Bethesda, MD, USA

Bethesda, MD, USA

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From modern medicine to Maryland music

Best known for its world-class medical institutions and sprawling Strathmore music campus, Bethesda is a lively city just a short drive from Washington DC. Downtown, you'll find an upbeat street scene where you can wander around art galleries, enjoy a night out at the theater, or stock up on local produce at the weekend farmers' market. As well as downtown condos, Bethesda vacation rentals also unlock access to beautiful character homes in the upmarket Chevy Chase neighborhood.

Embrace Bethesda_s country club lifestyle

Get your bearings with a stroll down Bethesda Row, a lively thoroughfare lined with chic cafes, boutiques, and specialty stores. You can then wander through the Arts & Entertainment District where you'll find a host of galleries and studios. The atmosphere is fantastic, so why not stay local with Bethesda vacation rentals just steps from the action? Bethesda takes its leisure pursuits seriously, culminating with the Congressional Country Club. It's one of the world's most prestigious golf clubs and has hosted a string of major championships. While you_ll need to wait 10 years and fork out $120,000 to tee off on the Blue Course, public courses offer guests a warm welcome.

Day trips to DC

If you love the arts, head for afternoon tea at Strathmore's Shapiro Music Room. It is a quaint treat, coming with artisan tea, delicate finger food, and beautiful music. The Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club is another cultural highlight, hosting live shows in an elegant art deco theater. At just 30 minutes from Washington DC, Bethesda vacation rentals are a great base for exploring America's proud capital. From the majestic White House to a glut of Smithsonian Institution museums, DC is home to some of the country's top attractions. And with spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens, and leafy backyards, you'll feel right at home in the Old Line State.

Bring your appetite for Taste of Bethesda

Summer in Maryland is hot and sticky, which means that you'll probably want to stick to indoor pursuits. Spring is a beautiful time to visit, with cooler temperatures that are perfect for golfing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Spring brings a flood of visitors to Bethesda for DC's National Cherry Blossom Festival. August is also busy thanks to Taste of Bethesda, a top top food festival. It sees a smorgasbord of vendors descend on Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle, accompanied by live music and plenty of family-friendly entertainment.

Discover the beauty of Montgomery County

Bethesda sits in the southern corner of Maryland's Montgomery County, famous for natural treasures like the Potomac River and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. While downtown Bethesda has been well and truly urbanized, there is still plenty of green space to enjoy. Stretching for 25 miles along the south bank of the Potomac River, the George Washington Memorial parkway is a local favorite with runners, cyclists, and dog walkers alike.