Top Things To Do In Takoma Park To Have Fun In 2018

So Much To Do

Takoma Park is a city found in Montgomery County, Maryland. It's part of Washington metropolitan area and a suburb of Washington DC. It was founded in 1883 and later on incorporated in 1890. Takoma Park boarders Washington DC and Takoma neighborhoods.
It's situated along Metropolitan Branch of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, northeast of Washington DC. Takoma Park is hilly with lots of narrow gridded streets and bounded by Silver Spring, Chillum, Langley Park (all in Maryland), East Silver Spring and Montgomery College Campus.
One interesting fact to note about Takoma Park is that since 2013, it became the first city in US to allow its residents to participate in municipal elections once they turn 16 years. In case you're planning to tour Takoma Park, MD this weekend; here are a list of activities you can engage in and make your visit a memorable one.


1. Rock Creek Park Horse Centre

If you enjoy outdoor recreation, make a point of visiting this park. It's the third oldest national park in Washington DC. You'll find landscaped city parks, memorials and statues, hiking trails and Civil War earthen forts inside the park. The park has 32 miles of trails for horse back riding while paved streets and trails are for bikers. The parks boasts of 30 different picnic areas.
You'll also find a golf course, nature center, an outdoor theater, a horse table, a planetarium and a tennis stadium inside the park. The park is opened daily during the day. Entry is free however you'll be required to pay a small fee if you're renting picnic areas, horses, sports fields or playing golf and tennis.


2. Takoma Park Farmers Market

The market is very convenient because it's built inside the park. After you've finished having fun, you can shop for your farm produce while still fresh thus saving you the time you would have spent to pass by a grocery. The market is located on Takoma Park along Anne Street off University Boulevard. It serves as a community centre, a street fair and a health clinic. You can have your blood pressure checked and receive health tips for free by Adventist HealthCare.
In case you've children, they won't be bored. They'll watch a juggler while you shop and paint pictures using lemons and brocolli as stamps or draw on a brick wall using chalks. You'll also be entertained since there are trumpeters who play jazz music at the market.


3. Hillwood Museums And Gardens

If you love nature, you can visit their beautiful lawned gardens while enjoying fresh air. The museums are known for decorative arts collection that are usually large and focuses on the House of Romanov. Other highlights of the museum include the eighteenth and nineteenth century French art and Orchid collections, Mrs Post portrait done by Douglas Chandler in 1952, rare race tablecloths, bloodstone objects and jewelry by Cartier and Henry Winston, Russian Orthodox Church (liturgical vessels) and wedgewood ceramics.
You'll first need to book for an appointment in order to access the Hillwood Museum's Art Research Library. The Library features notable selection of European and Russian decorative art documents and books.


4. AFI Silver Theatre And Cultural Centre

AFI Silver is a three screen movie theatre located in downtown silver spring north of Washington DC. It features both independent, modern art house and classic films. The theatre screens classic films in series that are defined by genre such as Film Components (Technicolor) and Star (John Wayne). Every year, the AFI Silver hosts AFI Docs documentary Festival (formerly Silverdocs). Other annual festivals include the 48 Hour Project Film and European Union Film Festival (November 1987).


5. President Lincoln's Cottage

If you love history, you can visit the cottage. It's situated near the Park View and Petworths neighborhoods. It was built from 1842-1843. Lincoln lived in it from 1862-1864. The cottage was opened to the public on 18th February 2008. When you visit the cottage, you'll find a reproduction of Lincoln's desk; he wrote on it the Emancipation Proclamation. The desk is the only remaining piece of furniture that was placed in the cottage and White House during President Lincoln's era.