Hagerstown

Potomac Street, Downtown Hagerstown.
Hagerstown City Park

Hagerstown, nicknamed The Hub City, is a charming city on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains and near the Potomac River in northwestern Maryland, United States.

Understand

Hagerstown is the county seat of, and the largest city in, Washington County. The city is perhaps best known for its outlet mall, which offers a huge variety of clothing among other things. The community is named after Jonathan Hager, a German pioneer who settled the area in the mid-1700s. Hagerstown has an approximate city population of 40,000 and metropolitan population of ~260,000.

Get in

By car

Hagerstown is only 75 minutes away from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Harrisburg. The main interstate highways running by the city are I-81 and I-70, each of which have multiple well-signed exits for Hagerstown and intersect southwest of the city. US 40 and US 11 run through the city and cross in central Hagerstown.

By bus

Atlantic Coast Charter Buses has stops in Hagerstown.

By plane

Hagerstown Regional Airport (IATA: HGR), located 5 miles (8 km) due north of the city, is commercially serviced with flights to and from Orlando-Sanford International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport through Allegiant Airlines, and Pittsburgh International Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport via Sun Air Express. Alternatively, one can use Baltimore-Washington International Airport (IATA: BWI), Harrisburg International Airport (IATA: MDT), Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA), or Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD) all of which are within 60 miles (97 km) to 75 miles (121 km) driving distance of Hagerstown.

Get around

See

View of the mountains from a Hagerstown suburb on a beautiful January day.

Aside from simply admiring the ubiquitous vistas of the Appalachian Mountains, you might also want to see:

Theatre

Do

Buy

Hagerstown has multiple lifestyle/power centers with big-box stores, plazas, and 2 major malls:

Eat

Hagerstown dining includes international flavors as well as landmark American establishments. Many restaurants can be found downtown, on and around US 40, in the North End, and near the Valley Mall. Typical chain restaurants are also abound, particularly along US 40 and around the main retail areas.

Budget

Moderate

Splurge

Drink

Most drinking establishments in Hagerstown are found in the downtown area, but some are located in suburban areas including and near strip shopping centers.

Sleep

Most hotels and motels in Hagerstown are located in proximity to exits along Interstate 70 and 81. Others, including full-scale hotels, are clustered along US 40.

Go next

Routes through Hagerstown

Washington, PA Hancock  W  E  Frederick Baltimore
Harrisburg Chambersburg  N  S  Martinsburg Roanoke
Cumberland Hancock  W  E  Frederick Baltimore
Harrisburg Chambersburg  N  S  Martinsburg Roanoke


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