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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“1.8 mile nature walk to the beach one way, known for its towering cliffs and fossil hunting.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Museum
“Wooded acres become a sculpture garden featuring fairy houses for the kids. Indoors, there is a mixed media museum of many rt forms.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Very nice place to see the light house and learn about local maritime history.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Solomons Island (16 mi / 25 min) - Once a sleepy fishing village is now made up of marinas restaurants and bars including the world famous Tiki Bar, Cone Island soft serve ice cream, Carmen’s Gallery, a few shops and an award winning museum. Calvert Marine Museum - In addition to static displays there is an active paleontology lab and an entertaining otter habitat. Boat tours on the Skipjack Dee of St. Marys and the Bugeye W. B. Tennyson are fun. Climb up and tour the Drum Point Screwpile Lighthouse. Restaurants: Lotus Kitchen featuring Kim’s Key Lime Pies - coffee and sandwiches. Island Hideaway - family run restaurant overlooking the harbor with over the top home made deserts. Lighthouse - great view with outdoor seating. Solomons Pier - back deck bar can’t be beat to watch the Sun set over the Bridge. Bring your camera. Dry Dock at Zahniser’s Marina is our go-to special occasion spot. The best atmosphere on the island. CD Cafe / Next Door Lounge doesn’t really have a water view, but the chef’s creative menu makes up for it. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful state park on the Potomac River, less than an hour away. Seasonal pool, hiking, cabins, pavilions, nature, sharks teeth”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“Pt. Lookout (11 mi) - Civil War prison museum and lighthouse is said to be one of the most haunted locations in the country.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“visitor's center, beach-combing, fossil-hunting, hiking trails, picnic tables. piers for fishing. observation platforms at two ponds. $7 per car. From early 1900's until 1955 the area was a sheltered harbor on the Chesapeake Bay supporting a major "pound net" fishery supplying croaker, trout and herring to markets as far away as Baltimore. Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm Sat-Sun: 9am-8pm After Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend Fri & Mon: 9am-4pm Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm Tue, Wed,Thu: closed Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year Day. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Happy happy place! Always get a hearty welcome! Food spot on good!! Beer brewed on premises and is cold and delicious. and complements meals perfectly. This is the Solomons Location. They take rezys! They are about 25 mins away ( except during Base exodus rush hour: Mon- Fri 3:30-6:00) then add at least 20 to 30 mins more. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
“A fantastic local winery with $10 tastings at a beautiful outdoor bar on the vineyard. There are food trucks, a beer bar, outside tables, corn hole games and live music on the weekends. It’s a beautiful setting . Our favorite wine there is the Jack Rabbit White! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“Fabulous, inventive specials that you will be thinking about the next day! Debbie never repeats specials” so you better order it that day cause you will never see it again!! Tip: If you see a dessert you like... reserve it ahead! 👩‍🍳🍰🥧🍨 They do NOT take rezys so check hours and get there when they open or put your name on wait list and have app and cocktail next door at their Next Door Lounge! Been going here for over 20 year ! On Solomon’s -about 25 min away in non rush hour traffic...”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“World renowned! If you've heard of Solomons, you've probably heard of the TIKI BAR. Enough said!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Quaint and casual dining in a historic home with artfully prepared sandwiches, quiches, flatbreads and more. Craft beer and wine available. The best outdoor seating on the island with live music often on weekends.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is my favorite restaurant on the island. I love their creativity on the food. It 's always fun when I visit there. It's a mom and her 3 sons who take great pride in everything there! If you sit by the window you will have an awesome view of the water ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Go see the bald cypress trees and beautiful nature here. Exhibits offer an interactive look at local wildlife and cultural history of the area.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing food...great service...gorgeous views!! Mojitos! Lisa and Michael provide a first rate dining experience! 👩‍🍳👨🏻‍🍳 Current chef prepared a memorable halibut and a soft crab special! They take rezys! Place is located on quaint residential St. George’s Island ... a 15 min boat ride from our dock; about 25 mins by car... Lisa also chefs out of an adorable nature inspired food truck named The Real Food Studio on Sat. mornings between 8:30 - 10:00 AM outside SALT Spinning/ Rowing Studio in Great Mills. She has a passion for designing delicious and healthy plates and she features a refreshing array of cold pressed juices that would be the perfect start to your day! A perfect complement to a row lesson or an intense but rewarding spin session at SALT! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Eight acres of vines on a 27-acre farm provide a beautiful setting to enjoy traditionally crafted wines unique to the soils and climate of Southern Maryland. Tours are offered on Saturdays & Sundays at 1 pm & 3 pm. Two tastings are offered: Perigeaux Vineyards premium tasting features eleven Bordeaux-style estate wines for $12.00. Patuxent River wine tasting includes five sweeter, American-style wines for $6.00. Wednesday – Friday: 2-8 pm Saturday: 12-8 pm Sunday: 12-6 pm Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.”
  • 4 locals recommend