The city of Annapolis boasts a rich history, a beautiful harbor and landscape, a bustling commerce scene, and a plethora of community activities. These outstanding qualities, along with it’s close proximity to the Baltimore-Washington area, make Annapolis the clear choice for the 2103 Mach Conference setting.
The City of Annapolis describes itself best –
Founded in 1649, we celebrate 350 years as a city which offers a delightful combination of history and a zest for living. Walk along the old brick sidewalks much as George Washington or Thomas Jefferson did in the days when Annapolis was the Capital of the United States And amazingly, if you squint your eyes, you will see a city which looks remarkably similar to what our Founding Fathers saw in their day. Architecturally, Annapolis boasts some of the finest 17th and 18th Century buildings in the country – including the residences of all four Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Annapolis is the home of the United States Naval Academy founded in 1845 and also the home of St. John’s College, founded in 1696 as King William’s School and the third oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.
Stroll along our famed waterfront or sit at City Dock and imagine what Annapolis must have been during the 1700’s, when the City was a bustling seaport with vessels sailing in to trade from all over the world. Or, watch sailboat races in the harbor and understand why Annapolis is America’s Sailing Capital. Enjoy the many shops, restaurants, activities and scenery Annapolis has to offer. Take a sightseeing cruise or walking tour and learn more about why Annapolis is a great place to visit…or to call home!
For more information, visit www.annapolis.gov/visitors
We also highly recommend visiting www.visitannapolis.org for a comprehensive list of businesses, restaurants and activities in the area.
Annapolis is conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., just off the east coast’s major north-south highway, I-95.
For those traveling by air, we recommend flying in to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore, which is just under 24 miles and about a 30 minute drive to the hotel and conference venue. The map below shows the route from BWI to the Loews Annapolis Hotel.
Shuttle, taxi and rental car options are readily available at BWI for a reasonable price.
AMTRAK trains stop at the BWI station for convenient connections to Annapolis via a reserved 24-hour advance shuttle service. If you prefer, a shuttle service representative will meet you at the train. Options include: The Airport Shuttle 1-800-776-0323 or Lighthouse Limousine 1-866-605-4661. For train schedule information, call 800-USA- RAIL or visit AMTRAK and take advantage of a 30% companion rail fare discount.
Find additional travel information here.