Guide to Great Family Weekends in Montgomery County

Planning to visit Montgomery County, Maryland for a family vacation or a sports tournament? From where to stay to where to play, this guide will help round out your itinerary for a fun-filled weekend just outside Washington, DC.

Stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Germantown/Gaithersburg
Conveniently located near many local attractions and sporting facilities, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Germantown/Gaithersburg is a stress-free choice when planning where to stay on your trip. The accommodation also offers complimentary breakfast, parking, and WiFi, as well an indoor pool.

Adventure at Go Ape
Perfect for burning off some steam, Go Ape in Rockville has epic treetop obstacle courses that are fun for the whole family or team. Choose to adventure across six individual sections that are complete with ladders, bridges, tunnels, zip lines, and more.

Go Ape

Play at Shadowland
Shadowland Laser Adventures offers a unique bonding opportunity for families and peers alike. Visitors choose their scenario, pick a “code-name,” get briefed on their mission, then suit up for an unforgettable laser tag experience.

Shadowland Laser Adventures

Tour the King Barn Dairy MOOseum
Housed in the last remaining barn of the 350-acre King dairy farm, King Barn Dairy MOOseum is dedicated to telling the story and history of the region’s dairying through interactive, hands-on exhibits and educational programming.

Experience the Gaithersburg Community Museum
Be transported back in time when you visit the Gaithersburg Community Museum. Located in the restored 1884 BO Railroad Station, the museum has exhibits within historic trains that tell the story of Gaithersburg through photographs, documents, and articles.

Shop at the Clarksburg Premium Outlets
Check out the Clarksburg Outlets to find steals and deals for the whole family on sporting brands like Adidas, Asics, Columbia, New Balance, Nike, Puma, Under Armour, and more.

Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Explore the RIO Washingtonian
Built around a small lake, the RIO Washingtonian Center features retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Target, perfect to pick up any last-minute or accidentally left behind necessities. While you’re there, also grab a bite at Copper Canyon Grill.

RIO Washingtonian Center

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