Each year since we bought our boat, we make a Columbus Day weekend pilgrimage to Annapolis for the The United States Sailboat Show which is the world's largest show featuring exclusively new sailboats – all new and all sail. The following weekend is the United States Powerboat Show which is devoted to powerboats, all new and all power.
When we go, we are not interested in the many new sailboats that are displayed on an enormous floating dock system that extends way out into the harbor (photos 4 and 5). No - we go to look at the various vendor's displays in the many tents and booths (photo 2 and 3) - checking out prices and new products.
Fondest memory: Our friends with boats often come to the show for a similar purpose. Sometimes we can meet with them for dinner, or go aboard to admire their boats.
The Annapolis Visitor Information Center is located at 26 West Street with a seasonal information booth located next to the Theodore W. Johnson Harbormaster's Building at City Dock. Printed lists of accommodations, restaurants, guided tours, marine cruises, charters and rentals, and shopping are available.
I didn't get a picture of the Information Center, but you can't miss it ... it's right at the City Dock.