Stay at This Hotel's Lexington Park Location near NAS
Shopping enthusiasts love staying at the Country Inn & Suites, located inside the First Colony Shopping Plaza, where guests are within walking distance of Target, PetCo and a grocery store. When you choose this hotel's Lexington Park location as your home base, you put yourself near Calvert Cliffs State Park, Calvert Marine Museum and Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS). Play a round of golf at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course, hike at the scenic Greenwell State Park or browse the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. For guests willing to drive a short distance, Solomons Island makes a great day trip.
Also, be sure to plan a visit to the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, located in scenic Solomons, Maryland where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a 1/4 mile walking path that meanders through the woods past permanent and loaned sculpture, including over thirty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Artists in the collection include Antonio Tobias Mendez, Barbara Hepworth, Cesar, Robert Engman, Jean Arp, Kenneth Snelson and Fransisco Zuniga. The award-winning Arts Building includes rotating exhibition space, a gift shop and a sunny patio. Annmarie presents a variety of popular annual festivals, rotating exhibitions, family activities and creative public programs. The Studio School offers classes for all ages and abilities - from pottery to dance - taught by professional artists and arts educators. Come explore this special place where art and nature meet!
Explore these additional area attractions:
- Calvert Cliffs State Park
Stroll, hike, fish or search for fossils at this state park, home to the unique Calvert Cliffs. The cliffs were formed about 15 million years ago after the sea that once covered Southern Maryland receded and resulted in landscape erosion.
Phone: +1 (301) 743-7613
- Calvert Marine Museum
Learn about the culture and natural history of the Chesapeake Bay through exhibits, events and programs at this museum in Solomons.
Phone: +1 (410) 326-2042
- Chesapeake Hills Golf Course
Golfers of all skill levels will appreciate this scenic course, featuring rolling hills, towering trees and pristine greens.
Phone: +1 (410) 326-4653
- First Colony Shopping Plaza (Hotel is located inside the plaza)
Shopping couldn't be any easier for guests of the Country Inn & Suites. This hotel is within walking distance of stores like Target, Marshalls and PetCo, all located within the same plaza.
- Greenwell State Park
Take advantage of a beautiful day to hike, canoe, picnic or swim at the scenic Greenwell State Park. Be sure to take a self-guided tour of the on-site Rosedale Manor House, featuring a Victorian-style rose garden and a family chapel.
Phone: +1 (301) 872-5688
- Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
If aircraft intrigue you, you won't want to miss making a stop at this nearby museum, where exhibits point to the research and development of naval aircraft, including drone aircraft, aircraft engines, helmets and ejection seats.
Phone: +1 (301) 863-7418
- Patuxent River Naval Air Station
Commissioned in 1943, Patuxent River Naval Air Station serves as the headquarters for NAVAIR, the Air Test Wing and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division.
Phone: +1 (301) 757-1487
- Point Lookout Lighthouse
Tour this historic lighthouse, located in Point Lookout State Park. This fixture since 1830 is also believed to be the site of paranormal activity. Former keeper Ann Davis has reportedly been seeing lurking on the lighthouse staircase.
- Point Lookout State Park
Enjoy swimming, camping and boating at this state park, located on the site of a former Civil War prison camp.
Phone: +1 (301) 872-5688
- Solomons Islands
A visit to this charming fishing village is well worth the drive. Browse antique shops, enjoy fine dining, stroll the riverwalk or tour the Drum Point Lighthouse during your time here.
- Sotterley Plantation
Take a tour of the only surviving Tidewater plantation in the state. This National Historic Landmark features a main house, several old outbuildings and an 1830s slave cabin.
Phone: +1 (301) 373-2280