Why Montgomery Tourism?

Why Visit Montgomery County?
Montgomery County is a beautiful county that makes up part of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. With many large cities like Rockville, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, and Germantown, it’s a great area to visit. Evolving from a small community, we now have pockets of exciting cities, towns, and urban districts for our residents to explore. Because we are right next to Washington DC, where many of our residents work, our county has a great number of educated and affluent members of society. We invite you to explore our beautiful county!

So, Why Should You Visit Montgomery County?
Montgomery County is a great place for a lot of different things, including meeting planning and event planning, but is also wonderful for visiting tourists. Here are a few reasons why you should visit Montgomery County.

Climate
We get to enjoy all four seasons in Montgomery County. With each season brings a new beauty. The warmest month is typically July and the coolest is typically January. The weather is known to fluctuate, so make sure to check the forecast before planning your trip.

If you are considering coming for business or pleasure, consider peak season for Washington DC. Typically, peak season is from March to October. Beginning with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which is held annually in Washington DC starting in March, peak season continues until the annual fall festivals close out the season in October for leisure travelers. This means that hotels will generally be more expensive, making business trips and meeting planning more costly. Event planning for events in the spring time and fall time is typically preferable, but again, will cost you more because of peak season. Most leisure travelers prefer to travel in the summer time, and most of the time winter isn’t an option for traveling with families.

Getting here and around
Lastly, Montgomery County is easily accessible! If you are coming by car, major highways run throughout our county. You can access us via I-95, I-495, I-200, and I-70. If you are coming by air, we have three neighboring airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI).

If you decide to come by train, there are 13 Red Line stations that serve the county, all leading into Washington DC. Amtrak is also accessible via the Rockville Metro Station. If you want to get around town using our bus system, our Metrobus offers routes on every major thoroughfare. Vamoose Bus also offers direct service to New York City from downtown Bethesda. And lastly, White’s Ferry is the last ferry operating on the Potomac River. It connects Leesburg, Virginia to Montgomery County.

Room and Board
There’s always room for you in Montgomery County and in one of our 50 hotels. With over 10,000 sleeping rooms and 400,000 square feet of meeting space for event planning and meeting planning, we have plenty of room for anything you need. We also offer more than 900 ethnically-diverse restaurants.