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Take a Weekend Road Trip to Montgomery County, Maryland

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Whether you’re looking to take a scenic drive through our scenic countryside, get competitive with our array of golfing options, connect with nature at one of three National Parks, or explore our downtown communities with friends and family, these weekend road trip ideas are sure to inspire you to visit Montgomery County, Maryland when the time is right for you.

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The Ultimate Topgolf Getaway
Test your skills and experience the thrills of golf in Montgomery County, Maryland. The county features two unique Topgolf experiences including a full-service facility in Germantown and a Swing Suite in North Bethesda. There are also eight public golf courses and driving ranges, and two mini golf courses. For a limited time, Bethesda North Marriott Hotel is offering a “Get Your Swing Back” package that includes an overnight stay, 1 hour of complimentary play in their new Topgolf Swing Suite and more.

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Cultural Experiences Next Door to D.C.
Retreat to refreshed, contemporary accommodations at Hyatt Regency Bethesda. Choose from 390 rooms, including seven suites, to enjoy sleek furnishing and impressive views of downtown Bethesda. Take in an outdoor show at The Music Center at Strathmore or immerse yourself in Glenstone Museum’s seamless integration of art, architecture and nature. Get tickets to see a show at the three-screen AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and enjoy a sumptuous meal in Downtown Silver Spring.

Shop Small. Shop Local
There is no shortage of shopping options, including a vast array of locally owned boutiques. Stop by The Family Room in Laytonsville to browse its selection of Maryland-made products. Then venture to Takoma Park’s Historic Main Street and check out Tabletop, followed by a sumptuous lunch at The Republic. Nearby is Kensington Antique Row, where you will find individual antiques and specialty shops, a multi-dealer antiques market, a design center, art gallery and several cafes and restaurants. Take advantage of a wide-selection of packages, including a “Girls Getaway” promotion, offered by Canopy Washington DC Bethesda North.

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A Place for Beer Lovers
No visit to Montgomery County would be complete without trying its many breweries along the Tastemakers Trail. Locals love drinking a pint on a working horse farm at Waredaca Brewing Company, sit in a pine grove at Elder Pine Brewing or take the Red Line Metro to Silver Branch Brewing Company. After you check in at the Cambria Suites Rockville, enjoy a local brew at one of several restaurants at Rockville Town Square.

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Adventure Park in Sandy Spring

Montgomery County’s Rural Side
Enjoy gentle rolling hills and picturesque views in Montgomery County’s 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve. Take a kayaking tour of the Potomac River with Calleva in Poolesville, visit one of three wineries in Poolesville and hike the famous Sugarloaf Mountain. Visit an array of pick-your-own-farms including Butler’s Orchard, Rock Hill Orchard, Woodborne Creamery, Homestead Farm and more. Another thrilling option is the Adventure Park in Sandy Spring. With thirteen different trails of varying levels of difficulty, the course offers nearly 200 unique challenges from bridges to zip lines. Keep the activities going with an in-room fitness experience at EVEN Hotels Rockville.

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Looking for weekend getaway ideas in Montgomery County, Maryland? Be sure to request a free getaway guide at Maryland. Open.