Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more information about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Annapolis is not only the capital of Maryland; it was once the temporary capital of the United States from November, 1783 to June, 1784. The city is a boating Mecca and is also the home of the United States Naval Academy. Include Annapolis on any regional itinerary for at least the following reasons:
1. The Maryland State House in Annapolis was once the meeting place of America’s Congress.
2. Be sure to visit the tomb of American war hero, John Paul Jones, while on the campus of the US Naval Academy.