Places to Stay Warm in the Community
As temperatures are dropping, many Potomac residents are looking for places to stay warm around the community.
With colder weather on the way this week, many Potomac residents may be looking for the perfect place to warm up in the community. Whether you want to curl up with a book or magazine or eat a meal near a fireplace, Potomac has several options for chilly residents looking to get out of the cold.
Both the Potomac Community Center and the Scotland Community Center offer options for families and individuals to stay fit and get out of the cold. Basketball courts, game rooms and fitness centers at both facilities are sure to get the blood pumping and make you forget about the winter chill. Both centers may have charges for using equipment based on membership policies. If you want to play billiards, ping-pong, volleyball or just lounge around, the local community centers are a great way to get active and get warm.
A few local restaurants are doing their part to warm hungry Potomac diners. Restaurants like Normandie Farm and Old Angler’s Inn have fireplaces to heat up customers while they eat. Call ahead to get reservations at the restaurants.
If curling up with a good book or surfing the web sounds like the ideal way to escape the cold, drop by the Potomac Library. The Potomac Library offers a large selection of books and other materials for people who are interested in learning including books and tape kits for children, CD books for adults and children, magazines, newspapers and a large number of print books in genres such as mystery, fiction and non-fiction.
Local coffee spots like Starbucks are a great way to escape the cold and grab a hot drink while you’re at it. Careful though — choosing a seat near the door can leave you even colder as the Potomac Starbucks locations in the Potomac Place Shopping Center and the Cabin John Shopping Center are often busy and have customers filing in and out the door throughout the day. While you’re there, check out Potomac Patch on the Starbucks homepage -- a shameless plug, I know.
The Cabin John Shopping Center and the Potomac Promenade shopping center can be a reprieve from cold weather and a way to grab a bite to eat, go shopping or get a haircut. In the indoor portion of the shopping centers, shoppers can visit some of the local shops and spend a few hours out of the house and out of the cold.