Gaithersburg trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Gaithersburg, officially the City of Gaithersburg, is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland. At the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, Gaithersburg had a population of 59,933, making it the fourth largest incorporated city in the state, behind Baltimore, Frederick, and Rockville. Gaithersburg is located to the northwest of Washington, D.C., and is considered a suburb and a primary city within the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaithersburg was incorporated as a town in 1878 and as a city in 1968.Gaithersburg is divided into east and west sections, separated by Interstate 270. The eastern section of the city is older and is the original portion of the town before more recent growth. Landmarks and buildings from that time can still be seen in many places but especially in the historic central business district of Gaithersburg called "Olde Towne". The east side also includes Lakeforest Mall, City Hall, and the Montgomery County Fair grounds, and Bohrer Park (a well-known joint community recreation center and outdoor water park for kids and families). The west side of the city has many wealthier neighborhoods that were designed with smart growth techniques and embrace New Urbanism. These include the award-winning Kentlands community, the Lakelands community, and the Washingtonian Center (better known as The Rio), a popular shopping/business district. Consumers often come to this area during Black Friday and other shopping holidays for the deals and variety of huge brand name stores like Target and Dick's Sporting Goods, and smaller stores like Francesca's and Blue Mercury. Two New Urbanism communities are under construction, including Watkins Mill Town Center (Casey East and West), and the massive "Science City". The state has a bus rapid transit line, Corridor Cities Transitway or "CCT", planned for the western portion of the city starting at Shady Grove Metro Station and connecting all the high density western Gaithersburg neighborhoods with a total of eight stops planned in the city.Plan how to spend your time in Gaithersburg and other destinations in United States using our United States trip maker tool.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Gaithersburg
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Gaithersburg
Side trips from Gaithersburg
Places to visit with Gaithersburg
BaltimoreTrip planner BEST FOR: Casino, Aquarium, Specialty Museum Ocean CityTrip planner BEST FOR: Pier / Boardwalk, Beach, Theme Park AnnapolisTrip planner BEST FOR: Military Museum, Government Building, Nightlife St. MichaelsTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Island, Winery / Vineyard SharpsburgTrip planner BEST FOR: Battlefield, Bridge, Cemetery
Recently planned trips to Gaithersburg
7 days in Gaithersburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Zipline True Treats Historic Candy 1 day in Gaithersburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Brookside Gardens The Red Brick Courthouse Rockville Town Square 7 days in Gaithersburg, Roanoke & Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Gaithersburg Roanoke Asheville 6 days in Gaithersburg & Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Gaithersburg Asheville 2 days in Gaithersburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Manassas National Battlefield Park Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center RIO Washingtonian Center 3 days in Gaithersburg & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Gaithersburg Niagara Falls