Bethesda Travel Guide

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    Somber & simple interior
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    Whats for lunch?
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    Chef's platter
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Bethesda Things to Do

  • Tour the Strathmore Mansion & Art...

    Built in 1899 by prominent Washingtonian Captain James Frederick Oyster and his wife, this lovely former home is now home to an art gallery. My brother discovered Strathmore when he got "lost" on the way to our hotel, and he brought me back to see that it was all about. The house is lovely - lots of wood floors, and the Music Room is stunning - I...

  • Montgomery Farm Woman's Coop

    The Farm Woman's COOP, created in 1932, has become an institution for people not only in the Bethesda area, but in neighborhing communities. From time to time it is written up in periodicals all over the world.It features stalls that sell produce, meats, cheese, baked goods, flowers, herbs, handcrafts, as well as quilts, oriental rugs, rockers,...

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Bethesda Restaurants

  • Authentic Lebanese

    Lebanese Taverna is a family owned enterprise and has many branches around the DC metro area. Apart from formal restaurants like this one in downtown Bethesda, they also have cafes which are quick service and fast paced. It was Sunday evening and since my wife was out of town because of work, I didn't have anyone for company, so I sauntered in...

  • Haleem and all that's Indian!

    Located in downtown Bethesda, this is a small family run restaurant that is hardly visible among the other shops. It is a small place which is neat and bright, feels like it has lots of open space because of street facing windows.There are no waiters or waitresses so be prepared to wait or look out for the owner if you need anything. I do takeaways...

  • If You Can't Decide What You Want To Eat

    There are many many restaurants in Bethesda, especially since the opening of the Red Line Metro stop. You have your choice of cuisines from many different parts of the world.Check the website below and make you choice.

  • OK Food - Fun Games!

    OK, I don't think anyone really comes here for the food... We came to watch the Stanley Cup Finals and have a little nosh. Afterwards, we went into the Midway, where my boyfriend proceeded to beat me senseless in skeeball... We had fun anyway. On a Wednesday night, the place was hopping, but not overly crowded. They must have done away with the...

  • Real Old Fashioned Diner Breakfast...

    Practically everyone in Northwest Washington and it's surburbs of Chevy Chase and Bethesda know this authentic diner. It wouldn't be unusual to see a well known face in here eating breakfast. When it comes to diners this is the real thing. In some ways it can be compared to the coffee shops of NY, but yet it has an identity quite its own. Even the...

  • Cakes, Yum Yum

    My favorite dessert is a slice of an old fashioned cake, preferably coconut or chocolate. This bakery makes lots of cakes. I haven't been here, but the next time I go to Bethesda or Chevy Chase you can be sure it will be the first place I go.Toll free: (888) 862-0588 Fax toll free: (800) 279-8554

  • Charming Country French

    This restaurant has been around for 25+ years, long before the redevelopment of Bethesda. It was one of my favorites when I lived in Chevy Chase and Bethesda. I can still remember the lobster with Pernod sauce, although I am sure with new owners and new chefs that is no longer on the menu.The atmosphere is country French and romantic. There is...

  • Haandi's buffet has the best rice ever

    I go here every Saturday. I think that parking has to be pretty awful if you were to go any time during the week. The area is full of parking garages, so it shouldn't be that hard to find something within walking distance. If you go on Saturday, though, you can park across the road for a "$5 honor system" payment.It's usually pretty quiet, you're...

  • Friendly restaurant

    This restaurant has been here for as long as I can remember. It's a very casual, laid-back place where service is slow but friendly. With all the trendy, more expensive restaurants in Bethesda, this is a nice alternative. Try the fagioli or white pizza- they are both fantastic.


Bethesda Nightlife

  • Live Standup Comedy Show Saturday Nights

    Live Standup Comedy ShowLaugh Riot at the Hyatt5 local DC-MD-VA area comediansEvery Saturday night8 to 10 pm Doors open 7pm$10 Cash-At-Door Admission Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel One Bethesda Metro Center 7400 Wisconsin Ave Bethesda, MD 20814 casual

  • Art-house theatre

    A former resident, I was pleasantly surprised to find a newly opened cinema that showed foreign and indepent films. Clean and convenient, on a safe well-lit street with nearby restaurants for before the show and nearby lounges for after - what's not to like?

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Bethesda Shopping

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    Montgomery Mall: Great shopping mall

    by glamourprincess Written Jul 5, 2006

    Montgomery Mall is a large shopping center just outside Washington DC. It is packed with many of the most popular departement stores such as Macy's and Nordstrom. Many great stores: Sephora, Armani Exchange, bebe, Bath and Body Works, Claire's, the list goes on and on. In addition it has a great foodcourt and many places to buy snacks and sweets (Sweet Factory, Cinnabon, Mrs Field's Cookies ++)

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Bethesda Favorites

  • Live Standup Comedy Saturday nites

    the Bethesda Hyatt Regency Hotel on Wisconsin Ave has a live standup comedy show every Saturday night for $10 bucks. Cheaper than a movie and more fun!

  • ok, actually, I live in...

    ok, actually, I live in Bethesda, but I still feel like a stranger here since Im NOt from here. Ok, when visiting Bethesda, Maryland, you mustn't do anything (except maybe go to Montgomery Mall) becuase well, there is NOTHING TO DO. We are surrounded by old old old snoby people, there are no nightclubs, you can't even have a beer if you're under...

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