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Solomons, also known as Solomons Island, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,368 at the 2010 census, up from 1,536 at the 2000 census. Solomons is a popular weekend destination spot in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.GeographySolomons is located at the southern tip of Calvert County at . It includes Solomons Island and mainland on the north side of the mouth of Patuxent River, where it meets the Chesapeake Bay. It is just across from the U.S. Patuxent River Naval Air Station .According to the United States Census Bureau, the Solomons CDP has a total area of 6.0km2, of which 5.2km2 is land and 0.9km2, or 14.76%, is water, consisting mainly of Back Creek, a tidal inlet that extends north from the Patuxent River.ClimateThe climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Solomons has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.HistoryEarly settlersOriginally called Bourne's Island (1680), then Somervell's Island (1740), Solomons takes its name from 19th century Baltimore businessman Isaac Solomon, who established a cannery there shortly after the Civil War. Solomon's home still stands on the front of the island.
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Popular things to do in Solomons

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Lighthouse
Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse
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Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Annmarie Garden
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Marina
Spring Cove Marina
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
3.9
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Solomons

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Beach
Cape Charles Beach Cape Charles
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Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Westmoreland State Park Colonial Beach
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Duration: 4 hours
State Park
Calvert Cliffs State Park Lusby
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Duration: 2 hours

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