Discovering the Best of Georgetown in Washington DC
With its cobblestone sidewalks and historic homes, Georgetown is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. From special occasion splurges at one of Georgetown's many eateries to one-of-a-kind shopping, here are the top suggestions for those living in or visiting the Georgetown area:
With winter right around the corner, ice skating is now an option. The Ice Rink at Washington Harbour on the Georgetown waterfront is DC’s largest outdoor ice skating rink. This 11,800 square-foot rink is is bigger than NYC’s Rockefeller Center rink and offers scenic skating near the Potomac River, lessons, and wintry fun through February.
Discover the Museums
One of Georgetown's hidden gems is the number of historic, old homes that are open to the public. Some of the most popular include:
- Old Stone House
- Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
- Dumbarton House
Enjoy a Sightseeing Tour
DC's Tours By Foot offers a free walking tour of Georgetown that focuses on the historic houses and churches of Pre-Revolutionary War Georgetown, including where Presidents lived when they were just Congressmen, as well as landmark spots where the Founding Fathers laid out city plans in a tavern bar.
Shop, Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Georgetown is well known for its vibrant assortment of restaurants, bars, pubs, lounges, cafes, boutiques and entertainment hot spots. From decadent desserts at Baked & Wired and the Pie Sisters to sumptuous salads at Sweetgreen to uptown cuisine with the most attentive service at 1781, Georgetown has it all.