Georgetown Travel Guide

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Georgetown Things to Do

  • University

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    Georgetown University was founded in 1789 and is America's oldest Roman Catholic University. It is said that during the Civil War, Georgetown students and instructors joined the Union Army while nearby George Washington University students and faculty joined the Confederacy. No wonder I like Georgetown better... not to mention my namesake...

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  • Waterfront

    Georgetown Waterfront Park covers 10 acres of Georgetown waterfront between the C& O Canal and the Potomac from the Washington Harbor complex to the Key Bridge. Construction on this brand new park began in 2007 and is ongoing today. This is said to be the largest park created in Washington DC since Constitution Gardens on the National Mall in 1976....

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  • Take A Walking Tour Of Georgetown

    You could spend a solid day walking around Georgetown looking at the beautiful houses, including the house of the late Katherine Graham, former publisher of the Washington Post. Visit Dumbarton Oaks and its gardens, take a walk through the old Oak Hill Cemetery on the directly across the street from where Senator and Mrs. Ted Kennedy lived when...

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  • Potomac River - "The Nation's River"

    The Potomac River runs 383 miles from the West Virginia-Maryland border to the Chesapeake Bay south of Washington DC. Some of the major cities along the river include Harper's Ferry, WV, Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and Alexandria, VA. The river forms part of the borders between Maryland and Washington, D.C. to the north and West Virginia and...

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  • Georgetown Waterfront Park

    Georgetown Waterfront Park covers 10 acres of Georgetown waterfront between the C& O Canal and the Potomac from the Washington Harbor complex to the Key Bridge. Construction on this brand new park began in 2007 and is ongoing today. This is said to be the largest park created in Washington DC since Constitution Gardens on the National Mall in 1976....

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  • Georgetown Reservoir

    The Georgetown Reservoir is part of the larger Washington Aqueduct, America's first public water system. This system, created from 1853 to 1863, still collects water far upriver at Great Falls and feeds the city through the original aqueduct system to Dalecarlia Reservoir then Georgetown Reservoir. The aqueduct's original reservoir is located just...

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Georgetown Hotels

Georgetown Restaurants

  • Incredible Dessert

    The Blue Duck Tavern has some of the best desserts in the area; in particular their apple pie and sugar cookies. My wife and I often stay at the Park Hyatt in Georgetown and frequent the Blue Duck when we stay here. We have enjoyed dessert here in the restuarant, lounge and even had dessert sent to our room. The apple pie here is famous and is so...

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  • Voted Best Fine Dining in the D.C Area

    The Blue Duck Tavern is located in the Park Hyatt in Georgetown. We often stay in this hotel when visiting the area and love coming here for dinner. The restaurant prides itself on serving locally grown and sourced food; which I appreciate. The menu changes seasonally and is full of delicious selections; which makes it quite hard in choosing.My...

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  • Best Breakfast Ever

    When ever we stay at the Park Hyatt in Georgetown we come here for breakfast. Since our first meal here we have been hooked. The restaurant prides itself on locally grown and provided food; using the most natural of ingredients. The food here is the highest quality and incredibly delicious. Currently this is my favorite breakfast I’ve ever had in...

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  • Go to place for quality seafood

    Located on M street in upmarket Georgetown, this is kind of a hole in the wall restaurant, but then is very spacious, well lit with natural light, and great coastal interiors.M street and the surrounding area has some amazing food establishments that will probably cater to all your food cravings, places representing diverse ethnicities and...

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  • Cheff Geoff's Sunday Jazz Brunch

    Sitting on the patio at Cheff Geoff's in Upper Georgetwon and having a leisurely Sunday brunch is an excellent way to spend a day. Surrounded by trees, nestled back away from the street, sip a mimosa and indulge in some french toast with berries, pictured here. From Chef Geoff's website:"Cheff Geoff's is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant...

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  • Cheff Geoff's Sunday Jazz Brunch

    Sitting on the patio at Cheff Geoff's in Upper Georgetwon and having a leisurely Sunday brunch is an excellent way to spend a day. Surrounded by trees, nestled back away from the street, sip a mimosa and indulge in some french toast with berries, pictured here. From Chef Geoff's website:"Cheff Geoff's is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant...

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Georgetown Nightlife

  • Good Drinks & Atmosphere

    Our first visit here was after some exploring of the Georgetown area we were in the mood for an afternoon drink and a small snack. The majority of the bars in the area were packed due to it being St. Patrick's Day weekend. We managed to find J. Paul's and it looked like it wasn't a rowdy crowd, so we decided to go in.We managed to snag one of the...

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  • Best new popular spot

    Two level shwank bar located just of Wisconsin, hidden down a little alley.... no cover before a certain time... 10:00pm I think. From upstairs you can look through the opaque floor to downstairs. Although sometimes upstairs is hard to get up to.... they treat it like a VIP area. Try to go up early if you're there on a Friday or Saturday and STAY...

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  • Old Glory Bar-B-Que - M St, Georgetown

    Old Glory Bar-B-Que (or just barbecue for those of you who can figure out the syllabic breaks in the word all by yourselves) is around the middle of M Street in Georgetown. We stopped in one night just to grab a few drinks and watch the Red Sox - Rays game on TV. We sat at one of the high-top tables next to the bar, and after about 10 minutes a...

