Winter Weekend Activities that Even Teenagers Will Enjoy

rio | Gaithersburg, MD

From TikTokable moments, like reaching new heights at an indoor climbing gym to rolling a strike while munching on savory sliders, we’ve rounded up our favorite activities to keep your teens entertained this winter—all 100% teenager approved, and all in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Have a Weekend Outing at rio
rio has all the entertainment essentials parents need to keep a teenager and their friends entertained for hours. Beat the high score at Dave & Busters, a restaurant and arcade hybrid with more than 160 games, or see the latest blockbuster at AMC Dine-In Rio Cinemas 18. Share your memories and that perfect family video or picture with friends by using their free Wi-Fi throughout the lakefront.

Roll a Strike at Pinstripes
Tie up your bowling shoes, grab a ball, and hit the alley at Pinstripes—an entertainment-dining destination in North Bethesda. The bowling lanes accommodate up to 8 people and offer game-side food and beverages, such as wood-fired pizzas, sliders, and sundaes to keep you fueled during your game.

Battle it Out at ShadowLand Laser Adventures
If your teen is looking for action-packed fun, look no further than ShadowLand Laser Adventures in Gaithersburg. Strap on your vest and enter the multi-level landscape arena complete with carpeted ramps, walkways, alleyways, laser beams, colored lights, bridges, and towers. Collaborate with your team to get the most points by the end of the match to come out as a champion.

iFly | Gaithersburg, MD

Defy Gravity at iFLY
Visit the iFLY indoor sky diving arena in Gaithersburg and let your teens experience the thrill of flying in a fun and safe way. Certified instructors will get you ready for takeoff before you fully immerse yourself in the state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnels.

Reach New Heights at Movement Climbing
Your teens may have outgrown the days of climbing trees outside, but that doesn’t mean they have to give up their love of heights! Spend an afternoon at Movement Climbing, Yoga, & Fitness in Rockville and watch them reach new heights on a variety of indoor terrains ranging from novice to expert and everything in between.

Round House Theatre | Bethesda, MD | The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

See a Live Show at Roundhouse Theatre
Does your teen love arts and theater? Treat them to a trip to Round House Theatre to see live professional performances ranging from comedies to dramas. Round House Theatre offers “Free Play,” which allows any student starting at age 13 through college to see a show at no cost.

Share your special outing with your teen and family by using #MontgomeryMoment and tagging us on social at @VisitMoco.

Want more ways to spend time with the family in Montgomery County, Maryland during the wintertime? Check out 10 Reasons Why Winter in Montgomery County is So Great and Top Places to Ice skate in Montgomery County.