What Makes Solomons Island the Perfect Weekend Destination Spot?

Solomons Island, MD is known among seasoned boaters as a safe harbor to refuel before continuing to Norfolk, VA, but the quaint island is much more than a pit stop. It’s a gorgeous location surrounded by extraordinary scenery and a relaxing vibe!

Though barely one mile long, Solomons Island offers dozens of restaurants, unique attractions, and a variety of antique, craft, and gift shops. Whether you visit by boat or by land, Solomons Island is the perfect weekend destination for fun and relaxation.

boat sailing through ocean waterSomething for Everyone

From May 1 to 7, National Travel and Tourism Week will be celebrated in Calvert County – home of Solomons Island. Whether you travel to Solomons by boat or by motorcycle, as a family or as a couple, or by yourself for some solo adventuring or relaxation, you will be warmly welcomed.

This hospitable town with its extraordinary scenery was named one of the 15 happiest seaside towns by Coastal Living Magazine. Solomons Island is approximately two square miles, but offers dozens of restaurants, shops, and attractions.

Nature Escape

You never know what inspiration awaits when you unplug, go off the grid, and explore the natural beauty throughout Solomons.white bird flying through air in grassy water area

The Solomons Island Water Trail runs along the shoreline and is an excellent place for birding or taking a bike ride, jog, or leisurely stroll. More than 160 species of birds have been reported on eBird from Solomons Island, including loons, grebes, geese, ducks, gulls, pelicans, herons, egrets, bald eagles, and osprey.

Head to Calvert Cliffs State Park or Flag Ponds Nature Park to search for fossilized shark teeth. Explore the beautiful Patuxent River by boat, kayak, or canoe, or try your hand – or, feet – at standup paddleboarding. Back Creek and Mill Creek are perfect for fishing and water sports, too.