Top Things to See and Do in Central Maryland
Home to Maryland’s biggest cities, small towns with wide-open green spaces, sailing routes that go straight into the harbor and uncompromising style amplified in memorable local cuisines and bay culture, the Central Region is simply amazing—so make it your own unforgettable destination
1 Sail into the Sunset in Annapolis
Take a public cruise or romantic sunset sail, join a thrilling schooner race or take a day’s charter cruise on a classic sailing yacht like the Schooner Woodwind, departing daily from the Annapolis docks.
2 Visit the U.S. Naval Academy
Take a walking tour on the historic grounds of the United States Naval Academy, where the next generation of Navy leaders are made. Visiting the beautiful crypt of John Paul Jones, father of the American Navy, is a transformative experience. Be sure to catch a Mids game at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.
3 Toast to a Good Knight at Medieval Times and have (REALLY) Old School Fun at Renn Fest
Evenings are all about chivalry, rivalry and revelry at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Cheer on daring knights, as they sword fight and joust on horseback, while feasting on scrumptious roast chicken and hearty Middle Age fixings. Lace up your bodice and jerkins, grab a turkey leg and prepare for some good “Olde”-fashioned fun at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, one of the biggest Renn fests in the country.
4 Feel the Funk at Merriweather Post Pavilion
The lawn at Merriweather is where music memories are made. This legendary outdoor amphitheater, nestled into Symphony Woods in the heart of downtown Columbia, is the perfect place to catch the biggest bands around. The annual Capital Jazz Fest is a can’t-miss event.