In the heart of our nation’s capital, George Washington University is located in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington D.C. With the White House and State Department as neighbors, students take full advantage of living in the center of the city—it’s an integral part of life at GW. The urban campus is centered around the Marvin Center, mid-campus quad and Kogan Plaza where students congregate on nice days.
Stay: Offering convenience and great service, the boutique style Hotel Lombardy is a 4-minute walk to campus. The Ritz, Four Seasons, or the Rosewood are all located in nearby Georgetown. After a huge renovation, the infamous Watergate Hotel features beautiful views and a nice rooftop bar. The Jefferson is a luxury boutique hotel located near the White House.
Lunch: Right on campus is Tonic Bar & Restaurant. Be sure to order that tater tots! Started by 3 Georgetown students, Sweetgreen is a farm-to-table salad chain with a devoted following. Named "Outstanding Chef" by the James Beard Foundation, Jose Andres new concept restaurant, Beefsteak, gives vegetables center stage.
Casual: The burgers at Bertucci, The Tombs and Clyde's will satisfy any carnivore. The Little Serow does not accept reservations and there is almost always a line, but its well worth the wait! Go early for killer Thai food that is authentic and delicious. A 15-minute car ride away is The Red Hen offering homemade pasta and an amazing Chicken Fra Diavolo dish, which you can't miss!
A Step Up: Founding Farmers is also good for dinner, serving farm-to-table fare and craft cocktails. On the waterfront is Fiola Mare offering fresh seafood with an Italian influence. Have some sangria and tapas at Jose Andres' Jaleo. Book a table at La Diplomate for French cuisine that does not disappoint.
Local Attractions: There is so much to do in D.C. if you have more time. Some of the must-see monuments include The Lincoln Memorial, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The WWII Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial, which is especially beautiful at sunset. For those looking to get active, there is a path along the Potomac River starting at the Georgetown Waterfront that will lead you straight to the Lincoln Memorial. The Rothko Room at the Phillips Collection is also worth a visit.
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Ice Cream Jubilee
Baked and Wired
Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken
Tonic Bar & Restaurant
The Little Serow
The Red Hen
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