Silver Spring trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It had a population of 76,716 according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau, making it the fourth most populous place in Maryland, after Baltimore, Columbia, and Germantown. Silver Spring consists of the following neighborhoods; Downtown Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Woodside, Woodside Park, North Hills Sligo Park, Long Branch, Montgomery Knolls, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace, Indian Spring Village, Clifton Park Village, New Hampshire Estates, and Oakview.The urbanized, oldest, and southernmost part of Silver Spring is a major business hub that lies at the north apex of Washington, D.C. As of 2004, the Central Business District (CBD) held 7254729sqft of office space, 5216 dwelling units and 17.6acre of parkland. The population density of this CBD area of Silver Spring was 15,600 per square mile all within 360acre and approximately 2.5sqmi in the CBD/downtown area. The community has recently undergone a significant renaissance, with the addition of major retail, residential, and office developments.Silver Spring takes its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair, who subsequently bought much of the surrounding land. Acorn Park, tucked away in an area of south Silver Spring away from the main downtown area, is believed to be the site of the original spring.Make your own Silver Spring vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our United States visit planning app.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Silver Spring
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Silver Spring
Places to visit with Silver Spring
Baltimore BEST FOR: Casino, Aquarium, Specialty Museum Annapolis BEST FOR: Military Museum, Government Building, Stand-Up Paddleboarding Frederick BEST FOR: Historic Walking Area, Park, History Museum Ocean City BEST FOR: Pier / Boardwalk, Beach, Theme Park St. Michaels BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Island, Winery / Vineyard
Recently planned trips to Silver Spring
5 days in Silver Spring & Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Ann Arbor & Silver Spring BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Silver Spring & Mission Viejo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Silver Spring BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Silver Spring & Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, popular sights Preferences: August, outdoors Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Silver Spring BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium