Hello, all! My son and I are visiting the Naval Academy next week. Anyone have tips or suggestions? My son is a high school junior (Class of 2022). Thanks!
Is this a personal visit or a CVW?Consider bringing his plebe a treat they can share with the rest of the company. Brownies or other homemade baked good were really a hit for me. It can be something small. Mostly tell him to listen and ask lots of questions. If the plebe is not busy with homework Saturday night have him ask for a tour. I did this with my plebe and got to see a lot of cool things.
I had the impression the OP and her son were just visiting USNA and not part of a CVW. Would encourage your son to talk with mids who have some free time if you see them on the Yard or in other public areas. Most are more then willing to share their experiences and can probably answer many of the questions you might have.
Did he apply for NASS? Application closes in two weeks. I suggest NASS, then CVW, in that order.Correct, my son is a junior, not even a Candidate (yet [emoji6])! But I love the suggestion of taking goodies! Will definitely do that if he gets invited for CVW in the future!
The Capt. has given you lots of good info. on the restaurants and such. There's a little night life in Naptown but you need to look it up. Also, it's still only March so the waterfront scene will be quiet. If you want to drive a bit DC is close and so is Baltimore but Annapolis isn't eactly going to be rocking this time of year.....if you want to come back in June though...I know a guy.
In terms of meals, I suggest you eat right on base at the deli in the middle of campus. I forget the name, but others will offer it. There is also a daily lunch buffet in the officers club building, which is more expensive, but good. The deli is quite decent, and very reasonably priced. Better though, its in a neat building and lots of people coming and going, which is a good thing when you are visiting. There are a lot of cool places to eat in town, but you are visiting the academy to get a feel for the place. The places on base are good quality and do give you a feel for the environment. My kid goes to West Point, and I wish we had that deli there.