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Over the past few years, Potomac, Maryland has been recognized as one of the most educated and most affluent neighborhoods in the United States. It’s up there on the list with Beverly Hills, California and The Palisades, but that’s not the only reason Potomac, Maryland deserves recognition. The region, which was named after the nearby Potomac River, also has its fair share of natural beauty and charm. It’s a great place to travel with kids and a stellar starting-off point to explore the Potomac and beyond.
Things To Do in Potomac
Great Falls National Park is a must-see when you’re in the area. Take a boat ride on the C&O canal, and see how mules “drive” the boats as rangers explain the history of the canal. Hike to the Great Falls Overlook, a 10-minute walk from the Boat Dock, and take in the stunning river view. The Billy Goat Hiking Trail, Canal Path Walking Trail, Great Falls Tavern and Great Falls Museum are also highlights of the park. Taking in the Potomac River from various vantage points is also a must when you’re in the region. Lockhouse 22 is a centuries-old preserved building you might stumble across as you stroll along the river. Bike, hike, or meander along the Potomac to appreciate the fourth largest river on the Atlantic Coast. For a different experience, the Glenstone Museum is also a place of great beauty in terms of contemporary art and architecture. The exhibits are displayed throughout stunning indoor and outdoor grounds, with friendly guides on site to answer questions or give explanations. The Westfield Montgomery is a mall in the area that has something for everyone. The food is great, the shops are diverse and the attractions make it an experience, not just a shopping trip.
Day Trips Near Potomac
Some locals refer to D.C., Maryland and Virginia as the “DMV,” area drawing attention to the close regional ties of the districts. As such, getting from one place to another isn’t as big of a deal as crossing state lines from California to Nevada. Williamsburg, Virginia is a great destination if you’re ever in the DMV area. The city was the capital of Virginia in the 1700s, and present-day Williamsburg thrives on its carefully-preserved past. In Colonial Williamsburg, you’ll find a living-history museum and historic district of restored stores and workshops. This city, along with Jamestown and Yorktown, form what's called the Historic Triangle. Another day trip destination is Lancaster County in Pennsylvania, around 130 miles from Potomac. Here, you’ll find the nation’s oldest pretzel factory, along with Amish and Mennonite communities that will actually take you back in time. There are horse-drawn carriages, covered bridges and Amish food, arts and culture. If you’re a foodie who would go the distance for a spectacular meal, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is less than 150 miles away. Reading Terminal Market is the place to go for a centralized culinary adventure, with everything from Middle Eastern groceries, Dutch fudge and Cajun crawfish under one roof. It’s also the city of brotherly love, and where the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall and the Betsey Ross House make their home.
It may be easier to find accommodations outside of Potomac, Maryland, where options are more plentiful. But if you’re looking to stay inside district bounds, the east side of the region towards Interstate 270 is your best bet for finding accommodations. The Bolger Center is an option to consider if looking for hotels in Potomac, but there are also Airbnbs or room swaps in the area as well.
Transportation in Potomac
RideOn provides public transportation services in Montgomery County, which includes Potomac, Maryland. The regular fare for RideOn is $1.75, with free local bus transfers and additional fees for Metrorail transfers or Express Fare. The closest Metrorail services are located in Rockville or Silver Spring, Maryland. There are also taxis and rideshares that service the Potomac region.
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