Make Plans to Visit Annapolis

We are excited to welcome you to Annapolis. It’s never too early to start making plans to come to the show. Below is information to help with your travel plans and for what you can enjoy in Annapolis while you are at the show.


There are three major airports near Annapolis. BWI Thurgood Marshall is the closest and most convenient. However, Reagan National offers better flight options from some markets within the U.S., so if you’re not finding the fare you’d like to BWI, try Reagan. Washington Dulles International handles most of the international flights to the region, but it is considerably farther from Annapolis than the other two airports.

Should train travel be an option for you, BWI and New Carrollton stations are the closest stations to the Show. There are both public and private transportation options. As you make travel plans, please reference the Visit Annapolis transportation page with information about local airports, car rental companies, and parking in Annapolis.


Extend your stay by making overnight accommodations at a waterfront hotel, quaint bed and breakfast, or full-service luxury hotel. Annapolis has every accommodation you can imagine, and some you’ve never thought of. Visit our Boat Show Hotels page for a list of official show hotels. For additional options Visit Annapolis has all the lodging options in the Downtown Annapolis Area as well as hotels located in the BWI/Arundel Mills Area, which includes Live! Casino & Hotel.


The Annapolis Boat Shows have always enjoyed calling Annapolis home. With beautiful brick-lined streets filled with art galleries, apparel, antique shops, and specialty boutiques, downtown Annapolis has plenty of fun for every visitor. Visit the many shops along Main Street and Maryland Ave, book a historic walking tour with Watermark, tour the U.S. Naval Academy, and enjoy a glorious sunset cruise aboard the Schooner Woodwind. Learn all about the great things to do in our hometown and what events are happening during the shows with the help of Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.



Restaurants surrounding and expanding beyond downtown gear up every year to host the thousands of locals and tourists that visit the fall shows. Crowd favorites like crab cakes, oysters, and pain killers are continuously on deck throughout the show days. With such a variety of dining options there is something for everyone including breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hours, and late-night noshing. Feeling hungry already? Plan your must-eat stops for the show today with help from Visit Annapolis.


Now that you have your plans in order, purchase your tickets to the show!


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