Gaithersburg is a Montgomery County city of about 60,000 people in the state of Maryland. It is a suburb of Washington D.C., located southeast of the city. Incorporated in 1878, Gaithersburg is the fourth largest city in Maryland, following Baltimore, Frederick and Rockville. The city occupies a total area of 10.2-square miles and is home to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It is easily accessible through major gateways like the Baltimore-Washington, Dulles, and Reagan National. The city offers an exciting marriage between small town charm and big city amenities that make it an ideal place to live, work and visit.

Things to Do

The city and the surrounding areas provide plenty of activities for every one from all walks of life. For the lover of the great outdoors, the Seneca State Park offers 6,300 acres of parkland well-suited for mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing and boating. You can also do some recreational swimming in one of the city’s water parks and recreation centers. If you’d like a little more adventure, you can enjoy a challenging game of paintball with family or friends. Gaithersburg also has several museums that offer interactive learning for both children and adults. You can also do some shopping in any of the city’s shopping centers.

Accommodation Tips

The city’s proximity to the major cities of Washington D.C. and Baltimore make it an ideal place to find affordable accommodations while avoiding the steep rates of big city hotels. If you need to go in and out of the city through Metro Station, the Comfort Inn Shady Grove provides free shuttle service to the station. The hotel is a popular choice of accommodations because of their amenities that include complimentary breakfasts, parking and high-speed Internet access. And if proximity to the Washingtonian Center is preferred, the Courtyard by Marriott is conveniently located in it. Also remember to ask for a lakefront room for great views. Book your Gaithersburg Hotels with Reservations.com.

 Tourist Spots

Gaithersburg offers a lot of interesting attractions. Experience the city the way it was in the early 10th century in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. It is also the city’s shopping district where you can find quaint shops housed in “Main Street” style buildings. Kentlands, on the other hand, offers an entirely different aura, being a model of new urbanism in the area. Shadowland offers a unique experience for families in its laser shows and adventures, while the Kentlands Mansion provides a great opportunity to commune with nature in its beautiful landscape and shimmering lakes. The city’s Farmers Market is a great place to find fresh produce, local delicacies and baked goods.

Best Dining Spots

There are plenty of dining options in Gaithersburg. The Vasilis Mediterranean Grill is a popular place that offers great Greek food selections. It is a family-owned restaurant that has a great atmosphere and pleasant wait staff. Silver Spoon and Pasha Lounge are the go-to restaurants if you want Middle Eastern cuisine while Tandoori Nights is the best place for Indian and Pakistani fare. Bonefish Grill serves fresh and delicious seafood dishes. The Melting Pot is always the best place for fondues. The restaurant offers a romantic atmosphere perfect for dates and special occasions.