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  Our Surrounding Area
Jump past introductory images to content Photo of two bears in the zoo.

Bookstore in downtown Bethesda shopping area.

Fountain at a gathering area in Bethesda.

The Capitol dome lit up against a night sky.

Jefferson Memorial lit up at night.

Photo of the White House from above.

Tables in a gathering area outside the Bethesda Metro Center

Photo of two camels in the zoo.

Trolley which takes patrons around the Bethesda area for free.

The White House from the back lit up at night with a golden glow.

Late dusk view of the Capital Dome and Washington Monument in the distance above silhouette of trees.

The Clinical Center is located in the Bethesda Area, just 10 miles from downtown DC and a few minutes from the heart of Bethesda. There are a variety of restaurants, unique shops, many art galleries, specialty shops, seasonal events and entertainment in Bethesda. A free trolley will transport you around the Bethesda area. On July 1, 2002, the state of Maryland designated downtown Bethesda as an Arts and Entertainment District.

It is easy to get from the NIH to Washington DC for a wealth of sights and museums via the Metrorail. Just north of the NIH is Rockville Pike which has a large assortment of stores and restaurants and a few hotels.

Below are links to sites which have information about area activities, dining, shopping and entertainment. You may also get a lot of information from or DC Pages. We hope you are able to enjoy our area while here and we will be glad to assist you with any sightseeing plans. Our Recreation Therapy department occasionally has tickets to events and sightseeing tours and they often plan weekend activities and outings in the area. Your nurse will help you connect with Recreation Therapy.


     Bethesda Area         Rockville Area


     Bethesda Area          Rockville Area


     Montgomery Mall          White Flint Mall

Movie Theaters

     United Artists Bethesda          White Flint Theater


     Museums            Zoo
     Capital            White House
     Sightseeing Tours            Monuments


     NIH Campus            Bethesda Area
     Metrorail            Washington DC Area
     Airport Driving Directions

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