Big Savings in Bethesda
How to enjoy Bethesda without breaking the bank
Sitting in the outskirts of the nation’s capital, Bethesda enjoys plenty of attention from visitors from all over the region. What it lacks in attractions, it compensates with its many restaurants that have a good reputation among foodies and wine connoisseurs. Bethesda has one of the most well-education populations in the country and is CNN Money Magazine’s 5th Best Place to Live and Launch in 2008. This being the case, many would think that Bethesda is an expensive place to visit. This is may not be true especially if you know where to stay, eat and go. The city offers some perks and freebies that both locals and visitors can take advantage of. Case in point: the Bethesda circulator which can take you all around the downtown area free of charge. There are also plenty of restaurants that offer great eats at very affordable prices. To get a low-down on what’s worth checking out, you can either read reviews online or ask a local.
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Bethesda is a mecca for food and wine enthusiasts from all over the region. Thousands flock to the city especially during the Taste of Bethesda in October. Visiting the city during this time is very ideal if you’d like to sample the best of what it has to offer. Over a hundred restaurants participate in the festival so you are sure to sample their offerings without spending too much.
Getting around downtown Bethesda is also fairly easy. Whether you want the convenience of a motorized transport or the freedom of exploring the area on foot, you’d be happy to know that both methods are free of charge. The circulator can take you from point A to point B in no time; just make you know the schedule and where the pick-up points are. The downtown area is also compact enough to navigate on foot.
• Take self-guided tours around the downtown area. If you’re up to it, you can even take a “food walk” as this is where you’ll find most of the great restaurants the city is known for.
• If you’re in Bethesda during the summer, enjoy the free live entertainment at Woodmont Triangle during Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can even linger after the free concert for some family-friendly movies shown daily.
• With the plethora of restaurants and bars in the city, it would be hard to tell which ones are worth the buck. Ask for insider information from hotel receptionists or cab drivers and you’ll surely find the hidden gems in the city.
• Keep in mind that cheap does not necessarily mean low-quality. Budget restaurants like Tastee Diner uphold Bethesda’s culinary reputation without leaving a dent on your wallets.
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