Dear Reader,

While College Park is a typical college town, not far away lies a city sprawling with restaurants, museums and pockets of culture. Washington, D.C., is more than just a cluster of monuments you visited on a middle school field trip or a politician’s wet dream. It’s a lively city, and it’s where I’m from.

Washington, D.C., is also home to 128,015  or so University of Maryland alumni — who knows, maybe you’ll end up living there yourself in the future. Whether you have too much time on your hands one weekend or you simply want to get away from College Park, head down to the district with this guide in mind. 

Click here to view the full version of the 2022 guide.

Thanks for reading,

Ella Sherman, Managing editor