Bethesda Tourism

Bethesda is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, just northwest of the United States capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. (In Aramaic, ܒܝܬ ܚܣܕܐ beth ḥesda means "House of Mercy" and in Hebrew, בית חסד "beit ḥesed" means "House of Kindness".) The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters. In 2014 it placed first in Forbes list of America's most educated small towns and first on Time's list of top earning towns. As an unincorporated area, Bethesda has no official boundaries. The United States Census Bureau defines a census-designated place named Bethesda whose center is located at 38°59′N 77°7′W / 38.983°N 77.117°W. The United States Geological Survey has defined Bethesda as an area whose center is at 38°58′50″N 77°6′2″W / 38.98056°N 77.10056°W, slightly different from the Census Bureau's definition. Other definitions are used by the Bethesda Urban Planning District, the United States Postal Service (which defines Bethesda to comprise the zip codes 20810, 20811, 20813, 20814, 20815, 20816, and 20817), and other organizations. According to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2013, the community had a total population of 63,374. Most of Bethesda's residents are in Maryland Legislative District 16.

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Planning a vacation to Bethesda in United States? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. The nearest major city to Bethesda is Washington D. C.. Washington D. C. is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Washington Monument, United States Capitol, Lincoln Memorial. To explore Bethesda, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Bethesda.

  • Know the pollution level of Bethesda before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • How safe is Bethesda for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bethesda.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 60.78 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.68 (High)
    • Pollution Index 14.94 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.55 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bethesda

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35 USD

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