Spring has Sprung!

Flowers are blooming, the waters are warming, and the boating season is upon us!

Whether you are looking to spend a day, a weekend, or a week away, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County is the ideal destination for stepping into spring and putting you on the path to rest, relaxation, and adventure!

From the great outdoors and history to foodie experiences and exciting nightlife, click the link below to start exploring ALL the ways you, your friends, and your family can begin to reconnect over your next vacation.


Things to Do in April

Family Fun! 

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County is where family adventure begins! Hop aboard a pirate ship, search for buried treasure, or catch your next meal with a fishing charter. Are you looking for a little more excitement? Schedule a parasailing adventure or rent jet skis

Connect with the stories of the American Revolution with reenactors and history tours—experience art and artists throughout the region at galleries, workshops, and museums. Plan your perfect family vacation on our website.


Family Adventures


Annapolis is Going to the Dogs

And why shouldn't it- dogs around here get the royal treatment!

We know your four-legged friend is a special part of the family, and here in Anne Arundel County, everyone can enjoy an adventure on the Chesapeake Bay. Anne Arundel County has a long list of pet-friendly hotels and activities to discover during your next visit. Explore unique dog parks and beaches, or ride a boat with the whole family.


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Opening Day on the Bay

April 1 is the unofficial start of boating season in Anne Arundel County. The boats emerge from hibernation, and the tour, charter, and fishing vessels ready their boats for the beginning of a new season! Connect with Mother Nature and get out on the Bay with one of these signature events, or visit our website to book your own private experience.


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Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

Jumpstart the boating season with the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show on April 28-30, 2023. Annapolis Boat Shows, a leading management company, has produced these in-water demonstrations since 1970, drawing over 150,000 people worldwide to the Chesapeake Bay to see the latest and greatest in boats and related gear.


Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show


Santa Maria Cup

Annapolis, known worldwide as America's Sailing Capital, returns to its nautical roots with the return of Women's Match Racing with the Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Santa Maria Cup, supported by the Maryland Sports Commission. This racing regatta is the world's only professional sailing series for women, and Annapolis is one of four host cities for this historic event. The race will be held from May 1 - May 4, 2023.


Santa Maria Cup


Looking Ahead

May is among the most desirable times to visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. The boating and sailing season is in full swing; the county is in full bloom for May Day, the Blue Angels return, and the United States Naval Academy commissions (a.k.a. graduates) their new class of Midshipmen as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Head to our website to learn more about Commissioning Week activities, May festivals, events, tours, and more!


May in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County


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