Escape a few miles north outside of the hectic district and beltway and relax at the stylish, trendy, and quaint Bethesda Row. Choose from a wide variety of over 30 international restaurants including Irish, Thai, American, Asian, Spanish, Mediterranean, and American for a nice outdoor lunch or dinner. Enjoy desserts at specialty shops such as Dolcezza Gelato or Sweetgreen. There are plenty of new boutiques and stores to please all types of shoppers. Bethesda Row also holds many events such as Movie Nights and art fairs.
Paper Source is an art and craft store. It is essentially known for its creative party invites, envelops, calenders, invitation cards, personalized gifts, do-it-yourself art and craft kits, and a lot more. The products at this vibrant shop are hand crafted by budding artists and have a personal touch attached to them. The shop has new collections for every season and that's what makes it so dynamic and inviting. Paper Source is an art station for all those who want to want discover their artistic talents.
There are more than 200 stores in this enormous mall, including department stores like Macy's and Nordstrom. Shoppers will find an especially good, diverse mix—from inexpensive to upscale shoes and clothing, and fast-food to gourmet fare. There is an abundance of specialty stores as well. Entertainment options include a movie theater. Everything you need can be found here!
Lou Lou is a chain of boutiques, essentially known for its large variety of elegant accessories. Once enter the store, you will come across a number delicate jewelry, watches, scarves and even clothing. This delicately done up shop also offers a variety of hair accessories and even bags. With so much to offer, Lou Lou makes for a one stop shop for every fashionista.
The thriving Downtown Bethesda neighborhood is located at the intersection of the Wisconsin Avenue, Old Georgetown Road and East-West Highway. It features some of the most vibrant areas in the city, including the Bethesda Row, a hub for arts and culture. Besides a range of eating establishments and entertainment centers, Downtown Bethesda is also home to one of the Madonna of the Trail monuments and the Capital Crescent Trail.
A landmark in the city, the Eastern Market is a bustling marketplace where one can find everything from hats and scarves to decorations, photographs, poultry, produce, fruits and vegetables. A hub of activity, it is centered around a historical building that used to be the site of the old market. Today, the market has overflowed onto the roadside as well, with vendors displaying their goods to daily shoppers. On Saturdays, there are often events and cultural performances here along with a flourishing flea market.
Francesca’s is a classy clothing store for women. Along with some elegant clothing designs, you get to choose from a wide range of scarves, shoes, costume jewelry. The clothing here is a mix of both contemporary as well as retro styles, giving you an elaborate choice. From floral to block and from sandals to bags, at Francesca’s you to lay your hands on anything you want.
Located in upscale Northwest Washington, this definitely does not fit into the definition of a typical mall. Small and to the point, this collection of ritzy shops is anchored by Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Names like those say it all—if you intend to shop here you'll only find the best in high end merchandise. The mall also has a movie theater that shows the latest box office hits in comfortable surroundings.