Day trip to Annapolis!

UPDATE 8/11

See updates below in red font.

UPDATE 7/22

Below is some important information to participate and a more detailed plan for our upcoming Annapolis meetup... in case you were wondering. :)

9:45am - Meet and check-in for the walking tour. We are meeting at the College Ave Bus Kiosk - corner of College Ave & Bladen St (near Church Circle & the Maryland State House). The Gott's Garage link below has walking directions from the garage to this meet up spot. The tour ends at Market Space - Market House Park...near Federal House, our lunch place. 

See this link for parking garage options including location and prices. http://www.parkannapolis.com/map.shtml

Gott's Garage (#3) is the recommended parking place. Gott's is the closest garage to the meeting spot/walking tour start ($15/day).  See this link for directions to Gott’s and walking directions to the meeting spot/start of the walking tour. 

It’s an easy 13-minute walk back to the garage from the sailboat/dock.

Other parking options:

Closest to where we’ll end the day after our sailing cruise is a parking lot (Paul’s Parking) on the right-hand side of the Marriott that charges by the day. Space is very limited. And prices vary from $10-15 a day.

If you take a left onto Compromise Street (at the foot of St. Mary’s), on the left before Main Street is the Green Street Parking Lot. A school runs this lot, so it is open during non-school hours only.

10:00am - Walking Tour begins (will start on time with or without you). This 2 hour and 15 minute tour of historic downtown Annapolis goes from 10:00am to 12:15pm.

12:30pm - Lunch at Federal House Bar & Grille located in the historic district.Reservations have been made for our group.

2:00/2:30pm-4:30 (i.e., after lunch) - Free time begins! Our lunch spot is right in the middle of all the action near the city dock - so explore, check out the shops, do some general sightseeing, and just relax & enjoy the scenic waterfront/harbor views. If you are staying overnight, perhaps use some of this time to check into your room.

4:30-6:00pm - [Optional] Drinks/Eats at Pusser’s Caribbean Grillethe infamous, waterfront Annapolis restaurant & bar featuring freshly prepared Caribbean cuisine and classic Caribbean drinks. Optional activity for those interested in drinks and/or food before our sunset boat cruise. Reservations have been made for our group. Address: 80 Compromise St, Annapolis, MD.

6:15pm - Meet and check in for our sunset cruise - at the dock on the waterside of the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

Our sailboat (Schooner Woodwind) is docked at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel - Address: 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Walk through the lobby of the hotel and through Pusser’s Landing restaurant and onto the dock, or walk around the right side of the hotel to the entrance to the dock where you’ll see a “Woodwind Sailing Cruises” sign. You will be looking for a little kiosk that is our “Ticket” Office.

6:30pm-8:30pm - Sunset sailing cruise. We'll enjoy a true sailing experience as we head out on a scenic 2-hour cruise aboard a 74-foot schooner (custom designed and built specifically for sailing on the Chesapeake Bay & a replica of the classic, fast wooden schooners that were built as “yachts” in the early part of the 20th century). 

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IMPORTANT: TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETUP EVENT, YOU MUST PAY IN ADVANCE (for the walking tour & cruise) BY WED, JULY 30.  COST IS $64 (reflects actual prices). 

Cost breakout:  Walking tour = $16. Sunset sail = $46 (includes ticket, complimentary soft drink & snack - bag of chips/cookies, taxes & gratuity). Credit card/payment fee = $2 

ACTION TO TAKE BY WED, JULY 30TH:

1. If you are still joining us on our super fun Annapolis trip, please pay the $64 cost.

2a. If you have not done so yet, please post a comment on this page to let us know if you are spending the night and want us to reserve you a discounted room under our room block. 2b. If you are looking for a roommate, post a comment. 2c. Also indicate whether you want to be included in the brunch reservation.

3. Post a comment on this page if you want to be included in the reservation that will be made for Pusser's Caribbean Grille (eats/drinks prior to boat ride). [We are assuming everyone is in for the walking tour, lunch and sunset sail.]

