Short 5-10 minute drive to downtown Annapolis with the U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland state capital, shops, historic homes, tours, fantastic restaurants, historical sites, sailing, boat rentals. (website: hidden) and Within minutes to other shopping, restaurants, activities (public golf courses, miniature/putt putt golf, golf driving range, executive par 3 course, boating, sailing, fishing trips, etc.) Approximately an hour drive to either Washington, DC for the Smithsonian (19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo), theaters including the recently renovated Ford's Theater, restaurants, White House, U.S. Capitol, Georgetown, and more in our nation's capital or a half hour drive to visit Baltimore, MD for the upscale Harborplace and the Gallery with shopping and restaurants, National Aquarium for the kids ((website: hidden)). Finally, a visit to Ft. McHenry near Baltimore, Maryland is not to be forgotten. Still, if you long for a more relaxed approach to the area, drive across the Bay Bridge and you are on the Eastern Shore with dozens of small waterfront or resort towns for antiquing, historical sites, shopping (discount outlets), exploring, eating, etc.