Memorial Day Weekend Getaway Itinerary

Thinking about getting away for Memorial Day Weekend? A visit to Montgomery County, Maryland—just a short drive away from Washington, DC—may be just what you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve curated this Memorial Day Weekend itinerary to help you plan where to stay, what to do, and where to eat while you’re here.

Day 1: Check into Home2 Suites Silver Spring
One of the newest accommodation additions to the Silver Spring area, Home2 Suites has plenty of space for everyone joining you on your vacation. With complimentary breakfast, bicycle rentals, fitness room, a pool, and designated pet areas, their extensive amenities and services ensure a comfortable and convenient stay in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Day 1: Enjoy the Hometown Holidays Music Festival
Hometown Holidays Music Festival starts Saturday, May 25, spans three days, and is jam packed with more than 30 free performances across four stages. Savor bites at the Taste of Rockville portion of the festival, where attendees get to sample local restaurants. The weekend concludes with the annual Memorial Day Parade featuring marching bands, floats, and more.

Day 1: Watch a Movie at iPic Theatres
After a full day outdoors, head to iPic Theatres at Pike & Rose and wind down at a showing of the latest blockbuster movie. When selecting your showtime, you can choose premium plus seating and order dinner and drinks from the seat-side service to enjoy the film in ultimate comfort.

Day 2: Brunch at Founding Farmers
What better way to tackle your second day than fueling up with brunch from Founding Farmers in Potomac? Menu highlights include fluffy biscuits with honey butter, vanilla cream filled French toast, and any of their four variations of eggs benedict.

Day 2: Strawberry Picking at Butler’s Orchard
A trip to the family-run farm Butler’s Orchard to pick your own strawberries is a Memorial Day Weekend must. Take enough to enjoy as a snack during the remainder of your vacation or bring some back home with you to make a delicious dessert.

Day 2: Suit up for a Swim
Cool down at one of the seven outdoor public pools, many of which offer daily and seasonal passes. Our outdoor pool guide will help you select the right location based on amenities, fees, and hours that best suit your Memorial Day Weekend plans.

Day 2: Toast the Weekend at Urban Winery
Spend an evening at Urban Winery in Silver Spring, and pair a variety of Greek-inspired mezze, charcuterie, and cheeses with a bottle of the winery’s traditionally-crafted wines.

Day 3: Glen Echo Park
A former amusement park turned artist collective, Glen Echo Park is home to the restored 1921 Dentzel Carousel, a puppet theatre, numerous classes in visual and performing arts, and a picnic area that makes for a relaxing lunch spot.

Day 3: Hike Along the Billy Goat Trail
Running alongside the Potomac River, the Billy Goat Trail is split into three sections totaling eight miles and can be accessed off the towpath between Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center and Carderock. These trails in Potomac are great for an easy and leisurely outing to kick off your long weekend.

When you’re visiting the Montgomery County, Maryland area, also check out 19 places to visit in 2019, the best things to do this spring, and our guide to great family weekends.

Don’t forget to share your Memorial Day Weekend getaway with us by using #MontgomeryMoment and tagging us at @visitmoco.