As in many major cities, Washington, DC is not without its neighborhoods that can completely change your living experience there. Georgetown, which is a popular neighborhood for DMV natives and out of towner’s alike to live in, is one of DC’s leading neighborhoods for shopping, restaurants, hotels, and history.
While living (or visiting) Georgetown, you may choose to fill your weekend days with all the rich history the neighborhood has to offer. Best known for being the point of origin for the C&O Canal, the mile long stretch in Georgetown gives cyclists, runners, or walkers a stunning view. If you’re more interested in architectural history, you may enjoy a tour of one of the many historic sites that Georgetown has to offer, such as beautiful Dumbarton Oaks Estate, Tudor Place, Dumbarton House, and more. Many of these heavily feature historic brick, Federalist Architecture, and cobblestone streets, which are Georgetown staples.
If history isn’t for you, there’s still plenty to do without even leaving the neighborhood. Georgetown may be best known by locals for its expansive shopping and restaurant scene. From mainstream shopping such as H&M and Anthropologie, to higher end and more boutique experiences such as Rag & Bone and Billy Reid, Georgetown has shopping for everybody. Looking to shop local, or just shop small? Take a stroll down M Street to find unique home design shops, and stunning art galleries.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Georgetown’s foodie scene. Possibly one of the most famous spots in the neighborhood, a day exploring wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Georgetown Cupcakes, where you’ll find a wide variety of gourmet cupcakes, baked so fresh that their flavors vary from day-to-day. If you want to experience the lovely weather that Washington, DC experiences in the spring, you may want to check out one of Georgetown’s “Streateries” for a selection of local restaurants, such as Lutèce and Martin’s Tavern, that worked with DDOT to convert portions of the sidewalk and street to outdoor dining.
In the evening, you may want to switch up the usual post-dinner movie routine, and Georgetown can help! Pinstripes indoor/outdoor venue is complete with an outdoor patio, wine cellar, fireplace, bowling lanes and Bocce courts! If you’re looking to take in some culture, you may want to visit the nation’s oldest jazz Supper Club, Blue Alley. While there, you can experience the talents of famous pianists, comedians, and of course jazz musicians, as well as taste some of the Creole cuisine, steak, and seafood that the club specializes in.
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