There’s certainly an array of things to do in Georgetown, DC. A charming area where you’ll find federal-style buildings, quaint canals, and a vibrant foodie scene, Georgetown is a must-visit on your trip to Washington DC.
Home to some of the city’s best dining options, boutiques, and luxurious hotels. Georgetown is one of the most upscale and beautiful college towns I’ve had the pleasure of visiting on my travels throughout the US.
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Wander the Canals
Along the canal-lined side-streets, you’ll wonder if you’re in Amsterdam or DC! Painted houses form the perfect backdrop, as locals and tourists alike explore the quaint water-ways. It’s now possible to experience the Georgetown canals from a different focal point.
Explore the Crayon-Colored Houses
Think Notting Hill meets Amsterdam. What makes Georgetown so picturesque are its historic houses dotted throughout. Pops of color bring every street to life! House spotting is an ideal thing to do, especially in the spring when the blossoms are in full bloom!
Visit the Most Colorful Jewish Deli
More carbs are always the answer. What brings flocks of people to this spot is not only the delicious bagels, but the vibrant, pink exterior with blue hues and flowers trickling from the windows.
Call Your Mother specializes in bagels, challah & rye sandwiches, latkes, cookies, and delicious drinks.
Tip; Visit during off-peak times, as there are only a few seats inside, and it’s known for having lines out the door during busier times.
Don’t Skip the Georgetown Cupcakes
You’ve heard of Georgetown Cupcakes, but have you tried them? Baked on-site daily with the freshest ingredients, the birth place of the famous cupcakes should be top on your list of things to do! Each flavor is oozing with creamy goodness, baked to perfection.
Get in a Little Workout Around Georgetown
While Washington DC is an extremely walkable city, Georgetown boasts some of the best views and hidden gems if you’re in the mood for a little exercise.
Jog along the waterfront, bike the canals, paddle-board the Potomac River, or sprint the 97 steps of the Exorcist Stairs (a filming location, located on the corner of Prospect St and 36th St NW).