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From local GW food influencers to local DC news outlets, follow these accounts to stay up to date with the latest District news this year.
From the Smithsonian Institution to restaurants tucked away in unassuming alleyways, the district’s scope is endless when it comes to famous landmarks and hidden gems.
Fortunately, social media accounts within the DMV have made it easy to find essential restaurants, activities, and general news to keep you up to date with the area. When you return to campus this fall, check out this list of handles for the next brunch, weekend adventure, or local headline.
To eat and drink:
@dcfoodgod brought to you by DC natives who grew up in the best places in town. The owners offer a holistic view of DC’s culinary scene, showcasing DC’s rich culture and encouraging the local community. The account will satisfy the cravings of those looking for likes from around the world without leaving the DMV.
@danieatsdc is a GW senior who visits the best local eateries, including eateries, cafes and ice cream parlours. Her occasional giveaways of food and gift cards are reason enough to check out her Instagram account.
@dmvfoodfinds is always the first to feature new restaurants opening in the DMV. Account owner Maddie Smith has all the best happy hour deals and hidden speakeasies for students to enjoy. From Georgetown to U Street, she has food and drink for all of our favorite DC neighborhoods.
@dcveganlife caters to the district’s vegan population. They facilitate veganism by displaying the tastiest and cheapest vegan dishes and groceries, while emphasizing support for small businesses.
For events and activities:
@dcnowevents is the ultimate guide to upcoming activities in the DMV. Their Instagram account promotes events for couples, families and singles with pop-ups, festivals, drive-ins and all the information you need to attend.
@dcfrolics publicizes the neighborhood’s most irresistible happenings, from previews of new museum exhibits to nearby festivals to fill your weekend. The account provides insights and tips you didn’t know you needed, like the best local parks to check out and where to find discount movie tickets.
For the best attractions and places to explore:
@visitwashingtondc covers all things DC The account shares sporting events, nightlife, restaurants and more, featuring popular tourist attractions and small business partnerships.
@washingtonianmag showcases the best of DC culture, from DC love stories to new apps to prime real estate. Read their top brunch picks or seasonal bucket lists — whatever the topic, Washingtonian has Instagram-worthy events, restaurants, and activities for you and your friends to enjoy.
@outdoordatesdc shares the latest and greatest places for dates in the district. The account focuses on outdoor dating destinations, like restaurants, brasseries and rooftop bars. Their hidden picnic spots are guaranteed to mark you on that second date.
For local news and updates:
@DCist provides helpful updates ranging from local restaurant and bar openings to health, politics and all forms of local information. To be aware of everything and anything in the District, DCist is the first handful to follow.
@metroforward is the official Instagram account of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Follow their account to follow updates on subway construction, safety and delays.
@GWPolice is the official Twitter profile of the GW Police Department. Their account shares security information, GW alerts and weather advisories with the GW community.
@DCPoliceDepartment is the official account of the Metropolitan Police Department. Their Twitter offers updates on active incidents, information on missing persons, and notices of upcoming events throughout the district.