Montgomery County, Maryland

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

4 Reasons to plan your event near Washington, D.C.


There are plenty of factors to consider when choosing the next destination to host your meeting or
event. You’ll think about room capacity, price flexibility, staff to sales service, and participant
experience; but most importantly “Location, location, location!”

Have you thought about hosting your next meeting or event in Washington, D.C.? You’ve probably heard
of our major cities and urban districts like Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, Potomac, Gaithersburg and
Germantown. Here are 4 reasons why you should have your meeting in D.C. North: Montgomery
County, Maryland.

Accessibility
Montgomery County (or “MoCo”) is easy to reach and convenient to explore! Whether it’s by air, rail, or
car, finding transportation in Montgomery County is simple.
By Air
Montgomery County is equidistant from three major airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National
(DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall
International Airport (BWI).
By Rail
Amtrak’s Rockville Station is adjacent to the Rockville Metro Station. The Metro is the region’s subway
system and there are 13 Red Line stations that serve the county, all leading into Washington D.C.
By Bus
Vamoose Bus offers direct service from New York City to downtown Bethesda. Metro bus offers routes
on every major thoroughfare in the D.C. area.
By Car
Major highways run throughout our county such as I-95, I-495, I-200, and I-70.
By Ferry (Yes, we have a ferry!)
White’s Ferry is the last ferry operating on the Potomac River. It connects Leesburg, Virginia to
Montgomery County.
By Bike
Capital Bikeshare has stations in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

Amenities
There’s always room in Montgomery County in one of our 50 hotels, and numerous unique and retreat
style venues. With 10,000 sleeping rooms and 400,000 square feet of meeting space, we have plenty of
room for anything you need. We also offer more than 900 ethnically-diverse restaurants. Our three Arts
& Entertainment Districts in Bethesda, Wheaton and Silver Spring offer plenty of choices for arts &
culture.

Proximity to a major city
Montgomery County is northwest of Washington D.C., the capital of the United States. With such a
wonderful location, Montgomery County is the most populous county in Maryland, partly because it is
one of the biggest suburbs for Washington D.C. With many major U.S. government offices, scientific
research and learning centers and business campuses, Montgomery County is a great place for learning
more about the history of the country, experiencing new and exciting culture, and meeting people. If
you are looking for a destination for meetings, conferences and a little bit of fun, Montgomery County is
the place to go.

Development
Our area is home to a wide variety of venues. We have big name brands to independent locations that
offer a unique feel. Here are 3 new must-see areas just outside of Washington, D.C.!
1. PIKE AND ROSE is a new mixed use development on Rockville Pike with shopping, dining,
lodging, and entertainment! It will continue to grow over the next few years, but there are
already some exciting things to see and do! Recent additions include a Nike Outlet and REI.
Coming soon – a new Canopy by Hilton hotel, H&M, LL Bean and Pinstripes!

2. CLARKSBURG PREMIUM OUTLETS is the first outlet center in Montgomery County! Be prepared
to shop til you drop at your favorite stores like Armani Outlet, Coach, Nike Factory Store, Saks
Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tory Burch, Under Armour, and more.

3. ELLSWORTH PLACE is a six-story shopping mall located in downtown Silver Spring. If you’re lost,
just look for the bright lights and jumbotrons outside of the mall! Anchor stores include TJ Maxx,
Marshalls, Michael’s, and the region’s only Forever 21 Red. Plus, Dave and Buster’s recently
occupied the top floor!

Feeling inspired? Let our sales team help you plan your next event. Contact us today at
sales@visitmontgomery.com.

 

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