USNA Commissioning Week rentals

Save your spot for one of the most fun-filled weeks in Annapolis, Maryland.
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The back of an Annapolis, MD vacation rental with a pool at dawn.

USNA Commissioning Week 2024

Plan your trip out to Annapolis, MD, for the United States Naval Academy’s graduating midshipmen commencement week in May 2024. With families and friends coming together to celebrate, events in downtown Annapolis, air shows, and more, Commissioning Week vacation rentals fill up quickly. Make your reservations ahead of time for a waterfront stay or a vacation home in the heart of historic downtown.

Pet-friendly rentals in Annapolis

Make Commissioning Week a getaway the whole family can enjoy in a pet-friendly vacation rental. With parks and dog-friendly beaches nearby, there will be plenty of fun for your furry friends, too.

The back of a vacation rental in Annapolis.


The Master Shipwright

Resting right along the riverfront with stunning views, a dock, and outdoor seating, your furry friend will have no trouble with “sit & stay” in this charming vacation home.

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Don’t miss the Blue Angels air show

One of the major highlights of the Naval Academy Commissioning Week is the Blue Angels air show—when the famous high-flying team of Naval Aviators take to the skies for a thrilling display of expertise in aerobatic feats, impressive speeds, and masterfully tight formations.

Make sure you have a good view for the show, as Blue Angel cruises book out quickly and many people watch from boats anchored in the Severn River. Other popular viewing spots include the World War II Memorial across from the Naval Academy Bridge, the City Dock, and Spa Creek Bridge.

Annapolis waterfront vacation rentals

Savor views of the Chesapeake Bay with a waterfront vacation rental. Start your morning with coffee on the porch, boat around the water in between Commissioning Week activities, and wind down the evening with family time by the water.

The view from the back patio of a vacation rental in Annapolis with a pool that overlooks the marina and the lake.


The Morning Watch

Whether by a quick dip in the pool, catching up by the fire pit, or watching the boats go by, this stunning vacation home features so many great spots to spend your family time.

More great Annapolis rentals

Find the perfect home base for your stay, whether a Historic Row Homes, a spacious family home, or a waterfront vacation rental. Make new favorite memories in Annapolis, Maryland.

Can’t-miss things to do during Commissioning Week

The U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Week is one of the busiest times for Annapolis—when the area bustles with families, academy events, live music, and activities. During your stay in downtown Annapolis, don’t miss out on:

  1. Watching the Naval Academy programs and time-honored traditions like the Armed Forces Day Concert, the U.S. Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps Concert, Herndon Climb, the Color Parade, and the U.S. Navy Academy Commencement
  2. The Blue Angels Air Show
  3. Enjoying a fresh seafood dinner by the harbor (including famous Maryland crabs)
  4. Boating around the Chesapeake Bay or get tickets to a sightseeing cruise
  5. Touring museums like the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park and the William Paca House & Garden
  6. Experiencing an Annapolis farmers market, the 1st Sunday Arts Festivals, Chocolate Binge Festival, or the Dinner Under the Stars.

Commissioning Week FAQ

The U.S. Naval Academy’s Commissioning Week is set for May 20-25, 2024.

Make Commissioning Week a trip for the whole family and bring your dog along. Vacasa has a wide selection of pet-friendly homes in Annapolis, so no one needs to get left behind.