Germantown, MD, USA

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Germantown, MD, USA

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Natural beauty and national treasures near Germantown

Surrounded by vast lakes, dense forests, and meandering streams, Germantown is a beautiful place for outdoor adventures, with the bright lights and big city life of Washington, DC, only a short drive away. Germantown vacation rentals are close to parks where you can play tennis, volleyball, or inline hockey, trails for mountain biking in summer and hiking in winter, and fascinating historical sites that make the past come to life. You can take the train into the nation's capital and explore national monuments and museums, then head back to Germantown for unique shopping experiences and fine dining at great local restaurants.

Soccer and musicals in Germantown

Germantown is a haven for soccer fans where you can cheer wildly at professional soccer and lacrosse tournaments. Meanwhile, a thriving arts center is an inspiring place to take an art class or dance lessons, and take in a musical or play. Germantown vacation rentals are close to nearby parks where you can play rousing games of miniature golf, hone your aim at the archery range, and beat the summer heat with your kids in a splash playground. To escape the hustle and bustle of town, you can rent a canoe, explore the lake shoreline, and stop for a picnic.

Living history and a pumpkin festival

Button Farm Living History Center is a gripping destination for the whole family, a place to see 19th-century slave plantation life first hand, and witness the heroism and courage of the workers on the Underground Railroad. Germantown vacation rentals are also close to Butler's Orchard, a 300-acre family farm that grows more than 25 varieties of flowers, vegetables, and fruits, and allows visitors to harvest plump raspberries, tart cherries, and crunchy sugar snap peas when they're in season. In fall, you can attend the annual Pumpkin Festival and wander through a hay maze, enjoy fall crafts, and take a jolly hayride.

Live theater and canoeing in Germantown

Once a rural farm area, Germantown is now a thriving suburb with a humid subtropical climate. Winters are cold with temperatures ranging from the high 20s to low 40s. It's a good time to snowshoe and sled in nearby parks, or keep warm indoors by attending live theater, dance productions, or musical performances. Summer is hot, with temperatures in the 80s with spikes up to the 100s, and very humid. It's a good time to head for the lakes and dive into the cool water for long, sunny days of swimming, canoeing, and kayaking, and numerous breaks for ice cream.

Green spaces and lakes in Germantown

Surrounded by lush parks, Germantown is only 45 minutes north of the political center of the United States, Washington, DC. An hour west of Baltimore and the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Germantown is a gateway to the nation's capital, and a lovely place of ample green spaces and glittering waterways. Fishing enthusiasts will find largemouth Bass and bluegill sunfish in Little Seneca Lake, while in nearby Black Hill Regional Park, visitors can spot osprey and eagles soaring overhead, wood ducks nesting in specially built nesting boxes, and cute turtles sunning themselves on logs at the lake edge.