Attractions near Rockville & Washington, DC
Guests of BEST WESTERN PLUS Rockville Hotel and Suites absolutely love our location! Our hotel's location is 15 miles north of DC just minutes by Metro, making it easy to explore the area’s attractions. Those traveling for business will find themselves close to Washington, DC where you’ll find the National Institute of Health (NIH), BAE Systems, and Aeras. Business and leisure travelers alike will appreciate we’re a short drive to three major airports, the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Dulles International Airport, and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. If you’re looking for a little R&R while staying with us, you’ll find our hotel to be close to all the top shopping, lakes, regional and national parks, museums, and great dining spots in the area.
If you’re looking for a bit of help figuring out your plans, we invite you to swing by the front desk. We’d be happy to assist you with directions to our favorite sites and recommend top dining choices.
Johns Hopkins University - Montgomery County Campus 2.0 mi
Rock Creek Regional Park & Lake Needwood 4.9 mi
Cabin John Regional Park 4.9 mi
Washington National Cathedral 14.4 mi
The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts 17.7 mi
Ford's Theater National Historic Site 18.4 mi
The White House 18.4 mi
Washington, DC Museums 20.0 mi
Arlington National Cemetery 20.9 mi
Lincoln Memorial 21.7 mi
East & West Potomac Parks 21.9 mi
Mamma Lucia's 1.5 mi
Cheeburger Cheeburger 1.5 mi
Bar Louie 1.8 mi
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 1.9 mi
Guapos Cantina Restaurant 2.8 mi
Il Pizzico 2.8 mi
California Pizza Kitchen 2.9 mi
Mykonos Grill 3.8 mi
Bonefish Grill Gaithersburg 4.6 mi
Buca di Beppo 4.6 mi
Our hotel offers a free shuttle service to the Metro making it easy to visit Washington DC’s major attractions. You’ll discover free museums abound and tours are offered to soak up American history. However, most visitors are drawn to the memorials and monuments dedicated to great American leaders. The National Mall is America’s most-visited national park. You’ll see the grand Washington Monument, the stately U.S. Capitol Building, and the distinguished Lincoln Memorial. Stop by the Reflecting Pool hailed as one of the most patriotic places in the country.
The city of Rockville has created a friendly gathering place and an ideal square for public events like farmers' markets, concerts, and community festivals. Rockville Town Square offers diverse shopping opportunities with small boutiques offering unique gifts. The Arts and Innovations Center serves as the square’s community center. The Rockville Library offers a huge collection of books and audio/video materials. You’ll find Regal Cinema is within walking distance from the square and is perfect for catching the latest movie. For family fun, during the winter months, families can ice skate at the outdoor Rockville Town Square Ice Rink.
Enjoy the beautiful 75-acre Lake Needwood in rental kayaks, rowboats, canoes or pedal boats. Take a tour of the lake aboard the Needwood Queen. Anglers will want to grab their tackle box and try their luck fishing the lake. You’ll also see non-migrating Canadian geese who make the park their home year around. Rock Creek Regional Park has a visitor’s center and seasonal snack bar, picnic areas, hiking trails, playgrounds, an archery range, and a golf course.