Rockville Town Square is at the center of the city of Rockville. There, you can explore over 25 dining options, including Peter Chang, Gordon Biersch, or La Tasca. You'll also find gyms, spas, Dawson’s Market, the Rockville Memorial Library, and more.
The Rio Washingtonian Center, a lakefront shopping and entertainment center, is another popular spot in Rockville. 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 Pier 1 Imports.
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 Bubbles Salon, 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 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.
There's more at Rockville Town Square than just dining and shopping. You can skate at the ice rink in the winter, catch a movie at the Regal Rockville Theater, get creative at Color Me Mine, or listen to some music at "Friday Night Live." If you love art, the VisArts Center offers classes for both kids and adults as well as rotating exhibitions.
Rio Washingtonian Center is a great place to take the family on the weekend. It houses family-friendly attractions like the AMC/Loews Cinema, a train that offers rides around the boardwalk, a carousel, and a playground. Stop by the Washingtonian Lake to take a paddle boat ride or feed the fish.
Right across the road from Rio Washingtonian Center, 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 Walkway.
If you're looking for something fun to do on the weekends for the whole family, Rockville has no shortage of activities and attractions.
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 Center. The festival features over 30 free live performances, activities for kids, the Taste of Rockville, and ends with the Annual Memorial Day Parade.
Rocktobierfest brings the Oktoberfest celebrations to Rockville Town Center. Over 5,000 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.
By: EYA Homes
January 15, 2020
We are honored to announce that EYA neighborhoods have once again been voted 'Best of' in Bethesda Magazine's 2020 readers' poll. We were thrilled to see that The Brownstones at Chevy Chase Lake were awarded the Readers' Pick for Best New Townhome Community, with both Grosvenor Heights and Montgomery Row ranking in the top 5. The Lindley was also voted in the top 3 for the New Luxury Apartments category.
By: Colleen McGrew
November 1, 2019
The first thing you notice is the sunlight, brightly streaming through your floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows, shadows already dancing on the floor. It’s finally fall and you can’t wait to head out into the crisp air for an early morning run. Out the window, you notice a few auburn leaves falling to the ground and feel a surge of gratefulness that you don’t have to worry about raking the yard and maneuvering around piles near the sidewalks.
By: Colleen McGrew
October 11, 2019
From dog parks and local trails to dog dining and diving, we've compiled a list of the best local spots to enjoy some time with your favorite furry friend in and around Bethesda, MD!
Here are the top places to explore, eat, and enjoy with your dog: