One of the most popular and exhilarating ways to explore Southern Maryland is by bicycle, where bike clubs and groups are the norm and bike lanes abound along the windy roads. Don’t worry if you don’t want to lug your own along – there are plenty of rental opportunities along the way. As with the rest of Maryland, there’s lots of colonial era and military sites to visit, if that’s your cup of tea, and Southern Maryland hosts some of the state’s more notable and well-preserved sites. Particular sites of historical interest include the Sotterly Plantation and St. Mary’s City; military buffs will enjoy Fort Foote and the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. There is also, of course, the beach: Chesapeake Beach is one of the older resort towns in the United States and also has a strong maritime culture, so you can relax at a spa one day and go out on one of the boats of the largest charter fishing fleet in Maryland the next...whatever floats your boat! Follow the locals’ lead and go hunting for fossilized shark teeth along the beaches, which make for great souvenirs. And for accommodations, everything from camping grounds to resort hotels can be found along the water.