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“Great Place to Stay, Shop & Dine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Washingtonian Center

Washingtonian Center
231 Rio Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD
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PA
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay, Shop & Dine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

When visiting friends in the area we stay at the Marriottt located in the center of the Washingtonian Center. It is a great place to stay, shop and dine. Many stores and restaurants to chose from, always beautiful, clean and well maintained. The lake is a very nice feature.

Visited September 2013
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sorry, no more 'Hidden' treasure of Gaithersburg !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Treasure of Gaithersburg ! Walks, lake, eateries, some cute stores, Target, Lofts (wife's fav), Kohl'ls, movie theater, new million + $ condos, cool evenings.

Visited July 2013
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Gaithersburg, MD
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21 reviews
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“Washingtonian Center/Rio”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is basically an outside mall area, with shops and restaurants of various sorts, a small lake with paddleboats available, and a multiplex theater. There are at least 2 hotels associated with it or at least nearby, and it is a nice feature/attraction for the hotel guests. The theater has bargain tickets for shows before noon. Other than those features, it really doesn't have anything remarkable to offer, although all of what is there is nice. There is fairly ample free parking.

Visited July 2013
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Maryland
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44 attraction reviews
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“Very successful retail/entertainment center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ever since Washingtonian Center (Rio) opened, it's been a large attraction for area residents and out of town guests. The Rio Cinemas (18) are always crowded as are the restaurants, bars, big box retail and specialty shops. While there's been some turnover in retail and food tenants, for the most part, Rio has been very successful. The lake that accompanies the property has pedal boats and ducks during the summer as well as outdoor concerts and places for outdoor dining. This would have gotten 5 stars but it's so crowded and parking, even with two multi-level decks, can be tough on weekends.
We'll see how Rio stands up to the new mixed use development under construction now called Crown.

Visited June 2013
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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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“Rio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice lake to walk around. Great play ground. Swan boats to rent on the lake. Numerous good restaurants, hotels, movie theater complex. Nice stores

Visited July 2013
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