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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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alexandria, va
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Georgetown has so much to offer. Bring your walking shoes, flats are recommend because the cobble stone sidewalks eat heels! There are too many to mention restaurants, too many shops but if you really want a feel of the area, walk through the neighborhood and up to G'town Un. Campus. Just beautiful esp. in the spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Georgetown is very beautiful with old houses and a lot of stores. Just wear comfy shoes and walk around. Our hotel was in walking distance to Georgetown so it was really easy for us to get out and have fun. You won’t need a car here.

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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161 reviews 161 reviews
47 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

There are several psychiatrically challenged people in DC that will harass but probably not hurt you. Several find their way to Georgetown. Watch our for them and just stay away. Don't give them money, it only feeds their did addictions. You can't help them with hand outs.

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Florida City, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While there are a lot of restaurants to choose from, the shops are mainly geared toward clothing and shoes. I thought there would be a variety of stores available but that wasn't the case. Also, the sidewalks are very narrow and it's a busy neighborhood, so you're always in front of or behind your company. About a 10-15 min walk... More

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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Loved going to Georgetown, we were there for hours!! Best cupcakes in town and you can get great pictures almost everywhere =)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful part of DC, it is like going back in time. The shops and houses are gorgeous, it is a great place just to walk round and soak up the atmosphere

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Crowded sidewalks, busy restaurants, lots of shopping, heavy traffic. Lovely walk along the canal. Hard to get a taxi.

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