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Georgetown

Washington DC, DC 20007 (Georgetown)
202-298-9222
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As featured in 3 days in Washington DC
Ranked #34 of 252 attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: A charming neighborhood that, with its upscale boutiques and notable residents, is more than a college hangout.
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Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Georgetown is an amazing part of the city. Historic and perfect for strolling, the area has tons of charm. One word of caution, however, the streets can be very steep. It's not great for cars, either, so come by foot or by bike. The newly renovated waterfront includes a great water feature for kids and newly opened restaurants for all.... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Yes it's pleasant, yes there are plenty of shops ( the vast majority you can find on any high street) there are plenty of restaurants but no better than Washington. A mediocre trip that was salvage.by purchasing 6 cup caked from Georgetown Cup Cakes 😊

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This quaint town is filled with shops and restaurants. It's a nice place to spend the day leisurely walking in and out of the many different shops. Lots of quaint little cafes to eat.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I highly recommend all visitors to go around the georgetown area of DC. You will have a very relaxed environment, great shopping, awesome food and bakery. And yes do not forget to try the cup cakes. Also try visiting the river next to georgetown during sunset to enjoy breathtaking sunset view.

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Gardner, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This area is nice if you want to go shopping, but you have to use the bus or walk, there is not metro to this area of town. Use the Circular, only $1 and there is an online app for bus times. Lots of shopping, food and great area near the water, take the water taxi's for a great sight... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Georgetown is an awesome section of the city. It's filled with vibrant restaurants, bars, and shopping. Georgetown also has a fantastic waterfront area with restaurants that sit on the water. Overall, a visit to DC isn't complete without a trip to Georgetown!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Within reasonable walking distance from Washington itself, this suburb can also be reached by car, bus or Subway. Covers a fair area but easily walked and a morning or afternoon is probably enough to do it justice. The cafe, bars and shops are all a bit upmarket and the shoppers and diners all seem to dress up too. None of... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Rode the Old Town Trolley on a Saturday. Thought our bus would come 90 minutes later, so we go there early to catch the trolley. Ended up waiting another 45 min for it. Don't go unless you have plenty of time. Lots of things to do-- cafes, shopping, the university. Don't take a car-- no parking there

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good to get outside of Washington for a half day and Georgetown really fit the bill. Small enough for a leisurely stroll, yet big enough to site enough shopping, restaurants and bars. The little alley up M and Prospect St (the "Exorcist Steps") still give me a little frisson !

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Port Jefferson, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Tour guide was new. Barely any haunted information was given. Some historical facts mentioned along the way. If you want to exercise and pay a lot of money for it, take this tour, walking is all it consists of, nothing else more!

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