The University of Maryland is located in the city of College Park near Washington D.C. A large public research University, Maryland’s beautiful campus is home to a total enrollment just over 37,000. This is a social campus, where Greek life and sports are huge. College Park is the closest to campus, but students are not shy about saying that as a college town there’s not much there, instead choosing to hop on the metro to eat well in downtown D.C or nearby Baltimore and Annapolis, a half hour MARC train ride.
Stay: Newly opened, and right outside the UMD gates is The Hotel offering great accommodations and amenities. On the University of Maryland campus is the College Park Marriott Hotel. Most alumni, families, and friends stay there when they come for a visit. There are other hotels close by such as a Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn and the Best Western.
Coffee: The University of Maryland campus is located on Rt. 1. There are two places students go for coffee, Starbucks or The Bagel Place. The Bagel Place has amazing iced coffee and, if you are running late, it’s quick. With over 600 board games and unbeatable cappuccino, head over to Board and Brew.
Breakfast: A great place for breakfast is The Bagel Place. They have at least 15 types of bagels as well as a variety of specialty bagel sandwiches. The Terrapin is a must - a bagel with cream cheese and melted cheese or their pizza bagels. The Bagel Place is usually quick during the week. On weekends, be prepared for a wait. The Silver Diner is just a 6 minute drive away - we hear the blueberry pancakes are off the charts!
A Step Up: The great thing about the University of Maryland is that it is close to Washington D.C. where you can find a plethora of good restaurants. If you want to stay close to campus, go to Busboys and Poets.
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