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!

Waterfront Guide to Georgetown

Georgetown's waterfront district has a historic canal, Insta-worthy riverfront, hiking, biking, running and paddling opportunities, waterfront dining, and more. Here are the top 9 experiences to add to your summer bucket list.

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New Georgetown Restaurants & Retail

From a cocktail tasting room with historic roots to an LA-based menswear boutique, and a coffee shop with a cause, check out these new Georgetown shops and restaurants that have opened over the past year.

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Happy Hours in Georgetown

From waterfront views to iconic watering holes, cheers to happy hour in Georgetown!

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Georgetown Arts & Culture Locations and Experiences

There are over 50 locations to see, learn, buy, create or experience Arts and Culture in Georgetown​.

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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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Kennedy Walking Tour

Retrace the homes & haunts of one of America’s most iconic couples, John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy.

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25 Things to Do in Georgetown

Georgetown's ultimate bucket list.

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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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13 Things to Do in Book Hill

Spend a day in charming Book Hill - the historic neighborhood centered on Wisconsin Avenue from O Street to Reservoir Road - that's known for its antique stores, independent boutiques, and buttery croissants.

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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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Georgetown Engagement & Wedding Planning

Georgetown is a one-stop-shop for your engagement and wedding planning - from buying bridal gowns, to selecting a florist, picking a venue, and getting your hair done.

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19 Things to Do with Kids in Georgetown

Free art classes, bike rides along the historic C&O Canal, fountain fun, and cupcakes at every turn.

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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.

*This guide was last updated in 2019; a new version will be available in March 2024. 

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