Silver Spring isn't just another cookie-cutter suburb of DC -- it's a thriving downtown neighborhood that has become a destination in its own right. The busy streets are dotted with welcoming restaurants, lively bars, and shops catering to a variety of tastes and budgets. The entertainment scene hums with film, live music, and theater offerings, all within easy walking distance of each other. And for an occasional pause in the action, the area offers peaceful parks and trails, too. Sure, Silver Spring enjoys easy access to downtown DC via the Metro, but with so much to do right at home, you may not head out of town as often as you expect!