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City Living

Washington, D.C. is not only the home to the United States government, but also a cosmopolitan city with neighborhoods ranging from the hip to the historic.  

While in Washington, D.C. you will have the opportunity to experience what life in the city has to offer.  Some of the highlights are mentioned below. For more details on the cultural events available exclusively to students enrolled in the Bing Stanford in Washington Program please visit our Cultural Events page.


Washington, D.C. is home to some of the nation's finest museums, whose subjects range from art to science to spys.  We will arrange group visits to some of these museums throughout the quarter. Some favorites of our alumni include:


On the first weekend of the quarter, students participate in a scavenger hunt to get to know the city they will be living and working in outside of our home in Woodley Park. Neighborhoods visited on the scavenger hunt include:

  • Adams Morgan
  • U Street
  • Eastern Market
  • Capitol Hill
  • Georgetown
  • Downtown DC


The Washington has become home to many high quality restaurants of all types:

  • &pizza
  • Cava Grill
  • Founding Farmers
  • Keren
  • Matchbox
  • Masa 14
  • Sakuramen
  • Ted's Bulletin
  • Zaytinya
  • and many, many more

Things to do

Here are just a few things people do in Washington on the weekends:

  • Capitols hockey games
  • Jazz at the U Street Music Hall or Howard Theater
  • Nationals baseball games
  • Walk along the georgetown waterfront
  • Wizards basketball games
  • Weekly open mic nights at Busboys and Poets
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Visit the Library of Congress