Need to Get Out of D.C.? Head to Bethesda

Washington, D.C. is a beautiful city full of culture and excitement. It can also be chaotic and stressful, especially when your primary goal is to relax and unwind.

Getting out of the city for a little while, even if it’s just for a weekend, can work wonders for stress levels and peace of mind. Luckily, for those of you looking for a short trip out of D.C., Bethesda is close by and waiting for you to experience some of its charms.

If you haven’t learned about Bethesda yet, check out our great reasons to visit soon.

A Short Drive Away

The greatest thing about heading to Bethesda for a short visit is how close by it is. You won’t have to hop on a plane or spend hours in an uncomfortable car, waiting to arrive.

When you choose a superior method of transportation for your trip, the drive becomes even less of an issue.

With AE Sedans, for instance, you can enjoy your ride in the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle, without the stress or anxiety of navigating traffic or finding parking. Your chauffeur will take care of everything for you. All you have to do is relax.

Experience Downtown

Downtown Bethesda is a hotspot for all sorts of activities: art galleries, restaurants, sightseeing and history, to name a few.

Check out a few of our favorite spots around downtown Bethesda during your visit:

  • Imagination Stage: Children’s drama and theatre has a home at the Imagination Stage, the perfect centerpiece for a Bethesda outing that involves your little ones.
  • Al’s Lobby Shop: Head to this intimate local shop for a variety of unique, collectible stationery, stamps, and embossing supplies. If you love to craft or create, Al’s is a must-see spot in downtown Bethesda.
  • Bethesda Row: This spot in downtown combines, boutiques, shopping, restaurants, and other great sites to keep you occupied all day.


10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD

Another great place to consider adding to your to-do list in Bethesda is Strathmore.

A multi-discipline arts center that provides an artistic hub for kids, teens and artists, as well as art enthusiasts, Strathmore offer visitors the chance to experience some of the best artists and performances in the country.

From classical music performances to stand-up comedy, workshops and more, Strathmore is the perfect place to get in touch with your artistic side.

Waverly Street Gallery

4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD

Bethesda is a great spot for visual art, as well as performance art. You can go from Strathmore over to the Waverly Street Gallery, one of the premiere visual art centers in the Washington, D.C. area.

From contemporary artists exhibitions to sculpture, paintings, artist workshops, special showings and more, the Waverly Street Gallery is a great place to spend the afternoon, absorbing art and culture in one of the best known art hubs in the greater D.C. area.

Bethesda, only 7 miles from downtown D.C., is a great spot to get away when stresses get high in Our Nation’s Capital.

With luxury D.C. limo service to make the ride effortless and enjoyable, you can plan a trip to Bethesda that includes art, shopping and delicious food.

Contact American Executive Transportations to book you vehicle, and start looking forward to your Bethesda trip today.

Photo Credit:  Donald West