The capital of Maryland, Annapolis, is a bayside colonial gem that was once the capital of the United States. The city has a nautical character thanks to its 27km of Chesapeake Bay shoreline and location as home of the United States Naval Academy.
A walk along Main Street reveals the 200-year-old Maryland Inn, the City Dock and plenty of shops and restaurants that serve local fish and soft-shell blue crab. The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol building still in continuous use. The building's Old Senate Chamber was the place that delegates from each of the American colonies met when Annapolis was briefly the capital of the Unites States.