Silver Spring

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Silver Spring is the largest Maryland inner suburb of Washington, D.C..

Understand

Silver Spring attracts a diverse mix of both middle-class suburbanites and local immigrant communities to its newly-rejuvenated downtown core. While there is a heavy chain establishment feel hanging over the area, there is also no shortage of independent shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Get in

Downtown Silver Spring is located just across the District of Columbia line, separated by Eastern Avenue.

By Metrorail

The Silver Spring Metro Station is served by the Washington, D.C. Metro Red Line and is located on Colesville Road between Wayne Avenue and East-West Highway.

By bus

From outside of Montgomery County, MD

From other points in Montgomery County, MD

By bicycle

The Capital Crescent Trail runs from Georgetown to Silver Spring.

Get around

By foot

The entire downtown is very compact and easily walkable.

By bus

By bicycle

For information on bike-sharing programs in the Washington, DC area, see Washington DC#Get_around

See

Do

Eat

Downtown Silver Spring

Most of downtown's chain restaurants are concentrated near Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street, but there are plenty of other options a little more further afield.

Outside of Downtown

These eateries can make for a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner stop when touring outside of the immediate downtown.

Drink

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Silver Spring

Bethesda Kensington  W  E  College Park Greenbelt
Ellicott City Colesville-Burtonsville  N  S  Washington, D.C. Charlottesville
END Wheaton  N  S  Takoma, Washington East End, Washington
Martinsburg Kensington  NW  SE  Washington, D.C. END


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