Things To Do In Annapolis

Four-Hour Discover Scuba Class for One or Two at Chesapeake Underwater Sports (50% Off)

Chesapeake Underwater Sports

Annapolis

Learn basic diving skills during a classroom session before applying those skills in a pool under the guidance of a dive instructor

$90 $45

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Five Drop-In Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Ignyte Fitness (Up to 90% Off)

Ignyte Fitness

New Location

Use your own body weight to burn calories, boost endurance, and tone muscles in ever-changing full-body workouts

$125 $13

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10 or 20 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Choi's Tae Kwon Do (92% Off)

Choi's Tae Kwon Do

Annapolis

Tae kwon do students learn self-defense skills while improving their concentration and physical-fitness levels

$161.30 $13

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One "Warm-Up Pack" or "Kicked-Up Pack" with Membership and Personal Training at Kicked Up Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Kicked Up Fitness

Annapolis

Gym membership perks include unlimited classes, personal trainers, BioSignature appointments, and nutrition and diet program

$1,000 $209

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$32 for $59 Worth of Paddleboarding Lessons — Paddle Annapolis @ Butler's Marina

Paddle Annapolis @ Butler's Marina

Annapolis

Learn proper stand-up-paddle technique and safety from an ASI accredited guide; premium paddle-board rental included

$59 $32

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Two Weeks, Six Weeks, or Three Months of Classes at GroupFit Boot Camp (Up to 68% Off)

Boot Camp Annapolis

Multiple Locations

Trainers help clients of all fitness levels reach their goals with outdoor boot-camp classes that include strength and resistance training

$76 $39

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One or Five 30-Minute Swim Lessons with Pearl's Swim School (Up to 64% Off)

Pearl's Swim school

Annapolis Junction

Pearl Krongard draws on 36 years of experience as she teaches swimming lessons to students of all ages

$40 $16

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One Month Unlimited CrossFit Membership or Ten Drop-In Classes at Terrapin CrossFit (Up to 60% Off)

Terrapin CrossFit

Annapolis Junction

Students build strength through ever-changing CrossFit classes that make use of functional movements that can be modified for everyone

$99.99 $49

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El Galeón Tall Ship Event for Two or Four Adults or Kids on September 23–28 (Up to 39% Off)

El Galeón Tall Ship Event

Annapolis

Board and explore an exact replica of a 16th-century galleon—the only one of its class sailing today—seen on NBC's Crossbones

$32 $20

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Chesapeake Bayhawks Lacrosse Game for Two or Four on Saturday, August 9 Including Pregame Meet-and-Greet (Up to 48% Off)

Chesapeake Bayhawks

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

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MLL’s winningest franchise finishes the 2014 regular season at home in a game against the Charlotte Hounds

$50 $27

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Visit for 1, 2, or 10 at The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, September 13 (Up to $20 Off)

Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival

Annapolis

Festival with 35 visiting breweries serving more than 100 beers; live music keeps the party going

$41.99 $20

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$175 for a Captain-Guided Party-Boat Rental or Romantic Getaway from S.J. Koch Duffy Electric Boats, LLC ($380 Value)

S.J. Koch Duffy Electric Boats

Multiple Locations

Zero-emissions electric boats carry up to 10 passengers through Annapolis or Inner Harbor

$380 $175

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When Pete and Kate Vonderheide moved from Hawaii to Annapolis to live closer to their family, they thought they'd have to give up a career of ocean kayaking to resume responsible office jobs. Soon they recognized the historic city harbor's lack of kayak tours and knew they couldn't stay inside forever. Their shared passion for history spurred them to research and interview the locals until they'd compiled enough historic material to start leading tours. Today, their tours can teach something new even to locals.

The Vonderheides continue to assemble a team of outdoor guides certified in CPR and first aid who all bear a well-researched knowledge of area wildlife and history. These experts lead two-hour scenic tours through the historic harbor. Starting each excursion with a brief paddling lesson, they put first-timers at ease with basic instruction and an amiable demeanor, unlike guides who rely only on their convincing Captain Ahab impressions. Excursions begin at the Spa Creek headwaters in Truxtun Park and lead participants into open-harbor waters to drift in full view of the state capitol building, the US Naval Academy, and historic Eastport. Trips peak at the City Dock, where participants receive a break to take photos and rest. On the return trip, guides field open-ended questions about city history such as presidential visits, the crabbing and oystering trade, and whether George Washington had to swim using floaties.

