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We went on a college road trip to The University of Richmond, UVA, GW, American, and Georgetown to get the latest scoop for you. Here are the notes--a sample guide you can use--from our trip. For detailed information visit each school's individualized itineraries.
Day One: Richmond Virginia
Travel: Fly early morning from NYC JFK to Richmond Virginia, get the rental car then drive to Graduate Hotel downtown Richmond to check in.
Late Breakfast/Lunch: Perly’s
Campus: Tours at 9:45 and 2:15 each day, refuel with an iced tea at Passport Café and check out Heilman Dining Center, observe and talk to students at Tyler Haynes Commons and visit the bookstore.
Afternoon: Short drive to Carytown, quick coffee, and cookie at Sugar and Twine, then browse shops, and spend an hour or so at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Pre Dinner Drinks: 6:30 walk from Graduate to Saison.
Dinner: 7:30 at Pasture (quick Uber from Saison)
Day Two: Richmond to Charlottesville/UVA
Early Morning Coffee: At Graduate Richmond before checking out
Breakfast: Drive to Church Hill, approximately ten minutes from hotel to Sub Rosa Bakery.
Drive: Leave Richmond 9 am--one hour, 15 min drive to Charlottesville
Stop: Visit Monticello for around 2 hours.
Check-in: Graduate Charlottesville
Quick Lunch: The Virginian
Campus: 2 pm Grounds Tour, spend time on the lawn, walk around the Grounds and visit the new 1515 Student Center in The Corner.
Refuel: Coffee at Grit Coffee right in The Corner
Dinner: 7:30 PM, Nice walk to Oakhart Social (or quick uber)
After Dinner: Drink at C&O
Day 3: Charlottesville to Washington DC: Georgetown University
Breakfast: Quick stop at Bodos Bagels
Drive: Leave at 8:30 am heading to Georgetown, approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
Check-in: Ritz Carlton Georgetown or Jefferson Hotel
Visit Georgetown University: Tour at 11:15, if miss do self-guided tour here --
Late Quick Lunch: Chaia Georgetown
Coffee Break: Baked and Wired
Dinner Downtown: Zaytinya
Dessert: Georgetown Cupcakes and/or Ice Cream at Thomas Sweets
Day 4: George Washington University
Breakfast: Founding Fathers
Campus: Tour and information sessions at 10 am, spend time in Marvin Center, walk around Foggy Bottom
Quick Lunch: Beefsteak
Afternoon: Visit National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Day 5: American
Breakfast: Before the tour grab a quick bite at Megabytes
Campus: After the tour grab a coffee at Davenport Coffee Lounge, a great place to talk to students or at the Mary Graydon Carter Building.
Time Allowing: Head for a quick lunch in Tenleytown.
Travel: Return rental car, Amtrak Acela back to NYC (2 hours, 46 minutes)
Notes: You could easily combine GW and American (or Georgetown) on one day if you had to, but we feel seeing more than one school a day is overload—for you and your child.
Continue the Tour: Depending on your families college list and time, schools that work well with this tour include: The University of Maryland, The University of Delaware, The College of William and Mary, and John Hopkins University.
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