Your Itinerary for a Perfect Long Weekend in Montgomery County

Looking for somewhere to spend a long weekend getaway? Montgomery County, Maryland is comfortably close to Washington, DC, and filled with an array of accommodations, culture, and dining—it’s no wonder Maryland was just ranked the seventh happiest state in America! From what to do to where to sleep, our itinerary has your perfect long weekend plans covered.

Day 1: Check into the Inn at Tusculum Farm

You’ve arrived, welcome! The Inn at Tusculum Farm is a piece of living history as it was built in 1747 and owned by a witness of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. With three buildings to choose from—the Main House, the Carriage House, and the Coop—The Inn’s room options, amenities, and services are just what you need for an excellent long weekend escape. After dropping off your bags and taking in the country charm, it’s time to head out and explore Montgomery County, Maryland.

Inn at Tasculum Farm in Laytonsville, MD

Day 1: Develop your talents at VisArts

From ceramics and drawing to jewelry and photography, VisArts has a wide range of art classes and events. We recommend signing up for one of their Cocktails and Canvas classes, where you’ll make your very own painting masterpiece to take home with you. VisArts instructors walk you through every stroke of the process while you sip on a complementary glass of wine. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just want to drink wine with your travel buddies during a relaxing activity, all skill levels are welcome for a fun-filled evening.

Cocktails and Canvas Class at VisArts in Rockville, MD

Day 2: Cheers at Waredaca Brewing Company

Spend an afternoon in the Waredaca Brewing Company tasting room and work your way through their extensive craft beer list. If you visit the Waredaca Farm on a Friday, be sure to come hungry and try one of the four food trucks onsite. For a truly unique experience, register for an escorted trail ride on horseback that weaves through their 230-acre farm and ends with a beer flight.

Waredaca Brewing Company in Laytonsville, MD

Day 2: Catch a show at iPic Theater

Experience unmatched entertainment with tickets to the newest blockbuster at iPic Theater Pike & Rose. When selecting your showtime, you can choose premium plus seating with VIP features, including reclining seats and personal pods complete with your own pillow, blanket, and freshly-popped popcorn. Order dinner and drinks from the subtle seat-side service to enjoy the film in the upmost comfort.

iPic Theater in North Bethesda, MD

Day 3: Afternoon tea at the Strathmore Mansion

What better way to wrap up your perfect long weekend getaway to Montgomery County, Maryland than with some relaxing afternoon tea? In the Shapiro Music Room at the Strathmore, afternoon and specialty teas are served with a light, savory lunch. Local musicians add to the ambiance, creating an unparalleled experience.

Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda, MD (Malerie Yolen-Cohen)