Georgetown
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A charming neighborhood that, with its upscale boutiques and notable residents, is more than a college hangout.
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  • RMarois
    54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit but overly commercial and crowded in certain areas
    Georgetown is a beautiful area of Washington DC. However we fond the main strips (M street and Wisconsin Avenue) overly commercial and crowded. We prefer the back streets which are much more charming and relaxing. The Georgetown University grounds is worth a visit and the waterfront is also pleasant. Although very short, Cady's Alley just south of M Street is very beautiful.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 5, 2023
  • Yossi R
    Tel Aviv, Israel443 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty houses, nice restaurants, shops.
    A famous Washington neighborhood. Nice colorful houses, nice restaurants, cafes, shops. The water front was a bit old. There was nothing special about it. It is recommended to spend there a couple of hours, strolling around the houses.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 7, 2023
  • ELO
    Vegarshei Municipality, Norway1,318 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice trip in the evening
    we visited this area for shopping. I think it was a nice area for shopping, but even better for dining? There were a lot of nice restaurants and a cosy atmosphere when we strolled a round there. Visiting Georgetown is best without rain.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Mrs.Bacon
    Morristown, Tennessee259 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Shopping and Dining
    I stayed in Georgetown at a boutique hotel. This is a very safe area. We stayed right along the C & O Canal. It was a lovely area to walk through. So much shopping in this area. You’ll find everything from TJ Maxx to upscale shopping. Restaurants are everywhere here and you won’t have to walk far at all to find somewhere to dine. Truly worth spending an evening here to walk around. The Metro does not go to Georgetown so keep that in mind but you can hop on the DC Connector to get you there or you can talk a walk.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, United Kingdom1,223 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Georgetown
    Lovely old style town with lots of nice shops and restaurants and eateries. The Circulator Bus only costs $1 and goes between Georgetown & Union Station. There is a great cake shop called Georgetown Cupcakes which does lots of different flavours
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
  • Boyd J
    Maleny, Australia1,688 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant to Stroll Around
    We caught one of the Circulator buses from downtown DC. There are six routes upon which buses come along every 15 – 20 minutes and for $1.00 you can ride the bus wherever you want on the route. We took the one to Georgetown, where there is a pretty port side development along the Potomac River and where there are many little shops, boutiques etc. Pleasant to stroll around.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 24, 2024
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BASTripper
West Hartford, CT282 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Truly an area filled with overprice stores and marvelous 18th and 19th homes. A nice place to walk, but not a lot to sink your teeth into. We did enjoy the winter Glow exhibit and if the community can keep on bringing street art to the community then visiting this historic area will be a draw. Ice skating was nice and sitting along the water was most relaxing.
Written January 2, 2020
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Bergmom
Duluth, Minnesota406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
These neighborhoods are definitely worth a stroll around! Lots of shops- my daughter liked H & M, Aerie, Urban Outfitters but they have a TJ Maxx, lots of food options, a couple tourist-type stores, juice and coffee bars, etc. We got there from DV via MetroBus with one transfer (easy) and then got back to DC via MetroBus to the Rosslyn Station and then took the Metro back to DC. It’s easy to load money on the SmarTrip app and just tap your phone when you get on the MetroBus or train. Weekend trips are cheap or free and most day trips cost us $2- MUCH less than an Uber.
Written May 24, 2022
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Anita J
Raleigh69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We try never to miss a trip to Georgetown when in the area. We enjoy the cobbled streets, specialty boutiques and excellent restaurants. It is often possible to find a meal and live music ranging from jazz to blues to more contemporary.
Written March 2, 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It was a warm day so I decided to walk from the Cathedral of St. Matthews the Apostle
( located near 17th Street) to this neighborhood.

I took my time walking and admiring the beautiful sceneries I passed by along M Street, NW: hotels, restaurants, shops, gyms, etc. before reaching Georgetown.

Per Trip Advisor, I noted the various attractions located here, visited them and posted results of my visit: Old Stonehouse, Potomac River, Key Bridge, Francis Scott Memorial Park. Georgetown Waterfront Park, C & O Canal, Georgetown University, etc. There are many shops and restaurants located here as well.

Highly recommended to visit!
Written January 11, 2020
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Jan C
Cleveland, OH37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I'm in DC a lot. Such a great city Georgetown has numerous great restaurants, walking areas, many different tours, stores, many historic homes . Italian restaurants on the canal, great restaurants on the river. Speaking of the Potomac, there are numerous tours. You can also rent kayaks and water toys.
Written January 18, 2020
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A Lovely Neighborhood in Washington

I love Georgetown, and mostly due to its architecture, though its history is an important aspect too. On a gloomy March day, I strolled parts of Georgetown, and not for the first time. On previous trips, usually in the Autumn, I have walked the streets extensively, studying the architecture - some famous, but some just attractive. It seems that at least a quarter of the buildings are on the National Historical Register.

With restaurants and shopping, plus several hotels, and then Georgetown University, there is much more to draw one to this neighborhood, but for me, on this Spring day, it was just the architecture, and a nice stroll.

Normally, I will walk along the Georgetown Canal (an historical site, in its own right), but I stayed a little north. I only had about an hour for this part of my stroll, as I had to meet my wife back at our hotel, near the White House, so had quite a few blocks for my return trip. I would allow at least 4 hours to explore Georgetown, with all that it has to offer, and include lunch in one of the myriad restaurants, as well.
Written October 17, 2020
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lalocadr19
Falls Church, VA6,577 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This place has plenty to see, the main streets is full of boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. The waterfront park is great to take a stroll and enjoy the potomac river, which also has restaurant to dine in. The park has plenty of area where you can sit and enjoy the evening. The only hassle is the parking, fee to park.
Written January 5, 2022
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Lovely old style town with lots of nice shops and restaurants and eateries. The Circulator Bus only costs $1 and goes between Georgetown & Union Station. There is a great cake shop called Georgetown Cupcakes which does lots of different flavours
Written September 10, 2023
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Boyd J
Maleny, Australia1,688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We caught one of the Circulator buses from downtown DC. There are six routes upon which buses come along every 15 – 20 minutes and for $1.00 you can ride the bus wherever you want on the route. We took the one to Georgetown, where there is a pretty port side development along the Potomac River and where there are many little shops, boutiques etc. Pleasant to stroll around.
Written February 25, 2024
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Tor Elias T
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We stayed at the Georgetown suites, close to great shopping and food. Visited the Potomac riverbed, parks and watched people have a great time on the ice course.

You will find all kinds of food, special stores and overall the community seems like a friendlier part of town.
Written January 30, 2020
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