Plan a Spring Getaway to Montgomery County
Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the county is starting to look colorful again—yes, it’s spring in Montgomery County, Maryland! Pack up the car for an ultimate road trip, pick your own flower bouquet, and see the famous cherry blossoms during their peak season, some of which are located right here in the Kenwood neighborhood.
SPRING TIP: Spring can get a little chilly, so we recommend packing light and heavy layers that you can mix depending on the weather. Expect rain during the spring season too—rain jackets are a must have.
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View the Famous Cherry Blossoms at Kenwood
The famous cherry blossoms are a must-see during the spring and the rich history on how they were brought to the area is definitely worth a read. In 1906, Dr. David Fairchild initiated the donation of hundreds of Japanese cherry blossoms trees as a gift to Chevy Chase, then as a sign of good will and friendship, the mayor of Tokyo gifted more than 3,000 trees in 1912 to Washington, DC and the surrounding neighborhoods. Keep an eye out for National Parks Service’s peak bloom predictions as the dates change from year-to-year. If you are thinking of taking a trip during spring, we have everything you need to know about the cherry blossoms season to make your visit as seamless as possible.
Local Tip: Beat the crowds at the Tidal Basin and get a private view of the beautiful blossoms in the Kenwood neighborhood specifically, along Kennedy Drive, Dorset Avenue, and Kenwood Ave.
Get Lost in Nature
After a long winter inside, it’s time to experience the county’s vibrant floral gardens like Brookside Gardens. Make sure to stop by one of our many farms and orchards to pick your own bouquet from an array of seasonal flowers. Looking to dig even deeper into nature? Visit to the Croydon Creek Nature Center for an even better understanding of local plants and animals.
Cycle Your Way Through Montgomery County’s Best Parks
The best way to explore nature in Montgomery County, Maryland is to grab a bike and cycle through some of our beautiful parks. At Great Falls you can cycle along trails that have the perfect views of the river, ride through an abundance of greenery and watch the flowers begin to bloom at Rock Creek Regional Park. Peddle alongside the creek at Seneca Creek State Park and get even more extreme by mountain biking at Black Hill Regional Park. There really is no better time to bike than in the spring time because of the scenic vibrant views, the pink Cherry Blossoms in full bloom, and the variety of florals you’ll cycle past during your ride.
Have a Fun Outdoor Family Outing
As the weather gets warmer, head outside for some fresh air by going on a family outing to a park, spend the day by the water at rio, try out one of the best things to do this spring in Montgomery County, or check out our top 6 favorite things to do this spring in the county.
Pack Up the Car for a Road Trip
From farm lands to bustling cities, you’ll experience memorable moments on a road trip through Montgomery County, Maryland. Spend 48 hours in Silver Spring or Rockville, take an ultimate food road trip complete with tacos, waffles, and yummy desserts, plan a Spring Break trip with your friends, or plan a relaxing Easter weekend getaway.
Sip and Relax at a Montgomery County Winery
Escape the city life and spend the day at one of our world-class vineyards for a taste of local reds, whites, and rosé wines. The wineries in the area offer beautiful views and relaxing atmospheres to make a day with friends a memorable one. Choose from wineries like Great Shoals Winery, Urban Winery, Olney Winery, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard or Rocklands Farm Winery—or just go ahead and try them all!