Annapolis, the state capitol, boasts numerous historic sites, monuments and museums as well as the United States Naval Academy. Diverse dining, shopping and nightlife offer something for everyone. Convenient access to Baltimore and Washington D.C., makes the area a popular choice for commuters. For nature lovers, there are two State parks, four County regional parks, over 100 County community and neighborhood parks, and several nature preserves. The County also offers numerous greenways, including the 13-mile Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, enjoyed by walkers, runners, bicyclists and equestrians alike.
With over 533 miles of coastline, many Anne Arundel County communities offer the feel of a vacation at the shore. Easy access to the Chesapeake Bay allows residents to enjoy crabbing, fishing, boating, sailing, and many more water-based activities.