Holidaymakers looking for a great place to stay in the U.S state of Maryland should try Annapolis. This coastal city is the state capital and visitors will find many fun and interesting things to do and see here. Holidaymakers will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, cabins and B&Bs.
Annapolis is located in a very scenic area on the east coast of the state where hikers, cyclists and hose riders can enjoy wonderful views. Holidaymakers can relax and sunbathe on the beaches here and take a refreshing swim in the Atlantic Ocean. There are lots of watersports available here too such as snorkelling, diving, fishing, kayaking, water skiing, wind surfing and sailing. Golfers will be able to play a few rounds at one of the many courses in the area including the public 18-hole course at Annapolis Golf Club. Other fun things to do in Annapolis include bird watching, antique hunting, tennis and roller blading. Holidaymakers will find many terrific bars and restaurants in the city serving a good choice of local and international fare. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers can purchase food, drink and other provisions from stores and markets in Annapolis.
Holidaymakers staying in Annapolis will find many places of interest that are well worth visiting. For example the city boasts wonderful buildings such as the State House, Hammond-Harwood House, the Paca House and Garden and the United States Naval Academy. The city also features excellent museums and monuments including the Banneker-Douglass Museum and the Kunta Kinte – Alex Haley memorial. About 30 miles to the north is Baltimore, which is home to the National Aquarium and the oldest catholic cathedral in the country. The United States’ capital Washington D.C is only 45 minutes away and is a magnificent place to visit. The city features many world renowned sites such as the White House, the United States Capitol, Washington National Cathedral and the Lincoln Memorial. The city has many museums and galleries well worth visiting too like the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History and the National Portrait Gallery.
The hottest month of the year tends to be July with an average of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, whilst the coldest is January with an average of just 35 degrees. The rainfall totals vary little from month to month with May and September the wettest months averaging approximately 3.8 inches.
Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately one hour and 15 minutes from Annapolis. Flights arrive at Washington-Dulles from Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT). Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are car rental firms located at Washington-Dulles Airport.