It’s no secret; Washington, D.C. is a spectacular place to be in the summer and if you live in a place like Bethesda or Chevy Chase you have incredibly easy access to everything fun that the city life has to offer without the hassle of city living. Not only are there great stores, restaurants, and nightlife nearby that are all accessible via public transportation, but there’s also plenty to do on a Saturday afternoon if you’re into adventure and exploring. Our list of “Best Of” Summer D.C. area activities will prove why the Northern suburbs such as Bethesda or Chevy Chase are quite possibly the best places to live if you’re looking for city style with a suburban vibe.
Capital Crescent Trail
The Capital Crescent trail is an 11 mile long path that runs from the Georgetown neighborhood of D.C. to Silver Springs, Maryland. Offering luscious and vibrant scenery, this “rail trail” is a great place to strap on your rollerblades, hop on your bike or simply embark upon a leisurely stroll.
Mon Ami Gabi
Known as one of the best restaurants in the Bethesda & Chevy Chase area, this French Bistro is the perfect place for a Friday or Saturday night if you’re looking for good food, beverages and live music. Zagat rated a 22 out of 30 for food, this is the place to impress a first date or show off your culinary prowess to someone you care about.
Round House Theatre
Looking to make it a complete night out after your dinner at Mon Ami Gabi? Look no further than the iconic Round House Theatre where you can find some of the best professional actors and performances in the Washington D.C. suburbs.
Feeling nostalgic? Check out the Uptown Theatre featuring an “old-school” 1930s-40s vibe while showcasing the latest and greatest from present-day Hollywood. Only a 10 minute Metro ride from Chevy Chase, its 70 foot wide by 40 foot high curved screen boasts as one of the best and largest places to watch a movie in the area.
Brookside Gardens’ Butterfly Exhibit
Interested in something fun, educational, and nearby to do with the family on a nice sunny Saturday afternoon? Look no further than the Brookside Gardens’ Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit! Featuring butterflies from Africa, Asia, North America and Costa Rica, visitors can simply watch the beautiful creatures or learn about their metamorphosis and positive impact on our ecosystem.
Located in the Capital Hill neighborhood, which is only a quick metro ride from Bethesda and Chevy Chase, is the renowned Eastern Market. If you’re looking for delicious food on-the-go, interesting art and activities, or simply picking up ingredients for a Saturday evening dinner at home, Eastern Market is your one-stop shop for all things local and fresh.
Chads Friendship Heights
Looking to simply spend some time eating and chatting with your friends while enjoying the outdoors? Look no further than Chad’s in Chevy Chase! With two sunlit dining areas and plenty of seating, Chad’s is the place to be to create new memories with old friends each and every D.C. summer.
Rock Creek Park
One of the most unique and interesting locations within the D.C. city limits, yet still incredibly close to Bethesda Place Apartments, Highland House Apartments, and Highland House West Apartments, is Rock Creek Park, is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Offering everything from hiking, biking, rollerblading and horseback riding, this park set on federal land is an absolute national treasure.
All of these activities and experiences are just a small sampling of what living near D.C., in Bethesda or Chevy Chase, has to offer. You can enjoy the city life effortlessly, while continuing to live in the comfort and tranquility that only a suburban setting can provide. Bethesda Place Apartments, Highland House Apartments and Highland House West Apartments are some of the best options when looking to experience all that life has to offer in the D.C. area. To inquire about signing a lease, click here!