Wheaton Regional Park
Choose to spend a day at the Wheaton Regional Park and you will never run out of things to discover. The most popular attraction is Brookside Gardens. These 500 acres of public gardens located inside the park are open daily and admission is free. It is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll when the weather is nice, but make sure to check it out in winter as well when it is lit up for the Garden of Lights exhibit. You can also find a variety of educational and recreational activities at the park, like horseback riding, a mini train, fishing, and ice skating.
A Shoppers Paradise a
The first regional mall in the Washington, D.C. area, Westfield Wheaton was also known as the largest mall in the area until 1968. Today, the mall's nearly 200 stores span across two floors and over 1.6 million square feet of retail space. Westfield Wheaton also offers over 30 cafes and restaurants, providing shoppers with a large selection of food and drink, as well as its very own movie theater. For even more convenience, a Costco was also opened in the mall in 2013, providing a place to stock up on groceries after a day of shopping.
Celebrate Diversity a
The World of Montgomery Festival celebrates Montgomery County's unique diversity and cultural heritages annually each October at the Westfield Wheaton Mall. This festival seeks to showcase this rich diversity through offering traditional foods, providing live music, and displaying the art of local ethnic groups represented in the area. Each year, special immersive exhibits are also featured focusing on specific countries with large populations in the county. Past cultures included China, El Salvador, India, and Ethiopia. So celebrate diversity and take a taste of the other cultures all around you at the World of Montgomery Festival.