Destination guide

Travel to charming Potomac

The waterfalls and countryside create a pretty picture of Potomac. Well known for its restaurants, shopping and chocolate shops, this romantic city won't disappoint. Arlington National Cemetery and Lincoln Memorial are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Potomac

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Potomac a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Congressional Country Club (3.8 mi / 6 km)
  • Burning Tree Country Club (4.8 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Reston Zoo (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm (7 mi / 11.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Potomac

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Potomac. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Cabin John Regional Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Scott's Run Nature Preserve (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Civic Center Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Glen Echo Park (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Lake Fairfax Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Potomac

Fly into Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark), the closest airport, located 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.), which is 13.3 mi (21.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Potomac?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,214 vacation rentals near Potomac. From 708 Houses to 6 Estates, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Potomac for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Potomac?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Potomac:

  • Capitol Hill: 502 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,119 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Market: 369 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 600 vacation rentals
  • National Harbor: 107 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Potomac?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Potomac. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms: 2,098 vacation rentals
  • Falls Road Golf Course: 1,971 vacation rentals
  • Billy Goat Trail: 1,953 vacation rentals
  • United States Capitol: 2,103 vacation rentals
  • National Mall ( Mall): 1,198 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Potomac listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Potomac?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 708 Houses in Potomac. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Potomac include:

  • Estates: 6 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,123 rentals available
  • Cabins: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Potomac?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 454 vacation rentals with pool available in Potomac. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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