Georgetown University is a private research university serving 7,600 undergraduate and 10, 200 postgraduate students in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC. One fun fact about Georgetown...it is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit-affiliated institution in the United States.
Famous "Hoyas" alumni include Chris Sacca - venture capital investor, Laurence Tosi - CFO of Airbnb, King Felipe VI of Spain, Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau - highest-ranking woman in the U.S. Navy, Brit Marling - actor and screenwriter, Sumner Redstone - media executive, Hussein - Crown Prince of Jordan, and Patrick Ewing - professional basketball player.
Top 5 Parent Picks when visiting Georgetown University:
Washington DC is a mecca for great music venues, especially jazz halls, with affordable concert venues. Consider taking in a show at U Street Music Hall, Rock & Roll Hotel, Black Cat, Blues Alley (in Georgetown) or Twins Jazz.
Dumbarton Oakes, located a short walk from the University of Georgetown, opens its historic gardens (seasonally) and museum of world-class collections of art to the public Tuesday through Sunday.
If you are lucky enough to visit Georgetown University sometime between mid-March through mid-April, be sure to check out the Cherry Blossoms that bloom from more than 3000 trees surrounding the Tidal Basin. The trees were a gift from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki in 1912. A three-week-long festival, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, features events that honor both American and Japanese cultures.
Eleven of the 19 Smithsonian museums and galleries are located on the National Mall, an open-air national park. The Visitor Center is located in the castle-looking Smithsonian Institution Building; Admission is free for all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo in Washington DC. If you only have a couple of hours? There is nothing better on a beautiful day than a stroll along the Mall, from the National Museum of African American History and Culture (which requires (free) timed-entry passes reserved in advance), to the National Museum of American History to the National Museum of National History, and of course, the National Air and Space Museum. Art lovers won’t want to miss the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and The Freer Gallery. If you have the time to wander off the National Mall, favorite art museums include The Renwick Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery.
Shop and eat in Georgetown. Georgetown is home to funky boutiques, design stores, preppy merchandisers and high-end retailers such as The Cusp and Intermix. Eat at Martin’s Tavern, one of the oldest restaurants in Georgetown (and frequented by past presidents) or The Sovereign, one of Georgetown’s newest restaurants with Belgian-style brews and Flemish-Inspired fare. Head down to the waterfront and explore Washington Harbor, which offers spectacular views of the Kennedy Center, Washington Monument, Roosevelt Island and Key Bridge, and several restaurants.
Julia is a current junior at Georgetown University. One quirky fact about Julia..."I play the ukulele!"
mrs.munchies is a junior from Connecticut. One quirky fact about mrs. munchies..."I'm a squash player with a passion for food and dogs!" Check out her Instagram feed @mrs.munchies.
Fun fact about Georgetown University:
Julia - Georgetown University has a secret underground tunnel system.
mrs. munchies - Georgetown is the Nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University, established in 1789!
Finger Licking Good BBQ Spot:
mrs.munchies - Texas Jack's Barbecue in Arlington.
Vegetarian Hot Spot:
mrs.munchies - Chaia.
Things to do:
Night Spot for Music:
Julia - 9:30 Club.
Best Dive Bar:
Julia - Chinese Disco.
Julia - Bridge Street Books.
Where do you want to go on spring break:
mrs.munchies - Mexico.