No opening hours?
Georgetown Visitor's Center (GVC) has no opening hours but large advertisement: "GVC welcomes you." It was closed at about 7 pm on business day and there were no opening hours displayed (???).
Fancy boutiques in Georgetown are open until 9.00 pm Mon - Sat and and 6.00 pm on Sunday as I remember well.
Keep in mind that unfortunatelly all wonderful and free attractions in Washington, DC close early or very early. Why? Maybe the federal or rather DC labour law doesn't allow to employee workers for longer than, say 8 hours, a day. Or maybe simply it costs too much.
- Hiking and Walking
- Budget Travel
Do Not Walk In Any Wooded Areas Alone
There are a lot of beautiful parks and wooded areas, including those in residential areas like Georgetown next to Dumbarton Oaks, the famous cemetery on the same street, as well as along the canal. It is completely unsafe to go to any of these areas, if they are isolated, at any time of the day alone or even with just one other person. On a weekend when there are lots of people out walking it may be okay. But be very attentive and when you find yourself in an isolated area turn back.
It goes without saying to stay out of these areas at night.
- Study Abroad
- Women's Travel
Crossing the street
During our trip to Georgetown, one of the members of our travel party was wearing her sunglasses on her head at 8pm. It was not the wisest of decisions, because we crossed against the light (known as jaywalking), and when the cars started to come closer, we ran to get across. The glasses fell off, which led us to stop, pick them up, and then run into each other. When this happened, as you can imagine the glasses were smashed.
So as a result, make sure you take heed of two things:
1. Do not jaywalk.
2. Do not wear your sunglasses at night (so I can, so I can).