About Washington DC
Washington, D.C. is the 22nd largest city in the United States with a population of 672,228 inhabitants (1). Founded in 1790 to serve as the nation’s capital, the city is nestled along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers (2).
There is a lot to see and visit in this vibrant, culturally diverse city. Washington, D.C. is very walkable and international.
Located between the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument, the National Mall is a must-see! It offers a strip of world-class museums that can be visited for free, including the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of American History (3). Some remain open until 7 pm, and you can see their schedules here: www.si.edu/visit/hours.
If you are interested in iconic monuments, head to West Potomac Park to visit national landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial (3).
Washington, D.C. is not only a national and international political hub, it also offers a unique mix of eclectic neighborhoods full of shops and restaurants, each with its own distinct character. Take a stroll around Georgetown, DuPont Circle / U Street corridor and Penn Quarter – you won’t be disappointed.
The program will take place in the downtown area which is known for its many restaurants and is easily accessible by both metro and bus.
There will be many social and cultural activities planned throughout the program on weekends and during evenings. To find more information on things to do and events happening during your stay, visit: https://washington.org/.
The organizers, IFC and Boulder Institute will coordinate and offer social and cultural activities so you can to see the best of Washington, D.C.
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