Pike and Rose is a modern mall and premier destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. A few popular stores here include REI, Bluemercury, Sephora, H&M, Sur La Table, Gap, and more.
Rockville Town Square is at the center of the city of Rockville. There, you can explore over 25 dining options, including El Mercat Bar de Tapas, Peter Chang, or Lebanese Taverna. You'll also find gyms, spas, Dawson’s Market, the Rockville Memorial Library, and more.
Rio Lakefront, a waterfront shopping and entertainment center, is another popular spot for Rockville residents. You'll find over 40 different shopping and dining options like Nando’s Peri-Peri, Copper Canyon Grill, Uncle Julio's, Target, South Moon Under, and Dick's Sporting Goods. There's also a movie theater, paddle boating, and a lakeside walking trail.
Take a stroll through Downtown Crown and explore various salons and spas and 13 different restaurants, including Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, &pizza, and Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar. Or you can stop by the Fallsgrove Village Center for Bethesda Bagels, Safeway, Chipotle, Mamma Lucia, Panera Bread, Starbucks, and more.
Rockville shopping and dining options are seemingly endless—you can find everything you could ever need or want at one of the several popular shopping centers.
Lake Needwood, part of Rock Creek Park, is a great place to stop by when the weather's nice for boating or water activities. You can rent kayaks, rowboats, canoes, or pedal boats, spend the afternoon fishing, or take a hike on the trails around the scenic 75-acre lake.
If you want some kid-friendly entertainment and love adventure, the nearby Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course offers ziplines, high-ropes obstacle courses, and swings for all ages.
If you're looking for something more relaxing, head to one of the several public golf courses near Rockville. Needwood Golf Course and Falls Road Golf Course are all frequented by residents for their natural rolling landscapes and entertaining courses.
While the city of Rockville is booming with businesses and urban offerings, residents are still surrounded by many green spaces, including 65 different parks. Rockville Civic Center Park, Mattie JT Stepanek Park, Crabbs Branch Park, and the larger Rock Creek Park are some areas where residents can bike, take a stroll, or just spend time outdoors. Find a complete list of Rockville parks here.
Pike and Rose has something fun for everyone, including your canine companion at Bark Social, a popular outdoor bar and dog park. Gather with friends at Pinstripes for bowling and bocce, or head to IPIC Theaters for an upscale way to enjoy the latest films with plush seating and in-theater service.
There's more at Rockville Town Square than just dining and shopping. Skate at the ice rink in the winter, play around the Splash Pad while staying cool in the summer, or catch a movie at the Regal Rockville Theater. If you love art, the VisArts Center offers classes for kids and adults as well as rotating gallery exhibitions.
Rio Lakefront is a great place to take the family on the weekend. It houses family-friendly attractions like the Carousel, AMC DINE-IN Rio Cinema, Dave & Buster's, Muse Paintbar, and more. Stop by the Washingtonian Paddle Boats to take a boat ride around the lake or feed the fish.
Right across the road from Rio Lakeside, iFly Indoor Skydiving brings the thrill of skydiving to Rockville for people of all ages. Held up mid-air by fans, skydivers get to experience the freefall sensation of skydiving out of a plane in iFly's indoor wind tunnel.
If your young ones are curious about nature, check out the Meadowside Nature Center where kids can learn about natural and cultural history through trails, programs, and exhibits like the Curiosity Corner and Raptor Deck.
Art fans will love the Rockville Arts Festival, a two-day long festival held annually in early May. You'll find over 100 fine arts vendors in the festival's outdoor gallery in Rockville Town Square. Residents can shop for art, see artists at work, and enjoy local entertainment.
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the Hometown Holidays Music Festival in Rockville Town Square. The festival features over 30 free live performances, activities for kids, the Taste of Rockville, and ends with the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade.
Rocktobierfest brings the Oktoberfest celebrations to Rockville Town Square featuring three stages of entertainment. Over 8,000 residents attend the annual festival for music, food, and activities. Of course, keeping with the spirit of Oktoberfest, local breweries supply plenty of beer for the festival.
Year round, Rockville has several farmers' markets to provide fresh produce, plants, and other goods to residents. Two notable markets are the Rockville Farmers' Market, which operates on Saturdays (9am-1pm) from May-November and the Shady Grove Farmers' Market, which is open on Wednesdays from May-September (11am-2pm).
The residents of the Rockville community can always find reasons to come together at the many exciting local events and attractions each year.