By David Pecor
Annapolis
Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland is a city with a rich history dating back to colonial America. It is the capital of the State of Maryland and has many interesting sites to visit. There are historical landmarks, great local food and some of the most beautiful waterways in the country. EscapeWizard.com has several great suggestions on what to do while visiting Annapolis during your next vacation.

This city is easily accessible via two major airports. Ronald Regan National Airport (DCA) and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) are both close to the city. You can easily book your next flight with EscapeWizard.com by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Don't forget to book your hotel with EscapeWizard.com as well. Vacationers can browse our selection of top rated hotels in the area which are below. Then, reserve your room today by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl)

Once you have arrived in Annapolis, Maryland there are several historical landmarks and other attractions to visit. EscapeWizard.com recommends that you start by visiting Annapolis’ inner harbor area. This is the heart of the city and you can easily access all the sites in the downtown area from here. From historical landmarks to great restaurants and shops this area of the city is a great place to experience the best Annapolis has to offer.

After the Revolutionary War, most Americans do not realize, but Annapolis actually served as the Nation’s capital from 1783 to 1784.  There are countless historical sites within the city. Just walking the streets of Annapolis you will see many buildings that are over 200 years old. EscapeWizard.com suggests a walking history tour as a great way to see these sites and learn about why they are so significant. Sites on the tour will include the State House, the William-Paca House and Garden, and an original Revolutionary War military barracks. There are many famous homes in Annapolis as well. The Hammond-Harwood House and the Charles Carroll House are both beautiful examples of historical architecture but also significant places in American history. 

Annapolis is perhaps best known today as the location of the United States Naval Academy (USNA).  Established in 1845, the USNA is an institution with an illustrious history.  It has been responsible for molding some of the most influential leaders in the history of the United States of America. The USNA has a beautiful campus overlooking the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay.  It is easily accessible from downtown and open to the public provided you have valid U.S. identification.

Another great way to experience Annapolis is from the water. EscapeWizard.com recommends taking a harbor cruise for great opportunities to see some of the local attractions. A sunset cruise on the bay is a great way to conclude a day of sightseeing. 

If you are up for going out on the town after a long day of sightseeing, Annapolis is a great city for exciting nightlife. There are many bars and pubs in the downtown area. Many of them are as old as the city itself. EscapeWizard.com urges you enjoy a pint at one of these places for a unique experience. Many of the bars and clubs in the area offer live music. EscapeWizard.com suggests using the events calendar provided by the Capital to search upcoming music performances and other fun stuff going on after the sun goes down. Just follow this link to search the calendar: (http://www.hometownannapolis.com/events_index.html)

There are several interesting memorials to visit when in Annapolis. EscapeWizard.com suggests visiting the World War II Memorial. It is a beautiful monument and also offers a great view of the Naval Academy from across the Severn River. Other interesting memorials in Annapolis include the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial and the Thurgood Marshal Memorial. These are great places to learn about how the history of Annapolis has also shaped the history of America.

The interesting things to do in Annapolis do not end there. The city has something for everyone and you don't have to break the bank doing it. Most of the attractions in the city are free to the public. Getting around the city is easy with pedestrian friendly streets and an excellent public bus system.  Experience historic Annapolis for your self and book your next trip through EscapeWizard.com today.
Hotels in Annapolis
By D. Gregory Perrin
Holiday Inn Express
2451 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD
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While traveling in the Annapolis, Maryland area, a great hotel to stay in is the Holiday Inn Express. The hotel has 79 rooms with 20 being suites. Guests can check into the hotel at 3 p.m. on any day they arrive. The bi-lingual staff makes checking in a hassle free process.
   
When guests arrive at their room they will find either 1 king or 2 queen size beds depending on what they have requested.  Guests can relax and watch TV with premium cable channels and movie channels as well.  The rooms have double glazed windows to keep the sun from overheating the room.  There is a coffee maker in every room so guests can immediately start their day with a nice warm cup.  Refrigerators and microwaves are available in some of the rooms of the hotel.  Also, each room contains internet connection for those guests who need to check their email or web surf to find local attractions’ websites.  In addition, the rooms have a safe large enough to put your laptop in when you leave the room.
   
Business travelers can sit at ease during their stay at the Holiday Inn Express Annapolis.  They have all the required amenities at their fingertips.  There is a business center that is staffed all day which consists of copying, printer, internet, and almost any service needed by a business person.
   
