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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center 

Naval Support Activity Bethesda
8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889

In Bethesda, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 87°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Bethesda for warm-weather activities are for the entire month of June and from early August to late September.
Cost of Living
Compared to the state average of Maryland the cost of living index in Bethesda, MD is 192, which is 60% higher than the average in Maryland and compared to the national average it is 92% higher than.
If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Bethesda, MD goods and services come in at 3% higher than the average in Maryland and are 13% higher than compared to the nationwide average.
Getting to Know the Area
Bethesda, one of the most renowned communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is known as the go-to place for ethnic restaurants, great shopping, trendy hot spots. Bethesda’s Art and Entertainment District is brimming with inspiring artists and art venues, like the Strathmore, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club; art events, unique galleries and public art fill the streets.
Strathmore has been a beacon for performing arts in Maryland since 1981. The 1,976-seat theater regularly hosts favorites including the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Walk the elaborate Sculpture Gardens, enjoy tea in the Strathmore Mansion, or catch a music festival on the front lawn.
One of the hottest evening and weekend destinations in North Bethesda, Pike & Rose is packed with an array of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Stay at the new Canopy by Hilton, grab a drink with friends at City Perch and enjoy grown-up bowling and bocce paired with exceptional Italian and American cuisine at Pinstripes.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.