If you live in the Frederick area then you probably know all about the activities stories and things available, however if you're not familiar with the Westview area, I put together this helpful list.
Here what you can do at the Westview Promenade: You can go to the movies at the Regal Cinema, grab a bite to eat at Matusake or Chipotle, shop at Chico's and finally get some desert the the Maggie Moo's. You can also grab drinks and play pool and listen to music at Champion's Billiards.
Catching a movie at the Regal Cinema makes a perfect Friday or Saturday date night activity. Instead of driving up and down around the front parking lot looking for people leaving in order to find a parking space, there's plenty of movie parking in the back. It's not a big secret, but let's say you're in from out of town, you might not know that there's typically plenty of parking in the back. This is true unless there's a huge movie blockbuster like Avengers or Fast and Furious, then you might find yourself making your own parking space.
Movie ticket prices are reasonable around $13-15. They have a cool fountain near the entrance that make good spot for pictures and or wishes. Seating is comfortable but if it's packed or you are used to the reclining seats, bad news it's pretty tight in there and does not recline. In my experience, I have never experience a bad movie hiccup or skipping and sometimes the manager comes in an tell you to wait until the end of a movie to see the post credit scenes. They really go a long way in order to make sure you have a great movie experience.
There are plenty of good restaurants in the Westview area that are budget friendly. You can dine at several restaurants along the backside of the promenade or choose more of you more traditional eats like Friday's and Maggianos. Don't worry no matter what you or the most finicky eater in your group may want to eat today. There's plenty of options to keep satisfied.
Mod Pizza is the nearest pizza option in the area in Westview. However you could probably get a good pizza a Maggiano's and the pies at Manulu (a quick 2 minute drive away) are pretty good too. So if you have a nagging taste for marinara and toppings then you hit up Mod Pizza or make quick 10 minute drive to Toppings pizza place. Personally, I like Mod Pizza because they have vegan cheese and lots of veggie toppings on a personal pizza.
It all depends on your crust preference. Personally, I think really thin crust with high quality toppings and red pepper flakes is the recipe of a good pie. However if you like thick crust or deep you can make a 15 minute drive to Uno's Pizzeria where you can get a Chicago style crust.
Need a quick pick me up in the morning? Looking for a post dinner iced coffee or latte? Westview has plenty options to keep you caffeinated. I like Starbucks iced coffee but actually like Baltimore Coffee's hot coffee a bit more. You can choose from a variety of imported coffee beans if you are looking brew cups at home.
However if you don't want Starbucks and want a coffee and donut and you didn't go to awesome Krispy Kreme on the backside of the promenade you can take a quick ride down I-85 to grab a coffee and a donut at the Dunkin Donuts.
Try Sushi Denshi, Matusake, or make a quick drive up I-85 to Old Dominion. The Sushi there is awesome.
From time to time Westview has special events. You can definitely catch a concert or two at Champion's Billiards Sports Bar for live music. Around Christmas, Westview will decorate the Promenade. There's always some cool do at the promenade. Hopefully this helps.
With the currently economy, you might consider traveling less. Some of the ideas you are about to pick up may guide you to a more enjoyable, less expensive travel experience. Leave your valuables at home. You stand a good chance of losing one of your valuables if you bring too many. When traveling on an airplane, don't rely on the airline for any of your comfort needs, even if it's an international flight. If you really need headphones, a blanket and a pillow to be comfortable while flying, you should bring your own on board with you. Additionally, it is a good idea to bring something to snack on.
If you are staying in hotels, especially in countries that are less developed and you worry about a break-in at night in your room, take a doorstop along. These wedges are important if you have people coming in and out.
Make sure that your insurance covers you on vacation. You may get money for your flight if it is cancelled. It is worth your time to do some research before you leave.
Not a lot of people can afford the Ritz Hotel, and sometimes have to stay at a less desirable hotel. Bring a rubber doorstop to stay safe. Just wedge the doorstop underneath the door and secure the deadbolt and chain. It is almost impossible to enter a room that has a doorstop placed beneath the door.
Companies that rent cars typically require renters to be at least 18 years old. However, some require them to be at least 25 years old. You may pay more and have to use a credit card if you're not at least 25. If you are older, you may not be able to rent a car. Find out about age issues before you arrive. If you are visiting a country in a different time zone, you may experience fatigue. It can't be avoided completely, but getting as much sleep as you can in the days preceding the flight will help. Sleep on the plane, too.
Road trips tend to be boring so it is a good idea to plan some activities for the trip. If you do more than stop for meals and bathroom breaks, you will build anticipation along the road. Let your kids know your itinerary and route so that they have a chance to focus on upcoming locations and events.
The economy being poor and money being hard to come by is no excuse to avoid this year's vacation. Use the suggestions in this article and find your way to an affordable vacation.
To keep traveling expense within budget, try making them as far ahead as you can. This will help you to avoid unnecessary anxiety when the vacation comes. Try not to do things at the last minute in order to have more money left in your budget later.
Consider the nature of your trip when choosing a digital camera. For example, if you plan to backpack, a rechargeable battery will be of no use. Usually, you will need a digital camera that's easy to turn on and focuses quickly in order to avoid missing once-in-a-lifetime shots.
If you are traveling through a small airport, find out from the airport's website which airlines serve that airport. A lot of these airports have charters which won't come up in searches, and you could end up with a much cheaper fare.