Bethesda Vacation Packages
Bethesda is a vibrant urban neighborhood that buzzes with its dining, entertainment and shopping districts. It’s also blessed with golf courses, parks and an historic trail, which is ideal for biking and walking. Bethesda is part of Maryland’s Montgomery County and stretches back from the northwest border of Washington D.C. It sits on a thoroughfare that was once an ancient route used by Native Americans.
The neighborhood’s heart is the lively Downtown Bethesda, much of which spreads along Wisconsin Avenue and its connecting streets. Enjoy shopping at the bookshops, fashion outlets, homeware stores and jewelers. Browse the antique dealers for one-of-kind items.
Admire the work of regional artists at galleries such as Bethesda Fine Art and the Waverly Street Gallery. Get an in-depth appreciation of the neighborhood’s art scene during the Bethesda Art Walk, which takes place on the second Friday of the month. Check out exhibitions by 130 national artists at May’s Bethesda Fine Art Festival. Watch documentaries produced by local filmmakers at the Bethesda Film Fest in March.
Downtown Bethesda’s near 200 restaurants showcase wide-ranging cuisines and offer something to suit almost all tastes. Find everything from Afghan and Asian to Latin American, Mediterranean and Mongolian dishes. Enjoy nighttime entertainment at cocktail lounges, an Irish-themed pub and a blues and jazz club. Alternatively, catch an independent production at one of the neighborhood theaters.
Bethesda is also a place for outdoor activities. Bike, skate or walk along Capital Crescent Trail, an 11-mile (18-kilometer) trail that connects Georgetown, Washington D.C., to Silver Spring, Maryland. Play a round of golf at Bethesda Country Club and Kenwood Golf and Country Club.
Don’t miss a visit to the Cabin John Regional Park, located in the neighborhood’s northern corner. It has camping grounds, children’s playgrounds, natural trails and picnic sites. Go ice skating at the indoor rink or ride through the park on a miniature train.
Bethesda is served by the Bethesda Metro and Medical Center Metro stations. Both provide quick and direct access to downtown Washington D.C.