Road Trips

Get everyone in the car, pack some snacks, and load up your favorite playlist. Prepare to see all that Montgomery County has to offer – from rolling hills and open fields, to downtown blocks and upscale shopping centers.

Montgomery County, Maryland is located on the northern border of Washington, DC and on the eastern border of Virginia. Baltimore is northeast and Annapolis is directly east of the county. The communities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and Wheaton are all located within the boundaries of Montgomery County.

Approximate Distance from Surrounding Cities to Rockville, MD

  • Frederick: 29 miles
  • Baltimore: 32 miles
  • Annapolis: 44 miles
  • Richmond: 122 miles
  • Philadelphia: 145 miles
  • Pittsburgh: 225 miles
  • New York City: 230 miles

Get Here by Car

  • From points northwest: I-70 East to I-270 South
  • From points northeast: I-95 South to I-495 towards Virginia and then I-270 North, or I-95 South to MD 200 West (MD 200 is an all-electronic toll road that only accepts the E-Z Pass for payment. If you do not have an E-Z Pass, you will receive a bill in the mail at a slightly higher rate.)
  • From points south: I-95 North to I-495 towards Baltimore and then I-270 North

Take a Ride Across the Potomac River

Historic White’s Ferry is the last of 100 ferries to operate on the Potomac River. The ferry, named after the confederate Civil War General Jubal A. Early, is widely used as a means of crossing the river between Maryland and Virginia, making Upper Montgomery County easily accessible to vacation goers.