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.
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 12,000 people (2010 Census).
The town sits on the Choptank River. Route 50 crosses the Choptank on the north end of town. You’ll see the Choptank River fishing pier running alongside the Route 50 bridge (a nice re-purposing of the an older bridge that was replaced by the one in use today).
The Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin provides a good place for visiting boaters to dock. The marina can accommodate large cruising yachts as well as smaller boats.
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina has been a major draw to Cambridge since its completion in 2002. With a golf course, 150-slip marina, and resort amenities, it’s a destination in itself.
Cambridge’s historic downtown is a good place to get out of the car and take a stroll. There are shops, galleries, and restaurants to visit. Downtown is also the location of several annual festivals and events including the Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off and Festival, and the monthly Second Saturday festivities. Some of the many downtown restaurants to choose from are Bistro Poplar for modern French bistro fare, Jimmie and Sooks for seafood, and High Spot Gastropub with a creative menu emphasizing local, fresh ingredients.
Learn more about things to see and do in the Cambridge area – Cambridge Attractions.
Places to Stay
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay – Cambridge’s waterfront resort hotel on the banks of the Choptank River. Amenities include golf course, spa, restaurants, and a full-service marina.
Holiday Inn Express, Cambridge MD – Chain hotel with a convenient Route 50 location and free hot breakfast. Call Now: 877-926-0076 or book online with Holiday Inn Express and get their Best Price Guarantee
Comfort Inn & Suites – Amenities include free WiFi, free weekday newspaper, and free hot breakfast.
Mill Street Inn – Restored Victorian bed & breakfast in the historic district. Located a half block from the Choptank River.
Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast – Historic district bed & breakfast in a former sea captain’s manor house.
Vacation Rentals – Find a home away from home. Many Cambridge vacation home rentals offer amenities such as boat docks and swimming pools.
More Hotels & Cambridge Lodging Map
Map of Cambridge hotels and bed & breakfasts.
More Information About Cambridge, MD
- Cambridge, MD – The official Town of Cambridge website
- Downtown Cambridge – Information about downtown Cambridge events
- Visit Dorchester – Dorchester County tourism website
- Nathan of Dorchester – This skipjack, docked in Cambridge, is available for public sails
- Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge – This wildlife refuge is a good place to see eagles and waterfowl
- Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center – Gateway to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway.
- Cambridge Real Estate
- Traveler Reviews at TripAdvisor.com