Wildwood Shopping Center

Wildwood’s unusual mix of stores makes this shopping center—a 2008 “Best of Bethesda” winner—a one-stop shop for busy families looking to fill a prescription, buy a gift or even get a haircut.

They can browse Bella Vestiti for new golf clubs, find one-of-a-kind teapots at Capital Teas, buy earrings at Secrète Fine Jewelry—and then pick up dinner at Balducci’s, an upscale market.

Marina Gitas comes all the way from Washington, D.C., to visit her favorite stores here, which include Balducci’s, South Moon Under and Blue Mercury. “It’s the mix of stores that I enjoy,” she says. “I can’t say there is another strip mall in the area that I visit on a regular basis.”

Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Boulevard, North Bethesda, www.shopsatwildwood.com

Other Top Vote Getters: Bethesda Row, Congressional Plaza, Bradley Shopping Center