Arts and Attractions: Suburb

Annapolis
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visitannapolis.org
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Annapolis, Maryland's capital, is the town where a couple of thousand crisply dressed midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy march through the center of town on football Saturdays, and where sailors burn their socks to celebrate the end of winter.
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It is the hometown of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, fashion wunderkind Christian Siriano and X Games daredevil Travis Pastrana. It's City Dock, where "Roots" author Alex Haley's slave ancestors were delivered and where hundreds of luxury yachts are for sale every fall during boat shows.
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Annapolis is where you can get great steamed crabs -- the Chesapeake Bay's gift to mankind -- at Cantler's or Mike's, or a sandwich named for a notable local at Chick & Ruth's Delly.
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This is the town where people gather to watch the Wednesday night sailboat races at the mouth of the Severn River or championship professional lacrosse at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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Annapolis is where George Washington resigned his commission as commander in chief at the end of the Revolutionary War and where actor Kevin Spacey hangs out while filming "House of Cards."
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Annapolis served as the temporary capital of the United States immediately after the War of Independence. Meanwhile, the citizens of the Eastport section of town declare their independence every year -- using a tug-of-war instead of a revolutionary one.
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It is where businesses and residents alike compete to hang the prettiest May baskets on their doors each year and where you can sip a beer and peel some shrimp while watching yacht owners cruise up and down Ego Alley.
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It is where Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti keeps his enormous yacht, "Winning Drive" and where "Diner" director Barry Levinson keeps a weekend house and his boat, "Avalon."
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Annapolis is where the verdigris dome of the Naval Academy Chapel and the refurbished dome of the oldest functioning statehouse in the country compete to define the city's skyline.
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Best suburb? The residents of Annapolis, surrounded by history, military pageantry and the best sailing anywhere, would say, "No. Best place to live."
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--Susan Reimer, proud Annapolis resident

( Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun photo / August 4, 2013 )

Annapolis

visitannapolis.org

Annapolis, Maryland's capital, is the town where a couple of thousand crisply dressed midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy march through the center of town on football Saturdays, and where sailors burn their socks to celebrate the end of winter.

It is the hometown of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, fashion wunderkind Christian Siriano and X Games daredevil Travis Pastrana. It's City Dock, where "Roots" author Alex Haley's slave ancestors were delivered and where hundreds of luxury yachts are for sale every fall during boat shows.

Annapolis is where you can get great steamed crabs -- the Chesapeake Bay's gift to mankind -- at Cantler's or Mike's, or a sandwich named for a notable local at Chick & Ruth's Delly.

This is the town where people gather to watch the Wednesday night sailboat races at the mouth of the Severn River or championship professional lacrosse at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Annapolis is where George Washington resigned his commission as commander in chief at the end of the Revolutionary War and where actor Kevin Spacey hangs out while filming "House of Cards."

Annapolis served as the temporary capital of the United States immediately after the War of Independence. Meanwhile, the citizens of the Eastport section of town declare their independence every year -- using a tug-of-war instead of a revolutionary one.

It is where businesses and residents alike compete to hang the prettiest May baskets on their doors each year and where you can sip a beer and peel some shrimp while watching yacht owners cruise up and down Ego Alley.

It is where Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti keeps his enormous yacht, "Winning Drive" and where "Diner" director Barry Levinson keeps a weekend house and his boat, "Avalon."

Annapolis is where the verdigris dome of the Naval Academy Chapel and the refurbished dome of the oldest functioning statehouse in the country compete to define the city's skyline.

Best suburb? The residents of Annapolis, surrounded by history, military pageantry and the best sailing anywhere, would say, "No. Best place to live."

--Susan Reimer, proud Annapolis resident

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