Just a few miles north of the nation’s capital, where the midnight oil burning in Capitol Hill offices signals the winds of change, an easy breeze dances through the trees. Lake Needwood’s gentle waters send out a siren song to travelers seeking a respite from the busy energy of D.C., and lure water-lovers and landlubbers alike toward a relaxing getaway.
Welcome to Rockville, a Maryland town outside Baltimore—and a fine place to take a second to breathe. From the wildlife sanctuary at Dawson Farm to the birds cawing overhead at the national park, you’re never fall short of interactions with Mother Nature here. Indeed, while the excitement of larger cities is within reach, this town is marching to its own drum. Stay at one of the best Rockville hotels and you’ll always have a place to lay your head at the end of a long day.
Finding cheap hotels in Rockville means you have a healthy budget for exploration. Head to Rockville Town Square to grab sushi and go shopping, then hit the trails at Dawson Farm. The historic buildings and farm buildings are a charming balance to your time at the mall; if you’re still hungry and are visiting during the summer, pack a picnic lunch and dine beneath the trees. At the Patowmack Canal, rushing waterfalls and wide-open spaces mark the spot where George Washington’s vision of the Potomac River inspired five canals. Need an adrenaline rush? We understand. At the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, you’ll find a new sense of balance and confidence as you trek across elevated logs and sail down ziplines. The sight of the forest rushing past around you will surely take your breath away—and leave you with a respect for nature that will last a lifetime.
You’ve gotten to know Rockville, so why not explore a bit further afield? Like the wise wanderer you are, you’re drawn beyond city limits. Point your GPS north toward Gaithersburg, where you can throw down your credit card at The Shops at Wisconsin Place. In Gaithersburg, summer brings the chance to play at the Water Park at Bohrer Park. Let your hair down and scream your way along a waterslide—hasn’t your inner child been stifled too long already? Next, get a taste of history at the Gaithersburg Community Museum before you slide back into the car and hit the open road. Next stop: Germantown. Pack your cloth bags with goodies at the Lancaster County Dutch Market, or go to the Butler’s Orchard and take a hayride through the woods.
Whether you want to stay in Rockville by night and visit the nation’s capital by day, or spend your time in the Greater D.C. area away from the fray, Travelocity has your back. Figure out where to stay in Rockville by browsing our selection of Maryland hotels, and then start planning your itinerary. Before you know it you’ll be immersed on East Coast culture and discovering new experiences around every wooded corner.
Last Updated On March 10th 2017