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GaithersburgUnited States of America

Inspect the old locomotives at the railroad museum and retrace the steps of the Blair Witch in this community with many parks.

Gaithersburg is a pleasant and intriguing town that grew in the 19th century along with the historic B&O Railroad. It is known for its diverse shopping options and vast parks and as the site of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Snap photos of quaint townhouses and enjoy the town’s charming ambiance.

Browse the stores spread across two levels of the Lakeforest Mall. Enjoy meals in bars and restaurants or the mall’s food court. Bring your kids to the Adventure Kids Club at Lakeforest Mall. Other shopping centers in the town include the RIO Washingtonian Center and Gaithersburg Square. Wander down the lively commercial street of Downtown Crown for its shops, restaurants and small parks.

Understand the importance of the railroad to the town at Gaithersburg Community Museum, housed in the restored redbrick 1884 B&O Railroad Station. Use the interactive displays that showcase an old schoolroom and a bank. You can also see some of the trains that used these tracks, including a 1918 Buffalo Creek and a Gauley #14 Steam Locomotive.

Aside from those rainy day activities, Gaithersburg has a range of parks and lakes that are ideal for its hot and humid summers. Hike along the paths of the Lake Bernard Frank Trail and delight the family with a trip to the slides and pools of the Water Park at Bohrer Park. In the western suburbs, you’ll find the 6,300-acre (2,500-hectare) Seneca Creek State Park, where much of The Blair Witch Project was filmed. Rent canoes and paddle boats to take out on Clopper Lake.

The town is in the northwestern outskirts of Washington D.C. in the heart of Montgomery County. Drive northwest from the nation’s capital for 22 miles (35 kilometers) and get here in about 45 minutes. You can also arrive via a combination of the metro system and buses. Get around the main sights of the city by car.

Gaithersburg is a shopping haven with fascinating links to its railroad past.

Top hotels in Gaithersburg

Courtyard by Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
Courtyard by Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
3 out of 5
204 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £87 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov

Situated in Gaithersburg, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from RIO Washingtonian Center and within 6 miles (10 km) of Rockville Town Center and Montgomery County ...

4.4/5Excellent! (715 reviews)

"The overall stay was great Staff was excellent and great amenities"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
3.5 out of 5
620 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD
The price is £64 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Situated in Gaithersburg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Forest Mall and Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds. Seneca Creek State Park and ...

3.8/5Good! (977 reviews)

"Great check in with a beautiful lobby. The room was very clean. Easy parking and convenient location!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
Homewood Suites by Hilton Gaithersburg/ Washington, DC North
Homewood Suites by Hilton Gaithersburg/ Washington, DC North
3 out of 5
805 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £96 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov

Situated in Gaithersburg, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lake Forest Mall, and within 9 mi (15 km) of RIO Washingtonian Center and Rockville Town Center. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"Room was clean and a great size. The kitchen had dishes, pots and other things we needed to make our stay comfortable. Will stay again when i go."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Gaithersburg/ Washington, DC North
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Gaithersburg

Vary Large Spacious Apartment
Vary Large Spacious Apartment
200 Olde Towne Ave, 424, Gaithersburg, MD

Situated in Gaithersburg, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Bohrer Park and Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds. Lake Forest Mall ...

Vary Large Spacious Apartment
Cozy 2 Bdr Condo Close to Everything
Cozy 2 Bdr Condo Close to Everything
303 Palmspring Dr, Gaithersburg, MD

Situated in Gaithersburg, this romantic condo is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from RIO Washingtonian Center. ...

4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Bad experience

"I did not use the place and I will please request a refund I was told that the key was in the lockbox we arrived and we couldn't get the key we call that owner several times but she did not answer her phone"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2018

Cozy 2 Bdr Condo Close to Everything
2br/1ba Private Condo W/ Terrace Patio
2br/1ba Private Condo W/ Terrace Patio
912 Windbrooke Dr, Gaithersburg, MD

Situated in Gaithersburg, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lake Forest Mall, Seneca Creek State Park and Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds. Holy ...

2br/1ba Private Condo W/ Terrace Patio
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Gaithersburg

White House
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White House

4/5(142 reviews)

Explore the home and workplace of the president of the United States. See entertainment areas and state rooms and learn about the history of this famous building.

National Mall
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National Mall

4.5/5(65 reviews)

Inspiring architecture, magnificent museums and the icons of American history await on Washington’s famous two-mile (three-kilometer) strip. 

Washington Monument
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Washington Monument

4.5/5(159 reviews)

Centerpiece of the National Mall, America’s tribute to the country’s founding father stirs the soul while offering superb views from the top.

George Washington University
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George Washington University

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Explore the campus of George Washington University, a top university in Washington. Discover the area's fascinating museums and shops.

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery

4.5/5(109 reviews)

Pay tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country in the best-known military cemetery in America.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

4.5/5(36 reviews)

Heaven for aviation enthusiasts, this museum takes you on an uplifting journey through the history of flight and space travel.

Top things to do in Gaithersburg

Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience

£63
Per adult
DC Hop On-Off Tour + Arlington Cemetery Tour + Water Taxi
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DC Hop On-Off Tour + Arlington Cemetery Tour + Water Taxi

£38
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
DC at Dusk Night Tour
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DC at Dusk Night Tour

£44
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
African American Heritage Tour of DC/FreeTicket to MAAHC
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African American Heritage Tour of DC/FreeTicket to MAAHC

£63
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Arlington National Cemetery Tour
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Arlington National Cemetery Tour

£12
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
100+ Miles Luxury Black SUV / Sedan Ride (MD)
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100+ Miles Luxury Black SUV / Sedan Ride (MD)

£82
Per adult

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