Solomons Island Maryland
Visiting Solomons Island
Solomons Island is a major boating center located at the mouth of the Patuxent River, in southern Calvert County, Maryland.
The island is about an hour and a half drive from Washington DC or two hours from Baltimore. As you approach the island, you'll cross the rather impressive looking Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge. The bridge is a tall one, reaching 135 feet. You'll get a nice view of Solomons as you cross.
Solomons is the home of the Calvert Marine Museum, a popular day trip destination, plus the Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park and the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. The town is also just a nice place to go enjoy some seafood and the waterfront setting - it's a very popular destination for cruising boaters.
If you follow the Riverwalk boardwalk along the Patuxent River, you can enjoy nice waterfront views and have access to many of the town's restaurants and shops. The Chesapeake Bay Biological Lab is located a little beyond the southern end of the boardwalk. Their welcome center is open to visitors Friday through Sunday. Check their website for hours.
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There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from on the island, including the well-known Tiki Bar. Restaurant choices include the Back Creek Bistro (waterfront in Calvert Marina), Boomerang's Ribs (BBQ, burgers, seafood), the Captain's Table (casual waterfront dining), the CD Cafe (small restaurant with a varied menu), DiGiovanni's (Italian/Mediterranean Cuisine, waterfront), the Dry Dock Restaurant (seasonal cuisine, waterfront at Zahniser's Yachting Center), Isaac's Restaurant and Pub (located near Holiday Inn), Kim's Keylime Pies and Lotus Kitchen (sandwiches, soups, salads, and pies), Stoney's Solomons Pier (crab and seafood, waterfront view), Stoney's Kingfishers Seafood (waterfront seafood), the Laughing Buddha (Chinese food), and the Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill (freshly brewed beer, casual dining, located next to the Hilton Garden Inn).
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Featured Solomons Island Lodging
Comfort Inn Beacon Marina
This waterfront hotel is adjacent to a full service marina. Free hot breakfast. Hotel amenities include outdoor pool, free high-speed internet, and rooms with refrigerators and microwaves.
Hilton Garden Inn Solomons
Free high-speed internet. Fitness center. Indoor and outdoor pools. This hotel is located about 2.5 miles up Solomons Island Road from the Calvert Marine Museum.
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Solomons, Maryland Area Marinas
Spring Cove Marina. The extensive picnic grounds, 25yd heated pool, restaurant, gift store, fuel dock, full service boatyard, along with friendly service and quiet atmosphere, combine to make this a popular destination. Located on Back Creek/Patuxent River, Solomons, MD. 455 Lore Road, Solomons, MD.
Zahniser's Yachting Center. The Mid-Bay’s top rated Marina and Boatyard located in the heart of Solomons Island, Maryland. Enjoy modern conveniences with a resort style feel. Clean restroom suites, swimming pool, The Pool Bar Café, The Dry Dock Restaurant, courtesy bicycles, shuttle to groceries, recycling center, pet friendly, and WiFi are a few of the amenities provided. ZYC also has an award winning service yard, with factory trained technicians ready to assist you with everything from routine service to emergency repairs.
Annmarie After Hours. February 7, March 14, April 11, May 23, June 20, and October 17, 2014. 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Enjoy a casual adult evening of art, wine & beer, light hors d'oeuvres, and live music at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.
Calvert County Farmers Market at Solomons. Farmers market held each Thursday, May to November, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Riverwalk parking lot.
March 29 & 30, 2014. Fishing Fair. New and used fishing gear for sale. Food, drinks, and raffles. Hosted by the Southern Maryland chapter of the MSSA. 8:00am to 3:00pm. Held at Solomons Firehouse.
May 3, 2014. Solomons Maritime Festival. Celebrate Southern Maryland traditions, including oystering and waterfowl calling. Includes the museum's annual antique boat and engine show. Retriever demonstrations, boat rides, and more. At the Calvert Marine Museum.
July 18 - 20, 2014. Screwpile Regatta. Popular round-the-buoys races and festive parties.