Global search

Set Current Location
JOIN
SIGN OUT
My profile
Sign out
ATTRACTIONS
New Collection
New collection
CATEGORY
All
Attractions
Museums
Theaters
Outdoors
Family Outings
Concert Venues
Sports
Historic Sites
Galleries
More

FILTER
Child Friendly
Good for Groups
Historical
Provides Tours
Romance
Weird & Wonderful
$
$$
$$$
More

x
3 Days in the City
Top Rated Attractions in Bethesda
Search Radius (Miles)
Waverly Street Gallery

Founded in 1993, the Waverly Street Gallery has since been a veteran organization that promotes and exhibits both traditional and contemporary art. The gallery collaborates with a range of international artists and local talent to host regular exhibitions across genres of painting, sculpture, photography and pottery. Emerging artists are showcased through their exhibitions every second Friday of the month, which is also when the Bethesda Art Walk commences. In the past, the gallery has worked with artists such as Kate Radi, Pat Silbert, Sandra Zacharia and Kanika Sircar, among several others.

Add to Collection
National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery houses an extensive collection of European and American art in two spectacular buildings. In the grand, neoclassical West Building, Rembrandt, Rubens and Gainsborough are well-represented. The permanent collection includes works from the 13th to 20th Centuries, including a section devoted to Impressionism. An underground concourse with a cafeteria, an excellent gift shop and a walled-in waterfall takes you to the East Building. Designed by I.M. Pei, this triangular building is a key city landmark and home to famous pieces of art and other temporary exhibitions.

Add to Collection
National Mall

Part of the original design for the federal city, this massive open space park stretches from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and around the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. It was originally intended to be a grand avenue, and over time the Mall as we know it today cropped up. It has been the location of many historic, world-changing events throughout history including the 1963 March on Washington, the Million Man March and several presidential inaugurations. Today, the National Mall can serve as a place to remember American heroes, to celebrate freedom and to be a forum to exercise freedom in the form of protests and rallies. It is also where you will find the museums of the Smithsonian, the Vietnam Memorial, the Reflecting Pool and the famous Washington Monument. Certainly any visit to Washington DC should start at the National Mall.

Add to Collection
Lincoln Memorial

Located at the west end of the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial is a principal landmark of the city. It offers magnificent views of the city from several vantage points. Daniel Chester French's 19-foot (5.7-meter) statue of Lincoln seated and deep in thought, along with the carved text of the Gettysburg Address, provides a glimpse into a weighty period of American history. The 36 Doric columns represent the number of states in the union at the time of Lincoln's death. Go at night for much lighter crowds.

Add to Collection
Smithsonian Institution Building

Commonly known as "America's attic," the Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization. Organize your tours of the Smithsonian buildings in Washington by starting at the Institute's easy-to-locate red sandstone Gothic castle. Ongoing video presentations, touch screens, maps and helpful staff members will help you create a plan to navigate the many varied museums. The building is also commonly referred to as the "Castle." The castle is also the final resting place of the Smithsonian's founder, James Smithson, as his tomb is located in the crypt in the north entrance.

Add to Collection
Music Center at Strathmore

This venue at Strathmore has been hosting music shows since 1981. World class performances by local, national and international talents take place here. The center is home to five resident organizations, each unique in their own way, thus offering a variety to the guests. Concerts are held at one of the four spaces - the Dorothy M. and Maurice C. Shapiro Music Room, the Outdoor Pavilion, the Outdoor Sculpture Garden and the Gudelsky Gallery Suite space.

Add to Collection
0,6 32 6 1 5,7,6,10 fea_191 3 Days in the City 191|3-days-in-the-city [["Waverly Street Gallery","38.98440093321","-77.092666180825","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD, 20814","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/bethesda-md\/1126703-waverly-street-gallery"],["National Gallery of Art","38.892080681293","-77.021912251213","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","700 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20565","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/washington-dc\/9419-national-gallery-of-art"],["National Mall","38.889584247151","-77.022786515427","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","900 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington, DC, 20024","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/washington-dc\/53396-national-mall"],["Lincoln Memorial","38.88926322826","-77.050182404187","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest, Washington, DC, 20037","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/washington-dc\/8884-lincoln-memorial"],["Smithsonian Institution Building","38.888788530113","-77.026024025093","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","1000 Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington, DC, 20560","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/washington-dc\/9416-smithsonian-institution-building"],["Music Center at Strathmore","39.029251370394","-77.101197087098","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD, 20852","http:\/\/cityseeker.com\/bethesda-md\/340176-music-center-at-strathmore"]] adayincity 1126703,9419,53396,8884,9416,340176 6 0 1
View More
More Recommendations
View More
5,7,6,10 0 0 0