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There’s so much to explore in DC’s oldest (and original) neighborhood, from world-class shopping to charming small businesses, a recreational paradise on the waterfront, and the dozens of cafés, cupcake shops and culinary delights on every side street. Here are a few insider tips to get you started!

Georgetown Streateries

Enjoy a meal outdoors at one of Georgetown's Streateries while still practicing social distancing.

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Phase Two: Shopping in Georgetown

Under Phase Two of DC's reopening, non-essential retailers are permitted to resume in-store service. Check out the Georgetown retailers now open!

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Phase Two: Seated Dining in Georgetown

Georgetown restaurants are now open for indoor and outdoor dining under phase two of DC's reopening. Check out our list of what's currently open!

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Phase Two: Beauty & Wellness Services in Georgetown

Under Phase Two of DC's reopening, nearly all of Georgetown's salons and spas are open - with modified operations, and stringent public health measures in place.

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Phase Two: Recreation in Georgetown

Fitness studios, parks, libraries, museums, and other indoor activities are all permitted to open under Phase Two of DC's reopening. Check out what's open in Georgetown!

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Georgetown Murals & Public Art

Colorful, unique, Instagram-worthy backdrops bring extra life to these Georgetown bricks, buildings, and public spaces.

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African-American Heritage Trail

African Americans have lived, worked, and worshipped in Georgetown since its founding. Explore their history through Cultural Tourism DC.

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Georgetown Movie Sites

Georgetown has been a popular setting for many movies, from the iconic stairs in The Exorcist to the bar featured in St. Elmo’s Fire.

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Official Guide & Map

Click through a pocket-size version of the website–highlighting everything from Georgetown’s food and dining, to our cultural offerings and tips for navigating each corner of the commercial district. If you’d like a hard copy, please email info@georgetowndc.com. Read the official guide below, or download the pdf.

Events & Catering Guide

With more than 470 shops, restaurants and institutions set against the backdrop of our unique architecture and quaint streets, Georgetown is the ideal setting to host an event or cater a meeting in the nation’s capital.

Latest Newsletter

If you’re staying in one of Georgetown’s hotels, ask a concierge for Be Our Guest, our monthly newsletter tailored to those visiting the area. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure (or a little of both), we have the insider’s scoop on what’s happening while you’re in town.

The BIDness Newsletter

Get the weekly scoop on sales & events in Georgetown.