Local Area & Neighborhood Resources

Helpful Information for your stay on campus.

What You Need to Know

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Neighborhood Essentials

  • Trader Joe's: 1101 25th Street, NW
  • Whole Foods: 2201 I Street, NW at 22nd and I Street
  • Farmers Market: 23rd and I St. NW, Wednesdays, 3:00 to 7:00pm
  • CVS/24 Hours: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave, NW.  202‐296‐0329
  • CVS/24 Hours: 2125 E St., NW.  202‐338‐6337

In the City on Metro Lines

  • Bed Bath & Beyond: 709 7th St NW
    • Orange/Blue/Silver Lines transfer at L'Enfant Station to Yellow/Green Lines to Gallery Place/China Town Station
  • Target, Best Buy, and Bed Bath & Beyond: 3100 14th St NW
    • Orange/Blue/Silver Lines transfer at L'Enfant Station to Yellow/Green Lines to Columbia Heights Station
  • Bed Bath & Beyond and Fashion Centre at Pentagon City: 900 Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA 22202
    • Blue Line to Pentagon City Station
  • Costco and Best Buy: 1201 S Hayes St Arlington, VA 22202
    • Blue Line to Pentagon City Station

Outside of the City by Driving

  • Target, Best Buy, Staples, Old Navy, Sports Authority, TJMaxx, Etc: Potomac Yard Center, 3671 Jefferson Davis Hwy Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Ikea Maryland: 10100 Baltimore Ave College Park, MD 20740
  • Ikea Virginia: 2901 Potomac Mills, Woodbridge, VA 22192

 

Note that the information above are merely suggestions, GW does not officially endorse any private retail store or shopping area.

Getting Around

Metro Tain and Bus

The Metro sysytem will get you almost anwhere you need to go in the city and into Virginia and Maryland. The Foggy Bottom-GWU Station is serviced by the Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines. Keep in mind that on certain points of campus Farragut West may be even closer. The neighborhood also has 13 Metro Bus and 2 Circulator routes. 


Capital Bikeshare

Sometimes the best way to get there, and to enjoy the view, is by bike. Capital Bikeshare has 3,700 bikes at 440 stations, 8 of which are in our neighborhood. Check out the 3-day passes and 30-day memberships.


Union Station, Regional Rail, Regional Bus

Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York are in the area and we know that many of our summer guests will make a trip to one of these cities as part of their summer stay. If you are headed north of DC, chances are that your trip will start and end at Union Station.

 

Note that the information above are merely suggestions, GW does not officially endorse any private retail store or shopping area.

Going Out

Know Where to Go

Your day is only beginning when you leave work. Summer in D.C. is full of events, concerts, performances, and once in a lifetime opportunities. Take advantage of these opportunities and the culture while you are visiting our city. 

Note that the information above are merely suggestions, GW does not officially endorse any private retail store or shopping area.

Foggy Bottom Neighborhood Map

Spotlight

DC Metro

Foggy Bottom is served by the Orange, Blue, and Silver Metro Lines and over 13 Metro Bus Routes. 

DC Rider for Iphone

The authoritative D.C. Metro app, from The Washington Post, for train arrival times for each station.

DC Rider for Android

The authoritative D.C. Metro app, from The Washington Post, for train arrival times for each station.

WP Going Out Guide

D.C area events, nightlife, and dining curated by the Washington Post. A great source of what to do and where to go each week.

Capital Bikeshare

The bicycle sharing system that serves the DC area. Single tip, daily passes, and 30-day memberships available.

National Mall & Memorial Parks

Just minutes from campus, explore some of the nations most iconic monuments and historic sites.

AlertDC

Get traffic conditions, government closures, public safety incidents and severe weather alerts to your devices.