Guide to the area

Check out events happening in Washington, DC!

Check out events happening in Silver Spring, MD!

Washington, DC 10 miles
Our nation’s capital is just 20 minutes away from the Tommy Douglas Center via New Hampshire Ave. or Metrorail's Glenmont Station (red line).  You can choose a traditional D.C. adventure, filled with tours of classic attractions like the White House and the Washington Monumentand the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Stroll around the beautiful and iconic Tidal Basin, or experience the city's more youthful ambiance, highlighted by its urban neighborhoods, marquee art galleries and vibrant farmers' markets. 

Downtown Silver Spring 5.8 miles
Just ten minutes away from the Tommy Douglas Center is Downtown Silver Spring, which combines a vibrant, laid-back atmosphere with an eclectic mix of dining, shopping, and entertainment.  Guests can enjoy year round activities including concerts, arts & craft fairs, cultural festivals and a farmers market - even an interactive fountain for a fun day with the whole family.

Strathmore Music Center and Mansion 9 miles
Located just inside the Capital Beltway, the Strathmore Music Center and Mansion is a campus that houses a multi-discipline center for the arts as well as substantial sculpture garden and the historic Strathmore Mansion. Enjoy performing arts ranging from symphony to jazz, to ballet and modern dance. Experience the various fine art exhibits in their state-of-the-art gallery space or stroll through the 16 acres of landscaped grounds that surround the historic mansion.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts 20 miles
This wonderful outdoor center for the performing arts is the only national park in the United States with a dedicated mission to presenting the performing arts. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a majestic natural setting for over 100 performances across all genres. Home to the architecturally stunning Filene Center and the charmingly intimate Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, the 117-acre Park offers dining and hospitality amenities throughout the summer season, and year-round recreational opportunities, including hiking trails, picnic areas, and sledding.

Nationals Park 18.8 miles
Catch a ballgame at the newest addition to D.C.'s sports venues.  Baseball fans will delight as they catch a baseball game in a stadium with views of the Capitol Building. The park features fabulous food and amenities, with choices ranging from chili to crab cakes and gelato. 

Verizon Center 10.1 miles
The home to the Washington Wizards, the Washington Capitals, the Washington Mystics, the Georgetown Hoya’s men’s basketball team, and countless concerts, this incredible sports arena is located in the heart of D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood. In addition to an incredible array of world-class sporting events, the arena has an impressive list of live entertainment events, including concerts and family shows. Dine at any one of the area’s acclaimed restaurants before a game and enjoy the vibrant nightlife that surrounds the center.

FedEx Field 13.5 miles
Home to the Washington Redskins, FedEx Field is also a world class sporting venue that hosts soccer, college football, major concerts and live entertainment and more.