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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!

New Georgetown Restaurants & Retail

From an outdoor shipping container bar that spotlights local Black-owned restaurants to a curated retail collective, check out these new Georgetown shops and services that have opened since March 2020.

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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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Georgetown Streateries

Head to Georgetown and hit the street. Then eat on it.

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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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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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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.

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