Annapolis. 

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A charming little city that finds itself on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay.  Growing up 30 minutes from this city, I have fond memories of going to Navy football games, grabbing smoothies at Juice It Up! (closed now) & my dad taking me to the Naval Academy obstacle course (which has been torn down since). My favorite season here is Fall. The changing of leaves, crisp November air & Sunday farmers market. From the architecture to the 18th century laid brick, this town is deep in history & plenty of seafood (crabs.)  So if you find yourself passing through, I share with you: Annap's gems.

 


Naval Academy 

One of Jared and I's favorite places to run. A prestigious school rich in history, that prepares students for service in the military or Navy. If you're in town visiting, you can take tours & catch a sneak peek. Fourth of July fireworks are amazing when on campus, plus there are a ton of fun activites happening during graduation week. All in all, a great place to explore for those visiting Maryland and to learn more about the history. 

 

Rutabaga Juicery (West Annapolis)

A locally owned craft juice place that will bring a smile to your face. This location is my go-to for smoothies (I get the No. 397.) From cold-pressed juice made in house, to wheatgrass shots & seasonal food options, you will be left feeling ready to take on the world. Plus, did I mention the people who work there/own Rutabaga are the sweetest ever? They take so much care in providing the community with locally grown goodies. Good vibes & the best juice. 

 


Ceremony Coffee (Russell St)

This review may be a little biased, since Jared works here, but seriously. For all you coffee-crazed folks out there, this is your spot. Ceremony does not hold back on quality. They all have one mission - to serve you the best coffee experience made with care & love. I'm pretty basic with my choice of almond milk latte...but they may convince you to only drink black coffee. It's that good. The location itself has a relaxed industrial vibe with a roll up garage door that is the perfect location to unwind. Plus, you can learn about the process of roasting coffee by Maria and Caleb, or pop in on a Friday cupping (slurping is a must.) 

Pictured: Nathan, Eryn, Patrick

 


 

Bakers & Co (Eastport)

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Located over the bridge in Eastport. This local neighborhood bakery has homemade pastries,  treats, and coffee drinks. The atmosphere is quirky & the air is always filled with fresh baked goods. Check out the blueberry green tea. Game changer. Grab a drink and take a stroll around the picturesque neighborhood. Fall time is my favorite time to stroll.

 


 

Downtown Annapolis

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this little virtual tour.

 

Have you been to Annapolis? What's your fav spot?

 

 

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