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Silver SpringUnited States of America

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

Silver Spring

Downtown

4/5Very Good!(279 area reviews)

While you're in Downtown, take in top sights like Mayor of Silver Spring and jump on the metro at Silver Spring Station to see more of the city.

Downtown

Top Hotels in Silver Spring

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown
Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown
3 out of 5
8506 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $104 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Downtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of AFI Silver Theatre and Mayor of Silver Spring. Holy Cross Hospital is 2 mi (3.3 km) away. Silver ...

4.3/5Excellent! (775 reviews)

"The hotel uses a parking garage for parking space which is nice as you park your own car. The hotel room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The only issue I had was a slow running bathroom sink drain, it tended ti fill up with water. Due to the covid 19 virus there was no room cleaning, breakfast, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown
Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring
Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring
2.5 out of 5
1701 Elton Road, Silver Spring, MD
The price is $109 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated in Silver Spring, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from University of Maryland-College Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Xfinity Center and AFI Silver Theatre. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (184 reviews)

"Staff was very pleasant and hotel was clean and tidy!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring
Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
3.5 out of 5
8777 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD
The price is $79 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Located in Downtown, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Montgomery College and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Holy Cross Hospital. Walter Reed National Military Medical ...

4/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"No complaints so far so good . Nice place and front desk very helpful ."…"

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel

Popular places to visit in Silver Spring

White House
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White House

4/5(5,961 reviews)

Explore the home and workplace of the president of the United States. See entertainment areas and state rooms and learn about the history of this famous building.

National Mall
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National Mall

4.5/5(4,016 reviews)

Inspiring architecture, magnificent museums and the icons of American history await on Washington’s famous two-mile (three-kilometer) strip. 

Washington Monument
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Washington Monument

4.5/5(6,231 reviews)

Centerpiece of the National Mall, America’s tribute to the country’s founding father stirs the soul while offering superb views from the top.

George Washington University
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George Washington University

4.5/5(1,664 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe with a visit to George Washington University, a top college in Washington. Discover the area's great live music and shops.

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery

4.5/5(3,548 reviews)

Pay tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country in the best-known military cemetery in America.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

4.5/5(1,503 reviews)

Heaven for aviation enthusiasts, this museum takes you on an uplifting journey through the history of flight and space travel.

Top things to do in Silver Spring

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Capital Wheel at National Harbor Tickets

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Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
DC Hop On-Off Tour + Arlington Cemetery Tour + Water Taxi
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DC Hop On-Off Tour + Arlington Cemetery Tour + Water Taxi

$49
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Washington DC African American Heritage Tour/Ticket to MAAHC
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Washington DC African American Heritage Tour/Ticket to MAAHC

$82
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
DC at Dusk Night Tour
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DC at Dusk Night Tour

$58
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Washington DC National Monuments by Moonlight Trolley Tour
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Washington DC National Monuments by Moonlight Trolley Tour

$45
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
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Reviews of Silver Spring

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 36.421052631578945%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 44.421052631578945%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 14.105263157894736%
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2 - Disappointing 2.1052631578947367%
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1 - Terrible 2.9473684210526314%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Maybe a parking garage on site. Traveling with a Uhaul definitely made looking for parking very interesting.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 27, 2020

After the hotel, we booked it out of there as fast as we could!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 12, 2020

The area has greatly improved but the white large lights on one or 2 of the buildings in the shopping area that had no car traffic was too bright and garish

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

It seems nice but I am just passing thru

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

Lots of shopping options. Hotel just needs a refresh. One elevator was broken. Cookies were a nice touch.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 29, 2020

Quiet and Friendly

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