Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Bethesda

The area's live music and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Bethesda. This city's restaurants, gardens and shopping draw many visitors. White House and Lincoln Memorial are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Bethesda

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Bethesda a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Burning Tree Country Club (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Rock Creek Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Congressional Country Club (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Volta Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Bethesda

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Bethesda is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Falls Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Lafayette Recreation Center (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Aubudon Naturalist Society (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Glen Echo Park (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Rock Creek Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Hearst Recreation Center (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Bethesda

The nearest airport is in College Park, MD (CGS), located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), which is 9.8 mi (15.8 km) away.

It's easy to get around Bethesda by catching a ride on the metro at Bethesda Center Station, Medical Center Station or Grosvenor Station.

Where to stay near Bethesda?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,846 holiday rentals near Bethesda. From 972 Condos/Apartments to 557 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bethesda is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Bethesda?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bethesda:

  • Woodmont Triangle: 18 holiday homes
  • Dupont Circle: 586 holiday homes
  • Petworth: 317 holiday homes
  • Shaw: 1,136 holiday homes
  • Le Droit Park: 257 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bethesda?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Bethesda. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Clara Barton National Historic Site: 2,061 holiday rentals
  • The Bethesda Theater: 2,066 holiday rentals
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: 2,053 holiday rentals
  • Be With Me Playseum: 2,064 holiday rentals
  • Madonna of the Trail Statue: 2,067 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bethesda listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Bethesda?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 972 Condos/Apartments in Bethesda. Our other popular types of Bethesda holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 557 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 185 holiday houses
  • Studios: 808 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bethesda?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 343 holiday homes with pool available in Bethesda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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