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Annapolis, Maryland is the state capital, the sailing capital of the world, and the former capital of the country and is the most historical place in the entire region. Complete with hand-laid brick streets, the beautiful Capitol building, and the United States Naval Academy, there is something to do in Annapolis every day.
It is a wonderful place to enjoy fresh local seafood while overlooking the Chesapeake Bay at sunset. It is heavenly. While Annapolis has a multitude of historical buildings and is the spotlight city in Maryland, the downside is that it tends to steal some of the spotlights from other beautiful towns nearby, such as Edgewater, Maryland.
Located less the five miles from Annapolis, Edgewater is the perfect town for the couple that likes to avoid crowds and find their own hidden little piece of paradise. Edgewater is a quaint town that is often overlooked but it offers so much more. You just have to take a moment and look around.
Edgewater has its own historic locations to visit. Historic London Town and Gardens offers a museum and unique historical structures. The historic area includes the William Brown House. Built circa 1760, the William Brown House is a National Historic Landmark, and one of the only original buildings from the “lost town” of London. With eight acres of floral gardens and passages to wander through, Historic London Town and Gardens also offers a sensory garden, which is a great place for the kids.
There is plenty of water access around Edgewater that can provide all the water activities that you can find in Annapolis without fighting the crowds. Mayo Beach Park has a quaint little beach where you can lay by the water and sunbathe. It also offers jet skis and boat cruises.
Also located in Edgewater, The Crab Shack is the perfect place for the entire family to come and enjoy some local crabs and oysters after a fun day on the water. The Crab Shack also offers award-winning crab cakes, homemade fried chicken, and Cajun boil pots that you can build yourself. There is even a play area for the kids so the adults can talk while the kids play. You do not have to go to Annapolis to have a wonderful vacation in a historic area that immerses you in culture and activity. For more information, please visit www.thecrabshack.com.