Maryland State House Annapolis
hometown of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis
Maryland has 17 miles of
coastline on the Chesapeake Bay and is
known for its maritime climate. With a population of about 35,000
Annapolis is a small city but is an important center. Besides the Naval
Academy the city is the capital of Maryland. The city is very centrally
located, within a 1 hour drive of Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
Annapolis is very dog-friendly and has some of the most dog-friendly
hotels and activities that you will find in the Mid Atlantic Region.
There are a few very dog-friendly
hotels in Annapolis. The Loews
Annapolis Hotel at 126 West Street
is probably the most pet-friendly. Located only a few feet from the bay
this nautically-themed hotel offsers a VIP Pet Program that offers a
pet-friendly room service menu, pet sitting, specialized bedding and
dishes, treats and more for your dog. Also pet-friendly is the Sheraton
Annapolis with special dog amenities as well. There is also a Westin
Hotel for medium sized and small dogs and a number of pet-friendly
hotels from other chains as well. Also pet-friendly is a B&B
the Scotlaur Inn which is located above Chick &
in Annapolis. If you want more space than a standard room then there
are two Extended Stay America's for you and your pets to stay if you
are planning a longer visit to town. For Campers the Washington DC - NE
KOA in Millersville is not too far away.
Annapolis has a large number of dog-friendly
attractions. The Watermark
Cruises offer 40 minute boat tours of
the harbor. Well-behaved, leashed dogs can accompany you on these tour
boats. They will give you a good history lesson about the city. You can
also rent boats at Annapolis Small Boat Rentals for you and your
four-legged friend. The Annapolis Trolley Tours will usually
dogs as well as long as no one strongly objects. These tours by trolley
cover the main attractions in the city. There are self-guided audio
walking and driving tours of Annapolis available as well. If you want
to take a scenic and historic driving tour of "Waterman's Country" then
the Roots and Tides Driving Tour offers a one hour, 47 mile route.
In July and August there are outdoor summer concerts at the
dock where you and your dog can enjoy music. Your dog would
probably like to visit Paws Pet Boutique.
Annapolis has a lot of options when it comes to
Federal House, located on Market Space,
has a doggy menu along with it's regular dishes. There are also treats
available for your dog. Other dog-friendly restaurants are the Rams
Head Tavern, Stan and Joe's Saloon and Johnny Rockets. The Wet Dog
Cafe, at 7074 Bembe Beach Road, has breakfast items, sandwiches and
more and encourages you to bring pictures of your wet dog.
There are off-leash
dog parks in Annapolis. The
biggest and most well known is the
Quiet Waters Dog Park. This used to include a dog beach but they no
longer have the dog beach here. It is still a fenced off-leash park.
your leashed dog exploring you
can go to the Back Creek Nature
Center on Edgewood Road or to the Historic London Town and Gardents.
This 23 acre outdoor museum and park offers a historic view at Maryland
in the 1700s.
Nearby to Annapolis are
Ocean City Maryland about 2
hours east and, of course,
Washington D.C. and Baltimore.