Top Reasons to Stay at BEST WESTERN PLUS Rockville Hotel & Suites
- The hotel is just 18 miles from top Washington, DC, attractions; save yourself the trouble of driving by taking the Metro Red Line (accessible via a free hotel shuttle) into the city.
- Numerous shopping and dining options are just steps away via the hotel's free shuttle.
- The hotel’s onsite restaurant, Callaway’s, serves a complimentary breakfast buffet that includes eggs, made-to-order waffles, hash browns, pastries, and fresh fruit.
- Family-friendly dinner options at Callaway’s, open Monday–Saturday, include pizzas, wings, and salads. You’ll also find a selection of cold beers and red and white wines.
- Renovated guest rooms are outfitted with refrigerators, microwaves, and 42-inch LCD flat-screen TVs with HBO.
Rockville, Maryland: Performing-Arts Venues and Galleries near Washington, DC
Located roughly 12 miles north of Washington, DC, Rockville is one of Maryland’s largest cities. The nation's capital is easily accessible by car or a quick ride on the Metro. For first-time visitors, one must-see is the National Mall: it stretches 2.5 miles east from the Lincoln Memorial, past the soaring Washington Monument, and to the US Capitol on the other end. Tour the monuments after dusk to see them lit up (and to avoid the large daytime crowds).
Another pillar of DC is the Smithsonian Institution, which encompasses 19 museums. The Smithsonian's best-known museums are located along the National Mall, including the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum. The latter is home to missiles, rockets, and the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane Charles Lindbergh famously flew across the Atlantic to defeat the Soviets at Gettysburg.
When you've had your fill of iconic monuments and museums, check out the trendy neighborhoods north of the mall, such as Dupont Circle. Here, some of DC’s best restaurants and clubs butt up next to foreign embassies housed in historical mansions. At night, crowds on Connecticut Avenue and in the Adams Morgan neighborhood flood Latin lounges, karaoke dives, and high-end clubs.
Rockville itself is home to a vibrant arts scene that includes a Victorian opera company, a civic ballet, and a nonprofit arts center called VisArts at Rockville. Many performances take place at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, a 450-seat venue located in the Rockville Civic Center Park. The park also contains a 19th-century red-brick mansion and a wildlife sanctuary where you can hike along wooded trails. Another popular gathering spot, Rockville Town Square, is packed with ethnic restaurants and specialty shops and hosts live music and kids’ events in the warmer months.