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 features

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bethesda?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,736 holiday lettings around Bethesda. From 461 houses to 988 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Bethesda?

One word (or maybe three) — location, location, location! Nothing comes close to spending your getaway among all the main streets. HomeAway has 377 city centre rental homes available. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has heaps more property options to explore, including:

  • 54 monument-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 43 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 21 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Bethesda?

Having room to move, cooking up delicious dinners, lofty views — if any of this appeals to you, an apartment rental could be a fantastic choice. You can select from 725 different options with the help of HomeAway. How does £23 per night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't put it off for too long! If that doesn't suit your squad's taste, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • House: 515 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.
  • Hotel: 175 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £16 per night.
  • Townhome: 147 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £23 per night.

Can I stay in Bethesda in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable holiday is hanging out with loved ones in a completely new place. If you're visiting with a large group, HomeAway can help out. Presently, apartment holiday rentals are popular for big groups of visitors here, and we have 168 featured on our database. Around the area, the holiday rentals that can house bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 740 rental accommodation just right for that size. Stay a night from just £19.
  • If you've got 5 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 360 rental accommodation that are suitable. Prices begin at just £57 per night.
  • Looking for places for rent catering to 8 guests? You'll be delighted to discover we have 346 that'll be ideal. You can secure one from just £58 a night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can bring along your dad, your brother and all your mates to Bethesda.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Bethesda?

HomeAway is here to help you come together with your relatives and friends. Offering a broad selection of economical holiday rentals, you're sure to find a cosy lodging to suit everyone. National Harbour is a fantastic area to consider if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 74 holiday rentals, and the average price is an agreeable £150 per night. You'll find another 132 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around Foggy Bottom. The average price in this area is £164 per night.

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