What to do in Bethesda, MD

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Bethesda Attractions

Do you appreciate delicious food or shopping? Or perhaps you just prefer to get familiar with a new place like a true local. While staying in Bethesda, it doesn't matter which category you fall in — this interesting metropolis has all the sights and experiences you could ever hope for.

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What to do in Bethesda

Free Things to Do in Bethesda

A break in Bethesda doesn't have to break the bank. You can leave your wallet behind if you check out:

Ratner Museum - Speak to the staff and learn all about the interesting collections exhibited at this museum.

Clara Barton National Historic Site - If you're captivated by bygone times, this is one stop you won't want to miss.

Chinatown - This bustling spot is a favorite hangout of both visitors and locals.

National Institute of Health Campus - Pay a visit and find out the importance of this place to the locals.

Aubudon Naturalist Society - If you relish digging around the garden, this attraction will satisfy your green thumb.

Things to Do in Bethesda with Kids

There's fun for all the family no matter where you go in Bethesda. Here are a few family friendly experiences to try together that are bound to make your trip a blast:


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What to do in Bethesda on a sunny day?
What to do in Bethesda on a rainy day?
Are there cheap things to do in Bethesda?
If you’re on a strict budget, add the following low-cost activities and tours to your to-do list:

What can you do in Bethesda for free?
You’ll hardly have time to dig your wallet out of your backpack with so many terrific free attractions:

  • Rockville Town Center
  • RIO Washingtonian Center
  • National Institute of Health Campus
  • Westfield Montgomery Mall

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