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!
25 Things to Do in Georgetown
Georgetown's ultimate bucket list.
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.
Kennedy Walking Tour
Retrace the homes & haunts of one of America’s most iconic couples, John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy.
11 Unexpected Spring & Summer Experiences
This season, there's so much heating up in Georgetown - from last call to curtain call, and boats, brews, and scenic views.
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.
Georgetown Murals & Public Art
Colorful, unique, Instagram-worthy backdrops bring extra life to these Georgetown bricks, buildings, and public spaces.
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.
22 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.
African-American Heritage Trail
African Americans have lived, worked, and worshipped in Georgetown since its founding. Explore their history through Cultural Tourism DC.
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.
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 email@example.com. Read the official guide below, or download the pdf.
*This guide was last updated in 2019; a new version will be available in Spring 2023.
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