I know, this likely sounds like a sponsored post, but I promise they have zero clue I’m posting and I’m not being compensated in any way. We just had a nice time at the show last Fall, and I like to share local gems with you.
Since my husband sails, I don’t know why it took us so many years to get to this event. It was a really lovely way to spend an afternoon – despite the rainy grey skies overhead. Navigating umbrellas along the docks and paths was a little tough, but there were also plenty of tents and covered areas to duck into. And overall, we had fun being outside, on the water, and exploring Annapolis, MD a little.
Amye’s Advice for making the most of the Boat Show:
- Think of this like going to an open house for boats. You’re definitely going to get a soft-sell from the vendors and owners, so go in expecting that.Even if you’re not in the market today for a luxury yacht of your very own (#someday!), its fun to dream and get a little nautical inspiration along the way.
- Wear easy-on, easy-off shoes. Many of the luxury yachts ask you to remove your shoes (at least they did for us because it was rainy) so you’ll save lots of time if you avoid laces, buckles and straps. For me, that was my trusty Sperry Topsiders (similar) – what can I say, I like to dress the part!
- We went on a (rainy) Monday, so it really wasn’t crowded. I hear it can be much more crowded on a busy weekend day, so plan accordingly.
- Likewise, we found it simple to just buy tickets at the entrance, but on a more crowded day the advance purchase might be advisable.
- You can easily spend an entire day wandering the seemingly-miles of docks and exploring the boats, but make a point to get onshore too. Annapolis itself has a lot to offer so make time to grab a bite locally and wander the adorable streets!
Get all of the official details for the Annapolis Spring Boat Show, April 24-26, here:
and let me know if you decide to go!