Guidebook for Fort Washington

Debbie & SK
Debbie & SK
Guidebook for Fort Washington

Food Scene

Mmm, mmm, good! Gerard's is a family owned and operated retail bakery featuring products created by world renowned pastry chef, Gerard Huet. In my opinion, Gerard's has the best strawberry shortcake around. If you're looking to satisfy a "sweet-tooth" go to Gerards!
Desserts By Gerard
6341 Livingston Rd
Mmm, mmm, good! Gerard's is a family owned and operated retail bakery featuring products created by world renowned pastry chef, Gerard Huet. In my opinion, Gerard's has the best strawberry shortcake around. If you're looking to satisfy a "sweet-tooth" go to Gerards!
Hovermale's offers the best soft service ice cream in town. Absolutely the best!
Hovermale's Tastes Best
9011 Livingston Rd
Hovermale's offers the best soft service ice cream in town. Absolutely the best!
This place is the absolute best for service and delicious eats. If you're looking for an unforgettable steak dinner, you have to try the Drunken Ribeye! #scrumptious
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Mike's American
6210 Backlick Rd
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This place is the absolute best for service and delicious eats. If you're looking for an unforgettable steak dinner, you have to try the Drunken Ribeye! #scrumptious
Old Town Alexandria restaurants offer unforgettable experiences and meals in a friendly and historic setting. I highly recommend the "Chart House" -- nothing like enjoying your meal from the outside deck on a spring or summer evening overlooking "awesome" Potomac views. Service is always excellent!
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Old Town Alexandria Waterfront
1 Prince St
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Old Town Alexandria restaurants offer unforgettable experiences and meals in a friendly and historic setting. I highly recommend the "Chart House" -- nothing like enjoying your meal from the outside deck on a spring or summer evening overlooking "awesome" Potomac views. Service is always excellent!
One of our favorite local carry-outs! They never disappoint, we love the Egg-Foo Young, chicken wings and steak & cheese. Delicious! Check out the menu, in the front of this book, for other delicious dishes.
Eddie Leonard's Carry Out
7122 Temple Hill Rd
One of our favorite local carry-outs! They never disappoint, we love the Egg-Foo Young, chicken wings and steak & cheese. Delicious! Check out the menu, in the front of this book, for other delicious dishes.
America's Best Wings Carry-Out offers wings in 30 flavors! The grilled tilapia and catfish are well seasoned and cooked to perfection.
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America's Best Wings
2863 Alabama Ave SE
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America's Best Wings Carry-Out offers wings in 30 flavors! The grilled tilapia and catfish are well seasoned and cooked to perfection.
Great food and excellent service. With more than 250 items on the buffet, a Hibachi grill, Asian, Sushi, seafood, Chinese, salad, fresh fruit and desserts this place ranks high our list. Very affordable and satisfying. Right next door to the Rivertowne Movie Theater.
Flaming Grill & Buffet
6051 Oxon Hill Rd
Great food and excellent service. With more than 250 items on the buffet, a Hibachi grill, Asian, Sushi, seafood, Chinese, salad, fresh fruit and desserts this place ranks high our list. Very affordable and satisfying. Right next door to the Rivertowne Movie Theater.
Family-friendly chain serving American comfort food with a Texas twist, plus cocktails. Casual dining and great prices.
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
15804 Crain Hwy
Family-friendly chain serving American comfort food with a Texas twist, plus cocktails. Casual dining and great prices.

Drinks & Nightlife

I love the delicious food, great drinks, affordable prices and house band. Less than 5 miles away, the family-owned restaurant is ranked #2 out of 42 restaurants in Clinton, Md. Check it out!
Fish Market Restaurant
7611 Old Branch Ave
I love the delicious food, great drinks, affordable prices and house band. Less than 5 miles away, the family-owned restaurant is ranked #2 out of 42 restaurants in Clinton, Md. Check it out!
This All American Bar and Grill is the perfect spot for a night on the town with your significant other or large groups. Open til 12am, the restaurant is best known for its mechanical bull and a good burgers.
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Cadillac Ranch
186 Fleet St
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This All American Bar and Grill is the perfect spot for a night on the town with your significant other or large groups. Open til 12am, the restaurant is best known for its mechanical bull and a good burgers.
Billiards and burgers....great place to socialize and watch the game.
Fast Eddie's
4801 Allentown Rd
Billiards and burgers....great place to socialize and watch the game.

