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									About Bethesda, Maryland
   Average high temp in July in Bethesda is 89, average low is 68.


For Families
    For those of you bringing your children along, check out this guide to the best
          children’s activities.
          http://dc.about.com/od/childrensactivities/tp/15BestforKids.htm
    Another fun kid’s spot is the Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda, which is
          only 3 stops from White Flint metro or a 10- to 15-minute drive from the
          conference hotel.
          www.imaginationstage.org
    If you are bringing your children to the conference and are in need of a
          sitter/caretaker, check out:
          http://www.sittercity.com/


Local Shopping
    White Flint Mall is less than a mile from the hotel. Features a variety of shops
         and restaurants, including Dave & Buster’s, Cheesecake Factory, and P.F.
         Chang’s.
         www.shopwhiteflint.com
    Montgomery Mall is about 3 ½ miles from the hotel. Department stores include
         Nordstrom and Macy’s. Restaurants include Legal Seafood, California Pizza
         Kitchen, and others.
         http://www.westfield.com/montgomery


Restaurants
Popular DC neighborhoods with many dining options:
    Downtown Bethesda (in MD)
         Metro stop: Bethesda (Red line)
         http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/7/607/DC/Bethesda-restaurants
    Dupont Circle
         Metro stop: Dupont Circle (Red line)
         http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/7/620/DC/Dupont-Circle-restaurants
    Chinatown
         Metro stop: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Yellow, and Green lines)
         http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/7/611/DC/Chinatown-restaurants
         (also the location of Verizon Center)
    Adams Morgan
         Closest metro stop: Woodley Park/Zoo-Adams Morgan (Red line) – about 1
         mile walk/bus ride from metro
         http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/7/2873/DC/Adams-Morgan-restaurants
    U Street
         Metro stop: U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green and
          Yellow lines)
          http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/7/651/DC/U-Street-Shaw-restaurants
      Georgetown
          Closet metro stop: Foggy Bottom (Blue and Orange lines) – about 1 mile
          walk/bus ride from metro; or, visit
          http://www.georgetowndc.com/getting_here/ for alternate ways of getting to
          Georgetown (DC Circulator, Metrobus, etc.)
          http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/7/626/DC/Georgetown-restaurants
      Capitol Hill
          Metro stop: Capitol South, Eastern Market
          http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/7/609/DC/Capitol-Hill-restaurants
      Downtown
          Metro stop: McPherson Square or Metro Center
          http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/7/619/DC/Downtown-Washington-DC-
          restaurants
      Check out UrbanSpoon for more neighborhoods and eats!
          http://www.urbanspoon.com/g/7/400/DC-restaurants

DC famous spots:
   Ben’s Chili Bowl
         Metro stop: U Street (Yellow/Green line)
         http://www.benschilibowl.com/ordereze/Default.aspx
   POV Rooftop Terrace and Lounge (best views of the city/monuments)
         Metro stop: McPherson Square
         http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/dining/attraction_detail.htm
         l?attractionId=1004250481&propertyID=3279

Entertainment
Movie Theaters:
    White Flint
          http://www.shopwhiteflint.com/store/amc-loews-
          theatre/2137040216/2138815085
    Regal Bethesda 10
          http://www.fandango.com/regalbethesda10_aadxy/theaterpage
    Bethesda Row
          http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/WashingtonDC/BethesdaRowCine
          ma.htm
    Mazza Gallerie (Friendship Heights)
          http://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/amc-mazza-gallerie



Other:
    If you need a real break from the conference, go ape with adventures and zip
         lines.
         http://goape.com/
Things to do in the DC area:
    Top 10 in DC:
          http://dc.about.com/od/touristattractions/tp/Top10ThingsToDo.htm
          Please note: Union Station is partially closed and the Washington Monument is completely
          closed off due to structural damage from the small earthquake we experienced last fall.
      Top 25 things to do for free:
          http://dc.about.com/od/artsandentertainment/tp/25-Free-Things-To-Do-In-
          Washington-DC.htm
      For a variety of tours, including old town trolley tours and sight-seeing buses,
          Mount Vernon, monuments, etc:
          www.dctours.us
      Explore the city on your own personal wheels:
          http://citysegwaytours.com/washington-dc
      Bike and Roll tour
          http://bikethesites.com/Location/
      DC Ducks!
          http://www.dcducks.com


Transportation
If you are interested in venturing through the city on your own through public
transportation, and have a smartphone, the following (Iphone) apps may be helpful:
     DC Rider:
            Metro map, arrival times, trip planner (between metro stations), etc.
            http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dc-rider/id382298536?mt=8
     NextBus DC (Lite – free version):
            Real time arrivals of buses, map of routes, etc.
            http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nextbus-dc-lite/id376375011?mt=8
You can also check out Metro’s website, which has maps of the metro, a trip planner
service, etc.
     http://www.wmata.com/
Montgomery County has many. See the following site to help you navigate the
Rockville/Bethesda area.
     http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/tsvtmpl.asp?url=/content/DOT/transit/rout
        esandschedules/rideonroutes.asp
If you are staying at the Holiday Inn Express (Rockville-Bethesda North) (formerly the
Legacy Hotel and Meeting Center), you can take the following bus routes to the
conference at the Marriot:
     Ride on Bus 46 (pickup at ROCKVILLE PIK & THOMPSON AVE)
     Ride on Bus 26 (pickup at CHAPMAN AVE & BOUIC AVE)
     Ride on Bus 5 (pickup at HALPINE RD & ROCKVILLE PIKE)
     all buses drop off location at » ROCKVILLE PIK & MARINELLI RD
     Alternately, you can take the metro (Red line) from the Twinbrook station to the
        White Flint station (1 stop)
   For departure and arrival times, go to
    http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tripplanner/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm
    For starting point, enter: 1775 ROCKVILLE PIKE (or Twinbrook metro station)
    For ending point, enter: 5701 Marinelli Road (White Flint metro station)

								
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