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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!

Holidays in Georgetown

 

Visions of Sugar Plums: Georgetown Gift Guide

Seasons eatings! From festive chocolate snowmen to Hanukkah cupcakes, holiday coffee blends, and gift card bonuses, it's oh what yum.

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Merry & Bright Bank Accounts: Georgetown Gift Guide

Luxury items, jewelry, fine art, aged bourbon, and other gifts that will take the sting out of the past couple of years.

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Tis the Season of Inflation: Georgetown Gift Guide

A little goes a long way. Bath and body sets, cute wine bags, candle votive houses, and more gifts under $25 that won't break the bank.

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12 Holiday Things to Do in Georgetown

12 activities that make Georgetown DC's most festive neighborhood during the holiday season.

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A Very Hermit Holiday: Georgetown Gift Guide

Things that make spending time at home more pleasurable – from décor, to sweatpants, blankets, candles, art & more. 'Cause we're still living that sweatpants and Zoom life!

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Year-Round Exploring

 

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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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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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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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.

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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