How to Spend a Weekend in Kensington, MD
The beauty of a small town lies in that coziness and comfort of feeling safe on a familiar territory. Even if you are not familiar with Kensington, MD and its rich history, you are bound to enjoy exploring its charming streets and irrestistible shops, stupendous historic buildings and mansions, as well as glorious parks.
The residents take great pride in their town “where the train still stops and the people still walk”. Still, for genuine and complete self-indulgence, book a limousine and hit the town or the surrounding area with its myriad attractions.
Once Upon a Time
The town has an old-fashioned feel to it, and this feeling is reinforced by its actual historic landmarks. In addition to the town’s still active train station, the Kensington Town Hall, the Noyes Children’s Library and other precious pieces of history, make sure you include the Warner Circle in your tour of the town. It is a Victorian mansion built in Queen Anne style while the town served as a peaceful retreat from Washington, DC. Booking limo service and having your own chauffeur take you there will make you feel like nobility.
There are as many as seven parks in town, each with neatly landscaped gardens and a diversity of luxuriant trees. The Clum-Kennedy, Flinn, Reinhardt and St Paul Parks are all equipped with picnic tables and are therefore a perfect destination for your family outing, gathering of friends or even date. Nothing like lush scenery and fresh air to work up an appetite so make sure to bring treats.
Not Your Average Shopping Spree
Browse and discover hidden treasures at Kensington’s quaint Antique Row. Located on Howard Avenue, it has diverse antique and vintage shops.
Should you visit the town on a Saturday, make sure to visit its Farmer’s Market. With its local and regional vendors and their gorgeous spread of products, it is open every Saturday year-round, from 9 am to 1 pm. If you do not feel like cooking and therefore are not in need of fresh produce and other raw ingredients, stock up on prepared meals and baked goods for the road or olive oil and cheese to take home with you.
Art Lover’s Delight
What better way to spend your weekend morning than with a live music show? On Saturdays from June to September, as part of the town’s free-of-charge Summer Concert Series, from 10 am to 11 am, the Howard Park turns into a concert venue, hosting a different band each week.
The town also boasts a plethora of art galleries and studios with an astonishing array of artwork. If you are a theater-goer, you can make your limo service arrangements to take you to the performance of the local Kensington Arts Theater and The British Players at the historic Kensington Town Hall.
Food to Suit Every Palate
If you are a bon vivant in search of an exceptional dining experience close to DC, there are restaurants that offer fine dining in the vicinity of Kensington certainly worth a visit in a limo for a night of real splendor so you can be laid-back and leave the driving (and parking) to your chauffeur. Visit Le Vieux Logis in nearby Bethesda or La Ferme Restaurant in Chevy Chase.
As for the town of Kensington itself, in addition to the more casual fast food joints, it features several restaurants to please anyone’s taste buds. Try a variety of international cuisine at K Town Bistro, have authentic hearth pizza at Frankly Pizza, or order real Chinese food at China Gourmet and dig in. As for you sweet tooths, treat yourself to a Greek baklava at Baklava Couture.