Readers' Pick

Shops at Wildwood

With high-end clothing stores, top-rated restaurants and a range of personal services, Wildwood has become the go-to shopping center for many in the Bethesda area.

“It has great variety,” says ChristinePolo, raving about the shopping convenience that keeps bringing her back.

This three-time “Best of Bethesda” winner (also named the best in 2008 and 2012) encompasses trendy boutiques like South Moon Under, popular restaurants like Oakville Grille and even a barbershop. Pick up a treat at Fraîche Cupcakery, stock up on groceries at Balducci’s, or simply window-shop and soak in the atmosphere. Not surprisingly, the shop voted “Best Boutique” by readers this year—Belina—is in Wildwood, too.

“Wildwood is elegant, the people are friendly and the restaurants are lovely,” says Mary Katherine Larkin, a Bethesda resident who has frequented the shopping center for years.

Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Boulevard, North Bethesda,

Other Top Vote Getters: Bethesda Row, Congressional Plaza, Cabin John Shopping Center, Rio Washingtonian, Bradley Shopping Center