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The University of Maryland is located within ten miles of downtown Washington, DC and its array of parks, sports, theater, restaurants and nightlife. The Washington area is an international destination with a diverse and vibrant population and culture. Students who board the Metro at the College Park station are just a few stops from the city’s famous Mall and its museums, as well as lively districts such as the U Street Corridor, Adams Morgan and Georgetown. The nearby Amtrak train station at New Carrollton, Maryland provides connections to cities along the East Coast including Philadelphia, New York and Boston. The Chesapeake Bay, beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, and Shenandoah National Park in the Appalachian Mountains are all easy day trips from College Park.