48 Hours in Rockville

It’s not too late to take one last weekend getaway before summer ends and why not spend it just outside of Washington DC in Montgomery, County Maryland? You’ll never have a dull moment while you wine, dine, hike, and climb your way through Rockville in our 48-hour weekend itinerary.

Day 1: Cambria Hotel

Cambria Hotel, located conveniently near the Rockville Town Center, is the perfect suite-style place to call home for the weekend. Enjoy the hotel’s many amenities such as the Bistro and Barista Coffee Bar, an indoor heated pool, fitness center, and a full dining menu to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Day 1: Breakfast at First Watch

Start your day off right by fueling yourself with a hearty breakfast from First Watch. Choose from a full list of fresh, made-to-order breakfast dishes such as the summer crab omelet, triple very acai bowl, or the million-dollar bacon.

Day 1: Take a class at VisArts

Get your creative juices flowing by learning a new art skill at VisArts. Choose from an array of classes like drawing, painting, photography, jewelry making, and more.

Day 1: Grain to Glass Tour at True Respite Brewing Company

Sip and unwind at the “Grain to Glass Tour” at True Respite Brewing Company. On the second and fourth Sunday of each month explore every detail that goes into the production, conditioning and flavors of their award-winning beers during this immersive experience.

Day 1: Dinner at Il Pizzico

Wrap up your first day in Rockville with authentic Italian food from Il Pizzico. Delicious dishes like Rissoto Del Giorno and Penne Alle Melanzane will leave you feeling like you just touched down in Italy.

Day 2: Breakfast at Silver Diner

After a good night’s sleep, fuel up for your second day with a farm-to-table breakfast from Silver Diner. The menu includes popular American-style breakfast staples like eggs Benedict, caramel French toast, and buttermilk pancakes.

Day 2: Explore the Croydon Creek Nature Center

Let a day of exploration begin at the Croydon Creek Nature Center. Immerse yourself in nature during a hike along the three miles of trails, and on your way back, visit the Nature Center where you’ll find a variety of animals as a part of their conservation and education efforts.

Day 2: Go for a climb at EarthTreks

Exercise while having a blast at EarthTreks! Climb your way through more than 38,000 feet of terrain during an instructed class or head to “Open Climb” to experience extensive lead, top rope, and bouldering routes at your own pace.

Day 2: Dinner at Clyde’s at Tower Oaks

Adjacent to a 21-acre nature preserve, Clyde’s at Tower Oaks is the most ideal spot for a relaxing dinner to end your getaway to Rockville. Take in the beautiful lodge-like décor while you enjoy dishes sourced from local farms in the Maryland area.

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Want more ways on how you can spend 48 hours in Montgomery County, Maryland? Check out our itineraries for 48 Hours in Silver Spring or 48 Hours Experiencing Montgomery County’s Art Scene.