Silver Spring, MD, USA

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Silver Spring, MD, USA

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Get a spring in your step in Silver Spring

Bubbling up from between Maryland and Washington, DC, Silver Spring is a patchwork of laid-back residential sectors and fun-loving entertainment districts. It's a place where you can flit between theater houses and enjoy jazzy festivals in the late summer; where you taste the multicultural flavors of the Mexican kitchen or Creole home cooking; where you can put your finger on the local pulse and encounter a lived-in town of workaday folk. It's also where you can find a charming medley of stylish condos and studio flats, sprawling country homes, and elegant rowhouse Silver Spring vacation rentals close to the capital.

Getting jazzy in Silver Spring

True to its multicultural character, Silver Spring is a hotbed of ethnic festivals and yearly extravaganzas. Some 20,000 people or more flock for the foot-tapping evening shows and band battles of the Silver Spring Jazz Festival in September, while oodles of Silver Screen enthusiasts are drawn by the town's cinematic cultural centers and arthouse theaters. Meanwhile, lovers of the great outdoors will often look for Silver Spring vacation rentals close to babbling Rock Creek, where the trails and the biking tracks extend all the way to the famous museums of central Washington, DC.

Culture centers and parks abound in Silver Spring

Architecture buffs should be sure to start their vacation in Silver Spring with the curious medley of Japanese pagodas and Greek-revival architecture that dominates the town's famous National Park Seminary. After that, the evening's entertainments are usually handled by the screen shows and music performances of the sprawling Fillmore culture center, which is only bolstered by the mix of American steakhouses and Irish bars along Ellsworth. Also, don't miss the pretty hiking trails, golf courses, and river walks of both Sligo Creek Park and Rock Creek Park.

It's all about the fall in leafy Silver Spring

The aforementioned Silver Spring Jazz Festival in September marks the beginning of what is probably the top time of year to come and enjoy all the cultural treats and creek parks of this small enclave of Maryland. Search for your Silver Spring vacation rentals between then and November and you'll get to enjoy the cool fall breezes as you wander the local streets and parks. And talking of parks, it's around fall that these come alive with the changing colors of the canopies, which glow red and auburn overhead.

Creeks and forests abound in Silver Spring

Where the city of Washington, DC, gives way to the rolling countryside of southern Maryland, Silver Springs sits surrounded by beautiful pockets of seasonal woodland and babbling creeks. The town is peppered with top reserves like the Rock Creek Park and the Sligo Creek Park, where it's possible to wander the winding hiking tracks past old grist mills and fort bunkers. Rock Creek Park especially is known for its horse riding, and there are paddocks and bridle trails there for both beginners and experts who want to get in the saddle.