ANNAPOLIS AND CHESAPEAKE BAY, MARYLAND 

Best Time to Visit Maryland

 

Annapolis - Maryland's capital - St Michaels, Oxford, Solomons Island and St Mary's City are major travel destinations in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay.

See:
Best time to visit Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay
When not to go to Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay
What to visit the Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay
Hotels and flights to Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay

See also:
Best time to visit Baltimore, Maryland
Best time to visit Frederick, Deep Creek Lake and western Maryland
Best time to visit Maryland's seashore: Ocean City and Assateague


WHAT TO VISIT IN ANNAPOLIS AND CHESAPEAKE BAY

Annapolis, Maryland's current and colonial capital, is a splendid destination. The city keeps many of its colonial traits and is highly popular as its often crowded streets attest.

Buildings like Maryland State House, Old Senate Chamber, Mammond-Harwood House, William Paca House or Old Treasury Building are highly popular. The Banneker-Douglass Museum allows a powerful plunge into Maryland's history, while the US Naval Academy campus gives an appealing look on current and historic naval life.

St Michaels, around fifty miles from Annapolis, on the western opposite margin of the Cheasapeake bay, is the other major Chesapeake travel destination. Its seafood restaurants are highly revered, as well as its many almost intact colonial streets.

Solomons Island, sixty miles south of Annapolis, offers the Calvert Marine Museum, with its shows of marine life (and the agreeable May-October hour-long cruises on the Cheasapeake Bay).

St Mary's City (a fine reconstruction of  the old colonial city) is another interesting travel destination, just a few miles south of Solomon's Island.

Other interesting towns in the Cheasapeake Bay, deserving of your visit: Oxford (just six miles south St Michaels), Tilghman Island (west of St Michaels), Chestertown (a beautiful and rather untouched colonial port). 



BEST TIME TO 
VISIT ANNAPOLIS AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Cheasapeake Maryland's summer oscilates between mild and hot. There are hot and humid days during summer, but most of the days are mild. July is the warmest month, and also the most rainy month along with August.

In the winter the weather tends to be moderate, though with some really cold days. January is the coldest month, and it rarely snows.

Mid and late Spring have mild weather, as well as Fall. There are around 230 mild days in southern travel destinations. 
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For details on weather, see:
Baltimore Weather map


WHEN NOT TO GO TO ANNAPOLIS AND CHESAPEAKE BAY, MARYLAND

To avoid the risk of disagreeable weather conditions, avoid the most extreme weather periods: the sometimes hot and humid July-August (unless you enjoy water-sport activities) period and the December-February cold period.


HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO FREDERICK AND WESTERN MARYLAND

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), ten miles south of downtown Baltimore and 25 miles northeast of Washington, is the great air hub to western Maryland. 

Annapolis and St. Michaels have a reasonable accommodation offer, though mostly in mid-range prices and, in the case of St Michaels out of weekends (book early, in the case of St Michaels). Solomons Island has a limited offer.

 

 

 

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