Life Outside NCI

The CPFP Office is located at the NCI facilities in Rockville, Maryland, near the Nation’s Capital. With the convenient Metro subway reaching throughout the metropolitan area, transportation is within easy reach.

Near the NIH campus, downtown Bethesda has more than 180 restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world.

Washington, D.C. offers magnificent monuments and world-class museums. The National Gallery of Art and the museums of the Smithsonian Institution are only the most obvious; smaller museums such as the Phillips Collection should not be overlooked. Other sightseeing opportunities such as the National Zoo, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the folk festivals, the cherry blossoms that bloom every spring, the numerous parades, and many other worthwhile sightseeing adventures nearby. Washington has professional football, baseball, basketball, and hockey teams.

Washington’s best known outdoor recreational area, Rock Creek Park, offers a spacious and beautiful landscape that is much appreciated and heavily used by bicyclists, runners, and picnickers.


Washingtonians often make the trip to Baltimore to enjoy the Inner Harbor restaurants, aquarium, and shopping. Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay are also nearby.

Within a short distance are the Atlantic coast beaches, the Shenandoah and Catoctin mountains, as well as the nearby ski resorts in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Also close by are the historic homes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Our weather covers all seasons. From the leaves turning colors in the fall to the warm sun-kissed days of summer, we have it all!