We're booked for a late afternoon river cruise from Washington Harbor in early April. With a couple of walking hours to burn after the boat ride, what Georgetown street should we focus on? thnx
M Street and Wisconsin Ave., but if you like to check out university campuses, head over to Georgetown's campus. M Street and Wisconsin are where most of the shops and restaurants are located. Any of the side streets in Georgetown are also worth wandering down if you like classic, historical and beautiful row houses. You will like the cruise - I have taken that tour. A relaxing way to see some of the sights from a distance. The walk along the Potomac where you will embark on your tour boat is also a lovely walk. Hope you have great weather!
Hi littlenei :
Georgetown is pleasant, affluent & busy. For a special "Bookshop Experience" visit "Bridge Street Books" at one end of M Street ; for History, stop-off at "The Old Stone House" (also M Street), an impressive restored Building dating from 1765, now managed by The National Parks Service ; for Tobacco & Smokers' requisites, call to "Georgetown Tobacco" (middle of M Street) ; for high-quality Coffee & Snacks go to "Dean & Deluca", an up-market Deli etc. on M Street ; we also recommend a visit to the "Patagonia" outlet on Wisconsin Avenue (a Block south of M Street) - fine, attractive Building, great range of outdoor apparel, really helpful staff.
Enjoy your Visit !
The main intersection is Wisconsin Ave and M Street. Wisconsin has mostly shops, M St has mostly restaurants, but both are fun to walk along, albeit busy. The canal is about two blocks downhill from M St running parallel to Wisconsin, and it has lovely upscale shops/restaurants. Dumbarton Oaks, which is a little known jewel around 34th and Q St (I think...you should check) is not to be missed.
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