1103 Primrose Court
Annapolis,
MD
US

Crush Kitchen & Winehouse

In addition to its elegant, warmly decorated lounge and hand-selected stock of wine, Crush Kitchen doubles as an intimate gathering place?a place that lets groups connect over small plates and test pairing tips doled out by knowledgeable servers. The wine list features premium, uncommon wines crafted by small producers from around the world, and wine-tasting events give patrons a chance to learn about pinot noir or American varietals from wine experts. Crush also makes all of its breads, dressings, desserts, and soups in-house everyday, and daily specials encourage patrons to try out new dishes.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, carries on the family tradition of pouring fine wines in welcoming surroundings. A carefully curated selection of bottles?with an emphasis placed on wines?pairs with brunch, lunch, and dinner menus of New American cuisine. The wait staff offers insight so guests can perfectly match their meals of pan-seared duck breast with a red wine cherry sauce, grass-fed burgers, or seasonal risotto, and wine experts provide in-depth information in curated tasting events.

114 West St.
Annapolis,
MD
US

Despite its food-centric name, the Maryland Seafood Festival casts a wide net over Chesapeake Bay culture, capturing the essence of the area?s music, art, sports, and cuisine in an annual celebration that has endured since 1967. For 30 of those years, the festival has camped out on Sandy Point State Park?s seaside grounds, where, like the mattress of a giant, the event sprawls across a space the size of nearly three football fields. On Saturday, the festivities kick off with one of the event?s two traditions: the Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off followed by the Maryland Fishing Challenge the next day. After that, hungry patrons can sample local flavors at vendor booths by Jimmy's Famous Seafood and the Maryland Watermen's Association, or visit chef demos where pros impart tips on preparing dishes such as blackened snakehead and oyster shooters. Local artisans also fill festival tents, selling colorful wares that range from jewelry to furniture. A lineup of live music will soundtrack the event through most of the weekend, helping kids bop to the beat in bouncy houses while adults sample imported and craft beers from local brewers.

1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis,
MD
US

Committing their enterprise to eco-friendly tourism, the women at SegZone Tours guide visitors through the historic streets of Annapolis, along the city waterways of Dover, and around the track at Dover International Speedway—all aboard segways. For groups or private parties, tour leaders can also focus excursions on local gardens, architecture, and wildlife in areas often unreachable by car or paraglider. They also guide themed seasonal tours, such as rides along haunted-house routes or past holiday-light displays. With an eye toward safety, staff members always provide thorough instruction on riding before tours or rentals, though they often give customers license to race or argue over whose segway would look better with flames painted on the side. When not leading guided excursions for customers or school groups, the team organizes corporate team-building events as well as indoor obstacle courses for recreation.

131 Prince George St
Annapolis,
MD
US

Affiliates of the American Sailing Association, the instructors at Chesapeake Sailing School strive to keep the Chesapeake's seafaring heritage alive through classes spanning one-day sailing courses to five-day live-aboard cruises. The training fleet ranges from 22-foot boats for basic and intermediate instruction to 38-foot vessels for advanced cruise training. The school's team also assists students obtain their ASA certifications in preparation for careers as Popeye impersonators.

Beyond instruction facilities, Chesapeake Sailing School houses The Tiller Club, which grants members privileges such as unlimited daily use of the school's Tanzer 22 ships. The school’s team also coordinates charter excursions to give vacationers a from-the-water view of the Inner Harbor, St. Michael's the Archangel Church, and the bay's abundant wildlife.

7074 Bembe Beach Rd
Annapolis,
MD
US

Historic Annapolis at St. John’s College preserves and celebrates the area’s rich social and political history with tours of the colonial city and its landmark homes. The nonprofit group restored the Paca House & Garden, National Historic Landmark, to its colonial-era glory so that visitors could wander the rooms and gardens and travel back in time to an era teeming with revolutionary political ideas and patriotism. A historical museum holds exhibits that illuminate the past, such as a six-foot-by-six-foot model of 18th-century Annapolis and a wormhole to Ben Franklin’s kite shop. At Hogshead at 43 Pinkney Street, living history presentations immerse visitors in the language and thoughts of long-ago citizens. Historic Annapolis also hosts a variety of public events, from historical interpreters presenting on colonial life to summer camps for burgeoning history buffs.

199 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis,
MD
US

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