Things To Do In Annapolis


Two-Hour Sailing Lesson from Annapolis Sailing School (Up to 58% Off)

Annapolis Sailing School

Annapolis

Learn sailing basics from experienced sailing instructors during a hands-on lesson with other students held on Severn River & Chesapeake Bay

$180 $79

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Simply Stronger Yoga (51% Off)

Simply Stronger Yoga

Annapolis

Instructors who specialize in hatha and anusara yoga focus on the practice’s therapeutic, life-enhancing qualities

$80 $39

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Santa's Naughty Pub Crawl for One or Two from Annapolis Tours & Crawls (55% Off)

Annapolis Tours and Crawls

Maryland Inn

Guests dress up as Santa or Mrs. Claus to visit pubs and sing bawdy holiday tunes

$22 $10

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One "Warm-Up Pack" or "Kicked-Up Pack" with Membership and Personal Training at Kicked Up Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Kicked Up Fitness

Annapolis

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

$1,000 $240

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Four Yoga Classes at Radio Yogi Health & Fitness (65% Off)

Radio Yogi Health And Fitness

Annapolis

From the merchant: Chair yoga and gentle yoga classes offered to seniors and people with limited mobility

$55 $19

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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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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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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga at The Zen House (Up to 81% Off)

The Zen House

Arts District

Yoga instructors help clients achieve mind/body/spirit balance through classes that include Vinyasa Flow, hatha yoga, and family yoga

$75 $15

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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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$42 for $200 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Randori Fight Club

Randori Fight Club

Annapolis

From the merchant: $42 for 10 classes ($200 value)

$200 $42

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Five Drop-In Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Ignyte Fitness (Up to 85% 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 $19

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One or Five 30-Minute Swim Lessons with Pearl's Swim School (Up to 56% 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 $19

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Two-Hour Sailing Lesson from Annapolis Sailing School (Up to 58% Off)

Annapolis Sailing School

Annapolis

Learn sailing basics from experienced sailing instructors during a hands-on lesson with other students held on Severn River & Chesapeake Bay

$180 $79

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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.

Truxtun Park
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

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

The Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival encourages visitors to BYO. That's not BYOB, mind you (there are more than 100 beer styles here from craft breweries around the country). Instead, visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs?and set them up near the Pilsner stage to listen to live music all day while sipping their samples.

But there's plenty to do at the fest away from the lawn, too. Informational seminars teach all about beer, with sessions that might cover the fundamentals of craft beer or cooking gourmet dishes with it. Until festgoers can get back home and can put those lessons to action, there are plenty of hearty eats to try at the festival grounds, including freshly shucked Maryland oysters.

550 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis,
MD
US

At Annapolis Sailing School, the instructors prefer hands-on teaching to traditional textbook methods. They?ve developed this approach ever since their first lesson in 1959, when the school opened. Many lessons later, the staff continues to introduce novice sailors to the sea aboard their fleet of vessels, which includes a rainbow sailboat and a cruiser. From the get-go, students are encouraged to man the jib and barter with Poseidon over the choicest sailing routes. In addition to these private and group sailing lessons, the staff also rents out sailboats and offers a certification program that adheres to the American Sailing Association?s program.

7001 Bembe Beach Rd
Annapolis,
MD
US

It may seem intimidating that Annapolis Boot-Camp places beginners and seasoned athletes side-by-side, but classes are about camaraderie rather than competition. Newcomers strive for their goals with encouragement from experienced students and fitness knowledge from personal trainer and boot-camp instructor Sandra Turner. During each session, participants perform scalable cardio, strength, and interval-training exercises that suit their individual abilities. A day's workout may include jumping rope to elevate heart rates, squats to develop muscle endurance, or TRX suspension exercises to show barbells how easily they can be replaced.

273 Hilltop Lane
Annapolis,
MD
US

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