BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) -  With summertime crowds a thing of the past, there's never been a better time to plan a vacation or a long weekend. The weather is perfect, the holiday bustle has yet to commence and the Bethesda Marriott has the perfect solution for any logistical quandary: Its Park and Surf Package. Designed to answer the most pressing questions inherent to any trip -- where to go, where to stay, where to park -- this package is a dream come true for travelers who want it all.

Of course, this Chevy Chase hotel is no stranger to great deals. It routinely extends irresistible offers to families, couples and foodies, but the Park and Surf Package stands out from other Bethesda hotel packages by virtue of its ubiquitous appeal. With inviting accommodations, complimentary self-parking and complimentary Internet access, the Park and Surf Package speaks to anyone who has a car, a computer and a sense of adventure -- and who doesn't want to leave any of these behind.

Of course, with so many events happening in Bethesda during the year, visitors may forget all about email and Facebook for a few days. Case in point is the 24th-annual Taste of Bethesda, which convenes 60 restaurants in Woodmont Triangle for one day. This year, foodies, visitors and hungry onlookers will sample these culinary offerings on October 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything from mac-and-chicken to macaroons will be available for tasting, including such diverse choices as barbecue, sushi, cupcakes, pizza and tacos. Five stages will feature live music and dancing, and kids can get in on the action with face painting and arts and crafts. "Rescue Day" will also be in full swing that day to demonstrate to the public the many things its fire-and-rescue teams do. Both events will be held rain or shine and are just two examples of the diverse attractions available in downtown Bethesda.

Before Park and Surf travelers jet off for another vacation, they can experience the Bethesda Marriott's comfortable accommodations, which include down bedding and 300-threadcount linens. Imbued with a contemporary aesthetic and offering complimentary shuttle service to downtown Bethesda and other attractions, the hotel's 399 guestrooms and eight spacious suites represent the pinnacle of Bethesda, Maryland lodging. Plus its robust selection of hotel specials makes it easy for travelers to enjoy a good value along with a good time.

Rates for the Park and Surf Package range from $104 to $134 per night, and a Friday or Saturday night stay is required. This offer will be available through December 30, 2013, although rooms are limited. Travelers are invited to visit to learn more about this and other packages.

About Bethesda Marriott
The Bethesda Marriott welcomes guests to the Washington, D.C. area with distinctive accommodations in a vibrant district filled with restaurants, art galleries and exceptional shopping. Conveniently located to provide guests with easy access to I-270 and 495, the hotel pampers guests with complimentary shuttle service to downtown Bethesda and other popular destinations including NIH, White Flint Mall and the Metro Red Line for continuous service to Washington, D.C. Offering a relaxed atmosphere, contemporary style and convenient services, the hotel features 18,500 square feet of state-of-the-art event space ideal for hosting inspirational business events or elegant social affairs.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit

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Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814