Historic, Charming, Walkable, Colorful, Luxurious
The beauty of Georgetown’s cobblestone sidewalks, grand homes and peaceful C&O Canal are only part of the draw to this tree-lined historic neighborhood.
Georgetown is home to some of the city’s top shops, tastiest restaurants and most luxurious hotels, and it's a favorite of tourists and locals alike. And it’s easy to see why: Though M Street may be best known for a wide-ranging retail scene that includes such mainstream crowd-pleasers as Anthropologie and H&M and exclusive high-end designers like Billy Reid and Rag & Bone, the neighborhood is also home to a solid selection of upscale home design stores, independent small businesses and many of the city’s best fine art galleries.
If shopping’s not your thing, there are plenty of other things to do, too. History buffs can take a one-hour guided boat tour along the first mile of the C&O Canal, tour stunning historic 18th and 19th-century mansions or see the one-time homes of JFK and Julia Child. Foodies will find locally-owned gems that appeal for a quick bite alongside world-class restaurants perfect for a leisurely dining experience. Outdoor and waterfront enthusiasts flock to Georgetown Waterfront Park for some of the most picturesque kayaking, jogging and cycling backdrops the city has to offer.
By night, hit up the sprawling Pinstripes for a game of bocce or bowling, sip a drink riverside at one of the Washington Harbour’s waterfront bars or restaurants or take in a live jazz show at Blues Alley.
Check out the always bustling Georgetown Cupcakes or make your way to waterfront-facing The Berliner, a cafe that offers crave-worthy brunch favorites and delicious pastries. Another raved-about favorite: Fiola Mare at the waterfront, consistently ranked one of the city’s top fine-dining restaurants.
Diners outside at Fiola Mare seafood restaurant in Georgetown - Restaurant on the waterfront in Washington, DC
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