Bethesda Row

If you’re looking for fabulous shopping, excellent restaurants, awesome entertainment and a place that is pleasing to the senses then Bethesda Row is the place for you. Located where Bethesda Avenue, Woodmont Avenue, Elm Street and Bethesda Lane meet you’ll find an area that is unlike any place you’ll visit. At Bethesda Row you can walk along the sophisticated sidewalks and tree lined streets to experience all of the great shops, restaurants, cafes, plazas and atmosphere. In this walkable neighborhood you’ll have the option of relaxing at sidewalk seating at the numerous cafes and restaurants and enjoying atmosphere and food that is second to none.

This area is alive with energy and is an example of modern open space that will leave a distinct impression with you. With top-notch landscaping, benches, lighting and a dazzling public fountain you’ll truly enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this place located in the heart of Bethesda. In fact, Bethesda Row is truly the place in Bethesda to see and be seen and with its location along the Capital Crescent Trail it provides a convenient connection to downtown Washington, D.C. by bicycle, in-line skate, and foot. Also, its close proximity to the metro enables an easy connection by public transit. With all this being said, Bethesda Row is beyond doubt a place you have to visit in Bethesda, Maryland and no trip would be complete without it.

Directions to Bethesda Row

From Virginia and all points south of Washington D.C. Take I-95 north to exit 170B to I-495 toward Tysons Corner. Stay on I-495 for about 16 miles. Take exit 39/MD-190 onto River Road east toward Washington. Turn left onto Goldsboro Road. Turn right onto Bradley Boulevard. Turn left on Arlington Road. Turn right onto Bethesda Avenue.

From Baltimore and all points north of Washington DC Take I-95 south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From I-495, take exit 34, which is Route 355 (Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike), and head south toward Washington/Bethesda. Turn right onto Bethesda Avenue.

From the George Washington Memorial Parkway Take the George Washington Memorial Parkway to exit 495N toward Maryland. Take exit 39/MD-190 onto River Road east toward Washington. Turn left onto Goldsboro Road. Turn right onto Bradley Boulevard. Turn left onto Arlington Road. Turn right onto Bethesda Avenue.

Metro The Bethesda Metro station is located only three blocks from the heart of Bethesda Row. Take the red line to Bethesda Metro Center.

Parking for Bethesda Row

New Parking Garage $1 per hour (special holiday rates) Located on Elm Street, near the corner of Elm Street and Arlington Road

Public Parking There are 17 public garages or lots with over 6,600 spaces and 766 on-street meters within walking distance of the movies, shops and restaurants. Garage and lot public parking is FREE on Saturdays, Sunday and holidays. On the street, parking is FREE on Sundays and holidays only. Remember, be sure to read all signs and check the meter color code system. Copper meters have a one-hour time limit, blue meters have two hours and silver meters have nine or more hours.

Private Parking Paid parking lots operated by Federal Parking are located on Bethesda Avenue behind the Rio Grande Cafe, as well as on Elm Street by Jaleo.

Valet Parking Many restaurants offer valet parking for a reasonable fee.

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