Play Tourist in Your Backyard - Visiting Annapolis and DC in the Fall

Play Tourist in Your Backyard - Visiting Annapolis and DC in the Fall

Considering a trip to Maryland? Some of the most beautiful fall destinations are in our own backyard. And October is the perfect time to plan an escape and get out here before the rush of the holidays.

The Washington-Baltimore region is full of activities that will fulfill any traveler's need for entertainment and excitement. Here are some of the best places to enjoy sightseeing, dining and more in our area.

Visit Historic Downtown Annapolis

Located on the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis is famous for its historic charm and beautiful water views.

Soak up some American history at the State House or take a walk along Main Street to explore local boutiques and restaurants. If you're feeling active, rent a bike from one of many bike shops throughout town and take advantage of the flat terrain as you cruise around the city's gorgeous waterfront parks.

Or, take a boat tour around the bay with Blue Crab Chesapeake Sailing Charters. Waterman's Crab House also serves as catering for this top-rated charter!

While you're in the area, check out our Highland Woods community with beautiful homes against a woodland backdrop.

Explore Maryland Naturescapes

For great views of the changing leaves, head to Greenbelt Park. This nearly 1200-acre park has an abundance of trails for hikers and bikers. There are also many outdoor activities for families like camping, picnic areas and trails for horseback riding.

Grab a canoe and explore the Anacostia River for a peaceful ride through this environmentally-protected area. The crisp autumn air is the perfect backdrop for a day on the water.

Adventure In D.C.

As one of our nation's capital cities, Washington D.C. offers many historical sites and monuments that showcase America's past. The White House, the National Mall and the Smithsonian are just some of the attractions to visit while you're here.

You can also see live performances at several theaters throughout the city including the infamous Ford's Theatre.

And there's no end to the dining options for both fine and casual cuisine, plus plenty of shopping for every taste.

Activities Around Baltimore

Just outside of our Glen Burnie community, the Towns at Parke West, is the city of Baltimore. Venture into the Inner Harbor for some of the city's best attractions like the National Aquarium or to catch an Orioles game at Camden Yards. Stroll around this area for some great shopping and restaurants, too!

After visiting this part of the nation, you may find yourself wondering why you don't just move here! Sturbridge Homes can make your next home purchase a reality with a gorgeous single-family home or townhouse. Contact us to learn more!