Parks & Nature

The park is well maintained and offers paddle boats, nature center, huge lake with turtles, ducks and fish. There are lots of picnic tables, clean public restrooms, free parking, and attractions for kids (multiple playgrounds, skate park, train ride, snack shop). I love spending the day at Cosca Park.
Louise F Cosca Regional Park
11000 Thrift Rd
The park is well maintained and offers paddle boats, nature center, huge lake with turtles, ducks and fish. There are lots of picnic tables, clean public restrooms, free parking, and attractions for kids (multiple playgrounds, skate park, train ride, snack shop). I love spending the day at Cosca Park.
Tucker Road Park offers an awesome walking/jogging trail. The park has restrooms, picnic tables, grills, tennis and basketball courts and a football field. For only $7, guests can access the Ice Skating Rink on Saturdays from 8:30am -10:30pm.
Tucker Road Ice Rink
1770 Tucker Rd
Tucker Road Park offers an awesome walking/jogging trail. The park has restrooms, picnic tables, grills, tennis and basketball courts and a football field. For only $7, guests can access the Ice Skating Rink on Saturdays from 8:30am -10:30pm.
Hains Point is located at the southern tip of East Potomac Park between the main branch of the Potomac River and the Washington Channel in southwest Washington, D.C. The land on which the park is located is sometimes described as a peninsula but is actually an island: the Washington Channel connects with the Tidal Basin north of the park and the Jefferson Memorial. The park has tennis courts, picnic areas, golf courses, fishing, bicycling and a playground for the kids.
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Hains Point
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Hains Point is located at the southern tip of East Potomac Park between the main branch of the Potomac River and the Washington Channel in southwest Washington, D.C. The land on which the park is located is sometimes described as a peninsula but is actually an island: the Washington Channel connects with the Tidal Basin north of the park and the Jefferson Memorial. The park has tennis courts, picnic areas, golf courses, fishing, bicycling and a playground for the kids.
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Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium
5200 Glover Rd NW
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Essentials

Within walking distance, the Giant Food store can accommodate all of your grocery needs. The grocery store also offers a pharmacy and is open every day from 6am - 12am except Sunday (11pm).
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Giant Food
4119 Branch Ave
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Within walking distance, the Giant Food store can accommodate all of your grocery needs. The grocery store also offers a pharmacy and is open every day from 6am - 12am except Sunday (11pm).
Love the convenience and service provided by Zips. Drop off your dry cleaning by 9am and pick it up by 5pm! Open M-Sat. Each piece only $2.29.
ZIPS Dry Cleaners
4333 St Barnabas Rd
Love the convenience and service provided by Zips. Drop off your dry cleaning by 9am and pick it up by 5pm! Open M-Sat. Each piece only $2.29.

