America’s Best College Towns 2014

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Robert Peterson

Visit these thriving college towns for a crash course in live music, craft beer, art, and history.

No. 14 Annapolis, MD

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The Maryland State House is where business gets done, but City Dock is where locals come to eat blue-crab cakes, drink beer, take in the parade of yachts puttering up and down Ego Alley, and watch the sun set over the Chesapeake Bay. This cobblestoned, history-steeped town is 140 years older than nearby D.C., and home to the U.S. Naval Academy—as well as ranked No. 14 by readers for its historical sites. The Ram’s Head Tavern is the go-to spot for tasty pub food and nightly live music by well-known touring performers, while Carrol’s Creek Café serves seafood along with some of the best views on the waterfront.

America’s Best College Towns 2014

No. 14 Annapolis, MD

The Maryland State House is where business gets done, but City Dock is where locals come to eat blue-crab cakes, drink beer, take in the parade of yachts puttering up and down Ego Alley, and watch the sun set over the Chesapeake Bay. This cobblestoned, history-steeped town is 140 years older than nearby D.C., and home to the U.S. Naval Academy—as well as ranked No. 14 by readers for its historical sites. The Ram’s Head Tavern is the go-to spot for tasty pub food and nightly live music by well-known touring performers, while Carrol’s Creek Café serves seafood along with some of the best views on the waterfront.

Robert Peterson
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