Georgetown is one of our nation’s leading academic institutions and the country’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Located in northwest D.C., the historic neighborhood of Georgetown is scenically situated along the Potomac River. M street is the main thoroughfare bustling with many shops, restaurants and bars. Beyond the immediate vicinity of Georgetown, all the resources of Washington await, offering many opportunities beyond the campus.
Stay: Close to campus, in the heart of Georgetown, the top choice has always been the Four Seasons on 29th and M. Now, there’s a new kid on the block, the Rosewood Washington DC (formerly The Capella), occupying a restored red brick warehouse along the C and O Canal. The Georgetown Inn or the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, which is directly on campus, are less expensive options.
Lunch: There are three iconic institutions in Georgetown, all good for either lunch or dinner: Clyde’s, J. Paul’s, and The Tombs. J. Paul’s, opened for thirty years, is the newbie. Clyde’s opened way back in 1963, and The Tombs in 1962. It appears Washingtonians are not just loyal to their political parties. The Tombs is right on the edge of campus—restaurant by day, popular meeting place for students at night.
A Step Up: Filomena overlooking the canal is one of Washington’s most well loved Italian restaurants. While in office, Bill Clinton was a fan of the Linguini Cardinale, fresh lobster in a cream sauce, which probably wouldn’t work with his new healthier lifestyle. Another Georgetown staple, Café Milano, also serves Italian classics. Go to 1789 in a renovated Federal House for refined seasonal fare.
Worth the Drive: D.C. has an impressive restaurant scene if you don’t mind a short drive. Try some of the city’s best such as Jose Andres’ Zaytinya, super cool Tico DC, Rasika for Indian cuisine, or Le Diplomate. Mike Isabella, a fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef, is behind the excellent Kapnos and Graffiato.
Late Night Snack: Taste the creations from sisters and stars of TLC’s hit series DC Cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcakes, open till 9 pm. For classic ice-cream, fro-yo’s and their signature blend-ins head to Thomas Sweet, open till 10:30 weekdays and midnight on the weekends. Students swear it’s the best ice cream in the Capitol.
Local Attractions: The nation’s capital is well worth visiting beyond the college tour. If it’s your first visit, you must make time to see National Monuments: the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, World War II Memorial, and the Vietnam War Memorial. Spend some time on the National Mall where you can just relax on the lawn while soaking in the Capital or Lincoln Memorial. Tours of the Capitol are fascinating and need to be arranged in advance. You can’t possibly make it to all 19 Smithsonian Museums - it’s best to choose what you’re most interested in. Most popular are the National Air and Space Museum, Museum of Natural History or the Museum of American History.
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GEORGETOWN FAST FACTS
Jack the Bulldog
Grey & Blue
Room 103 White Gravenor Hall
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
(p) (202) 687-3600
(f) (202) 687-5084
Charles Deacon, Dean of Admissions
NCAA Division I
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