Solomons (Solomons Island) is an resort island/city located on the tip of Southern Maryland, near the Patuxent Naval Air Station, within two hours of Washington, D.C., and a convenient drive from Baltimore or Annapolis. It is also close to the Calvert Cliffs State Park, which is fun for fossil hunting. Located, as it is, where the Chesapeake meets the Atlantic, it's a popular destination for boaters. It also has a nice, though short, boardwalk at the tip of the peninsula and a lively restaurant scene.
- Calvert Marine Museum, Route 4, Solomons, Calvert County, . The premier waterman's and wildlife museum in Maryland. Extensive exhibits on the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, including an impressive array of fossils and aquariums highlighting the array of creatures found in the Bay and its tributaries. Also includes a comprehensive display of Chesapeake Bay watercraft (the Museum sponsors a boat-builders' guild which restores old boats and builds new ones using traditional methods) and a completely restored screwpile lighthouse. Outstanding Childrens' Discovery Room where kids can dig for - and keep! - real fossils in the fossil pit, get up close and personal with Chesapeake Bay wildlife, and operate a sailboat (on dry land, of course). A must-visit for anyone seeking to understand the Bay and its history.$7 for adults.
- CD Cafe, 14350 Solomons Island Road, ☎ 410-326-3877, . Fabulous fresh seafood, great burgers and salads and desserts that are divine.
- Tiki Bar, 1 Main Street, 410-326-4075. Opens the third Friday in April and closes in October. Up to 5,000 people pack this open-air bar on opening day. Order the Mai Tai.
Hilton Garden Inn Solomon's Island, 13100 Dowell Road, Dowell, Maryland, USA 20629 Tel: +1-410-326-0303 Fax: +1-410-326-0366. Pleasant, new hotel. Very quiet, despite convenience to major road (route 4). About a half mile from the restaurant areas. Free internet access. Spacious rooms, with mini-refrigerators and microwaves. Very comfortable beds. Standard single rooms or suites (with half-wall between living area and bed, no close-able door). Suites have pull-out couches for an extra bed. Would be a good place to stay for a vacation or for business at Pax River. Has a small, well-equipped gym and an outdoor pool.
This page was last edited at 14:54, on 9 March 2009 by Wikitravel user Jonboy. Based on work by Peter Fitzgerald, Stacy Hall and Brian and Wikitravel user(s) Huttite.