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Guide to

Georgetown

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What it's like

One of DC's best-known neighborhoods evolved out of an 18th-century port town. Today it's perfect for exploring on foot, with remarkable row houses, and quaint shops and boutiques.

One of DC's best-known neighborhoods evolved out of an 18th-century port town. Today it's perfect for exploring on foot, with remarkable row houses, and quaint shops and boutiques.
Where to find it

Wisconsin Avenue and M Street NW, bordered by the Potomac River to the south.

Wisconsin Avenue and M Street NW, bordered by the Potomac River to the south.
What to do

Shop your way down M Street and head north on Wisconsin Avenue to discover locally owned boutiques. Ease into the booth where JFK reportedly proposed to Jackie at Billy Martin's Tavern, or watch for celebrities at Cafe Milano. Sit waterside and sip cocktails at Sequoia, or grab a beer on the set of "St. Elmo's Fire" at Third Edition. Take a jog on the 180-mile C&O Canal Towpath or a romantic stroll through the breathtaking gardens at Dumbarton Oaks.

Shop your way down M Street and head north on Wisconsin Avenue to discover locally owned boutiques. Ease into the booth where JFK reportedly proposed to Jackie at Billy Martin's Tavern, or watch for celebrities at Cafe Milano. Sit waterside and...
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What's in a name
Georgetown might be named for King George II of England, or it might be named for town founders George Beall and George Gordon. One thing's for sure: it isn't named for George Washington.
How to get there
Take the Circulator's Georgetown-Union Station route or Dupont Circle–Georgetown-Rosslyn route into the heart of Georgetown, or take Metro to Foggy Bottom and walk.

Take the Circulator's Georgetown-Union Station route or Dupont Circle–Georgetown-Rosslyn route into the heart of Georgetown, or take Metro to Foggy Bottom and walk.

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DC Details
Founded in 1751, historic Georgetown is known for its designer and mainstream boutiques, beautiful architecture and its seemingly endless list of cafes, restaurants and bars. History buffs, serious shoppers and garden lovers are instantly smitten...

Founded in 1751, historic Georgetown is known for its designer and mainstream boutiques, beautiful architecture and its seemingly endless list of cafes, restaurants and bars. History buffs, serious shoppers and garden lovers are instantly smitten with attractions like Georgetown University, the C&O Canal, the Kreeger Museum and Tudor Place.

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