Find the best things to do in California, MD

Stay at the Country Inn & Suites in California, MD to enjoy easy access to the area's top things to do, including the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Dive into local history at Point Lookout Lighthouse, built in 1825, and Sotterley Plantation, which was a major tobacco producer in the 1700s. Explore the great outdoors at nearby Calvert Cliffs and Greenwell state parks, or play a round of 18 at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course. For a bit of retail therapy, look no further than First Colony Center, which is connected to the hotel's parking lot.

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Solomons Island

4.92 mi / 7.93 km from the hotel
Shop, dine, and play in the picturesque town of Solomons Island. Charter a boat, peruse art galleries, buy fine jewelry, and have a Mai Tai at the island's famous Tiki Bar.

Calvert Cliffs State Park

7.88 mi / 12.68 km from the hotel
Search for fossils along the sandy beaches of Calvert Cliffs State Park while the kids climb the playground made of recycled tires. This day-use park also features more than 13 miles of trails.

Calvert Marine Museum

3.68 mi / 5.92 km from the hotel
At the mouth of the Patuxent River sits this hands-on museum featuring playful otters, a paleontology exhibit, a woodcarving shop, and the beautiful Drum Point Lighthouse.

Chesapeake Hills Golf Course

7.7 mi / 12.39 km from the hotel
Designed by Jim Thompson and opened in 1968, this stunning 72-par golf course is fun and challenging for players of all skill levels.

Defense Acquisition University Mid-Atlantic Region

1.37 mi / 2.21 km from the hotel
This Department of Defense training center teaches acquisition, technology, and logistics skills to members of the military, civilians serving in certain federal jobs, and federal contractors.

Greenwell State Park

4.38 mi / 7.04 km from the hotel
Go kayaking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, or horseback riding inside this 596-acre state park on the Patuxent River.

Historic St. Mary's City

9.76 mi / 15.71 km from the hotel
Located on the site of Maryland's first capital, this museum offers living history exhibits March through November. Check the calendar to tour the Maryland Dove, a recreation of a 17th-century sailing ship.

Naval Air Station Patuxent River

4.98 mi / 8.01 km from the hotel
Commissioned in 1943, this military base is home to NAVAIR and the US Naval Test Pilot School. NAS Pax is also a major testing facility for US naval aviation.

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

4.64 mi / 7.47 km from the hotel
The headquarters of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), this military facility is a valuable training center that conducts more than 200,000 air operations annually.

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

3.63 mi / 5.84 km from the hotel
See artifacts that tell the story of naval aviation research, development, technology, and more at this educational visitors center.

Point Lookout Lighthouse

21.17 mi / 34.06 km from the hotel
This historic lighthouse was commissioned by the US government in 1925 and completed in 1930. Visitors love to hear the story of its first keeper, Ann Davis, who is said to haunt the place.

Sotterley Plantation

5.21 mi / 8.38 km from the hotel
What was once the 1700s plantation of tobacco farmer James Bowles is now a museum with spectacularly manicured gardens. The grounds are open all year long.