A landmark in the city, the Eastern Market is a bustling marketplace where one can find everything from hats and scarves to decorations, photographs, poultry, produce, fruits and vegetables. A hub of activity, it is centered around a historical building that used to be the site of the old market. Today, the market has overflowed onto the roadside as well, with vendors displaying their goods to daily shoppers. On Saturdays there are often events and cultural performances here along with a flourishing flea market.
Paper Source is an art and craft store. It is essentially known for its creative party invites, envelops, calenders, invitation cards, personalized gifts, do-it-yourself art and craft kits, and a lot more. The products at this vibrant shop are hand crafted by budding artists and have a personal touch attached to them. The shop has new collections for every season and that's what makes it so dynamic and inviting. Paper Source is an art station for all those who want to want discover their artistic talents.
There are more than 200 stores in this enormous mall, including department stores like Sears and Nordstrom. Shoppers will find an especially good, diverse mix—from inexpensive to upscale shoes and clothing, and fast-food to gourmet fare. There is an abundance of specialty stores as well. Entertainment options include a movie theater and an arcade. Everything you need is here somewhere.
Escape a few miles north outside of the hectic district and beltway and relax at the stylish, trendy, and quaint Bethesda Row. Choose from a wide variety of over 30 international restaurants including Irish, Thai, American, Asian, Spanish, Mediterranean, and American for a nice outdoor lunch or dinner. Enjoy desserts at specialty shops such as Dolcezza Gelato or Sweetgreen. There are plenty of new boutiques and stores to please all types of shoppers. Bethesda Row also holds many events such as Movie Nights and art fairs.
The thriving Downtown Bethesda neighborhood is located at the intersection of the Wisconsin Avenue, Old Georgetown Road and East-West Highway. It features some of the most vibrant areas in the city, including the Bethesda Row, a hub for arts and culture. Besides a range of eating establishments and entertainment centers, Downtown Bethesda is also home to one of the Madonna of the Trail monuments and the Capital Crescent Trail.
Lou Lou is a chain of boutiques, essentially known for its large variety of elegant accessories. Once enter the store, you will come across a number delicate jewelry, watches, scarves and even clothing. This delicately done up shop also offers a variety of hair accessories and even bags. With so much to offer, Lou Lou makes for a one stop shop for every fashionista.