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25 Things To Do in Georgetown

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Get moving with one of the neighborhood’s many running clubs: Nike, Reebok, City Sports, Georgetown Running Company, lululemon, and Athleta all offer free running clubs. Or make it your goal to run all the way up the Exorcist stairs--all 75 of 'em.

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Update your spring wardrobe at fashion-insider-favorite Steven Alan or the recently-opened Alice & Olivia, check out flirty looks at independent boutique Urban Chic, and snag fashionable finds for less at consignment stores Buffalo Exchange, Ella Rue, Pretty Chic, Reddz Trading and Second Time Around.

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Explore the C&O Canal Towpath, whether you’re running, biking, or just taking a leisurely stroll, the canal is a lovely change of pace from the crowded M Street sidewalks.

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Treat yourself to some pampering! For the least expensive manicure in town ($14), look no further than Kim's Nails. At Luigi Parasmo Salon, enjoy a pedicure ($50) in oversized leather chairs equipped with built-in iPads.

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Georgetown is one of the few neighborhoods in Washington that can be reached by water. Take a Washington Monuments Cruise from the Georgetown Waterfront for a fun, relaxing way to take in sights like the Jefferson Memorial and The Washington Monument.


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Former White House chef Frank Ruta now hangs his hat at the Capella Hotel's Grill Room, where his famous burger--hand-ground with meat from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley--is served. 


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Paddle the Potomac! Key Bridge Boathouse is the place to go to rent kayaks, canoes, or take a paddling lesson. For the adventurous fitness fanatics, try the stand-up paddleboard yoga or fitness classes.


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Explore the gorgeous gardens of Georgetown’s three historic house museums – Dumbarton Oaks, Dumbarton House, and Tudor Place.

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Recently opened Orange Anchor, in Washington Harbour, offers on-call deckhand service and food and ice delivery to your boat. And don't miss their $1 Oyster Happy Hour from 5-6 p.m. Monday through Friday!

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Rest a while in Georgetown Waterfront Park, whether you’re relaxing in the grass or having a zen moment on the labyrinth.

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11.

Go retro and browse the vinyl at Hill & Dale, an indie record store located just off M Street in the cluster of shops called Canal Square.

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12.

Visit Georgetown’s Book Hill section for gallery-hopping (a guide is here), antiques and great small-biz shopping. 

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Enjoy a healthy salad from at local chain Sweetgreen’s original M Street shop. Don’t forget to grab some SweetFlow frozen yogurt for dessert!

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Visit Georgetown’s (and D.C.’s) oldest standing structure – the Old Stone House – and see what life was like for the earliest Georgetown residents.

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Grab top-notch pastries, salads, soups and sandwiches at Dog Tag Bakery. Employees are veterans who run the bakery while pursuing small business and entrepreneurship courses through a partnership with Georgetown University. 

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Rent a bike from Big Wheel Bikes and tour the neighborhood on two wheels.

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 Take a macaron tour. The colorful French sandwich cookies are available at Olivia Macaron, Macaron Bee & Lady Camellia, Malmaison, Paul, Dean & Deluca, and Patisserie Poupon.

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Don’t forget the cupcakes! Baked & Wired, Georgetown Cupcake, and Sprinkles are all within walking distance of one another.

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19.

Spruce up your house for spring as you take a spin through Georgetown's "design district," Cady’s Alley.

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20.

Eat and play at Pinstripes – where else can you celebrate that strike with a glass of wine?

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21.

 Tone up and improve your posture at a Barre3 class.

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22.

Take in a live show at the iconic Blues Alley, celebrating 50 years in 2015, or Americana/Folk destination Gypsy Sally’s.

 

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Perfect your warrior pose with a yoga class at Down Dog Yoga, CorePower Yoga, Georgetown Yoga, or Yoga Del Sol. Or stop by Patagonia on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 for a FREE class (don't forget your mat!).

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Avoid the evening rush hour and spend happy hour outside enjoying the music, fountains and waterside views at Washington Harbour.

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Wander the side streets and take in the architecture dating back as early as the 1700s. Learn more about historic Georgetown at the Peabody Room at the peaceful Georgetown Library

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