Staycation at Rio Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Our hotel on this trip was at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It was quite nice and conveniently located on the boardwalk with several restaurants, bars and shops all around. We were literally in the middle of it all. What’s even better was the fact that our hotel had the view overlooking the lake. I made it a point on the first night to explore the area and walked around the lake.

The lake itself is about a 2 mile loop. From our hotel, I made a right and walked passed bars and restaurants. People were already having dinner at this time as it was a Friday around 7pm. A few couples and kids were also taking a leisurely walk around the lake. I saw a couple of trees and benches placed in the area where I decided to sit in one of them. While sitting down, I realized I was already across the lake from where my hotel was located. The lights illuminated the hotel from my view. It was quite a beautiful spot.

Feeling cold, I finished my loop and decided to go back to the hotel room. I must’ve been tired or the bed was that comfy because I didn’t remember falling asleep.

A small snippet of our hotel room, its surrounding area and breakfast at a restaurant nearby.

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