BOOK HILL

Known for its antique stores, art galleries, boutiques and buttery croissants, this historic neighborhood along Wisconsin Avenue from O St to Reservoir Road has a small-town, European flair that beckons residents and visitors alike to shop, stroll and stay a while.

Home to over 70 small businesses and named for nearby Book Hill Park, this charming, dog-friendly Georgetown enclave is often compared to Paris. Once home to the French Market--a favorite for brie and baguettes--Book Hill now hosts an annual event of the same name, held the last weekend of April. (Check out our event video!) Year-round, that French influence is still felt at Patisserie Poupon (1645 Wisconsin Ave), a haven for all things pastry. 

Art lovers also take note: Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill was formed in 2011--an association of six art galleries that often collaborate on opening receptions and tours. 

If it's history you're interested in, don't miss the Peabody Room at the Georgetown branch of the DC Public Library. 

Unique boutiques and small businesses continue south along Wisconsin Avenue to O Street, and the Circulator's Georgetown-Union Station bus route runs up and down the street -- even offering free weekend northbound service.