9 Amazing Reasons to Visit Salisbury
Experience Chesapeake culture, sophisticated brewing, and amazing outdoor opportunities in this City by the bay.
1 Don't Miss the National Folk Festival in September
The National Folk Festival began its three-year run in Salisbury in 2018, its first time in Maryland. Experience remarkable traditional arts, incredible food, and -- of course -- amazing music from across the nation and around the world.
2 Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
This unforgettable window into the one of the Eastern Shore’s most treasured traditions marks the space where folk art and fine art meet. From traditional Native-American carvings through spectacular modern decoys and fanciful interpretations of wildfowl, this one-of-a-kind museum is simply not to be missed.
3 The Salisbury Zoological Park
Turn a rest-stop on the way to the beach into an international wildlife adventure at the remarkable Salisbury Zoo. Maryland is home to many great zoos and aquariums, and Salisbury is no exception. One of the best mid-size zoos in the country, this 13-acre park is eminently walkable with more than 100 species on display including adorable river otters, mysterious red wolves, and of course the Salisbury Zoo’s most famous resident, the exotic spectacled bear. Don’t miss this adventure just off of 50.
4 Ride the Sea Gull Century
For Maryland bicyclists, Fall means one thing: The Sea Gull Century. This nationally recognized road ride begins and ends on the campus of Salisbury University and offers two courses — the 100-mile Assateague Century and the 65-mile Princess Anne Metric — to keep things interesting year to year. Held every October, the Shore’s flat terrain makes this a great intro for long-distance riders, and the incredible scenery keeps the seasoned pros coming back year after year.