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 Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Located in North Bethesda, the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel has plenty of space for everyone joining you on your vacation. With an on-site restaurant, a state of the art fitness center, and Topgolf Swing Suite, 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 27, spans two days, and is jam packed with more than 15 free performances across two stages. Savor bites at the Taste of Rockville portion of the festival, where attendees get to sample local restaurants.
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 Gringos and Mariachis
What better way to tackle your second day than fueling up with brunch from Gringos and Mariachis in Potomac? Menu highlights include fluffy churro waffles, chorizo huevos rancheros, and a selection of pancake tacos!
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 public pool guide will help you select the right location that best suits your Memorial Day Weekend plans.
Day 2: Toast the Weekend at Urban Winery
Spend an evening at The 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.
Don’t forget to share your Memorial Day Weekend getaway with us by using #MontgomeryMoment and tagging us at @visitmoco.