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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!

2021 Holiday Gift Guides

 

Better than Figgy Pudding: Georgetown Gift Guide

Seasons eatings! From festive macaron boxes to holiday coffee blends, chocolate Hanukkah bon bons, mini olive oil bottles, gift card bonuses, and more, it's oh what yum.

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Unwrap the Unexpected: Georgetown Gift Guide

Georgetown: Home of the "Where'd you get that?" gift. Unique, funny, or surprising presents (chocolate mice and CBD patches?!) for the person who has everything.

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That Sweatpants & Zoom Life: Georgetown Gift Guide

Things that make working from home (and, let's be honest, never leaving your couch) all the more pleasurable. Sweatpants, blankets, candles, art, décor, and more!

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Buying on a Budget: Georgetown Gift Guide

A little goes a long way. Gift card specials, virtual concert tickets, champagne koozies, olive oil and vinegar pairings, and more gifts under $25 that won't break the bank.

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Gifts that Sleigh: Georgetown Gift Guide

Jewelry, luxury items, beauty & wellness pampering, and other gifts that are perfect for everyone on the nice list.

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People, Places & Things

 

25 Most Unexpected People in Georgetown

From Monica Lewinsky's former hairdresser to an Exorcist expert, an octogenarian ceramicist, and a former hip hop promoter turned sneakerhead entrepreneur, here are the surprising stories behind some of the most unique people in Georgetown.

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17 Unexpected Georgetown Experiences

Surprise yourself with a visit to Georgetown. It's exactly what you weren't expecting.

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Georgetown Streateries

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

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25 Things to Do in Georgetown

Georgetown's ultimate bucket list.

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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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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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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 Murals & Public Art

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

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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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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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