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Skirted by the surging waters of Rock Creek, the National Zoological Park is a forerunner for the title of America's finest wildlife facilities. It was created by Congress in 1889, making it one of the oldest zoos in the country. The zoo was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and New York's Central Park. The zoo is famous for its giant pandas from China but you will find all sorts of creatures, both familiar and exotic. The zoo's Asia Trail gets you acquainted with fishing cats, clouded leopards and other Asian animals. Also, the zoo is home to the Elephant Trails, Lemur Island, Cheetah Conservation and Great Cats, where you can witness mighty lions and tigers in action. Birds and reptiles from across the world also call the Smithsonian National Zoological Park their home.
A quick ride to the Takoma Metro stop brings you to this little alternative enclave. Here, you can buy textiles from Tibet, dine on Korean bi bim bahp and try on fur coats from the 1950s without walking more than a few blocks. Be sure to spend some time browsing in Takoma Books. Though the town is small by city standards, there is lots to discover and enjoy.
Spread over 530 acres (214 hectares) Cabin John Regional Park park is among the largest community parks in the Bethesda region. The Cabin John Regional Park has something for everyone, featuring picnic spots, playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis courts, a nature center, a dog park, skating rink, trails, a campground and a miniature train. The adventure playground and the totem pole are the park's special attractions which are immensely popular among the little ones.
Pike & Rose is an upscale place featuring elegant shopping malls, restaurants and a plethora of entertainment options. Located at the heart of Montgomery County this beautiful complex is set on 24 acres (9.7 hectares) of land. The place is very well planned with broad streets, ample parking and public transport making it very easy to commute. The place also offers a set of luxurious apartments and penthouses making it an ideal neighborhood for you and your family to prosper.
Ipic Theaters is an ultimate escape for the movie lovers. iPic Theaters airs the latest Hollywood flicks and is spacious with luxurious seating at affordable costs. With state-of-the-art sound systems, iPic Theater redefines your movie-watching experience. In case you get hungry, this place serves a delectable menu. They also cater to private screenings if you wish to throw a party for your friends.