HOTEL & TRAVEL
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Things to Do in Annapolis
Annapolis, MD, the state's capital city, is rich with history. There are a multitude of wonderful things to do, see and experience - and our hotel places them all within your reach. The Westin Annapolis is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Annapolis, minutes from the city's most popular attractions and landmarks. Explore some of our favorite things to do in Annapolis below and begin planning your escape today.
William Paca House and Garden - (distance 1.1 miles)
Restored by the city of Annapolis to its colonial-era splendor, the William Paca House & Garden is a National Historic Landmark. The House is just a short distance from our hotel and is open for docent-led tours for individuals and groups. Tours take place hourly on the half-hour, last approximately 40 minutes, and encompass two floors of 18th-century history. You can take a self-paced tour of the garden at any time during opening hours. website
The United States Naval Academy - (distance 1.6 miles)
The Naval Academy was established in 1845 as a training ground for officers of the US Navy and Marine Corps. While you're visiting Annapolis, a tour of the Naval Academy should be at the top of your list of things to do. Daily tours departing from the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center introduce you to the many traditions that go hand in hand with being a Navy town. From noon formation to formal parades, to Blue Angels flight demonstrations, the Navy presence permeates Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. Whether you come for Navy football or a concert, there is plenty to experience here. website
First Sunday Arts Festival - (distance .6 miles)
Enjoy live entertainment as you stroll along West Street and Calvert Street next to Whitemore parking garage and experience the work of 100 local and regional artists. Local restaurants set up outside cafes that offer the best people watching and an afternoon bite to eat. Free parking for the family-friendly event is available at the state parking garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets. website
Maryland State House - (distance .8 miles)
Completed in 1779, the Maryland State House was the site of nationally important events during the American Revolution. The State House is open to the public every day from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., except Christmas and New Year's Day. To help make your visit to the Maryland State House more enjoyable, and to provide you with an understanding of its rich and historic past, self-guided tour information is available in the Office of Interpretation on the first floor. website
Schooner Woodwind - (distance 1.2 miles)
Sail the Chesapeake on one of two 74-foot wooden schooners that offer a true Chesapeake Bay sailing experience. Choose either a two-hour public cruise or a longer specialty cruise. Gaze out at the US Naval Academy and the historic city skyline during your tour. website
Rams Head on Stage - (distance .6 miles)
This popular music venue has been voted as one of the best music clubs under 500 seats in the world. This beautiful smoke-free seated nightclub offers an amazing array of national talent. website
Annapolis Maritime Museum - (distance 2.2 miles)
The Annapolis Maritime Museum operates from a waterside campus on the shores of Back Creek, with unrivaled views of the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum campus is the site of the last remaining oyster packing plant in the area, the McNasby Oyster Company building. The historic McNasby building is the ideal setting for meaningful waterfront education experiences, maritime seminars, concerts, meeting and events. The museum is open Saturday & Sunday from Noon - 4p.m. website
Chesapeake Children's Museum- (distance .7 miles)
This is a fun, interactive museum with plenty of things to do for children of all ages. Experience Bay Window (live animals to touch & learn about), Waterman (boat & pier to sail away to parts unknown), Colombian Market (marketplace and eat-in kitchen area to serve your finest tea party) Center Stage (dress up and pretend), Body Works (doctor/dentist room) and Express Yourself (arts & crafts that can be completed and taken home), as well as a building/train area and a music room. Situated in the Spa Creek Conservancy Park at the headwaters of Spa Creek - with a quiet nature trail. Admission $4 for ages one and up. Hours 10am-4pm. website
Annapolis Haunted Tours - (distance 1.2 miles)
If Halloween is one of your favorite holidays, and you like a good scare any time of year, the Ghosts of Annapolis tour is for you. Stay close on the heels of your guide. Your fearless leader will steer you through the evening mist and introduce you to spirits of years gone by, some of whom you may sense still on the streets and in the historic buildings of Annapolis today. website
Quiet Waters Park - (distance 3.9 miles)
Nestled between the South River and Harness Creek, Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis offers a wide variety of activities. Visitors can walk, jog, or bike on over 6 miles of paved trails winding through hardwood forests and past grassy fields, play at the multi-level children’s playground, enjoy the vistas of the South River promenade and scenic overlook, or picnic among 340 acres of beautiful park land. website
Getting to the hotel:
Baltimore Washington Intl. Airport (BWI)
Travel Distance: Approximately 22.0 miles
Options for getting to and from the hotel include:
Fee: $60.00. There is additional $5.00 charge for each additional person
Contact: (800) 439-2225; Reservation Required
Getting around town:
Annapolis Circulator Trolley
Hours of operation:
Monday - Saturday:
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday - Saturday 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM; last trolley at 10:40 PM. Sunday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM; last trolley at 7:40 PM. The average wait time between shuttles is 20 minutes.
Contact: (410) 263-7964
Hertz Car Rental- (410) 263-4150
National Car Rental- (800) 227-7368
Thrifty Car Rental- 800-THRIFTY
Avis Rent A Car- (410) 573-5251
Budget Car Rental- (410) 266-5031
Note: Estimated charges, fees and schedules are not guaranteed by hotel. Driving distance may be affected by local conditions and traffic.
Self and Valet Parking Facilities $20-$28 per day
If you require transportation assistance, or if you have any additional requests, please feel free to contact the hotel at (410) 972-4300.
100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
$172.00 per night
Room block deadline: September 8, 2018
Rooms can be booked directly with the Westin Annapolis. A dedicated booking website has been set up to ensure guests of the CFMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference receive the group rate. Guests can make, modify and cancel their hotel reservations online as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel
Please note that the booking link will only allow guests to book for contracted dates (9/29 to 10/2). Please call the hotel directly to book pre and post nights at (410) 972-4300.
About Westin Annapolis
Recently renovated and brimming with invigorating amenities, The Westin Annapolis showcases a seamless blend of relaxation and enrichment. Our hotel is located just minutes from downtown Annapolis, MD's top attractions; stroll down cobblestone streets, tour historic inns, or visit the Naval Academy. Savor a meal on the shores of the stunning Chesapeake Bay as you watch the boats come in at sundown.
Peaceful rooms and suites offer modern design and perks including our Westin Heavenly Bed®. Pamper yourself with a visit to Varuna Spa by Aveda, or enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor pool. And stop by Azure Restaurant for creative, nourishing fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whatever your reason for joining us in Annapolis, our award-winning hotel will make your stay truly special.
20th Annual Mid-Atlantic CFMA Conference Committee
Ryan Henigan, Cohn Reznick (Chair)
Kimberly Hullfish, C. Abbonizio Contractors Inc. (Co-Chair)
Steve Freinberg, Clearview LLC (Co-Chair)
Joe Artale, C. Abbonizio Contractors Inc.
John Bieber, National Glass and Metal
Joe Buckley, Allan Myers
Scott Damiecki, CohnReznick
Mara Johnston, Star America Capital Advisors
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