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Living in Washington, DC

Cherry blossoms in DC

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s location in Washington, D.C. is what makes the MedStar Georgetown experience exciting and unique. With close proximity to the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and major theaters and museums, Washington, D.C. offers a wide variety of entertainment, cultural events, shopping, festivals, outdoor recreation, and great restaurants.

Washington, D.C. is a cosmopolitan city with neighborhoods ranging from hip to historic. It is home to a wide variety of people from different ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, religions, and economic levels. It is a great place to live with a variety of choices for work, recreation and lifestyles.

Fun Things in DC

The list of fun events in DC is endless! For a more comprehensive list check out:

Professional Sports Teams

  • Washington Nationals
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Washington Redskins
  • Washington Mystics
  • Washington Wizards
  • Washington Capitals
  • DC United

Museums

  • Smithsonian Institution (free)
  • National Gallery Of Art (free)
  • National Geographic Museum (free)
  • Phillips Collection
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Dumbarton Oaks
  • International Spy Museum
  • Newseum

Outdoor Activities

D.C. is a great town for runners! We have many miles of running trails, including Rock Creek Park and the C&O Canal Toepath. Enjoy running on the National Mall or the amazing views in early April when running around the Tidal Basin with its famed cherry blossoms. DC has many organized road races every year including marathons (Marine Corps Marathon, Rock-and-Roll Marathon), ten-milers (Army 10-Miler, GW Parkway Classic, Cherry Blossom Run), and countless charity 5K and 10K races.

D.C. was named in America’s top five most bike-friendly cities. It’s no wonder why with our many miles of dedicated bike trails, marked bike lanes throughout the city, and the explosion of Capital Bikeshare, a local bike rental company with pick up/drop off points throughout the city.

Rock Creek Park offers hiking trails right in the city. Outside of the city, in Virginia and Maryland, there are several other beautiful trails.

Kayaking and camping are also only minutes away in Great Falls National Park.

Performance Arts

On any given night, there are a variety of performances to see from the National Symphony, Opera, and Ballet at the Kennedy Center to jazz on the U-Street Corridor to the indie music scene at The Black Cat and 9:30 club. D.C.’s Verizon Center is just one of several venues in the city to host big-name stars.

Restaurants

D.C. was named The Restaurant City of the Year in 2016 by “Bon Appetit.” D.C. has restaurants to meet everyone’s needs, of every ethnic heritage, atmosphere, and price range you could desire! They range from fancy foodie favorites to hole-in the wall cheap eats.

See the Washingtonian magazine lists of “100 Best Restaurants” and “Cheap Eats.” 

Need to get away? Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and the Atlantic Ocean are only a short drive away.

D.C. is a great city to live in. It has all the amenities of a big city but a smaller and friendlier feel.

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