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48 Hours in Rio!

Rio Lakefront

Gaithersburg, MD

Discover everything there is to do and see in Rio!

Rio Washingtonian Center, located in the heart of Montgomery County, is the premier destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and events just outside the Nation's capital. With over 700,000 sf. of main-street retail, there is something for everyone in this open air and vibrant setting. 

Traveling with the family? Take a stroll and follow the paved, lakeside walking path to enjoy an old-fashioned carousel ride, or for some added excitement, try out the paddle boats! Shop til' you drop at any of the number of stores, including: Barnes & Noble, Target, South Moon Under, Chico's, Dick's Sporting Goods, and more. When you've worked up an appetite, choose from a list of diverse restaurants including: Uncle Julio's, Yard House, California Pizza Kitchen, Corner Bakery, plus more, and you'll be sure to find a dish that will please your palette. If you're in town for business, there are plenty of venues to escape the office and enjoy a meal and happy hour with co-workers. But don't end the fun there! Try to beat the high score on your favorite game at Dave & Busters or see what is playing at the AMC RIO Cinemas 18 and end the night with a movie! 

Be sure to check Rio's website for a list of all the shops and restaurants, including happy hour specials! 

Make the most out of your stay and enjoy all there is to do and see in Rio! 

Get to know our hotels near Rio Washingtonian Center

Our three Rio Washingtonian Center hotels are situated just steps from the many open-air shops and diverse dining outlets of this one-of-a-kind Montgomery County destination. Within this vibrant environment, we offer three distinctive hotel experiences, each one facilitating impactful group gatherings of all sizes. Together these hotels offer 645 guest rooms, 11 suites and more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, along with expert on-site teams to make your event planning experience completely seamless.

Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center:

  • Located near I-270 and Shady Grove Metro, our hotel offers convenience and comfort in every hotel amenity, including our home theater space, media pods and three versatile event venues. All hotel rooms feature business-friendly amenities, such as work desks and coffeemakers. 

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center:

  • Located near Rockville, MD, our hotel is less than 45 miles from three major airports, a short drive to the metro station, and a short walk to the Rio Washingtonian Center. The lake beside our Gaithersburg hotel creates the ideal backdrop for an outdoor event or wedding. 

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gaithersburg:

  • Our hotel provides convenient access to many of the city's hot spots, including the Rio Washingtonian Center and the city of Rockville. We offer spacious suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, specially designed workstations and kitchenettes, a complimentary breakfast buffet served daily, and more.

Visit each hotels website to learn more! 

Courtyard By Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center

  • Free high-speed internet
  • Fitness Center
  • Car Rental
  • Complimentary off-site and on-site parking

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center

  • Fitness Center
  • Electric car charging stations: 1, complimentary
  • Complimentary off-site and on-site parking
  • 24-hour Room service

SpringHill Suites By Marriott Gaithersburg

  • Free high-speed internet
  • Free breakfast
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary on-site parking