Lot’s of ‘new’ in Anne Arundel and Annapolis from VisitAnnapolis.org

| April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

visitannapolisorgThere’s a lot that’s new in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland this spring and summer. To make it easy for area residents and vacationers to be in the know, the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) has compiled a sampling of some of the latest attractions and experiences that beckon travelers in the months ahead. The attached document contains a complete listing. 

What’s New with the AAACCVB

 What’s New with Events

  • April 18-25 – Annapolis Beer Week adds “Bicycle 2 Beer” event
  • August 9 – Cruises on the Bay by Watermark offers a cruise to Watermen’s Appreciation Day and Crab Feast

 What’s New with Attractions

  • Annapolis Maritime Museum and Anne Arundel County Public Schools announce plans to provide an environmental literacy education program
  • Banneker-Douglass Museum opens new exhibition, “Untold Stories: Athletes of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities”
  • Cruises on the Bay by Watermark to introduce a new two-hour cruise in summer 2015
  • Historic Annapolis to provide tours of Governor Horatio Sharpe’s country home
  • Treaty of Paris Center opens at the Maryland Inn
  • Westfield Annapolis Farmers’ Market has a new location and a new name
  • William Paca House and Garden kicks off “Mr. Paca’s Backyard”
  • Historic Annapolis offers locals free admission to William Paca House and Garden throughout April  
  • Yacht Charters on the Bay by Watermark renovates Catherine Marie

 What’s New with Accommodations and Meetings/Events Venues

  • Fairfield Inn opens near BWI Airport  
  • Great Frogs Winery has a new tastings room and event area
  • Herrington Harbour South’s East Beach Gardens have been transformed
  • Hidden View Farms now available for public events
  • Historic James Brice House opens for weddings and events   
  • Conference Center at the Maritime Institute completes a $256,000 renovation

 What’s New with Restaurants

  • BAROAK (Bar-Oak) Cookhouse and Taproom open at Loews Annapolis Hotel
  • Renovated Chart House features private dining rooms and more waterfront views
  • Chesapeake Grille & Deli opens at site of former Honey’s Harvest in North Beach
  • Chick & Ruth’s Delly introduces 16 new menu items and offers handmade pies
  • Dockside Restaurant & Sports Bar opens at Herrington Harbour North   
  • Miss Shirley’s Café debuts its spring menu
  • Morty’s Delicatessen opens at Maryland Live! Casino
  • Preserve Restaurant slated to open on Main Street in Annapolis this spring
  • Reynolds Tavern now offers a “Little Free Library” on its front porch
  • Two Rivers Steak and Fish House opens The Reserve at Two Rivers banquet room
  • Vida Taco Bar opens on Main Street in Annapolis  

 What’s New with Services

  • WOW Air to begin offering service from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Reykjavik, Iceland in May  
  • BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport’s baggage claim area provides new cultural experience
  • City of Annapolis launches new park finder web
  • City of Annapolis unveils new Parks and Trails brochure.
  • The JNP (Jane NOT Plain) Project opens at Loews Annapolis in March
  • Mantra Fit opens a Severna Park studio
  • Schooner Liberte teams up with the Chart House Restaurant in Eastport  
  • Zen House Wellness Spa & Yoga Studio opens across from Westin Annapolis

 What’s New in Retail

  • Annapolis Ice Cream Company plans second location at Westfield Annapolis Mall
  • Annebeth adds locally sourced dairy, eggs, meats, fish and organic and GMO-free products
  • Arundel Mills Mall adds four new stores to its mix this spring
  • Capital Teas launches mobile APP
  • Cleo’s Fine Oils & Vinegars introduces curbside service
  • Dear Annie, a Fun & Chic Clothing Boutique opens on Maryland Avenue in Annapolis
  • Ekaa, Hands that Create offers hand-crafted home and accessories at new Maryland Avenue store  
  • Lil’ Lamb Boutique relocates to 44 Maryland Avenue
  • Maryland Avenue merchants kick off monthly Third Thursday Night Out
  • Sun Valley Shopping Center opens new 752-seat, six-screen movie theater
  • Westfield Annapolis Mall opens three new stores


  • BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport ranked as the best U.S. airport for healthy meal options
  • Chesapeake BMX ranked as #1 track on the East Coast
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation declares City of Annapolis a National Treasure
  • Where to Retire Magazine names Annapolis a top retirement destination
  • Travel World International Magazine names Annapolis one of four not-to-be-missed Historic Holiday Destinations
  • Travel & Leisure calls Annapolis one of “America’s Best College Towns”
  • Movoto Real Estate Blog calls Gibson Island the number one richest zip code in America
  • National Main Street Center selects Annapolis’ Main Street as one of the top five Most Romantic Main Streets in the country   
  • St. John’s College to host “First Folio! The Book that gave us Shakespeare” exhibit
  • Vin 909 ranks number ten on Washingtonian’s list of the “100 Very Best Restaurants”

 Significant Anniversaries

  • Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre presents its 50th performance season in 2015
  • Rams Head Group turns 25

Source: VisitAnnapolis.org

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