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Stay with Inspirato in Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city and the famous home of the United States Naval Academy. Our spacious Annapolis home, Camber, features three stories of balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Severn River, plus a private dock that’s ideal for exploring this scenic area.
Situated nearly equidistant between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Annapolis is a charming coastal enclave that’s perhaps best known as the home of the United States Naval Academy. It’s also Maryland’s capital city, and at one point in the 1780s, the capital of the United States. Thus, the city is steeped in Colonial history. Stroll the quaint historic district along the waterfront, populated with 18th-century row houses and the old Maryland State House. City Dock exemplifies the best the city has to offer in the summer—live music, plus shopping and dining near the scenic marina, where you can watch sailboats and ships come in and out of Chesapeake Bay. If you want to try your hand at sailing in “America’s Sailing Capital,” head to the Annapolis Sailing School, which claims to be the oldest in the country.
Guided tours are available of the famous campus, nestled along the waterfront. Elsewhere, stop inside the ship-building museum, see the crypt of Revolutionary War naval commander John Paul Jones, and see the USS Maine Memorial, honoring the American servicemen who were killed in the mysterious 1898 explosion in the Havana harbor.
Visit the oldest state house still in continuous use, first opened in 1779. It served as the U.S. Capitol for nearly a year in the mid-1780s, and it was here that the Treaty of Paris—which ended the Revolutionary War—was ratified.
Tucked inside a circa-1875 church, this museum is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s African American history and heritage. Exhibits include stories of resistance to slavery in the Chesapeake Region from the Colonial era through the Civil War.
Annapolis’ position on the Chesapeake Bay means that even the warmest days are often punctuated with a nice breeze. Summer is warm, with temperatures going up to mid-high 80°F, and winters are cold, often dipping down into the 20s and 30s. The city’s coastal locale also contributes to a fair amount of rain (on average 110 days per day), which is why the region is so lush. March through August see the most rainy days, on average, with fall and winter a bit drier.