Explore D.C. with a Night on the Town!
Though you’ll be housed at the University of Maryland while you’re at NCCWSL, we want you to have the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C., with a night on the town! Buses will depart from the UMD campus and drop NCCWSL attendees off downtown at the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. From this central location you can reach several sightseeing destinations and historic locations. Here are some suggestions for a fun evening in the nation’s capital. Which direction will you take?
South: National Mall
If you walk south on 23rd Street NW for about a mile, you’ll reach the National Mall, one of the most visited spots in Washington, D.C., and home to the Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Explore the grounds near the reflecting pool to find the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the Washington Monument. These monuments are especially beautiful when lit up in the evening!
Walk a mile west on Pennsylvania Avenue and M Street NW to find the quaint yet lively area of Georgetown. M Street is Georgetown’s main hub, featuring shops and restaurants to suit any taste. You can take a walk along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal or the Potomac River for lovely views of nature or check out Georgetown’s historic sites, which include the oldest building in our nation’s capital. With its blend of modernity and nostalgia, Georgetown has something for everyone.
North: Dupont Circle
A quick walk up New Hampshire Avenue NW will bring you to Dupont Circle, a busy area full of students and young professionals. Here you can find food from dozens of different countries and check out local spots including Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, known for its fun atmosphere and status as Dupont’s premier location for good food and book browsing. Walk along Massachusetts Avenue to see the embassies of a variety of countries. Dupont Circle is quite the international locale!