Solomons

For the island chain in the South Pacific, see Solomon Islands.

Solomons Waterfront

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.

Get in

By car

The principal, and really the only route going in and out of Solomons in either direction (north and south) is MD-2/MD-4, Solomons Island Rd. MD-4 leads from the Washington, D.C. border, and MD-2 from Annapolis. South of Solomons, MD-4 connects with MD-5, which heads east to St. Mary's City and west back to D.C. MD-5 westbound also connects with US-301, which leads south to I-95 in Virginia just south of Fredericksburg.

By boat

The three main marinas on the island are Solomons Harbor Marina (+1 410 326-1052)", Spring Cove Marina (+1 410 326-2161), and Zahnisers Yachting Center (+1 410 326-2166), all of which are located on Back Creek/Solomons Harbor, and offer long & short term dockage.

See

Drum Point Lighthouse

Do

Calvert Cliffs State Park

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Hilton Garden Inn Solomons 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.

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