Entertainment & Activities

Nearby and fully renovated, you can check out the latest movie release. This theater has large reclining seats and allows patrons to pick their own seats!
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Amc Rivertown 12
6075 Oxon Hill Rd
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Nearby and fully renovated, you can check out the latest movie release. This theater has large reclining seats and allows patrons to pick their own seats!
From the moment the race starts, you'll be on the edge of your seat! Rosecroft is one of Maryland's oldest and most historic Harness Raceways. Live racing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free admission and parking everyday.
Rosecroft Raceway
6336 Rosecroft Dr
From the moment the race starts, you'll be on the edge of your seat! Rosecroft is one of Maryland's oldest and most historic Harness Raceways. Live racing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free admission and parking everyday.
Less than 5 minutes from our home. For a nominal fee, guests can take advantage of this recently renovated facility. The fitness center offers a new fitness room with cardio machines and weights; a large multi-purpose room that can be divided; lounge/game room; locker rooms; 6 lane, 25-yard pool; shallow water training pool; hot tub/spa; wet classroom; two detached program spaces; and birthday party rental area.
Allentown Splash, Tennis & Fitness Park
7210 Allentown Road
Less than 5 minutes from our home. For a nominal fee, guests can take advantage of this recently renovated facility. The fitness center offers a new fitness room with cardio machines and weights; a large multi-purpose room that can be divided; lounge/game room; locker rooms; 6 lane, 25-yard pool; shallow water training pool; hot tub/spa; wet classroom; two detached program spaces; and birthday party rental area.
Open 24/7, super clean and very well maintained! Absolutely perfect for PF Black Card members.
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Planet Fitness
5001 Indian Head Hwy
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Open 24/7, super clean and very well maintained! Absolutely perfect for PF Black Card members.
One of my favorite movie theaters! The theater is within walking distance of the Eisenhower metro station and the best part is that it's conveniently attached to a Ruby Tuesday.
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AMC Hoffman Center 22
206 Hoffman St
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One of my favorite movie theaters! The theater is within walking distance of the Eisenhower metro station and the best part is that it's conveniently attached to a Ruby Tuesday.
Home of the Washington Nationals baseball team. The energy, food and great service during a game is amazing! Parking is available or make plans to take the metro. Park is conveniently located on the metro's green line. Take the train from Branch Avenue to the Navy Yard station.
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Nationals Park
1500 S Capitol St SE
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Home of the Washington Nationals baseball team. The energy, food and great service during a game is amazing! Parking is available or make plans to take the metro. Park is conveniently located on the metro's green line. Take the train from Branch Avenue to the Navy Yard station.
So much to do and see at the National Harbor! The options are endless....from playing the slots at the MGM Casino, satisfying your taste buds with the endless dining options, riding motorized bull at the Cadillac Ranch, enjoying a free movies and/or yoga in the spring and summer or spending the day shopping at the plethora of stores at Tanger Outlets you won't be disappointed.
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MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Ave
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So much to do and see at the National Harbor! The options are endless....from playing the slots at the MGM Casino, satisfying your taste buds with the endless dining options, riding motorized bull at the Cadillac Ranch, enjoying a free movies and/or yoga in the spring and summer or spending the day shopping at the plethora of stores at Tanger Outlets you won't be disappointed.
The Verizon Center, formerly known as the MCI Center, is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, DC. The Verizon Center is home to the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Georgetown University men's basketball team, the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the Washington International Horse Show and was formerly the home of the Washington Power of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) from 2001 to 2002. It will soon be home to the new Washington Valor team in the Arena Football League in 2017. The best part is accessibility to the metro!
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Capital One Arena
601 F St NW
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The Verizon Center, formerly known as the MCI Center, is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, DC. The Verizon Center is home to the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Georgetown University men's basketball team, the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the Washington International Horse Show and was formerly the home of the Washington Power of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) from 2001 to 2002. It will soon be home to the new Washington Valor team in the Arena Football League in 2017. The best part is accessibility to the metro!
Take in a football game at FedEx Field, Home of the Washington Redskins! The stadium has five levels and pretty easy to maneuver thru. Parking is available but expensive, if you budget enough time you can take metro.
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FedExField
1600 Fedex Way
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Take in a football game at FedEx Field, Home of the Washington Redskins! The stadium has five levels and pretty easy to maneuver thru. Parking is available but expensive, if you budget enough time you can take metro.
Maryland Live Casino is a casino and entertainment complex in Hanover, Maryland, adjacent to Arundel Mills Mall. Besides the casino, there's so much more to do and see. I highly recommend Dave & Busters and the Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD. Well worth the trip!
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Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
7002 Arundel Mills Cir
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Maryland Live Casino is a casino and entertainment complex in Hanover, Maryland, adjacent to Arundel Mills Mall. Besides the casino, there's so much more to do and see. I highly recommend Dave & Busters and the Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD. Well worth the trip!

Sightseeing

The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first American president. Located almost due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial, the monument, made of marble, granite,and bluestone gneiss, is the world's tallest obelisk, standing 554 feet 7 ¹¹⁄₃₂ inches tall according to the National Geodetic Survey or 555 feet 5 ¹⁄₈ inches tall according to the National Park Service.
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Monumento a Washington
2 15th St NW
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The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first American president. Located almost due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial, the monument, made of marble, granite,and bluestone gneiss, is the world's tallest obelisk, standing 554 feet 7 ¹¹⁄₃₂ inches tall according to the National Geodetic Survey or 555 feet 5 ¹⁄₈ inches tall according to the National Park Service.
The story of spies, intelligence operations and deceptions that changed the course of history. Save time and book your tickets online!
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International Spy Museum
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW
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The story of spies, intelligence operations and deceptions that changed the course of history. Save time and book your tickets online!
From the comfort of fully air-conditioned and heated, ADA Complaint and wheel chair accessible double-decker tour buses, enjoy the view off the Nation’s Capital and it’s many “must see” monuments, memorials, and museums. The Live Narrated tour takes you to some of the most historic sites Washington DC has to offer and many more! For discounted tickets be sure to check-out "Groupon" site before booking.
DC Trails Inc. Hop-on Hop-off Tours
8025 Mims Street
From the comfort of fully air-conditioned and heated, ADA Complaint and wheel chair accessible double-decker tour buses, enjoy the view off the Nation’s Capital and it’s many “must see” monuments, memorials, and museums. The Live Narrated tour takes you to some of the most historic sites Washington DC has to offer and many more! For discounted tickets be sure to check-out "Groupon" site before booking.

Getting Around

The Branch Avenue Station is located on the green line and provides easy access to attractions in Maryland, downtown DC and Virginia. For guests who drive to the metro station, parking is free on the weekends or guests can also take a quick Uber ride to the station.
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Branch Avenue Station
4704 Old Soper Rd
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The Branch Avenue Station is located on the green line and provides easy access to attractions in Maryland, downtown DC and Virginia. For guests who drive to the metro station, parking is free on the weekends or guests can also take a quick Uber ride to the station.
Reserve a car for your trip from the nearby Enterprise.
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car
801 N St Asaph St
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Reserve a car for your trip from the nearby Enterprise.