Georgetown is one of Washington D.C.’s most beloved neighborhoods. It is right on the Potomac River and adjacent to the downtown area and Dupont Circle. Throughout the years, Georgetown has retained a charm all thanks to its unique architecture and is a popular place for shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Georgetown is one of Washington D.C.’s most beloved neighborhoods. It is right on the Potomac River and adjacent to the downtown area and Dupont Circle. Throughout the years, Georgetown has retained a charm thanks to its unique architecture and is a popular place for shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Georgetown is a fun place to spend an entire day or afternoon. There are so many things to see and discover. You can have a leisurely walk around its tree-lined streets while admiring its colorful houses and beautiful architecture. While walking around, there are many significant historical landmarks that you should keep your eye out for. Check out the Old Stone House, built in 1765 on M Street which is the oldest standing house in Washington D.C, or Oak Hill Cemetery where are buried Abraham Lincoln’s son, Willie, and other important historical figures.
Also, be on the lookout for Dumbarton Oaks, the house of former U.S vice President John C. Calhoun, and the City Tavern Club, built in 1796 which is the oldest commercial building in D.C. Don’t forget to stop by the historical Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, which was begun 1829, and Georgetown University’s historic campus.
Georgetown is known for its great shopping, and you will find all types of stores and shops selling almost anything you can think of. This is a great place to purchase antiques and rare artifacts for your home. There are also a lot of galleries selling exceptional pieces of art but these can be expensive. Check out the Anne C. Fisher Gallery, the Govinda Gallery, and the Parish Gallery. If you’re on a budget, Georgetown also features many national chains such as Urban Outfitters, American Eagle, and the Gap.
Georgetown is also known in Washington D.C. for having delectable restaurant choices. There is something for everyone and restaurants cover all types of cuisines from all over the world. For an unforgettable meal, head over to the Sequoia restaurant on the waterfront, Mie N Yu, Divan for delicious Turkish food, and La Chaumiere.
For a fun night on the town, Georgetown is the place to be. Check out Blue Gin and Modern, or the Blues Alley and Saloon for some live music, or Rhino Bar & Pumphouse if sports bars are more your style. You can also walk down to the waterfront and enjoy the gorgeous view and enjoy a drink by the water.