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Georgetown

Washington DC, DC 20007 (Georgetown)
202-298-9222
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Ranked #30 of 253 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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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Hipsters and healthnuts abound. I'm inspired to up my exercise game after watching all the joggers, bicyclists, rowers and smoothie sipping residents of Georgetown get their weekend on. Tons of good food and hills to burn it off.

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Georgetown is one of those completely charming places one visits and falls in love. The street are thriving with preserved yet modern storefronts, history is embedded in the paving stones, buildings and alleyways. Ghost roam freely with the living. Tons of Georgetown students prowl the scene with the American blend that is Washington DC. Wander M Street and grab lunch... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

If you are tired of or not really into visiting lots of memorials, then consider visiting Georgetown. Georgetown is a little charming historical and sophisticated village. Go by bus, take the circulator (yellow) it's a very nice ride. It's full of stores but most of them are very expensive. Walk to 36th street and you'll easily find the famous stairs... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Reminded me a bit of an American St.Andrews, would be a pretty cool place to go to University, enjoyed being there

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Auckland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This town is picture perfect, on the river and the shopping is boutique style as you would expect. Cobbled streets, treelined, a step back in time. A short walk from the Lincoln Memorial or a quick cab ride. The boardwalk is picturesque and I would highly recommend spending time here exploring the town and what it offers.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
69 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Not easily accessible by transportation, stores are all chains that can be found everywhere and the food is expensive but not tasting great. I do not understand why people rush here

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Fairfax, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great way to spend a day! More than just the university, Georgetown is a hub of activity from dining to shopping to clubs. Each has its own rhythm during the day & night. I haven't tried the buses, but the Metro can drop you off on the Virginia side and you can walk across the Key Bridge to Georgetown and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A quaint little village obsconded in our nation's capital, Georgetown is historical, sophisticated, cosmopolitan and international all at once. The neighborhood has the Kennedy 's past homes, both John and Jackie, before and after their marriage. Dozens of important US historical figures have dwelled here a litlle or a plenty. To walk through its quiet streets is to go back... More

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Corona, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A few friends and I spent the afternoon walking around the town. The town had a nice event (Taste of Georgetown), which offered food and drinks from many of the local eating establishments. This was a good way to sample much of the fine cuisine in the area. The walk along the river was very nice. The main street into... More

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Tennessee
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213 reviews 213 reviews
40 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Georgetown has really blossomed into a destination point especially with the new harbor area and luxury hotels. Really enjoyed spending a few days walking around, window shopping, eating great food and people watching. Sunday afternoon at the new harbor area is a must especially on a warm sunny day.

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