Potomac, Maryland
Montgomery County

Potomac, Maryland is one of the most beautiful areas in the DC Metro corridor. Unlike Georgetown, with its quaint antique row houses, Potomac is filled with newer, beautiful, enormous homes on large plots of land, along with spacious townhouses and condos. Long touted as one of the most affluent and best-educated communities in the U.S., you'll definitely need a car to get around as public transportation is very limited.

Quiet, serene, filled with some of the best public schools in the area, it's also close to lots of natural parks such as Great Falls Park. There aren't that many shopping or restaurant options, yet you're close to other areas that offer those services. Be sure to visit the Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center and go on the Great Falls Canal Boat Ride.

About 30 minutes from downtown DC by car.

Things To Do

Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center

The Great Falls Tavern was built in 1828 and is used as the visitor center, which offers historical exhibits and great programs. The tavern sits in an 800-acre park along the Potomac River. The beauty of the Great Fall is unmatched and there are two overlooks near the visitor center:

  • To the north, the Washington Aqueduct Observation Deck offers a view of the upper falls.
  • To the south, the Olmsted Island Bridges offer several scenic views of the Great Falls.

The C&O Canal Towpath runs through the park and is great for biking, jogging and hiking. You can also enjoy a mule-drawn boat ride along the canal. These boat rides are offered April through the end of October.

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Farmers Market

The farmers market is a great place to pick up fresh, local produce. The market operates from May to November from 2pm to 6:30pm. The farmers market is located at the parking lot of the Potomac United Methodist Church located at 9908 S. Glen Rd., Potomac, Maryland.

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Park Potomac

Enjoy everything Park Potomac has to offer from eating and shops to great events.

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Local Restaurants

Mix Bar and Grille

This restaurant is a modern American bistro influenced by global cuisines.

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Pizza Brama

This restaurant features pizza cooked in a wood ovens and roasted appetizers.

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Normandie Farm Restaurant

This restaurant is chef owned and operated with a wide range of plates sure to fit anyone’s style.

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This restaurant boasts great pizza and pasta. The atmosphere is very inviting and the pizza is from a wood fired oven.

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River Falls Market

River Falls Market opened in 1998 and since that time has offered some of the best fresh seafood, meats and prepared foods.

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Attmans Deli (Famous Baltimore Delicatessen)

Attman's has the flavor and excitement of the East Side of New York City. This restaurant is known for its famous corned beef.

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