Things to Do in DC

Georgetown University is located in the dynamic and bustling city of Washington, D.C. The university rests in close proximity to the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as major theaters, concert halls, and museums. 

To learn more about the dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities available during your visit, please check out the links below.

The Georgetown neighborhood is known for its many casual and fine dining options. A few campus favorites can be found here. If you want to explore more of the city's restaurant scene, the Washington Post has some great suggestions.

The Georgetown neighborhood is a major shopping destination for locals and visitors alike. 

Visit the city's famous monuments and memorials. Most are located on or near the National Mall, where you can also visit museums and the Capitol or walk to the White House.


  • The Smithsonian Institution consists of 19 museums and research centers, most of which are scattered across the D.C. area. Smithsonian museums include the National Zoo, the National Air & Space Museum, the soon-to-open (Sept. 2016) National Museum of African American History and Culture, and many more. All Smithsonian museums are free to the public.
  • The National Gallery of Art is also free to the public and contains a world-class collection of European and American Art.
  • The city is home to a number of other art and special interest museums, including the Newseum, the Phillips Collection, and the Spy Museum, among many others.


  • The Kennedy Center hosts touring Broadway shows and is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. The Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center provides free performances daily.
  • The Going Out Guide provides additional information on current special events and nightlife opportunities.

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