The battery died on my car and I literally barely made it here on a jump started battery. Within an hour, they had recommended and replaced my battery right where I had left it in the parking lot. They fully charged the new one and I was able to quickly get out and back to work. You may not get the cheapest price on the battery, but the convenience is worth it!
PROS: Very quick
CONS: Not necessarily the cheapest prices
I felt like I was at Disneyworld... You drive in, someone meets you at your door, asks you what you need, and takes your keys. Then you are escorted to someone who basically checks you in. It's a very quick, efficient process. I also really like that they have a shuttle. I was able to get a ride very quickly to my office which is just over a mile away. Great service!
PROS: Shuttle to Work, Very quick
I've visited Biltmore twice - once in the spring and once at the holidays. It is gorgeous! My favorite though would have to be when it is decorated at the holidays. They go all out decorating each room uniquely. It's truly amazing and something you have to see for yourself - well worth the ticket price to get in. Furthermore, the gift shop is great, too! My only con for the place would be that it's not very accessible (understandably) for people who may have difficulty walking or doing steps. However, if you're able-bodied, I highly recommend a trip!
This is a very neat second hand store with a wide variety of prices and clothing to choose from. They have everything from children's clothes on up to women's clothing and accessories like jewelry and purses. It's definitley hit or miss, but when you have a good day, you can find some great deals on designer labels. A definite must in Bethesda!
Whenever I go into the city, this museum is on my list. I've been going since I was a kid with school field trips and it is just as fun now as it was then. The interactive exhibits are great and I LOVE the IMAX theatre - there are so many neat shows to see these days. It's definitley worth it to watch one of the movies while you are visiting. Highly recommended!
There is something for everyone here. I am a fan of Impressionist painters as well as some of the Renaissance. Their collection is wonderful and even though I live close by, I still am impressed every time I return (which is about twice a year.) The exhibiits are great! Their cafeteria has improved in recent years so that the food is pretty good with a wide selection, a bit pricey but that's to be expected! And of course, it's a short walk from the metro which makes it even easier to get to!
Okay, so this is the only store to choose from... but the selection is good. It's a great place to stop to pick up odds and ends for dinner, gifts for friends, and maybe even a random car party. If you're a tourist, definitely stop in and support the store. It's well worth it!
PROS: Great selection!
CONS: Bizarre selection....
This grocery store is awesome, though my favorite is the one over by UofR. I love the selection, the cashiers are SO nice, and the deli area is phenomenal. I love picking up a quick pre-made meal from the cafe. The food is wonderful and it's nice for one stop shopping!
My whole family goes to this office. I am just a recent convert. I was, however, very impressed. Everything is computerized, so they typed in notes about me into the computer during the exam. They were able to cross-reference my medical history with my other family members that go there which saved a lot of time. Furthermore, they were just very nice and didn't make me feel silly about things I was worried about. I have a great first impression!
Wayne just did the flowers for my wedding. Not only did they turn out better than I could have imagined, he went above and beyond the call of duty to get them absolutely perfect. He is a perfectionist and will spend however long it takes making sure your flowers look amazing. I stopped by on two separate planning visits when he was in the middle of getting ready for a wedding and was so impressed with his work. I highly recommend him for bouquets, boutonnieres, and general floral arrangements!