Experience Your Weekend, Your Way in Montgomery County
Looking for a weekend getaway near Washington, DC? Get everyone in the car, pack some snacks and load up your favorite playlist. From downtown to upcountry experiences, there a perfect getaway for everyone in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Here are a few micro-itineraries to get you started.
Put yourself right in the middle of the action and stay at the new Canopy by Hilton at Pike & Rose. Unwind with a massage at the Red Door Spa, connected to the hotel, or shop till you drop at H&M, Lucky Brand, GAP, and Sephora. Nosh al fresco at Summer House Santa Monica, then bond over bowling and bocce at Pinstripes or take in a movie at iPic Theater.
Settle into the Hilton Rockville before taking in a show at The Music Center at Strathmore. Try the Bison Huevos Rancheros, featuring locally-sourced ingredients, from Silver Diner the next morning. Immerse yourself in Glenstone Museum’s seamless integration of art, architecture, and landscape, or consider attending a local festival such as Takoma Park JazzFest, AFI Docs International Film Festival, or the World of Montgomery.
Check in to your newly renovated room at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, where top brands including Kate Spade, Lululemon Athletica, and Lou Lou Boutique at Bethesda Row are just steps away. Pop into one of two Westfield malls or head up to Clarksburg Premium Outlets for a few bargain buys, and then celebrate your latest finds back in Bethesda with a Lavender Bliss cocktail at Mon Ami Gabi, or a Bubblegum Pink Cupcake at the famous Georgetown Cupcake.
Download the new C&O Canal Explorer App to help plan your hike along the canal towpath or Billy Goat Trail. Live like a lockkeeper and stay in a historic lockhouse, managed by the C&O Canal Trust. Explore Black Hill Regional Park in a kayak or on a paddleboard and finish your day with a pint on a working horse farm at Waredaca Brewing Company.
DC Day Tripper
Located in the stylish Chevy Chase neighborhood, the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott is a stone’s throw away from Washington, DC. After a short walk to the Friendship Heights Red Line Metro station, you are only 27 minutes away from the National Mall. Spend the day exploring the Smithsonian Museums, then return to Chevy Chase to relax and recharge with oysters on the half shell at Clyde’s.
After checking into your room at Cambria Hotel & Suites in Rockville Town Center, hop aboard a luxury motor coach and explore local breweries with Maryland Brewery Tours. Head over to Twin Valley Distillers for a whiskey tasting or attend a cooking class at Sur La Table at Pike & Rose. Delight in a farm-to-table dinner at Founding Farmers and order the Quiche Lorraine at Addie’s for brunch.