Wheaton / Kensington

Eat + Drink

Explore the diverse palate of Wheaton through authentic restaurants like Los Chorros, Gisele’s Creole Cuisine and Pho Kobe. If you’re looking to span the globe in one tasty day, the Taste of Wheaton is the area’s signature event highlighting some of Wheaton’s most popular and award-winning restaurants. The event also features cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, live music, and kids’ rides and activities.

See + Do

The award-winning botanical gardens at Brookside Gardens allow visitors to tour 50-acres of public garden displays, including two conservatories for year-round enjoyment. The Wings of Fancy butterfly exhibit is available throughout the summer and features hundreds of butterflies from around the world, and the annual Garden of Lights is a must-see during the winter holidays. The Washington D.C. Temple in Kensington also offers a popular holiday lights display.

Shop + Find

Breathe in the shopping experience of Kensington’s Antique Row. The variety of antique shops and vintage bookstores perfectly exemplify why the area is known as the DC metropolitan area’s largest and oldest antique center. Then head over to Westfield Wheaton for a luxury movie experience of reclining lounge chairs and buttered popcorn.