Washington, DC is an accessible metropolitan area of 700,000 plus with nineteen universities, 7 museums, national cultural institutions, and a thriving digital humanities community. The city is accessible via the Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport, and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Two of these airports are major international hubs and all three are served by a variety of local public transit options that connect them to George Mason University’s Arlington campus and the greater Washington DC area, including the local metro system, commuter trains, shuttle buses, taxis, and ride-share services.
In addition, the DC area is a major train hub with several train lines that connect with other major hubs on the Eastern Seaboard. The city has a metro system which connects not only within DC but also to the suburbs including George Mason. The Northeastern Amtrak line and the Acela connect DC with New York, New Haven, Boston, Wilmington, and Philadelphia. The metro area is walkable and has invested heavily in pedestrian and bike paths.
Major attractions include the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institutions, the African American Civil War Museum, the Lincoln Memorial, the National Archives, the Library of Congress, Mount Vernon, Dumbarton Oaks, and the White House. The city is home to a vibrant nightlife including festivals, plays, musicals, symphonies, and concerts.
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