Things to see and do in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

National Capitol

The National Capital was located at the Maryland State House from 1783-84 in the midst of it moving around from place to place, initially being located in Philadelphia in 1774 before finally moving to Washington for good in 1801. The Treaty of Paris, signifying the end of the Revolutionary War, was signed in Annapolis. There is presently a restaurant located in Annapolis that bears the name “Treaty of Paris.” The Maryland State House still serves as Maryland’s capital to this day and welcomes daily visitors from throughout the United States.

Principal Employer

Even though the county is home to the Naval Academy, it’s a United States Army installation. Fort George G. Meade is by far the largest employer. It employs 55,000 people, which makes it the only employer in the county that employs more than 10,000. Maryland is fortunate to have Fort Meade provide significant employment to Marylanders as well as Washington and Virginia.

Shopping Malls

Three of the state’s largest malls are in Anne Arundel County: Arundel Mills, Marley Station and Westfield Annapolis. The latter one is conveniently located for Annapolitans while the other two are in the northern part of the country, situated there to attract those in Baltimore and Washington. Arundel Mills is another significant attraction in Anne Arundel County with its beautiful upscale shopping and multiplex movie theatre. In recent years Maryland has approved gambling and Arundel Mills is home to one such establishment known as Maryland Live Casino. If gambling is your thing, that Arundel Mills welcomes you for good family fun. Maryland Live Casino was voted Maryland’s Best Casino several years in a row.  Both the gaming and food are first class. Only recently with the opening of Prince George’s County MGM, has there been a worthy competitor for gambling in Maryland.

International Airport

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, which is the busiest airport serving those in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, is situated in Anne Arundel County. Southwest Airlines has become one of the most popular airlines in this airport and provides more flights out of Maryland than any other airline. In fact, BWI Airport is now one of the busiest airports in the Country. With such exceptional attractions just a short cab ride away, it is no mystery why the county and the state have become so popular for business and pleasure alike.  BWI airport not only provides the hub to larger hubs like Miami and the Carolinas but also provides international destinations in Europe and throughout the world.