Guests who are into fitness do not have to miss their workout while staying at the Holiday Inn Express.  The hotel has a fitness center equipped with treadmills and exercise bikes.  Then after a hard workout, guests can relax in the whirlpool.
   
The Brio Restaurant is only a few minutes from the restaurant and is open for lunch or dinner.  There are also other restaurants in the area that visitors can take advantage of for meals.
   
After a comfortable night sleep, guest can come downstairs to a complimentary breakfast filled with all the workings including eggs, sausage, an assortment of fruit, and cinnamon rolls.  Then the friendly staff make check out very easy.  All outgoing guests must check out by 11 a.m. the following morning.
   
With its close proximity to the U.S. Naval Academy, the Maryland State Capitol Building and various other local attractions, the Holiday Inn Express is the perfect hotel to stay in during your next vacation to Annapolis, Maryland. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your stay by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Annapolis
By Tekisha Slack
Westin Annapolis
100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD
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Awaken your senses and renew your soul at The Westin Annapolis. This brand new hotel is minutes from downtown Annapolis. Take a stroll down the cobblestone streets, tour historic inns, rent a complimentary bike from the hotel and explore the exciting Annapolis area. Or grab a bite on the shores of the stunning Chesapeake Bay as you watch the boats come in at sundown. 

The minute you walk through the doors of the Westin Annapolis, you will feel transformed. Vivid and relaxing scents and the atmospheric lighting will permeate your senses and lift your mood; these sensory pleasures will continue throughout your stay at the Westin. Each of the hotel’s 225 smoke-free Guest Rooms provide a superbly comfortable space. Relax on your pillow top mattress and cozy down comforter. Revive with an in room coffee maker with complimentary Starbucks® coffee. This pet friendly establishment even offers Heavenly® dog beds for your precious pooch. Business travelers can remain productive while they relax with a work desk with data ports, dual-line telephone with voice mail, high speed internet access, and wake up service.  The Westin Annapolis offers everything you will need to make your stay a relaxing one.  Reinvigorate at the indoor heated pool and WestinWORKOUT® Gym after a long day of work or play or rejuvenate and relax in our Varuna Spa by Aveda. Other hotel amenities include a business center, and free wireless High Speed Internet Access in public areas…just to name a few.

There is 24 hour in room service is available, replenish and refuel at the hotel’s lobby level Starbucks® or with delightful food and drink at the upscale Azure Restaurant and Lounge.

From superfoods that nourish to Heavenly spas that restore, the Westin hotels and resorts tend to all your senses; the Westin Annapolis hotel offers world-class facilities and engaging amenities, all created for your comfort, rejuvenation, and total well-being. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your stay this refreshing hotel today just use the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started.
Hotels in Annapolis
By Jessica Howell
Sheraton Annapolis Hotel
173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD
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Whether you are in town on business, pleasure or visiting a loved one at the nearby U.S. Naval Academy, EscapeWizard.com recommends staying at the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel.  Ideally located in the center of Annapolis, the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel puts guests near all the exciting attractions including the Maryland State Capital and the Annapolis Harbor.  Plenty of interesting attractions, superb shopping and delicious restaurants awaits nearby, and an attentive staff is prepared to exceed your every expectation. 

Guests of the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel can begin checking in at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon.  The Sheraton Annapolis Hotel knows that many people visiting Annapolis will be here on business, so you never have to worry about staying connected while staying at this hotel.  The lobby’s connection destination, the Link@Sheraton Experienced with Microsoft, provides guests a secure network and a fun work station to network and mingle.  If you need some peace and quiet to be productive, then the hotel offers complimentary high speed internet access in all guest rooms, as well as a spacious work desk.

After a long day of work or play, guests can retreat back to the privacy of their guest room and enjoy a long list of amenities specially designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.  For your ultimate comfort, every room features the deluxe Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, adorned with crisp sheets, fluffy duvet and plush pillows. 

Every room includes several amenities especially for your convenience.  Every one of the hotel’s 196 rooms features an in-room Starbuck “One Shot” coffee maker for that extra jolt first thing in the morning.  Enjoy cable TV channels on a 32 inch flat screen TV and a dual-line speaker telephone with voicemail.  Whatever you need, you can find it at the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel. 

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your stay at the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel today.  Click on the following link and EscapeWizard.com would be happy to assist with your booking:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).