About Montgomery County, MD

Montgomery County—Maryland’s Cultural Capital™
One of the Most Diverse Communities in the United States

From the banks of the Potomac to the nation’s capital, through our thriving urban centers and into the rolling hills of our Agricultural Reserve, Montgomery County unites residents and visitors alike through a variety of experiences that foster connections and inspire creativity.

Explore Montgomery County and step into a world where diversity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of its communities. A place where cultural heritage sites enchant lifelong learners through a rich connection to national and state history. Where a wide variety of local essence and globally inspired culinary options fit every taste and occasion. And where all visitors are welcomed with open arms to a safe, comfortable landing place. With such cultural delights, rich history, and international communities, it is truly Maryland’s Cultural Capital.

In addition to the region’s distinctive residents and visitors, the variety of experiences that await you is impressive. Traverse national and state parks, cycle along safe and friendly roads, or revel in an agritourism brewery hop. Satisfy refined tastes at upscale boutiques and culinary venues with vibrant global zest. Broaden your horizons and find new perspectives via approachable urban events and elite experiences at one-of-a-kind cultural venues. Celebrate Montgomery County’s renowned hospitality and the entrepreneurial spirit that spans every acre.

One of “America’s Best Places to Live” is also the region that embodies inclusion, where connected communities of blended cultures intertwine. Explore Montgomery County and encounter its warm embrace—with classic Maryland flavor.

About Visit Montgomery

From arts and entertainment to history and commerce, the diversity of experiences found in Montgomery County mirrors the diversity of its communities. Visit Montgomery (VM) represents the interests of these communities and aims to develop the County as a quality place for tourism.

Founded in 1983, VM is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization with deep roots. Montgomery County Government supports VM not only financially, but with encouragement from County officials and departments.

VM’s strategic marketing campaigns—complete with strong content, emotional messaging, and vibrant images—entice nearly 6 million annual visitors to explore the many facets of the County and experience its welcoming embrace.