Take a step back in time
This quaint yet beautiful town set along the historic Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, offers a step back in time through the restored shops and houses, and the scenic setting which has a history all its own. Located off the Chesapeake Bay, this is a great destination for boaters who want to try something new.
C&D Canal Museum displays the city's and canal's history through historic structures, personal artifacts, tools and equipment, drawings, interactive audio/maps and an orientation video. Enjoy seraching the history of this city by learning as much as you can about the past. (815 Bethel Rd, 410-885-5621).
What to do
For a tour "water-style" tryout Miss Claire Cruises. Take a sightseeing cruise, a sunset cruise, a historic cruise, or a lighthouse cruise. Whichever you chose, you're sure to be satisfied with magnificent views and old tales about this historic city and the surrounding cities too. (S. Chesapeake City at City Dock, 410-885-5088).
If you don't want anything planned, we recommend just walking around the city and enjoying the historically restored shops and homes. You can "shop till you drop" or just simply enjoy an ice cream while people-watching from a window. An afternoon activity that is sure to delight all.
Where to dine
The Bayard House Restaurant & Hole in the Wall Bar serves as one of the most elegant spots in South Chesapeake City, MD. The restaurant’s menu consists of traditional Eastern Shore cuisine with a European flair. Specialties include the award winning Maryland Crab Soup, Maryland Crab Cakes, and Tournedos Baltimore. Prized for an award winning wine list, the Bayard House Restaurant offers elegant dining in a romantic atmosphere. (11 Bohemia Ave., 410–885-5040, www.bayardhouse.com).
The Tap Room is a landmark in town, serving crabs, seafood and Italian specialties year round. Casual and friendly atmosphere. The only negative is that no credit cards are accepted here. (201 Bohemia Ave., 410-885-2344, taproomcrabhouse.com/)
The Chesapeake Inn Restaurant offers award-winning fine & casual dining. Eat on the deck and get drinks from the Tiki Bar. Live bands and music are always a hit at this great dining location. This restaurant features everything from wood burning brick oven pizzas, light salads, and a variety of appetizers and sandwiches to their signature jumbo lump crabcakes, fresh seafood, pasta and veal specialties; all with a Mediterranean flair. (605 Second St., 410-885-2040, www.chesapeakeinn.com).