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ORIGINAL POST

For our August meetup, we are headed to the super scenic, cool waterfront town of Annapolis, MD! 

Hang for the day on Saturday (Aug 16) or spend the night and enjoy some additional bonus time on Sunday! 

Full details are coming soon, but for now please SAVE THE DATE - the weekend of August 16th. 

Basic plan... Saturday morning - we'll start off the day with a fun, yet informative walking tour downtown and around the harbor. Followed by lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon brings a relaxing 2-hour sailing cruise where you can enjoy awesome views of the Annapolis skyline & the Chesapeake Bay.

Optionally, enjoy dinner/drinks in town that evening... and spend the night at a centrally located hotel walking to the waterfront, bars and restaurants. Sunday is flexible with whatever we feel like doing...perhaps start with a yummy brunch and then figure it out from there. :)

We only meet up once a month (its quality vs quantity here!) so make sure you Save the Date and join us for some summer fun when we take a quick road trip to the historic waterfront town of Annapolis!

This page will be updated soon with full details.

Note: This is a combined August monthly meetup for the Baltimore Gen X Travel Club and Washington DC Gen X Travel Club.

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  • Gail

    What an awesome day! Had a blast hanging with you guys all day in Annapolis! Too fun! I hope to see you again soon. :)

    August 17

  • Lynda

    What an awesome day! Weather was perfect, people were terrific.

    August 17

  • Lynda

    What an awesome day! Weather was perfect, people were terrific.

    August 17

  • Gail

    Meetup page has been updated with more info - where to meet, directions, parking etc.

    August 11

  • Susan

    Just registered! I'm just doing a day trip, so no hotel for me. But count me in for Pusser's Grille. I'm looking forward to it.

    1 · July 30

  • Lynda

    Patricia - go back to the top of the page where it says "price". Then look to the right. There's a small hyperlink.

    July 24

    • Patricia Ayers C.

      Thanks Lynda. I had to log in on my computer to see the hyperlink. I can only attend the morning tour & lunch because I have a previous engagement that evening; however, the link does not give me the option to only pay for the tour. Help please.

      July 25

    • Gail

      I'll email you to arrange payment just for the walking tour.

      July 25

  • Patricia Ayers C.

    I'm interested in the walking tour and lunch. However, I don't see a link (or other instructions) for payment of the fee. Did I miss something?

    July 24

  • karon

    i care for elderly parents. I may be able to come for the day Sat.. Where are you leaving from?
    What cost am I to pay?

    July 17

    • Gail

      Hi Karon. We are actively working to finalize the details including costs... coming very soon. But I will try to answer your questions a bit. Folks are leaving from wherever they live (post on this page if you are looking to carpool with someone). We'll all meet up in Annapolis (meeting spot TBD). You'll just pay for whatever you do, i.e., walking tour (estimated $15-$20), lunch (priced based on what you order), & boat cruise (estimated approx $40).

      July 17

    • Gail

      Cost for the day is $64. Everyone will need to coordinate their own carpooling arrangements if needed. Just post on this page if you can give someone a ride or need a ride.

      July 24

  • Patricia Ayers C.

    Approximately what time does the cruise depart?

    July 17

    • Lisa P.

      Hi Patricia, we are still working the details. We will post them soon. :)

      July 17

    • Gail

      6:30pm departure time as its a sunset sailing cruise (6:30-8:30pm)

      July 24

  • Lynda

    I live close enough that I don't think I need a room. Depending on what time you guys do brunch the next day, I just may drive back down and join you.

    1 · July 23

  • Lisa P.

    Hi Everyone, We would like to get a preliminary head count of who is considering spending the night in Annapolis. Dan is working to get us a discount at the Historic Inns or possibly at the Marriott. No pricing is available at this time. Please post a comment if you are interested in overnight accommodations. More information to follow in a few days. Thank you! :)

    July 14

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