The hospitality and tourism industry is one of Washington County’s strongest sectors, supporting approximately 6,500 jobs in the County, including many jobs for those without college degrees.

While the traditional tourist attractions of the city and the convention and events business continue to drive this sector, growth in the sector was also boosted by the rise of DC’s restaurant and nightlife scene. The city’s dining scene is gaining international attention, named “Restaurant City of the Year” by Bon Appétit, and recently became the fourth North American destination to receive a Michelin Guide to its restaurants. In addition, cultural assets, such as theater, festivals and other performance arts, offer opportunities to expand tourism across the District.

Hagerstown – Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau