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Contact:
Dr. April Logan
English Department
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Ave.
Salisbury, MD  21801
410-543-8106
aclogan@salisbury.edu

Local Attractions and Restaurants

The following is a list of attractions and restaurants surrounding the American Women Writers of Color Conference. We have selected fun, unique activities and restaurants; some reflect the conference theme. Please support local small business owners. We hope that you enjoy the exciting attractions and delicious dining!

Attractions:

Ocean City, Md
Assateague Island National Seashore
“Assateague contains over 37 miles of pristine beach. More than 300 wild ponies wander the beaches, inland pine forest, and salt marshes.” http://www.assateagueisland.com/
Estimated travel time: 31 minutes 2.     

Ocean City Maryland Boardwalk
Three miles of beach and ocean, a great place to relax and ease your mind. http://www.visitmaryland.org/EasternShore/Pages/OceanCity.aspx?gclid=CL_ko6Wnn7YCFYbc4AodeXYA6g
Estimated travel time: 13 minutes

Shopping at the Tanger Outlets
Shop the Outlets of many stores:  Aeropostale, Body Central, The Children's Place, Gap, HANES brands, PacSun, rue21, Tommy Hilfiger, Wilsons Leather, and Under Armor. http://www.tangeroutlet.com/oceancity/
Estimated travel time: 14 minutes

Berlin, Md
Calvin B. Taylor Museum
“The Calvin B. Taylor House was built by 1832 for Isaac Covington and his family who lived here during the Civil War. The Covington’s also owned plantations in Snow Hill and traded in the West Indies. The most famous occupant of this house was Calvin B. Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a teacher, lawyer and founder of the Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company. He and his wife Mattie lived here from the 1890s until his death in 1932.” http://www.taylorhousemuseum.org/
Estimated travel time: 20 minutes

Salisbury, Md
Chipman Cultural Center
“The Chipman Cultural Center is an historic landmark, a former African American church dating to 1837 when five local freedmen purchased property and built a structure for use as a church, school and meeting place. the Chipman Cultural Center serves its community and its environs. It is operated by the Chipman Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the facility and educating the public of the region's rich cultural background and to encourage community support for multi-cultural issues and programs.” http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167319
Estimated travel time: 41 minutes

Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum
“The Hall of Fame Museum opened on May 24, 1997 and is dedicated to the history, preservation and recognition of amateur, semi-pro and professional baseball as it was played in years past on the Del-Mar-Va peninsula. Exhibits range from hundreds of photographs, uniforms, bats, balls, gloves, letters, programs, tickets, trophies, and other baseball memorabilia. Special displays make your visit more memorable.” http://www.esbhalloffame.org/
Estimated travel time: 35 minutes

Pemberton Historical Park
“Pemberton Historical Park, is comprised of 262 acres of forest, field and wetland habitats in Wicomico County, Maryland. Pemberton Historical Park boasts 4.5 miles of Maryland nature trails that lead visitors through a variety of surroundings. Hikers will encounter ecosystems and their natural complement of plants and animals indigenous to the Eastern Shore of Maryland.” http://www.pembertonpark.org/
Estimated travel time: 52 minutes  

Poplar Hill Mansion
“The friends of Poplar Hill Mansion, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the fostering and perpetuation of the federal Period heritage of Poplar Hill Mansion, a public property located in Salisbury, Maryland, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.” http://www.poplarhillmansion.org/visit_us0.aspx
Estimated travel time: 41 minutes

Salisbury Zoo
“Naturalistic enclosures for species native to North, Central and South America. The Salisbury Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. http://www.salisburyzoo.org/
Estimated travel time: 40 minutes

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
“The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University strives to lead the way for advancing the understanding of wildfowl art and the interrelationships of art, nature and culture.” http://www.wardmuseum.org/
Estimated travel time: 40 minutes

Pocomoke City, Md
Delmarva Discovery Center
“The Delmarva Discovery Center (DDC) is a living museum, a place for learning and discovery for visitors on a timeless journey through Delmarva and through the Cypress Swamp. The exhibits focus on the river ecology and the human history of the Pocomoke river and Delmarva. The DDC continues to add to its unique collection, offering return visitors something new to discover each time they visit.” http://delmarvadiscoverycenter.org/
Estimated travel time: 54 minutes

Cambridge, Md
Harriet Tubman Museum
“Underground Railroad 'conductor' Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County probably in the 1820s. At this small museum in downtown Cambridge -- just a few miles from where she grew up — learn of the strength, courage, and determination of this remarkable woman. 2013 marks 100 years since Harriet's passing.” http://www.tourchesapeakecountry.com/attraction.php?attraction=22          
Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 19 minutes

 

Restaurants:

Ocean City, Md
Atrium Café & Bar
“Tropical atmosphere in open 5-story atrium amidst palm trees, exotic birds & fish. Frozen drinks are our specialty. Lite fare served all hours.” http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g41298-d391396-Reviews-Atrium_Cafe_Bar-Ocean_City_Maryland.html
Estimated travel time: 6 minutes

Bahama Mama’s Restaurant
“American & seafood cuisine. Accepts major credit cards, jumbo crabs. Full menu. Outside deck with tiki bar overlooking the bay!” http://www.bahamamamasocmd.com/
Estimated travel time: 2 minutes

