The City of Bethesda, MD
Bethesda is a small town in the state of Maryland. The largest nearby city to Bethesda is Washington, approximately 13 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Bethesda, including Mcdonald's, LEDO Pizza - Derwood-Gaithersburg, Ginza Restaurant, Outta The Way Cafe and Hungry Howie's Pizza. For a larger selection of Bethesda restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Bethesda Golf Courses and/or Museums, including the Beall-Dawson House, Redgate Golf Course, Latvian Museum, Needwood Golf Course -Main and Trotters Glen Golf Course. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Bethesda please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 6 airports are located in or near Bethesda:
- Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
- College Park Airport (CGS)
- Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK)
- Manassas Regional Airport (MNZ)
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
- Washington Dulles Intl. Airport (IAD)
Bethesda, Maryland Climate and WeatherIn the month of October, Bethesda experiences an average high temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in October are usually about 45 degrees with an average rainfall of 3.48 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Bethesda with daytime temperatures averaging 86 degrees in the summer, and 47 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Bethesda to receive an average of 3.3 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 4.18 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 105 degrees in the summer and as low as -11 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Bethesda should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 70 degrees, and nighttime lows of 44.
Bethesda, Maryland Attractions
1African American Civil War Memorial Museum - , Washington,
The African American Civil War Memorial, at the corner of Vermont Avenue, 10th St, and U Street NW in Washington, D.C., commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War. The sculpture The Spirit of Freedom, a 9-foot bronze statue by Ed Hamilton of Louisville, Kentucky, was commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 1993 and completed in 1997.
2Algonkian Regional Park Golf Course - , Sterling,
The Algonkian Regional Park Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Loudoun County Virginia. Built in 1962, this Sterling course designed by Ed Ault is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 703-450-4655. The golf course dress code is as follows: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK.
Address: 47001 Fairway Dr, Sterling, VA 20165
3American University Museum - , Washington,
The American University Museum is a museum that is situated in the Katzen Arts Center at the American University in Washington, DC. It is a three-story, 30,000-square-foot museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum’s permanent collection highlights the holdings of the Katzen and Watkins collection.
4Anacostia Museum - , Washington,
The Anacostia Community Museum is a Smithsonian Institution museum in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., opened in 1967. Its focus is the national history and culture of African Americans, for presentation to scholars and to all visitors—domestic and international.
5Anderson House - , Washington,
The Society of the Cincinnati is a historical organization with branches in the US and France founded in 1783 to preserve the ideals and fellowship of the Revolutionary War officers and to pressure the government to honor pledges it had made to officers who fought for American independence. Now in its third century, the Society is a nonprofit historical, diplomatic, and educational organization that promotes public interest in the American Revolution through its library and museum collections, exhibitions, programs, publications, and other activities.
6Anne Arundel County Free School - Davidsonville,
Anne Arundel County Free School is a historic school building at Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The first Free School of Anne Arrundell County was established by an Act of the General Assembly of colonial Maryland in 1723. It was built somewhere between its contractual date of 1724 and 1746 when it was under full operation with John Wilmot as schoolmaster. The existing abandoned building is 49' x 18', and consists of six rooms on two floors.
7Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial - , Arlington,
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, which is also referred to as the Custis-Lee Mansion, is a Greek revival style mansion located in Arlington, Virginia in the US and was once the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It overlooks the Potomac River, directly across from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the American Civil War, the grounds of the mansion were selected as the site of Arlington National Cemetery, in part to ensure that Lee would never again be able to return to his home.
8Art Museum of the Americas - , Washington,
The Art Museum of the Americas is an art museum that is situated in Washington, D.C., primarily devoted to exhibiting works of modern and contemporary art from Latin America and the Caribbean. The museum was formally established in 1976 by the Organization of American States. Artists represented in the AMA's permanent collection include Candido Portinari, Pedro Figari, Fernando de Szyszlo, Amelia Pelaez and Alejandro Obregon.
9Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - , Washington,
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, along with the Freer Gallery of Art, is an Asian art museum that helps form the national museums of Asian art of the Smithsonian Institution. Its collection includes 9,917 Asian art objects.
10B&O Railroad Museum - Baltimore,
The B&O Railroad Museum is a museum exhibiting historic railroad equipment in Baltimore, Maryland, originally named the Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum when it opened on July 4, 1953. It has been called one of the most significant collections of railroad treasures in the world and has the largest collection of 19th century locomotives in the U.S. The museum is located in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's old Mount Clare Station and adjacent roundhouse, part of the B&O's sprawling Mount Clare Shops site begun in 1829, the oldest railroad manufacturing complex in the US.
Bethesda, Maryland Hotels
7Residence Inn By Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
9721 Washingtonian Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
8Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Bethesda, Maryland Restaurants
This is a list of Bethesda Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Pizza Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants and Fast Foods & Carry Out. Happy Dining!
Published December 9, 2010
There museums and attractions galore to take the kids in the DC area from the International Spy Museum to the historical the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
Published December 9, 2010
The Smithsonian in Washington DC is the world's single largest museum complex, with nineteen museums, the zoo, and a variety of research facilities under its umbrella.