If you’re celebrating a graduation in DC this spring and looking to plan out your weekend, check out our recommendations for what to do during your visit. We’ve got you covered from your graduation present to dinner plans.
Go Out For A Nice Dinner
Celebrate your soon-to-be-alum with a sophisticated dinner to welcome him or her into the professional world. Our picks for celebration spots to check out include sleek Italian spot Sfoglina in Van Ness and Dupont’s French brasserie Le Diplomate.
4445 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Tour The School
Take advantage of being on campus to explore the university your loved one is about to graduate from. We recommend touring the campus with your grad and asking them to point out their favorite landmarks and spots throughout the school.
Pick up a graduation gift for your loved one while you’re in town. We recommend visiting Georgetown’s M Street, home to stylish boutiques like All Saints as well as upmarket purveyors like Brooks Brothers, where you can find plenty of options to suit your college grad’s new professional wardrobe.
3235 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Take Some Memorable Grad Pics
Taking post-ceremony pictures of graduates in their caps and gowns is practically mandatory. While you’re in the nation’s capital, don’t forget to take advantage of the stunning scenery— snap some pictures of your graduation robe-clad loved one standing in front of DC’s monuments and memorials.
DC National Mall
900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024
Go For A Post-Ceremony Brunch
Once graduation celebrations and commencement is over, you’re bound to be starving. So head on over to one of DC”s timeless tradition: brunch. Our picks for favorite spots in town include Mexican restaurant El Centro and The Passenger in Shaw.
1218 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
1539 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001