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