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Restaurants and Shopping

Eating out in DC is more expensive than Ann Arbor.  However, there is a wide variety of cuisine for almost every taste and budget.  Past students assembled this list of favorites.  

17th Street Area

Dupont Circle 

Other DC Favorites

Shopping in DC requires planning what you need and how you'll carry it.  Carts are available to borrow in the UCDC lobby.  Bring reusable cloth bags if you have them; there is a 5 cent charge for each plastic and paper bag that you use.  

  • Safeway (1701 Corcoran St, NW) Sign up for a Safeway Club Card (free) and save $$
  • Whole Food (1440 P St, NW)
  • Trader Joe's (1101 25th St. NW)
  • CVS (6 Dupont Circle) 24 hours, includes pharmacy (may not fill out of state prescriptions)
  • Target (3100 14th St. NW)
  • Radio Shack (1100 15th St. NW)
  • Staples (1901 L St. NW)
  • YMCA (1711 Rhode Island Ave, NW - around the corner from the residence hall)
  • Gold's Gym (1120 20th St. NW)