Written by on January 01, 2017

4 Ways to Explore Annapolis this January

Winter is here, and that’s good news if you’re planning a trip to Annapolis. From art classes and fun activities for the whole family, to a Chesapeake Bay tradition and a history lesson, there’s plenty of ways to explore Annapolis this January.

Classes at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (801 Chase Street) has been providing lifelong, accessible engagement in the arts community since 1979. As one of the area’s leading art organizations, they offer classes for adults and children all year long, making for the perfect artistic getaway this January. Maryland Hall is offering children’s classes covering everything from dance and musical theater to arts/crafts and ballet. Adult classes include calligraphy, ceramics, dance, painting, woodturning, and glass fusing to name a few. Classes are available throughout the winter and into spring. View all classes and sign up today by visiting Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts online.

Polar Bear Plunge

Held each year at the end of January at Sandy Point State Park (this year, it will be hosted on January 25-27, 2018), the Polar Bear Plunge is one of the area’s favorite winter-time events. Brave participants take a frigid dip in the Chesapeake Bay for a great cause: raising money for Special Olympics Maryland. Don’t want to hop in the frigid Chesapeake Bay, but want to support the cause? Each year, the event hosts family-fun activities under a heated tent on shore while plungers take to the water. Visit the Polar Bear Plunge online for more information and to register to take the plunge.

Mission Escape Rooms – Annapolis

Mission Escape Rooms (40 West Street) is a new, interactive, fun entertainment concept. It is a real-life escape experience designed for small groups of 1-12 people. Your mission is simple: work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room in 50 minutes or less. While the goal is simple, the game is challenging. Getting through the locked door will require finding clues, solving puzzles, and working together. One of the most anticipated rooms this January is their Alice in Wonderland experience – perfect for a night or weekend adventure with the family. Book your adventure today by visiting Mission Escape Rooms online.

Stay in a Cozy, Historic Inn or B&B

Whether you’re a history buff or not, the Historic Inns of Annapolis and the many B&Bs in town are a perfect retreat when visiting Annapolis in January. With more original, 18th-century buildings than any other U.S. city, Annapolis’ historic lodging accommodations are as unique as the city itself. Spend the day wandering around the city on foot, enjoying the many dining options, museums, and history tours before calling it a night cozying up to a fire in your historic room.

Whether you’re looking for things to explore in the area, the latest news and updates on the area’s thriving Arts & Culture scene, shopping highlights across the county, or interviews with local artists, our bloggers are here to point you in the right direction. Every now and again, we come across a great story about our great county and post it under the Spotlight section of Explorer Annapolis to share with our readers. This curated content allows us to bring you a wider range of all the great things Annapolis & Anne Arundel County has to offer. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, or if you’d like us to share one of your blogs on Explorer Annapolis, email us at adahlgard@symmetry.agency.

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