Bj’s on the Water
“Entire lunch & dinner menu served from 11 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. Overstuffed sandwiches, seafood skins, sizzling steaks & lobster tails piled high with crab imperial. 15 satellite TVs for all the sports action. Daily duck feeding at 1 p.m.” http://www.bjsonthewater.com/
Estimated travel time: 3 minutes

Dumser’s Drive-In
“Old-fashioned service & family restaurant in the 1950s surrounding. Ice cream made daily.” http://www.beach-net.com/dumsers/49street/49.html
Estimated travel time: 5 minutes

Fager’s Island
“In-the-bay. Impeccably prepared seafood, beef * Pacific rim cuisine. Breathtaking sunsets with Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.”” http://www.fagers.com/
Estimated travel time: 4 minutes

Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant and Raw Bar
“Fresh seafood prepared daily, Unique raw bar. Homemade pasta specialties, breads & muffins, steaks, chicken. Ample free parking.” http://www.harborwatchrestaurant.com/
Estimated travel time: 14 minutes

La Hacienda Mexican Food & Spirits
Specializing in your favorite beef, chicken & seafood. Mexican dinners. Home OC’s “Best Margarita.” Reservations for groups of 8 or more.” http://oclahacienda.com/
Estimated travel time: 2 minutes

Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill
“A lil’bit of N’Orleans, Eastern Shore & a range of traditional fare. Great sunsets on our private beach. Courtesy van, Happy hour specials. 14 satellite TVs for all sports action.” http://www.mackys.com/
Estimated travel time: 5 minutes

Secrets
“A truly gourmet menu is highlighted by authentic Jamaican dishes. You can dine outside, inside or on the adjoining beach. Live bands are featured regularly on the beach & inside. Happy hour, of course. Plenty of parking. House specialties: bar & grill, lite fare menu, live entertainment.” http://seacrets.com/
Estimated travel time: 6 minutes

Victorian Room Restaurant
“Casual dining with a spectacular ocean view. Open year-round for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Sunset early dinner specials $13.95 nightly. Fresh entrees from the land & sea. Catering & banquet facilities available.” http://dunesmanor.com/ocean-city-md-hotel-dining/the-victorian-room-by-the-sea/
Estimated travel time: 8 minutes  

Bethany Beach, DE
BlueCoast Seafood Grill
“Bluecoast Seafood Grill has been widely regarded as one of the best seafood restaurants on the East Coast since its opening in 2001. Having received positive press quickly, including a four-star rating by the Delaware News Journal, several favorable reviews from the Washington Post, and earning a spot as one of the “Top 10 Destination Restaurants” in the US by Attaché Magazine, created an immediate buzz that has been maintained by the restaurant’s high level of product and service. From locally-caught fish, to sweet, buttery crab and lobster, Bluecoast serves fresh and simple seafood with big city quality. Enjoy a cocktail, handcrafted by our expert staff, at our spacious bar or select a bottle of wine from an expansive wine menu to compliment your meal.” http://www.bluecoastseafoodgrill.com/            
Estimated travel time: 18 minutes

Fenwick Island, DE
Fenwick Crab House  
“At the Fenwick Crab House, you will dine on locally-sourced specialties. Rated best crab cakes by the News Journal and by the Delaware Today Magazine, for 3 years.” http://www.fenwickcrabhouse.com/
Estimated travel time: 7 minutes

Salisbury, MD
Evolutionary Brewing Company (EVO)
“The Public House was voted "Best New Restaurant in 2012" by Metropolitan Magazine Readers. Located adjacent to the brewery in the southwest side of the building, you will find a unique atmosphere unlike any other local restaurant. It is hard to believe this building once housed the Salisbury Ice Plant and each room was once a big freezer. Now creatively designed with a sleek urban feel, you will find a welcoming environment. A large exposed brick wall in the bar area features a giant chalkboard that showcases fresh cheese and meat selections, creative daily Chef’s features, as well as a listing of available eVo beers. The Public House menu offers seasonally selected items as well as some traditional pub favorites.” http://evolutioncraftbrewing.com/PublicHouse.aspx
Estimated travel time: 43 minutes

Hunan Palace
“Our specialties include authentic Mandarin Dishes prepared by experts in oriental cuisine. Japanese cuisine prepared with high quality ingredients to provide a healthy, nutritious alternative to traditional fast food meals. Our goal is your dining pleasure.” http://www.hunanpalacesalisbury.com/
Estimated travel time: 53 minutes

Market Street Inn
“Salisbury’s premier waterfront dining experience.” “Proudly serving Salisbury since 1979.” http://msi.mojossalisbury.com/?CFID=11215635&CFTOKEN=24175849
Estimated travel time: 50 minutes

Sobo’s
“SoBo’s is smaller concept restaurant for the Knorrs, with the focus being on great food and wine with a bit of an upscale flare. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is warm and intimate.” http://www.soboswinebeerstro.com/
Estimated travel time: 47 minutes

Vinnie’s Italian Restaurant
“Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in Salisbury, Md. Some chef specialties include Black and Blue Chicken and Pasta, Tour of Italy, and Veal Assini.” http://www.vinnyslaroma.com/
Estimated travel time: ~50 minutes

Fruitland, MD
Restaurant 213
“The food at Restaurant 213 is far from your conventional Chesapeake Bay fare. A former apprentice of Roger Verge in southern France, chef Jim Hughes prepares unpretentious, globally influenced cuisine inspired by the area’s plentiful ingredients.” http://www.restaurant213.com/Default.aspx
Estimated travel time: 56 minutes