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You will be surprised that Solomons Island has a lot to offer. Come see the best Marine Museum or explore Sotterley Plantation, lots of fun is guaranteed
Feb 28, 2014
A resort getaway is every traveler’s dream when wanting to get away from the hectic metropolitan life. This resort island on the tip of Southern Maryland, Solomons Island, is where the Chesapeake meets the Atlantic. This island is easily accessible from Baltimore or Annapolis, or just 2 hours charter bus ride from Washington DC.
Sightseeing on Solomons Island
When it comes to getaways in a new place, it is always fun to see new and interesting things that is popular locally. At Solomons Island, there are two main places that mini bus rental visitors should find time to visit. They are:
- Calvert Marine Museum: Known as a premier marine museum in Maryland, you can find in-depth exhibits on the history of Chesapeake Bay, such as local fossils, aquariums that show the different types of ecosystems at the Bay, as well as other historical artifacts. Kids will also have a ball of a time at the Children’s Discovery Room where they can play in a boat, touch and feel animal exhibits or don period costumes. There is also a lighthouse called the Drum Point where coach bus visitors can tour every hour.
- Sotterley Plantation: This is the only Tidewater Plantation that is open to the public. At this plantation estate lies a 9-bay frame building that overlooks the Patuxent River. Other buildings in the estate are an 18th century brick warehouse, a sawn-log slave quarters, an early 19th century brick meat house, as well as farm buildings like a corn crib and barns and work buildings from early 20th century. What party bus visitors can do is take a tour of the mansion, the original slave cabin, a customs warehouse, smokehouse, necessary and corn crib, and a beautiful formal Colonial Revival garden at the estate.
For dog and cat lovers, there is a place on Solomons Island that has a lot of amazing things for your furry friends. Called Clipper’s Canine Cafe, this pet boutique and bakery carries a wide selection of unique toys, spa products and fashionable pet apparel for dogs and cats. At the cafe, you can buy all-natural gourmet dog treats, and make sure you don’t miss out on their custom-made nautical treats.
To make your trip to Solomons Island easy and hassle-free, charter your whole group on a rental bus. Just call 1-888-426-0291 or 443-406-6991 for a quote or to book your bus today.