Places to go

Memorials and Museums

Vietnam, Lincoln and Korean memorials
23rd Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Three of D.C.’s most famous memorials are just minutes away from campus.
Getting there: A short walk from campus.

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street
A large permanent collection and rotating exhibitions make the Phillips Collection one of the country’s premiere art museums. It is the home of Pierre Auguste Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party.”
Getting there: Take the Metro to Dupont Circle.
Student perk: Discounted admission.

The City Museum
800 K St. NW
One of D.C.’s newest museums celebrates the history of the city.
Getting there: Take the Metro to Gallery Place/Chinatown or Mount Vernon Square.
Student perk: Discounted admission to exhibits and multimedia show.

Explorers Hall – National Geographic Society
1145 17th St. NW
Step into the pages of National Geographic magazine through changing exhibits and film presentations.
Getting there: It’s just a 15 minute walk from campus or take the Metro to Farragut North.

The Great Outdoors

National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Pandas and free admission are just two of the reasons to visit the National Zoo.
Getting there: Take the metro to Woodley Park/Adams Morgan
Student perk: Washington Young Professionals host After Hours at the Zoo events.

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Arlington, Va.
Located on the Potomac River, this 91-acre park is the perfect retreat from the city.
Getting there: Walk across George Washington Bridge or drive northbound on the George Washington Parkway.

Shopper’s Delight

M Street from 28th to 34th streets &
Wisconsin Avenue NW
A variety of chain stores and boutiques, along with restaurants, galleries and even a movie theater make up Georgetown’s shopping district.
Getting there: Walk along Pennsylvania Avenue towards M Street.

D.C. Fish Market
Maine Ave. SW
A variety of fresh seafood sold from barges docked on the Potomac River is just one of the sites at the fish market.
Getting there: Take the Metro to Waterfront/SEU.

What a View

Old Post Office Pavilion
12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
The 270-foot Old Post Office Tower is open seven days a week.
Getting there: Take the metro to Federal Triangle.

Washington Monument
15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 8 a.m.
Getting there: A 10-minute walk from campus (you can’t miss it).

Creative and Performing Arts

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
For 30 years, the Kennedy Center has hosted millions of visitors and thousands of performances. In addition to its theatrical, music and dance performances, the Kennedy Center offers free shows every day on its Millennium Stage.
Getting there: Walk from campus or take the free Kennedy Center shuttle from the Foggy Bottom Metro stop.
Student perk: Monthly $10 Student Ticket Discount Program for featured performances.

Arena Stage
1101 6th St. SW
Beginning in October, Arena Stage will present eight main stage plays and musicals, making it D.C.’s largest non-profit theater.
Getting there: Take the Metro to Waterfront/SEU.
Student perk: Tickets are only $10 on College Nights, and students receive 35 percent off tickets for all other performances.

More than your local cineplex

1927 Florida Ave. NW
If you ever wanted to be an NYU film student or if you just love movies, Visions is the place to be. There are only two small theaters, but Visions boasts an ever-changing schedule of movies from local and independent filmmakers, plus a bar and bistro.
Getting there: Take the Metro to Dupont Circle.
Student perk: $2 off admission with student ID.

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