I'll be in DC for a few days and thought of going to Georgetown because of all the good reviews but when I search for stuff to do it looks like food and shopping (I'm going to DC for the museums but I do like historic areas). Is it worth the effort to make my way to Georgetown, any links/suggestions for things to do in the area? Thanks!
Hi! MS NW and Wisconsin Avenue brim with cafes, shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants, so its definitely worth spending a few hours there. If you like history, check out the Old Stone House, the oldest building in DC, founded in 1755. Have a look at the amazing gothic style university and the exorcist steps and house. If you have plenty of time, walk up Wisconsin Avenue until you reach the amazing Washington National Cathedral. Alternatively, take the metro to Tenley Town Station and walk down Wisconsin Avenue for about a mile and a half until you get to the Cathedral and all the shops and restaurants. Georgetown Waterfront Park is great in spring and summer for a drink or a meal by the Potomac River. Enjoy!
Georgetown is a very small Town but its so beautiful. There a little houses and you can go to the water. When i was there we were sitting on the water. There was a kind of bar and a beautiful place to with cafes. Near by is a hotel wirh a rooftopview. But I i forgot the name. Sorry. We enjoyed the day there.
Take the water taxi down to Alexandria and national harbor
Check out Georgetown cupcake for some great tasting cupcakes. Also you can go for a stroll on th c & o Canal towpath
It is mostly food and shopping but set in a quaint and historical part of DC it’s worth a half day walk around especially the off streets where the brownstones are. Stop at Thomas Sweets for a great ice cream.
But it's expensive food and shopping, even better!
I think Georgetown is really charming. The streets are cobblestones,but you are right though: mainly restaurants and shopping. The museums are great but in city central. You can walk from downtown to Georgetown in about 40 minutes.
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