Silver Spring, MD

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Silver Spring

Enjoy a concert or art-house film at this community’s entertainment venues, see an old train station and learn about a friendly homeless man.

Silver Spring has an important business district, a range of shopping options and broad green spaces. Its charming downtown area showcases historic institutions and monuments. Stroll through the town center for a sense of local culture and history.

Among the town’s intriguing vestiges is the Silver Spring Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station. Sit in the preserved 1940s waiting room, which has its original fluorescent lights. Watch modern trains roll by from the bench on the canopied platform. Capture photos of the redbrick façade and appreciate the Colonial Revival design of the structure, a short walk from its modern-day version, Silver Spring Station.

The town center has several entertainment venues, including AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Watch an art-house film, see an old classic or attend a film festival in this culture center. Visit the adjacent Fillmore Silver Spring, recognizable by its iconic neon lights, for a great range of shows. Such celebrities as Kesha, Blue October and Hanson have graced the stage of this 2,000-person-capacity venue.

For a change of theme, encounter the business behemoths of Silver Spring. The highlight is One Discovery Place, the home of Discovery Channel, among other brands. Snap photos of the iconic Discovery sign atop the tower.

Inspect the Mayor of Silver Spring statue beside the imposing central business district. This bronze bust of homeless man Norman Lane is a reminder of the town’s friendly and personal tone. Note that the settlement takes its name from a spring flecked with glittering mica discovered in 1840.

Find the town in the southern part of Montgomery County in Maryland. Drive north from the center of Washington D.C. for 6 miles (10 kilometers) to get here or take the Red metro line to the Silver Spring Metrorail Station. If you don’t have a car, get around the area by bus or rent a bicycle.

Silver Spring is an entertainment hub with historic attractions and a significant business district.

Where to stay in Silver Spring

DoubleTree by Hilton Silver Spring Washington DC North
DoubleTree by Hilton Silver Spring Washington DC North
2 out of 5
8777 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD, 20910
The price is $105 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Silver Spring. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (964 reviews)
"Wonderful suite."

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Silver Spring Washington DC North
Holiday Inn Express Washington DC N-Silver Spring, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Washington DC N-Silver Spring, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
7990 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD, 20910
The price is $113 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Silver Spring. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.8/5 Good! (886 reviews)
"Everything was perfect"

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Holiday Inn Express Washington DC N-Silver Spring, an IHG Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring White Oak
Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring White Oak
3 out of 5
2200 Broadbirch Dr, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
The price is $138 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Silver Spring. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Loved my stay everything was good"

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring White Oak
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ornate & luxurious 1 bedroom just minutes from DC!
Ornate & luxurious 1 bedroom just minutes from DC!
Silver Spring, MD
The price is $120 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this apartment in Silver Spring. Enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Smithsonian's National Zoo and Washington National ...
Ornate & luxurious 1 bedroom just minutes from DC!
New Luxury Apartment Downtown Silver spring
New Luxury Apartment Downtown Silver spring
Silver Spring, MD
The price is $200 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this apartment in Silver Spring. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Smithsonian's National Zoo and Washington ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Nice and neat stay
"The apartment was clean and tidy and was as listed. Close to metro and other eateries. We had a very good stay and enjoyed ourselves quite well. My only complaint would be that it didn't comfortably sleep 6 people. Two had to sleep on the sectional, which is fine for kids, but not adults. I thought ..."

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2022

New Luxury Apartment Downtown Silver spring
3Bd House Walk to DC Metro
3Bd House Walk to DC Metro
Silver Spring, MD
The price is $140 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
Stay at this vacation home in Silver Spring. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Smithsonian's National Zoo and Washington National ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Best host ever
"Overall we loved this rental. It’s perfect location makes it a quick metro ride to DC. There is free parking near the metro on the weekends. The home was extremely clean and I loved the set up. Beds were insanely comfortable. The host is probably the best I’ve ever dealt with. Super quick and clear ..."

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

3Bd House Walk to DC Metro
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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