- The list below includes 253 free or cheap things to do in or near Annapolis, Maryland, including 111 different types of inexpensive activities like Colleges & Universities, National & State Parks, Parks and Landmarks.
- From U.S. Naval Academy to Quiet Waters Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Annapolis and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Baltimore, Laurel, Pasadena and Glen Burnie.
One of the oldest service academies in the country, the U.S. Naval Academy provides undergraduate training to students who serve as officers in Navy and Marine Corps post-graduation. Visitors are invited for guided tours of the campus which includes museums, visitor center and more.
Situated along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and South River, the Quiet Waters Park is home to a wide range of outdoor activities with its miles of multi-purpose paved trails, a skating rink, playgrounds, picnic areas and kayak rentals.
Visitors to the William Paca Garden can enjoy serenity and beauty with a 45-minute tour, offered daily (fee applies). The two-acre garden is located at the Paca House, a restored 18th-century mansion reflecting the English country villas of the time.
Located along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Point State Park is home to vast stretches of beach where visitors can enjoy the views of the Bay and participate in boating, fishing, picnicking and more. There are also mulitple hiking trails within the park.
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1990 Governor Ritchie Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401 MoreLess Info
For outdoor time, pay a visit to Jonas Green State Park, located on the Severn River. At the end of the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail, the park offers a cartop boat launch site. Fishing is a popular pastime.
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2472 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401 MoreLess Info
The Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer's Market features a wide variety of items from meats, cheeses, a full deli, and freshly baked foods. There are also vendors offering locally grown produce as with any farmer's market.
Arts and architecture of the 18th century is on display at Hammond-Harwood House. Take a tour to see exhibits like a gentlemen's study. Colonial guides are on hand to provide a more detailed account of the displays.