday Inn Express Annapolis, so excellent shopping deals are literally right around the corner. You can really shop until you drop into the comfortable accommodations at Holiday Inn Express Annapolis.
U.S. Naval Academy
Family members of service men and women at the U.S. Naval Academy will enjoy staying close to the Academy when they vacation at Holiday Inn Express Annapolis. Our hotel is only 4 miles from the school, which means you'll have a quick commute to the area. Whether you're just visiting the Academy with your child or attending their final graduation, the team at our hotel in Annapolis is ready to provide you with a comfortable stay. We offer a special rate for midshipman and their families.
Historic Downtown Annapolis
The Historic Downtown Annapolis is 3 miles from the Holiday Inn Express Annapolis, and provides more opportunities for shopping. With boutiques, historic buildings and more, you'll love the Historic Downtown Annapolis area. Ask the friendly Annapolis hotel team which shops you should check out!
Annapolis Maritime Museum
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is filled with educational exhibits and enlightening seminars. There are also concerts occasionally hosted at this venue, as well. Since we're only 4 miles from this major attraction, you'll have quick access to sailing from the pier and more.
Charter Cruises and Tours
Relax in comfort when you book tickets on a charter cruise or tour. Holiday Inn Express Annapolis is only about 2 miles from all of the invigorating sailing, rejuvenating charter cruises, and interesting tours of the Chesapeake Bay area. Speak to the Holiday Inn Express Annapolis staff if you want to know more about these popular attractions.
Other Annapolis Attractions
Annapolis Restaurants and Dining
Head to Annapolis Towne Centre, located adjacent to our Annapolis hotel, for a large selection of affordable dining options. Remember, at Holiday Inn Express, breakfast is on us with our Express Start® Breakfast Bar. You can find these Annapolis restaurants within walking distance:
Businesses and Corporations in Annapolis
Our central location is just as smart for business. Take advantage of our 24-hour business center for any last minute items before your office visit. Nearby Annapolis businesses and corporations include: