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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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BWI Airport Adds Luxury Lounge

With the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Airport) being such a key airport in domestic and international travel for those in the area, it’s no surprise that they added a luxury lounge to its sprawling location. The 2,200 square foot, private, Club BWI lounge offers free high-speed wifi, snacks, and cocktails for just $40 a day. […]

July 13, 2017


3 Ways to Explore Annapolis in June

Fun, outdoor festivals and events dominate the entertainment landscape of Annapolis in June. Aside from all the great tours, on the water activities, and outdoor dining options, this June welcomes a new, annual arts event as well as a revamped local favorite in the Annapolis Arts & Wine Festival. There’s live music, art, food, and […]

June 02, 2017


5 Ways to Explore Annapolis this May

Spring is in full bloom here in Annapolis! It’s time to get outside and enjoy all the events, festivals, and activities happening throughout the month. From the anticipated arrival of the Blue Angels during Commissioning Week, to a blues festival set against the Chesapeake Bay, to the return of an outdoor dining block party, it’s […]

May 08, 2017


7 Ways to Explore Annapolis this April

Spring is finally here! With the warm weather comes sailing season and the beginning of all the city’s great festivals and events, including two Annapolitan traditions in April – the Spring Sailboat Show and the annual Annapolis Cup croquet match between the United States Naval Academy and neighboring St. John’s College. With so much going […]

April 03, 2017


5 Ways to Explore Annapolis This March

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start getting ready for festival and event season in Annapolis. This month offers a ton of St. Patrick’s Day activities and events, a uniquely-Annapolitan tradition, a celebration of Maryland’s birthday, and the return of the popular Annapolis Film Festival. We’ve highlighted a few of these great […]

March 03, 2017


A New Year: Anne Arundel Galleries

With a new year comes new art, ideas, and exhibits in the Anne Arundel art world. With local artists and international works exhibited throughout the county, 2017 promises to be nothing short of exceptional. In a recent article published by the Capital Gazette – and written by one of our own bloggers and area art expert, […]

January 05, 2017


5 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 […]

January 03, 2017


Annapolis During the Holidays

Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County loves spreading the word about how great Annapolis is during the holidays. So, it’s always nice to get a letter from a visitor telling us how much they enjoyed their stay. This one comes from James and Patricia Yost of Bethlehem, PA via the Capital Gazette: Having had the […]

December 23, 2016


7 Ways to Explore Annapolis this December

You may not think of Annapolis as a your ideal wintry retreat this season, but in Travel + Leisure Magazine placed Annapolis in their 25 best towns for the holidays. This holiday season promises to be no different. Whether you want to wander around town taking in the quiet of the season, looking for shopping […]

November 28, 2016


Performance Arts at its best in Annapolis

Annapolis has quickly become known for its thriving arts scene. Whether you’re looking for fine art, theatrical performances, street art, live music, opera, or ballet, you’ll find it in Annapolis. Want a little sample of what’s going on? Take a peek at Tim Smith’s (Baltimore Sun) article titled Annapolis performing arts scene is more vibrant than […]

November 14, 2016


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