Kensington, MD, USA

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Kensington, MD, USA

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Anywhere you turn, there's art in Kensington

Kensington is a haven for art lovers. The Adah Rose Gallery features a range of contemporary exhibits, while the K.A. Maroufi Gallery showcases stunning oil paintings and sculptures. If you're up to venturing out into the city, visits to D.C.'s most historic attractions should be at the top of your list, including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoo, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Lincoln Monument. Tours at the White House are available, too, on a first come, first served basis. Just be aware you'll need to book them several weeks in advance, at least.

Sitcom-style charm in a sleepy bedroom community

Bordered by Rockville, Wheaton, Silver Spring, and Bethesda, Kensington is primarily a bedroom community in Montgomery County. The city is green and leafy, with quaint residential streets accented by lush lawns, colorful blossoms, and towering trees. Kensington is situated near the Rock Creek basin, a tributary of the Potomac River that flows partially through Rock Creek Park in the District. Avid fishers will appreciate the unique species that flow through these waters, including satinfin shiners, yellow bullheads, and longnose dace.