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Greetings from Montgomery County, Maryland


Located on the western borders of our nation’s capital, Montgomery County offers convenience, affordability, and a perfect blend of urban amenities combined with rural charm. Each of the many communities within Montgomery County offers unique activities.


In Bethesda and Chevy Chase, you


can enjoy inspiring art galleries, world renowned shopping and hundreds of restaurants featuring a variety of ethnic dishes. Our downtown Silver Spring is anchored by the American Film Institute Silver Theatre, The Fillmore and the world headquarters of Discovery Communications. Rockville, our county seat, is one of Maryland’s largest cities and now home to a brand new town center filled with shopping, dining and entertainment. The City of Gaithersburg showcases a restored Old Town section, and the growing community of Germantown boasts a new town center.


Also in Germantown, at the South Germantown Recreational Park, you will find a variety of sports activity happening year-round at the Maryland SoccerPlex, Discovery Sports Center and the Indoor Germantown Swim Center. This combined with other preserved farmland, hiking and biking trails, parkland and historic sites make our destination a good choice for everyone.


This Visitor Guide to Montgomery County is designed to help you in planning your next visit to our county. Visit www.visitmontgomery.com for more details or call our Conference and Visitors Bureau at (877) 789-6904.


We look forward to welcoming you to our community! Sincerely,


Isiah Leggett Montgomery County Executive


Table of Contents Welcome ..................................2


Ride the Red Line ....................3 Area Map..................................4 Directions & Airports..............5 Bethesda/Chevy Chase ..........6 Gaithersburg/Germantown....8 Kensington/Wheaton............10 Olney/Sandy Spring ..............12 Potomac/Glen Echo ..............14 Rockville .................................16 Silver Spring...........................18 Upcounty ................................20 Downtown Montgomery ......22 Outdoors & Recreation ........24 Dining ......................................26 Directory .................................28 Major Events ..........................35


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