Cambridge Hotels, B&Bs and Restaurants
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Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
Complementary hot breakfast and wi-fi internet. One of the newer hotels in the area. The Route 50 location provides easy access to everything the area has to offer. Read Reviews and Check Rates
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
A first-class waterfront resort hotel with golf course, marina, pool, spa, and dining. This hotel has everything you'd expect in a resort destination. Read Reviews and Check Rates
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Cambridge, the county seat of Dorchester County, Maryland, was settled in 1684 and is one of the oldest towns in Maryland. Cambridge is a moderate sized town with a population of about 11,000 people (2000 Census).
The town sits right on the Choptank River. Route 50 crosses the Choptank just north of town. The Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin provides a good place for visiting boaters to dock.
You may have driven right through Cambridge if you travel route 50. Next time through, plan on stopping to see what the town has to offer.
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina has been a major draw to Cambridge since it's completion in 2002. With a golf course, 150-slip marina, and resort amenities, it's a destination in itself.
Things To Do
Town attractions include several museums (Brannock Maritime Museum, Richardson Maritime Museum, and Merideth House), the Skipjack Nathan, Sailwinds Park, and the Choptank River Fishing Pier.
The town also has two parks where visitors can enjoy nice views of the river. Great Marsh Park, with a boat launch, fishing piers, playground, and picnic tables, and Sailwinds Park East, next to the Dorchester County Visitors Center. More Cambridge attractions.
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There are lots of fast food chains on the highway that passes through town, but you'll find more interesting options if you venture off the main route - fresh seafood is often featured on the menus here. Bistro Poplar (traditional French cuisine), Leaky Petes Oyster and Wine Bar (Casual dining with raw bar, steamed shrimp, mussels, and clams, plus sandwiches) , Jimmy & Sook's Raw Bar and Grill (classic Eastern Shore recipes with a modern flare), High Spot (Gastropub, specializing in high-quality fresh cuisine), Ocean Odyssey Restaurant (Family owned crabbing operation, specializes in crab cakes and steamed crabs), Cambridge Diner (traditional diner-type comfort food), Pizza Ziya (family-owned, with pizza, pasta, and calznes), Blue Point Provision Company (the Hyatt Regency's with traditional Eastern Shore seafood), Water's Edge Grill (the Hyatt Regency's full service restaurant), Hot Spot Cool Eats (11 different hot dogs, beach fries, and hot pretzels) Canvasback Restaurant & Pub (upscale, but casual Italian, French, and regional cuisine), Plaza Tapatina (Mexican restaurant), and Snappers Waterfront Cafe (local seafood, island cuisine and exotic drinks). (See, we told you there were lots of options - and we've probably missed some). Read Cambridge restaurant reviews.
Municipal Yacht Basin Transient slips available. Location is convenient to historic downtown.
Cambridge Yacht Club They have a number of transient slips and accept cruisers with advance notice. Near the Municipal Yacht Basin and also convenient to downtown.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Marina. Can accommodate boats up to 150 feet. Fuel, showers, laundry, ships store. Also known at River Marsh Marina.
Generation III Marina. 50 slip marina and repair facility located at the head of Cambridge Creek.
Second Saturdays. Gallery events, late shopping hours, dining specials, and live entertainment are available on the second Saturday of each month in downtown Cambridge. More info.
Every Saturday June 2 - October 27, weather permitting. 11:00am. One Hour Walking Tour of Historic High Street. Adults $8, children under 12 years free when accompanied by an adult. Starts at Long Wharf at foot of High Street. More info.
June 9, 2013. Ironman Eagleman Triathlon. Swim-Bike-Run endurance event and qualifier for the Ironman World Championship.
July 13, 2013. Taste of Cambridge and Crab Cook-Off. Downtown Cambridge. 5:00pm to 10:00pm. A street fest that features a crab cook-off between local chefs.
July 27 - 28, 2013. Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta. Hydroplane and flat-bottom boat racing on the Choptank.
August 10, 2013. Seafood Feast-I-Val. All-you-can-eat seafood festival with live entertainment, craft show, door prizes and displays. Held at Sailwinds Park.
September 14, 2013. Summer Sendoff. Blues, Brews & BBQ. Downtown Cambridge, 5:00 to 10:00pm. Food, brews, live entertainment, and sidewalk sales.
September 21, 2013. Choptank Heritiage Skipjack Race. See classic skipjacks race off the shores of Cambridge Maryland.
October 19 - 20, 2013. Oyster and Hot Sauce Festival. This downtown Cambridge festival returns for the third year. Live music, lots of oysters prepared however you like them, and over 100 hot sauces to try.
October 26 - 27, 2013. Cambridge Tall Ship Schooner Rendezvous. See Chesapeake Bay schooners and tall ships at Long Wharf Park. There will be dockside tours and cruises, live music, a parade of sail, and historic walking tours.
December 1 - 30, 2013. Christmas Garden of Trains. An annual holiday-themed train display at the Cambridge fire station.
December 6, 2013. Opening Night by The Wednesday Morning Artists at Dorchester Center for the Arts. 5 to 7 p.m. A holiday gala of with art for gift-giving, demos, light refreshments, silent auction, drawings, and more. Free. Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High Street.
December 7, 2013. Cambridge Christmas Parade. Annual parade in downtown Cambridge. Parade starts at 5:00 pm.
December 14, 2013. Santa Swim. Brave swimmers take a dip in the chilly Choptank to support a good cause. A party follows. Held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort.