Heading to the Military Bowl on Friday, December 27th? If so, why not turn your trip into a mini-vacation getaway by coming a few days early or spending the weekend with us when the game is through?
If that’s your game plan, the BWI-Arundel Mills Region offers you maximum flexibility. It’s just a twenty-minute drive from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, less than ten miles from downtown Baltimore and 32 miles from the heart of Washington DC. That translates into maximum flexibility – and maximum savings – for you! The BWI-Arundel Mills Region offers affordable rates at dozens of full and select-service hotels – two dozen of which are within a ten-minute drive of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Many of the hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport – adding to the ease and convenience of your visit.
After checking in, head to Arundel Mills Mall to dine like royalty at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, test your skills at Mission Escape Room or rack up prizes at Dave & Busters. Right next door, you can try your luck at Live! Casino, pamper yourself at Live! Spa, dine at the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse, The Prime Rib, or take in a concert at the new Hall at Live! at Live! Casino & Hotel. If you’re into international intrigue, head to the National Security Agency’s nearby National Cryptologic Museum to learn the history of code making and code breaking from the 1500s to the present day. The National Electronics Museum displays the history of U.S. defense electronics. In the mood to relax with a good brew? Head to the nearby Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrell House. For more dining and entertainment options, click here.
Military Bowl Parade in Annapolis with Budweiser ClydesdalesIf you arrive in the area on December 26, head to West Annapolis for “A Budweiser Clydesdale Miracle on Annapolis Street.” As part of the 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. celebration on Annapolis Street at Giddings Avenue, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales will circle the neighborhood from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in a casual meet and greet atmosphere. On game day, December 27, the Budweiser Clydesdale will lead the Military Bowl Parade that kicks off at City Dock in Annapolis at 9:00 a.m. and processes to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
When the game is through, take advantage of a host of post-game celebrations at restaurants throughout Annapolis, the Annapolis Countryside and the BWI-Arundel Mills region. The following day, you’re in the perfect location to take a quick trip down the road to visit Baltimore and/or Washington, DC. When you return at day’s end, the BWI-Arundel Mills Region has a lot more in store for you!