10 Can't-Miss Things To Do in the D.C. Suburbs
Whether you want to get back to nature with an outdoor adventure, explore the arts and theater, shop ‘til you drop, or paint the town red with a fantastic night out, Maryland’s D.C. Suburbs have got it all. Here are some ideas to get you started.
1 Spend A Day at National Harbor
Take a sightseeing cruise or learn to stand-up paddleboard on the Potomac; ride the amazing 18-story Capital Wheel, and stroll the boardwalk at National Harbor, home to world-class waterfront dining, plenty of outlet shopping and nightlife options. It’s a quick ride over to MGM Casino if a game of poker is more your speed.
2 Catch High Flying Hoops Action at a University of Maryland Terps Game
Check out some Big Ten basketball and see tomorrow’s NBA and WNBA stars today at the Xfinity Center, one of the best arenas in college basketball. Maryland is a basketball mecca and the Terps have the titles to prove it—get a ticket and go for a slam-dunk good time.
3 Take a Look at the Secret Side of History at the National Cryptologic Museum
Housing artifacts dating back to the 1500s, this one-of-a-kind museum gives visitors a behind the scenes look at the secret world of spies. Get to know the real James and Jane Bonds of the world and learn that truth is often way weirder than fiction.
4 Catch a Show at the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center
Originally built in 1938, this gem from the golden age of cinema has been refurbished into a state-of-the-art hub for theater and cinema. Located in the heart of Silver Spring, the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center features classic cinema, unusual art-house fare and main stream movies as well as local theater productions.