Colonials Weekend is a time to take your parents – well, have them take you – out for meals you wouldn’t otherwise splurge on. But while they’re on campus, give them the GW treatment for a glimpse of what your life looks like when they’re not in town.
If your family arrives before noon on Friday, head over to Farragut Friday, a weekly gathering of food trucks around Farragut Square Park. Have your
parents sample H Street staples like Tasty Kabob and CapMac, among other options.
Have room for dessert? Head over to Cone E. Island, GW’s favorite ice cream spot, for a “Skinny Minnie” soft serve.
Skip the hotel breakfast and wake up with coffee and a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich or bagel from the GW Deli on Saturday morning. Stroll through Kogan Plaza and enjoy your brunch there, or take your foil-wrapped meal to the National Mall or the Georgetown waterfront for a picnic brunch with your family.
Don’t restrict your parents’ tour to the confines of campus and take them beyond The Avenue on I Street – although they might be interested in checking out Whole Foods Market to see where you spend all their money. A walk through Georgetown could mean a cupcake tour of Georgetown Cupcakes, Sprinkles, or Baked & Wired.
That evening, take a break between Acappellapalooza, the charity a cappella showcase in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, and Train’s performance at the Smith Center to enjoy a pitcher of beer and a pizza at Froggy Bottom Pub.