Explore DC

Attractions in D.C.

There is no shortage of things to do on campus, however, exchange students are encouraged to break out of the Georgetown bubble and explore some of these great opportunities outside the gates:

Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center features free performances every day, with no ticket required. 

All of the Smithsonian museums and galleries are free of charge and open daily. Visit their information page to learn about their 19 world-class museums, galleries, gardens, and zoo. 

The Library of Congress is open Monday through Saturday for visits, exhibitions, tours, and gallery talks. 

Visit one of D.C.’s many embassies on their open house days.  

The U.S. Capitol Building offers free tours—just remember to book in advance!

Visit https://washington.org/, the official tourism site of Washington, D.C. for even more things to do in the city. 


The WMTA provides rail and bus service throughout the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area. Visit their website for more information on fares, schedules, and maps.

The Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) is a free shuttle bus for faculty, staff, students, and others affiliated with Georgetown University. GUTS buses connect the Main Campus with two Metro stations, the Georgetown University Law Center, Capitol Hill, and Arlington, Virginia. Visit transportation.georgetown.edu/guts for schedules and routes.

Taxis and ridesharing through Uber and Lyft are another option for traveling around Georgetown and the greater D.C. area. Taxis are regularly available outside the university main gates at 37th & O Streets, NW. The Uber and Lyft mobile applications can also be used to request rides. Sign up for either service by downloading the mobile apps.

The SafeRides program provides an alternative to walking alone at night for Georgetown students and affiliates. SafeRides become available every evening at 8PM and can be requested until 2AM Sunday through Wednesday, or until 3AM Thursday through Saturday. Call 202-784-RIDE to request a SafeRide.