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8 Things to Do in Bethesda, Maryland

Priya Johnson Aug 2, 2019
This well-developed urban city of Bethesda, Maryland is situated very close to Washington DC. It celebrates all forms of art and culture, through its large number of art galleries, music and cultural centers, and much more.

Glen Echo Park

This cultural center has it all; from children theatres to glass and sculpture studios, pottery, photography, music and dance workshops, even an aquarium!
It's a place that truly honors art and culture in its entirety. Depending on your interest, sign up for respective tours and workshops.

Strathmore Music Center and Mansion

Founded in 1981, this art and music center hosts world-class music concerts, art exhibitions and even educational workshops. Witness some of the finest music performances in its 2000-seat Strathmore concert hall.

Bethesda Salt Cave

Inhaling halt has proven to be therapeutic, and at Bethesda's Salt Cave, people can sit in a cave filled with pink Himalayan salt and get relief from asthma, allergies, and even sleep apnea.

KID Museum

As the name suggests, this innovative museum is dedicated to educating children in the fields of science, art, and history. A variety of interactive exhibits and programs make learning fun and exciting.

The Ratner Museum

This three-building museum campus is dedicated to honoring Jewish culture and history. The museum celebrates the works of the Jewish artist Phillip Ratner. His sculptures, paintings, glasswork, etc. revolve around the Bible are exhibited here.

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Cabin John Regional Park

This park offers a plethora of activities from hiking on nature trails, athletic sports on the many fields, to even ice skating on the park's indoor ice rink.
The miniature train, playground, picnic tables are a hit with children. A lovely place to spend the day.

Imagination Stage

Fall in love with the world of performing art and educational theatre at internationally recognized Imagination Stage. Workshops and theatrical performances are available for all age groups, including the toddlers.

Bethesda Crab Cakes

You can't leave without trying the famous Maryland blue crabs and delicious crab cakes. Try the crab cakes at the Bethesda Crab House, which has been dishing them out since 1961.