Explore and Play at Laurel Grove Inn
There are so many fun things to do within driving range in Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington. Here are our favorites for Sight-Seeing, Activities, Restaurants and Shopping.
AnnapolisCheck out the latest happenings in and around town. From free summer concerts downtown by the city dock, the navy football games in the fall and festivities around the Naval Academy, the parade of lights that start the Christmas season to the sock burning party put on by the eastport yatch club in the spring. These are just some of the fun that goes on around here. Check out more at Visit Annapolis.
U.S. Naval AcademyThe U.S. Naval Academy and its sports -- College Ball, no matter what the sport -- is right at our back door. It goes from August to May. Check out Basketball, Ice Hockey, and the LegFootball, etc in a great setting of the U.S. naval academy campus. To get onto the yard all you need to do is have a photo id. If you want to take your car just register and spend a couple of minutes at the main gate visitors center -- just downtown -- and you're in. It's worth the visit. Do a walking tour of the academy and its chapel -- so historic. The new museum is awsome, a must see.
Baltimore and Fells PointBoth are only 30 min away. Check out Visit Baltimorefor what's happening.
Washington, D.C.30 min away -- Loaded with museums and parks-lots to see. For free or next-to-free things to see, visit the Official Tourism Site of Washington, DC
Sun and Fun for Active People
Chartered sailing with Captain Paul Foer on his 38-foot sailboat the Non Sea-Quitter. Day, weekend, or longer trips available, from nearby Galesville. Visit the Captain's website to learn more.
Canoe, Kayak, Jet Ski, and Boat Rental
Although we are on the river, we do not provide any services within the Inn. However, the links below will certainly provide you with any type of water activity by boat.
- Canoe and Kayak
- Boat Rentals
Going to the Beach without the drive
Sandy Point State Park is 20 minutes away. Located on the Chesapeake Bay right next the the scenic Bay Bridge. This beach has playgrounds for the kids and 2 areas of wide beach. Great place for a picnic and hanging out. See the Sandy Point State Park websitefor more info.
We have beach chairs and blankets. Picnics lunches, dinners, and cocktails can be easily put together at the inn.
Bring your bikes! We have several bike trails around the area as well as running & cycle routes from the Inn. Go to the Annapolis Bicycle Club websiteand check out what is within your range.
Visit the Annapolis Striders (Running) Clubto see the various routes maped all over the city and country side.
Restaurants For All Interests
These are just a few of the Restaurants that are local to the Inn.
We have had dinner or lunch at all of these, but in no way do we receive any compensation for recommending them.
- Sam’s on the Waterfront
- Severn Inn
- Chart House
- Aqua Terra
- Gordon Biersch (micro brewery)
- Harry Brown
- Cheesecake Factory
- Boatyard Bar & Grill
- Galway Bay (Irish)
- Kilarney House (Irish)
- Melting Pot
Cozy Shops and Mainstream Malls
Whether your tastes are upscale, or you're a bargain-hunter, there are many places to shop in Annapolis.