In Montgomery County, Maryland, travelers will find a broad scope of America’s favorite pastimes, including endless art and some of the country’s most beloved historical sites.

Just a short Metro ride away, Montgomery County is conveniently located adjacent to Washington, D.C., making it an ideal and convenient location for groups large or small, and of all ages. Enjoy culinary crossroads, excellent shopping and outdoor adventures with classic Maryland flavor.

“Our proximity to the nation’s capital, three major airports and wide-range of unique attractions make Montgomery County an attractive destination for group tours,” said Lee Callicutt, destination sales manager for Visit Montgomery, MD.

The county consists of several popular communities including Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville and Bethesda. Both Germantown and Bethesda were named one of the “Top 20 Best Places to Live” in the U.S. by Money Magazine.

SEE: The rural side of Montgomery County

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Heralded as one of the best land conservation policies in the country, Montgomery County created an Agricultural Reserve encompassing 93,000 acres of farmland. Among the working farms in the area, Butler’s Orchard offers country gatherings including seasonal fruit picking, private tractor-driven wagon rides, tours, picnics, giant slides and educational fun.

TOUR: A history buff’s dream destination

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Montgomery County is a history buff’s dream. Explore the great outdoors at the ninth most-visited National Park in the United States, the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Home to the bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln, The National Museum of Health and Medicine features a treasure trove of collections dating to the Civil War. A short drive away, take a guided walk along the Underground Railroad Experience Trail at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park.

EAT: No shortage of flavorful fun

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With more than 1,000 ethnically diverse restaurants, there’s no shortage of flavorful fun in Montgomery County. Restaurants such as Clyde’s at Tower Oaks or Chevy Chase, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Fogo de Chao, are perfect options for group dining. The Mansion at Strathmore is home to intimate artistic programs and offers a popular afternoon tea experience featuring local performances and a light lunch of delectable tea savories.

SHOP: A shopper’s paradise

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The rio is Gaithersburg’s picturesque open-air, lakefront shopping and dining destination. Stroll along the waterfront, ride in a paddleboat, wander into a large selection of stores, and indulge and dine alfresco. For those looking for premium fashions at a bargain price, Clarksburg Premium Outlets is conveniently located off of 1-270 and can accommodate large groups.

Contact Lee Callicutt at for a customized itinerary.

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