Things to do
The cultural and recreational opportunities offered in Washington, DC, Chevy Chase and Bethesda and the adjacent Metropolitan Washington DC area are plentiful, varied and world class. There is truly something for everyone ? free concerts by the National Symphony Orchestra during the summer, parades down Constitution Avenue, dinosaurs and the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian Museum. Charles Lindburg?s airplane, the Spirit of Saint Louis, and a NASA Mercury space capsule are two of the many air sensations at the Air and Space Museum. And truly see for the first time at the IMAX incredible 3 D superscreen also featured at the Smithsonian. Modern art abounds at the Cocoran Gallery, and the spirit of celebration is enshrined in many colors at the Chinese New Year?s celebration. Placedo Domingo directs and sometimes stars in the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center. And don?t miss your place in line for a tour through our country?s National Monuments like the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials. Or go to the Capitol building and see our government live in action during sessions of Congress. And last, but certainly not least, take your personal guided tour through two centuries of art and culture all featured at the President?s residence, the White House.
Widely diverse recreational activities and sports are also available. Aside from its many health and tennis clubs, there are a variety of facilities for swimming, boating, hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, camping and bicycling. Some enjoy hiking along the famed Billy Goat trail at the C & O Canal Historic Park, while others go for the excitement of an excursion down portions of the Potomac in a kayak as the spectators gawk from lookout points where the powerful rapids of the Potomac wind their way to the Atlantic Ocean. Other spectator sports include thoroughbred racing at Pimlico and yacht racing in Annapolis. The area also hosts professional golf and tennis tournaments including the famous Kemper Open in nearby Avenel.
Rock Creek Park runs throughout Montgomery County and DC. It has many walking and biking paths and scenic drives. In Chevy Chase, there are horse stables, public tennis courts, playgrounds and soccer fields.
One of the more recent developments in Washington, DC, Chevy Chase and Bethesda and Chevy Chase is the Capital Crescent Trail bike path which starts in Chevy Chase at Jones Bridge Road and continues all the way to Georgetown in downtown DC. It has a stop in downtown Washington, DC, Chevy Chase and Bethesda. It is a scenic ride all the way where serious riders, occasional riders, joggers and walkers all enjoy nature?s beauty.
The hundreds of miles of shoreline, scenic lakes, rivers and the Atlantic Ocean beckon boaters, fishermen, windsurfers and swimmers. The Chesapeake Bay shoreline provides exciting and challenging boating for all levels of expertise.
A wide variety of sports and recreational activities for children are offered in county recreational facilities, such as nearby Glen Echo, where you can learn how to square dance or swing and ride the one hundred year old merry-go round.
Shoppers will delight in the variety and abundance of upscale boutiques and prestigious department stores, like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus. Many shopping malls serve as amusement and entertainment centers as well. It is in the White Flint mall in Washington, DC, Chevy Chase and Bethesda where you will find the world?s single largest bookstore, Borders Books and Music.
The nightlife is equally diverse and exciting. Washington, DC, Chevy Chase and Bethesda is known as the restaurant capitol of the DC metro area, where live entertainment and every type of cuisine in the world can be found in abundance.
Yes, the Washington, DC, Chevy Chase and Bethesda/Chevy Chase area is the perfect place to call home!