Nature Outings

Four years is a long time to stay anywhere, even in a city as vibrant and active as Washington, D.C. When classes are a bit too stressful, campus can feel a bit claustrophobic and urban escapes may not be exactly what you’re looking for — relax in nature, instead. Georgetown is perfectly situated near blissful…

Shopping in DC

At some point during your time at Georgetown or perhaps even as you arrive in D.C., you may realize that your favorite high school hoodie or go-to yoga pants need some replacing. Lucky for you, being on the Hilltop puts you in the perfect location to access some of the best shopping scenes in the…

Best Restaurants in Georgetown and DC

While Georgetown’s campus is stocked full of new and exciting dining options, after a few weeks, you will inevitably tire of the same-old coffee from the Corp and limp pizza from Leo’s. Sooner or later, you’ll venture off-campus in search of different food options to treat yourself after a long week of class or to…

DC Cultural Highlights

Smithsonian Institution Price: Free! Location: 11 museums on the National Mall, six others across Washington, D.C. Completely free of charge and open every day of the week, the Smithsonian Institution provides its visitors with a wonderful way to learn more about the city. The best place to start exploring is the National Mall, home to…

Getting Around DC

Whether coming to Georgetown is your first time away from home or not, you will probably have to figure out how to get around Washington, D.C., at some point during your first few weeks on the Hilltop. The District is not gigantic, but it can be a hassle to get around without the proper information….

D.C. Neighborhoods

Dupont Circle Just a quick 30-minute walk from the front gates or a 15-minute bus ride, Dupont Circle combines the hustle and bustle of downtown Washington, D.C., with the stately architecture found in the neighborhood you now call home. Filled with restaurants, retail stores and office buildings — as well as the Red line Metro…

Errands

Groceries Safeway If you’re looking for food essentials beyond what Vital Vittles can offer, this is the place to stock up on groceries. Whether you’re craving some fresh fruit or looking for your favorite study snacks, Safeway has a great selection and also boasts an extensive deli counter, a pharmacy and a Starbucks. Since the walk is a bit lengthy…