Living in Washington, DC, there’s no shortage of things to do no matter what you fancy. This year, my boyfriend and I decided to have a, Guaranteed to do Summer Bucket List. As you probably figured, we only listed things that we are able to do before mid September. I have about 10 things on my list and he has about 12 things, and some can be done during the week like going to Top of The Yard Bar. We spend a lot of time checking out new restaurants in DC (this is probably why I wasn’t successful on the Keto diet 😂) so if I start reviewing a ton, don’t be alarmed. I don’t follow a content calendar and truly like to blog about things as I experience them.
Anyways, this past weekend, we decided to get started on our summer bucket list and took a day trip out to Solomon’s Island (his list.)
The Drive: The drive is about an hour and 15 minutes from my place in Washington, DC.
To Do: Solomon’s Island is a small town on the Patuxent River that you’d envision in a Hallmark movie, but everything is pretty much on one road. We walked the boardwalk, checked out some of the local shops and had lunch. My boyfriend was pretty underwhelmed that there wasn’t much else to see that made up for the drive. There is the Calvert Marine Museum and a Sculpture Garden, but we didn’t care to visit them. I enjoyed the trip as growing up in the heart of Washington, DC, it’s nice to visit a small town and just enjoy my surroundings.
Eat: Being an island, there were a handful of seafood places to choose from! Respectively, many of the restaurants also had pretty good reviews. We decided to have lunch at the Lighthouse Restaurant.
We started with appetizers: bourbon bacon wrapped scallops, and shrimp.
For the main course, we shared a crab cake sandwich since we were pretty full after having the appetizers.
It safe to say we enjoyed everything from the Lighthouse Restaurant.
Overall: Going to Solomon’s Island is a perfect Sunday trip to get away from the city for a couple of hours. However, I may not be visiting again anytime soon.
I’m so excited to share many more of our bucket list activities as summer approaches!This post may contain affiliate links.