With its calming waterfront, busy main street, and notable estates, DC’s historic Georgetown neighborhood is one of the city’s must-see spots. Here are our top five tips for what to do during your visit.
Relax By The Water
Head over to Georgetown’s stunning harbor, which borders the Potomac River, to rest and relax with a book and a scoop of chocolate ice cream. The harbor, a favorite of tourists and locals alike, is home to restaurants like the sophisticated Fiola Mare as well as more casual spots like The Best Sandwich Place.
3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
The Best Sandwich Place
1776 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Explore the C&O Canal
Take a stroll by the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, a nineteenth century waterway that runs through Georgetown’s quaint side streets. This walk will give you a sense of Georgetown’s history while also providing you with plenty of photo ops at the picturesque houses and green spaces alongside the watercourse.
Go Shopping on M Street
Another reason why the crowds flock to Georgetown? M Street’s bevy of high-end boutiques and chain stores, including All Saints, Nike, Forever 21, and Francesca’s. Head over here to spend a day combing through the racks and finding the perfect outfit to wear out to dinner.
3235 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
3040 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
3222 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
3128 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
While Away The Morning On The Potomac
Feeling like getting active? Head over to Key Bridge Boathouse, where you can rent kayaks or stand-up paddleboards and then head out for a morning on the Potomac River You’ll get to put in an intense workout while also seeing DC’s monuments and memorials from a whole new vantage point.
3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Walk Through Georgetown’s Historic Homes
Given that Georgetown was founded in the eighteenth century and has served as home to numerous U.S. presidents and politicians, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the neighborhood is home to plenty of historic estates and gardens, including Dumbarton Oaks and Tudor Place.
1644 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007
1703 32nd St NW, Washington, DC 20007