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Bethesda Travel Tips

Elegant Home Comforts at Bethesda Vacation Rentals

Bethesda is an affluent and vibrant community located just outside of Washington DC. It is an area known for its up-market dining and excellent restaurants. The streets are lined with boutique shops and antique galleries. Even if you don’t choose to shop here, it is fun to browse. The vacation homes in Bethesda range between modern condos and elegant old colonial homes. You can be certain that the furnishings and finishes are of the highest quality. The living areas have comfortable lounges and the kitchens are generally equipped with all necessary modern appliances. If it’s stylish home comforts you are looking for, you are certain to find them in Bethesda vacation homes.

Convenient Travel Connections to Get to Bethesda Vacation Houses

With its proximity to Washington DC, it is both easy and convenient to find your way to Bethesda. If traveling from abroad or across the continent, you will probably fly into Washington Dulles International Airport which is 24 miles from Bethesda. The airport is one of the busiest on the East Coast and hosts international and regional airlines on regular commercial schedules. From the airport, there are taxis and airport shuttles that can provide point-to-point transfers to your destination. A second airport in Arlington County is the Ronald Regan National Airport. This airport is a busy regional airport that hosts most major North American carriers. The airport has an efficient shuttle service and taxi operators are on call to provide transport to and from the airport. Both airports have car rental agencies where you can hire a vehicle to use during your stay.

Unique Attractions near Bethesda Lodging

Many people that come to Bethesda want to see both the sights of Washington DC and the surrounding areas. With the capital just a few minutes' drive away, you can head downtown for the day and return to the quiet comfort of your vacation home in the evening. In Bethesda itself, there are several museums and historical places of interest that are well worth visiting.

The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum is a museum founded by two cousins that has a religious theme. The exhibits are mostly the artworks of Phillip Ratner. There are paintings, sculptures and drawings that mostly depict scenes and characters from the Hebrew Bible. There is also a section dedicated to children’s literature where young ones are free to touch and explore the exhibits.

The Woodend Sanctuary is located just a few miles outside of Bethesda. Here, visitors can explore the nature trails, do some birdwatching, and simple enjoy nature. The sanctuary is set on 40 acres of land. The Woodend Mansion is an elegant 20th-century building that is the home of the Audubon Naturalist Society.

If you enjoy art and foreign language films that are rarely shown on the main movie circuit, you will enjoy the Bethesda Row Cinema. This newly built eight-cinema complex caters to more artistic tastes. It prides itself on showing the best of international independent movies, much to the enjoyment of its patrons.

The Clara Barton Historical Site reveals the history behind one of the most famous humanitarian organizations, the Red Cross, and its founder Clara Barton. The 1891 mansion was both Ms. Barton’s private residence and the headquarters of the Red Cross. The home was filled not only with her personal supplies but also crates of medical supplies and equipment needed by the organization. A tour will take you through the building and provide some fascinating insight into the humble beginnings of the organization.

Visitors to Maryland Vacation Rentals in Bethesda

People who visit Bethesda generally have a strong interest in American history and culture. They can spend days exploring nearby Washington DC and surrounding towns. Bethesda is quiet and elegant community that caters to discerning tastes. It is therefore the more up-market traveler that will choose to stay here.

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