About the Area


  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    The C&O Canal and the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center is located only steps away from Rockwood. Stop by the Visitor Center to learn about the canal’s history and take a ride along the canal in a boat pulled by mules. If you aren’t into history you can still enjoy the park with a hike on the towpaths.

  • Great Falls National Park
    Great Falls National Park is just across the street from Rockwood. It’s about a 30 minute hike to reach the falls from the Maryland side, but if you are interested in visiting the Falls from the Virginia side you will need to drive.


  • Old Angler's Inn
    10801 MacArthur Boulevard | Phone (301) 365-2425
    A Potomac tradition since 1860, Old Angler’s Inn is a gorgeous restaurant with fine dining, a lighter lounge menu, and beer garden. Walking distance from Rockwood. Reservations recommended for lunch or dinner.

  • Renato at River Falls
    10120 River Road | Phone (301) 365-1900
    Excellent Italian restaurant. Reservations recommended.

  • Vie de France
    10146 River Road | Phone (301) 299-0904
    Casual bakery with a menu of pastries, sandwiches, soups, and salads.

Food for delivery

  • Potomac Pizza
    9812 Falls Road | Phone (301) 299-7700
    Subs and pizza available for delivery. Open until 9pm / 10pm on weekends.

  • Tally Ho Restaurant
    9923 Falls Road | Phone (301) 299-6825
    Subs, pizza and breakfast options available for delivery. Open until 9pm.


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