BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) -  Bethesda will be bursting with savory flavors and an exciting offering of fun as the 23rd Annual Taste of Bethesda heats up for Saturday, October 6, 2012 in Woodmont Triangle.

Boasting the delightful fare of 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment, the annual event is an excellent opportunity for taking advantage of Last-Minute Bethesda hotel deals to create a family adventure or couple's weekend that won't soon be forgotten. Famous for its food and music, this year's Taste of Bethesda will feature the creative tastes from 60 local restaurants and five stages of live entertainment. All set to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will also be a kid's corner for face painting along with a variety of arts and crafts.

Conveniently held just three blocks from the Bethesda Metro, guests can easily find fashionable lodging in Bethesda, MD that includes low weekend rates and complimentary shuttle service to the Metro for easy access to Saturday's festival. Leading the offering of Bethesda hotel specials, the impressive Bethesda Marriott offers Last-Minute Weekend rates and complimentary shuttle service to not only the nearby Metro, but also to the downtown district and other local destinations so a weekend escape can easily include exciting shopping and cultural entertainment.

Last-Minute Weekend rates start at just $139* and admission to Taste of Bethesda is free. Keeping the weekend relaxed and affordable, guests can sleep in on Saturday, before heading out to Woodmont Triangle, where restaurants will begin serving delectable dishes at 11 a.m. "Tasting" tickets are sold on-site so it's easy to enjoy the best of Bethesda dining amidst the festive atmosphere.

After a full day of festivities, guests will find on-site amenities ideal for fun and relaxation, whether it's poolside around the hotel's connecting indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool, inside the fitness center for a brisk workout or enjoying onsite dining at the Agio restaurant where hearty Italian-style meals are served up daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Booking a Taste of Bethesda Last-Minute Weekend is easy when visiting the hotel website at or by calling 1-888-236-2427.

*Rates are per room per night and valid for two-night stays with arrival 10/5/12 through 10/7/12. All rates are based on availability at the time of reservation. Please visit hotel website for additional terms and conditions.

About the Bethesda Marriott
The Bethesda Marriott welcomes travelers with stylish accommodations and exceptional service to ensure a gracious hotel experience whether traveling for business or leisure. Situated on 15 acres of meticulously landscaped property and located just northwest of Washington, DC, the hotel's relaxed atmosphere, contemporary style and convenient services make it an ideal choice for hosting inspirational business events or elegant social affairs, as it features 18,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, a full menu of services and equipment as well as the professional skills of dedicated event managers and creative culinary staff to ensure every event is destined for success.