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“Georgetown DC Metro Food at its best” 5 of 5 stars
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Georgetown
Washington DC, DC 20007 (Georgetown)
202-298-9222
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Ranked #34 of 248 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A charming neighborhood that, with its upscale boutiques and notable residents, is more than a college hangout.
Rochester, New York
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“Georgetown DC Metro Food at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of taking a Georgetown DC Metro Food Tour with Christopher, our tour guide. Leslie helped set it up and she went out of her way to find a guide for us for that day. There was 7 of us on the tour, 5 from our family. We had a great time.

Christopher was very attentive to all of us and filled us with all kinds of facts about the DC area. He was well versed on the history of Washington along with a few mysteries in Georgetown. We stopped at 4 restaurants, all expecting us and having a table ready. Each had a nice atmosphere and greeted us when we arrived. (The Moroccan restaurant was probably less impressive as far as the ambiance). We met some of the chefs/owners of the establishments and we were served nicely prepared food from their menu. We were given a variety of food at each restaurant along with a great dessert place. I am a vegetarian and they accommodated me with no problem. You should ask when booking the tour though as they do need to let the chef know in advance.

They offer tours of different areas around DC if you are interested. We will definitely be back to try another spot. It's a great way to learn about the food and history of a particular area. Be sure to book early as they book up quickly.
Bon Apetit!

C. Robinson and family
Victor, New York

Visited February 2013

Visited February 2013
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“Location, ambience, history, It can't get better than this...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Staying in Georgetown is, to my mind, the only place to stay while in Washington D.C. I stay at the Georgetown Inn, which is a perfect location for getting the bus (either the hop-on-hop off) or the other city buses. Additionally, while people tend to focus on the shopping, this was where the history of the town began, and just steps away (from the hotel on Wisconsin Ave.) is the old C&O canal. Taking a walk along this canal is priceless, for a quiet stroll away from the business of the shopping and restaurant area--which people generally boast about--for now you have original colonial D.C. with cobblestones, colonial houses and a feel far different from the busy areas around the mall. While here check out the Old Stone House, the first house in D.C. It is manned by the park rangers, and you can go inside for a tour, although this is not generally known. This is well worth the stop off; because it provides the visitor an indication of what life in the colony of Maryland was like. I know there are also canal boats that operate up and down the canal; which would be another fun, experience. Also, if you take the spy city tours, you will be taken through Georgetown which was a site of many clandestine meetings at various locations.

Visited March 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Charming and Crazy at the same time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Georgetown is filled with wonderful old houses that make you think of times past and then there is the hustle and bustle of shopping and dining.
Try not to drive there if possible... bad for parking.

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Nice shops with close proximity to the c&o and rock creek park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Georgetown is certainly a nice way to kil an afternoon, theres several shops and dinning options in walking distance. Theres also the c&o canal and rock creek park for those wishing to escape said shops. Certainly much more pleasant than the mall for shopping.

Visited June 2012
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Washington, DC
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“Charming & worth visiting (if you know where to go)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Georgetown is really charming. With its cobblestone streets and Federal-style townhouses and landmarks such as the "Exorcist steps" and historic Georgetown University, it's definitely worth visiting.

But let me add that in recent years, the heart of Georgetown (Wisconsin Avenue NW & M Street NW) has become a mecca for mediocre restaurants and shops. That's not to say that you won't find a few hidden restaurant gems or excellent shops (hint:there's an Apple store and Ugg boutique on Wisconsin Ave. not far from M. And Restoration Hardware, Banana Republic, and J. Crew are also there). But if you want to see real upscale shopping, you should go to Chevy Chase (near the Friendship Heights metro) or Tysons Corner in Virgina (you'll need a car to get there).

If you have a couple of hours or better yet, a whole afternoon (or day), here's what I recommend you do in Georgetown:

- walk down Wisconsin Avenue past M and visit the Washington Harbor. Watch the boats go by and take in the scene.
- grab a coffee (and a-mazing cupcake) at Baked and Wire off of M and sit by the canal nearby.
- make the trek to Georgetown University (not far, but not near the main drag (Wisconsin & M Streets) and check out the campus.
- If you're a tea lover, visit the Ching Ching Cha (authentic Chinese teahouse) and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere (go during a weekday when it's less crowded).
- for a European (think Viennese cafe), stop by Kafe Leopold. Don't miss the desserts (the apple strudel is fantastic).
- meander the streets off of M and check out some of the historic homes.
- if you fancy a good cocktail, check out the Bourbon Steak lounge in the Four Seasons hotel, The Moscow Mule is one of my favorites.

Transportation tip: There's no metro station in Georgetown. You can walk from the Foggy Bottom metro (about a 10-15 minute walk), or you can take the Circulator bus (a bargain at $1, and very comfortable).

Visited January 2013
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