Solomons Island is a sleepy waterfront town situated in southern Calvert County, Maryland, where the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay meet. This destination still focuses on the nearby waters and is home to various full service marinas, charter boat operators and the pilot station. Tourism is now beginning to become an important part of Solomons’ economy, and visitors are provided with several restaurants, museums, shops and a lovely boardwalk.
Highlights in Solomons include the Calvert Marine Museum, featuring exhibits about the estuarine system of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. A further point of interest is the Joseph C Lore and Sons Oyster House, where visitors get to know about the region’s seafood industry. Also worthwhile seeing is the Annmarie Garden on St John, an exceptional public sculpture garden.
Solomons presents a variety of recreational activities; you can ride a bike around the island, stroll along the Riverwalk or meander through exceptional gift shops. The more adventurous might want to charter a boat and try their luck catching something edible for dinner. If that didn’t work out, Solomons has various restaurants and bars with stunning vistas of the harbor or river. Lodging is ample, ranging from the Holiday Inn conference center to quaint bed and breakfasts.
Calvert Marine Museum: over 500 artifacts and photographs tell the history of people's activities along the Patuxent River dating back to the 17th century colonial era.
Joseph C Lore and Sons Oyster House: presents the history of Solomons’ commercial fisheries as well as the contemporary traditions of wooden workboat building.
Annmarie Garden on St John: this enchanting 30-acre public sculpture park features a paved path through the forest past works of outdoor sculpture.