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Potomac Destination Guide

A Myriad of Things to Do

The William F. Bolger Center’s ideal location in the Washington, DC metropolitan area means that guests are never far away from an incredible range of things to do in and around Potomac, MD. With so many wonderful activities and attractions just a short distance away, you are by an array of options. We’ve listed some points of interest below; if you would like more information feel free to inquire with the front desk.

Destination guide

Washington, DC 19 miles
Our nation’s capital is just 15 minutes away from the William F. Bolger Center via any of the conveniently accessible interstates, or the nearby Bethesda metro station. Spend the day on the National Mall with our spectacular capitol at one end and the Lincoln Memorial at the other; wander through historic Georgetown with upscale shopping and dining, or visit any number of fabulous museums that are part of the Smithsonian Institution. Stop by the Kennedy Center or walk along the historic C&O Canal enjoying the breathtaking views.

Falls Road Golf Course 1.6 miles
The Falls Road Golf Course is a 6100-yard public golf course that is located on 150 acres of land in Potomac, MD. This public course offers a large driving range, new clubhouse, and a robust golf shop.

Potomac Village Farmer’s Market 1.8 miles
Open every Thursday from May to October, this farmer’s market operates in the heart of Potomac, MD. Their farm to table selections include everything from organic dairy products to fresh bread, seasonal vegetables and pasture raised chicken and pork. Fresh lobster and fish are brought in each week, as are fruits and berries from local orchards. Select a lovingly crafted bouquet of fresh cut flowers, indulge in a homemade pie, and enjoy this amazing farmer’s market in our backyard.

Westfield Montgomery Mall 2.4 miles
Shopping therapy takes on a new meaning at this upscale mall. With everything from J.Crew and Under Armour to Nordstrom and Apple, you are sure to find whatever you need or want. See a movie at their exclusive new ArcLight Cinema or grab an espresso at the Aroma Espresso Bar. The mall’s food court has been dramatically redesigned with an incredible modern aesthetic and food choices ranging from sushi to lobster.

Strathmore Music Center and Mansion 5.6 miles
Located just inside the Capital Beltway, the Strathmore Music Center and Mansion is a campus that houses a multi-discipline center for the arts as well as substantial sculpture garden and the historic Strathmore Mansion. Enjoy performing arts ranging from symphony to jazz, to ballet and modern dance. Experience the various fine art exhibits in their state-of-the-art gallery space or stroll through the 16 acres of landscaped grounds that surround the historic mansion.

Downtown Bethesda 7 miles
Just ten minutes away from William F. Bolger Center is downtown Bethesda. This exclusive area boasts almost 200 restaurants with every possible cuisine you could imagine, several theaters, upscale shopping, community events, an exciting nightlife, and more. Stroll its tree-lined streets, enjoy outdoor music, or have a drink at one the many elegant bars or relaxed pubs in this exciting shopping and entertainment district.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts 13.4 miles
This wonderful outdoor center for the performing arts is the only national park in the United States with a dedicated mission to presenting the performing arts. Pack a picnic and find a spot on the lawn as you enjoy live performances ranging from symphony to jazz, rock and opera at the Filene center. Catch an indoor performance at the historic Barns at Wolf Trap. With children’s programs and a wide array of live entertainment of every kind, you are sure to enjoy your trip to this unique center.

Great Falls National Park 15 miles
Spend time at this incredible, 800-acre park along the banks of the Potomac River where you can not only see one of the region’s most incredible natural features, but also learn about the area’s interesting colonial history. The park features an incredible set of white water falls that can be observed from multiple overlooks that have been constructed along scenic walking trails. In addition to hiking, rock climbing and kayaking, visitors can spend time at the park’s historic Visitor’s Center that is part of the historic remains of the Patowmack Canal system constructed in the late 1700s.

Nationals Park 20 miles
Located along the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, DC, this newest addition to the city’s sports venues should not be missed. Baseball fans will delight as they catch a baseball game in a stadium with views of the Capitol Building. The park features fabulous food and amenities, with choices ranging from chili to crab cakes and gelato. Live concerts, children’s programs and more are at your disposal when you visit this wonderful stadium.

Verizon Center 21 miles
This amazing 20,000-seat sports arena is located in the heart of Washington, DC’s Chinatown neighborhood, and is home to the Washington Wizards, the Washington Capitals, the Washington Mystics, and the Georgetown Hoya’s men’s basketball team. In addition to an incredible array of world-class sporting events, the arena has an impressive list of live entertainment events, including concerts and family shows. Dine at any one of the area’s acclaimed restaurants before a game and enjoy the vibrant nightlife that surrounds the center.

FedEx Field 28 miles
Home to the Washington Redskins, FedEx Field is also a world class sporting venue that hosts soccer, college football, major concerts and live entertainment and more. With its multiple club levels and numerous restaurants, this stadium has everything you will need to enjoy an NFL game or any other premium entertainment event.

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