Local Area

Bethesda is a thriving urban center near the nation’s capital and home to many fabulous restaurants, retailers and arts venues.

Highlights include:


Strathmore has been a beacon for performing arts in Maryland since 1981. The 1,976-seat theater regularly hosts performances including the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Here you can walk the elaborate Sculpture Gardens, enjoy tea in the Strathmore Mansion, or catch a music festival on the front lawn.

Bethesda Row

For shopping and fun, Bethesda Row is a breath of fresh air. You’ll find an exciting collection of high-end fashion, home décor and boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and more.

Bethesda's Arts & Entertainment District

From award-winning theatre to independent films, Bethesda's A&E District is filled with inspiring artists and arts venues. Unique galleries and public art fill the streets throughout the downtown Bethesda.

For more information visit https://www.visitmaryland.org/list/bethesda

Washington DC

Washington DC is just 25-30 minutes away by car or metro (https://www.wmata.com/). The White House, United States Capitol and Lincoln Memorial are just a few of the must see sights, for more information visit https://washington.org/

Visa Information

You may require a Visa or ESTA to travel to the USA, to find out if you will need to apply for a Visa or ESTA please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/wizard.html


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