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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 249 attractions in Washington DC
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Gtown is one of the capital's best neighborhoods. Super pretty and has some of the best cafés and shops. It's always full of tourists and stylish people (every time I visit I get inspired for new outfits!). The neighborhood is quite big so prepare to do a lot of walking. The only drawback is the lack of parking spaces so... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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293 reviews 293 reviews
90 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We LOVE Georgetown. Darling shops, even expensive, top name brand stores, old and darling looking shops, brick/cobblestone sidewalks - be careful when you walk. It is SO cute in Georgetown. I envisioned the Kennedy's shopping there years ago. It was a favorite place for us to walk around, eat, get an ice cream, just people watch - I fell in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Georgetown used to be the "in place" to go in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately that was two decages ago. It used to have quirky and artsy shops, great restaraunts (The original Clyde's, where "Afternoon Delight" was written and performed by the Dannoff's. They also wrote "Country Roads for John Denver, but I digress). Today it is a traffic mess, no parking... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I love the variety of places to eat here. My cousin and I decided to hit all the cupcake places, then the macaroons, in Georgetown and do a review. There are a lot. Here's what we found. IF you are a size queen - about cupcakes - the best all around come from Baked and Wired. They are twice the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While Georgetown retains its old town look and feel as you walk its side streets, the main shopping areas have changed dramatically over the years and continue to change. Unlike Old Town Alexandria, which strictly controls the type of shops and restaurants, you will find plenty of schlock in Georgetown, which I believe detracts from its historical attractions. One sees... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Georgetown can be a nightmare with traffic and parking problems. However, get a map and a self guided walking tour of the historic district. You can see magnificent homes, some historic, in this lovely area. Famous places like Dunbarton Oaks, Tudor Place and Dunbarton House can be toured. Walking around you get a real sense of history. You can see... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I'm pretty good with city travel and I'm great parallel park-er. And I don't mind circling a couple blocks, walking several blocks, doing a couple of 'figure-8's' to find parking. I've driven in DC, Baltimore, NYC, Montreal, etc... and traffic is traffic- to be expected. But wow. Georgetown after, say noon, is a nightmare for driving. No problem if you're... More

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Howden, United Kingdom
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110 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I went to Georgetown during our trip to DC, having been told many good things about it's querky shops and interesting eating houses. In fact most of the shops were of the national chain variety, and the places to eat were much the same. Prices were more expensive than we expected, and we were underwhelmed by the... More

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Dayton, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I just walked around, had lunch did some shopping, and had dinner, all in the same area. Great shops and restaurants.

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Nairobi
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24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great place to be. My son and I enjoyed so many great options for food and shopping. Nice mix of brand names and local businesses.

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