Rio Washingtonian Share the Love Family Outings (You could WIN!)


Squeeze the last bit of fun out of summer at RIO Washingtonian in Gaithersburg with your family. There are so many options for family fun! And you can WIN an amazing day ….

In one blissful afternoon, my children and I celebrated the beginning of the new school year together at RIO Washingtonian.

The kids liked walking around the lakefront on The Lakeside Path to Wellness boardwalk and viewing and feeding the massive fish in the lake from the gazebo. Bring quarters for fish food!

The kids also discovered a mini scavenger hunt at the RIO, right between Joe’s Crab Shack and Uncle Julio’s. Look for the bear and cat statues on the benches, and the storybook statue near them. Read the story and then help Fridolin and Kimo find their missing objects! Charlie, Eve and Alice loved this free, arts learning fun!


We considered taking a paddle boat ride, but instead opted for the view of had a chill day watching other paddlers maneuver those dragons, flamingos and swans.


We had a relaxing, yummy lunch at California Pizza Kitchen, overlooking the water on the covered patio. I had forgotten how tasty is CPK! The kids all chose their own personal veggie and sausage pizzas from the kids menu, enjoyed the multi-age workbooks each young guest receives and the limitless lemonades. I prided myself on resisting the BBQ Chicken Pizza and went for a delish salad.

CPK = lunch

Of course the kids loved riding the carousel, full of interesting animals.


Alice especially loved playing on the multi-age playground.


And even though Charlie will not admit it, they all had a blast hopping onto the children’s train ride.

train -ride

Would you like to win an outing on the gorgeous Rio Washingtonian lakefront? Here’s what you do!

Simply submit a photo taken at the lakefront for a chance to win. Submit your photo here! 

One lucky winner will WIN:

Four tickets to AMC/ Loews RIO Cinemas.

Four rides on The Carousel presented by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

A family paddle boat ride

Dinner for four at Café Deluxe for up to $100

Four cupcakes from Lilly Magilly’s Cupcakery?.

Entries are open through Sept. 3 so hurry up and send in your pics!

Disclosure: My family and I received experiences for review. No additional or monetary compensation received for promoting this fun opportunity for local families.


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