With an 18th-century downtown hugged by the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis fills with sailboats, history-seekers and a nearly 40% discount at the Sheraton this summer.
The hotel has dropped rates to $119 per night through Aug. 29, and is throwing in free Internet and breakfast for two ($20 value).
Guests are an eight-minute drive from the city's historic core, where Colonial-era government houses line cobblestone streets, which lead to the U.S. Naval Academy.
"For landlubbers, the food is great, and a beer on the pier cooled by a salty headwind is even better," says Lonely Planet. Free shuttle service from the hotel is available.
This deal is not available on: July 13; Aug. 9-10.