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Rockville

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Rockville Town Center

Rockville is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Understand[edit]

Rockville is the second largest incorporated city in Maryland and is characterized by rolling hills, historic towns, and high tech industries. The city has been consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Rockville is 12 mi (19 km) northwest of Washington D.C. and is just south of Olney and Gaithersburg.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI IATA) is a 45 minute drive from Rockville. It is also accessible via ICC Bus 201.

Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA IATA) is a 30-minute drive from Rockville and is accessible via the Metrorail.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD IATA) is a 35-minute drive from Rockville but takes significantly longer using public transportation.

By train[edit]

By bus[edit]

Ride-on-Bus and MetroBus operate service between Rockville and other locations in Montgomery County, including Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Wheaton.

By car[edit]

  • Rockville is accessible via Interstate 270, which links I-70 with I-495, the Capital Beltway.
  • Maryland Route 355, known as Hungerford Drive in the downtown area, Frederick Road to the north, and Rockville Pike to the south, is the most important north-south thoroughfare in Rockville.
  • Downtown Rockville lies near the nexus of Route 355 with Maryland Route 28, called Montgomery Avenue to the west of the intersection.
  • Maryland Route 586, Veirs Mill Road, connects downtown Rockville to Wheaton to the southeast.
  • Route 189, Falls Road, runs southwest to its terminus at Great Falls.

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

A car is best used to get around the city. However, Ride-on-Bus, MetroBus, and the Metrorail can be used if traveling between popular destinations.

Parking meters in Rockville are linked to the MobileNOW payment system and app.

By bicycle[edit]

There are several bicycle trails in Rockville. For information on Capital Bikeshare, the bike sharing network of the Washington D.C. area, see Washington_DC#Get_around.

See[edit]

  • Beall-Dawson House, 103 West Montgomery Ave, +1 301 762-1492. Built in 1815, it is generally well preserved and is now a museum showcasing life in the early 19th century.
  • Peerless Rockville, 29 Courthouse Square, Room 110, +1 301 762-0096. In the Historic red brick courthouse, this is a mini museum about the city's important heritage.

Do[edit]

  • Lake Needwood Boats, 15700 Needwood Lake Cir. Rent kayaks, rowboats, canoes or pedal boats.

Parks[edit]

  • Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane, +1 301-299-0024. The nicest park in Montgomery County, it features an ice-skating rink; indoor and outdoor tennis courts; and many picnic areas, trails and camp sites.
  • Dogwood Park, 1098 Monroe St. Includes tennis courts, baseball fields and other recreational facilities.

Golf[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • City of Rockville Farmers Market, Corner of Route 28 & Monroe St. Every Saturday May-Nov, 9AM-1PM.
  • Second Story Books, 12160 Parklawn Drive, +1 301-770-0477. Sun-Wed 10-8 and Thurs-Sat 10-9. Very good and very large used book store with lots of used books, LP's, CD's, posters and antiques set in a warehouse. Free parking and about a 15 minute walk from Twinbrook metro station.

Eat[edit]

Maryland Ave

Budget[edit]

In addition to the restaurants below, all of the popular east-coast chain restaurants are represented in Rockville.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Pizza CS, 1596 Rockville Pike, +1 240 833-8090. A lively pizza restaurant that also has games such as shuffleboard.

Splurge[edit]

Drink[edit]

Bars[edit]

  • Hank Dietle's Tavern, 11010 Rockville Pike, +1 301 881-8711. Open since the 1950s, this bar is situated in a bungalow with a porch. Features a pool table & live music.

Cafes[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Rockville
PittsburghHarpers Ferry  W Amtrak Capitol Limited icon.png E  Washington, D.C.END
FrederickGaithersburg  W I-270.svg E  BethesdaWashington, D.C.
ENDGaithersburg  N WMATA Red.svg S  BethesdaEast End, Washington
MartinsburgGaithersburg  NW MARC Brunswick Icon.png SE  KensingtonWashington, D.C.



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