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  • Mr. Smiths - M Street in Georgetown

    Mr. Smiths is a restaurant and bar that has a live, sing-a-long piano on the main level, live bands upstairs, and a heated outdoor patio. I arrived about 9:30pm and met my friends, who luckily had claimed two high-top tables near the entrance. The piano bar started around 10pm and the crowd quickly poured in to take up every available place to...

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  • Salute Old Glory

    During our tour of M Street in Georgetown, and after nearly pulverising a pair of sunglasses, we went into Old Glory Barbeque on the request of Eric, our marketing czar. Josh, our resident system engineer recommended that Eric try an "Irish Car Bomb" for the first time. So, on the request of Josh, Eric and I both helped him be more educated on...

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  • Dining, (window) shopping + photography...

    I was in Washington, DC in October when it's getting dark past 6.00 pm (midday my time). I am rather a night creature. My evening/night over-activity was additionally increased by 6 hours time difference between DC and Tychy, Poland and my jet lag during the first days in the USA. But when our great VT-friends had gone away we thought about how to...

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Georgetown Transportation

  • Metro? Walking? Buses? Driving?

    Georgetown is a fun and historic neighborhood, but it has the problem of very limited transportation access. The nearest metro stations are Foggy Bottom at George Washington University and Rosslyn, across the Potomac in Northern Virginia. Don't let the location of the Rosslyn station fool you into thinking its too far; if you are heading to...

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  • Take a cab...

    During this business trip to Georgetown, I had the luxury of using cabs to get around town. With a little more planning, I might have used the public transportation system, but I figured the fastest way around town would be the cab. I was wrong. People in the greater District of Columbia absolutely have no clue what gridlock is. They will camp out...

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  • Expensive parking

    Georgetown is located northeast of downtown Washington, some 2.4 km (1.5 miles) from the White House and 5.5 km (3.4 mi) from the Union Station. If you drive a car keep in mind that It may be difficult to park a car on a street in central part of Georgetown. Parking tips:- read carefully parking signs put along a street you are going to park, - in...

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Georgetown Shopping

  • The Shops at Georgetown Park

    The Shops at Georgetown Park are a nice main-street mall with a variety of mid- and high-end stores in a beautiful setting. The mall has a variety of clothing stores, restaurants, jewelry stores, and much more. The interior of the three-story building is very well designed with exterior street-level exists on all three floors, including an exit to...

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  • Very Unusual Beautiful Clothes

    It was been almost 20 years ago that I started shopping at Helia's Boutique. Miriam's son was just a boy when I started and now he is a man working in the New York end of the busines. It is obviously a Mom store, that is opposed to a mom and pop store since it is completely run by her. Miriam has always had the ability to select the most colorful...

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  • My recommendation!

    H&M is a worldwide chain of cloth stores. There are H&M stores in Poland, too. I got to know that H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) company was established in Sweden in 1947. Urszula, my wife, loved that H & M in Georgetown. It's her first recommendation. The store is located in the shopping mall called The Shops at Georgetown Park. They sell clothes and...

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Georgetown Warnings and Dangers

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Georgetown What to Pack

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    April Weather Report

    by ATXtraveler Written Apr 6, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: During this trip in early April, the weather was uncharacteristically warm. I was very pleasant in a short sleeved shirt and jeans (really only because I was going out). During the daytime, shorts were perfectly acceptable. I would also recommend that some people bring along a light windbreaker.

    Miscellaneous: Absolutely essential that you bring sunblock... it was quite warm, and I could feel my face getting plenty of sun! Also, bring along alot of water!

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Georgetown Off The Beaten Path

  • Holy Trinity Cathloic Church & St....

    Holy Trinity Church and St. Ignatius Chapel are part of the same church and are located on the same block near the university in Georgetown. The chapel is a beautiful white building with a square tower leading up tot an octagonal belfry. The original church here was founded by Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in America and a...

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  • Dumbarton Oaks, Montrose Park, Oak Hill...

    Dumbarton Oaks, Montrose Park and Oak Hill Cemetery are side by side parks that separate the upper reaches of Georgetown from Embassy Row and DuPont Circle. Dumbarton Oaks mansion was constructed in 1800 and was later the home of U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, Secretary of Ear, Vice President, and secessionist John C. Calhoun from South...

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  • The Georgetown Car Barn

    Other than the towers of Georgetown University, perhaps the most distinct building in town is the old Georetown Car Barn. The site of the Georgetown Car Barn was a tobacco warehouse built in 1761. Around the time of the Civil War, this same facility was named the car barn because it was used to house the city's horses and horse-drawn trolley cars....

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Georgetown General

  • The oldest building in DC

    There is the Old Stone House in M Street which is believed to be the oldest building in DC (1765). It's a 2-floor, gable-roofed pretty building mostly made of stones, indeed. Only its typically high, thick, put outside but adjoining the side wall chimney is made of bricks. Georgetown, named in honor of British King George II, was officially formed...

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  • Colonial architecture and more

    I would like to come back to Georgetown for a few reasons.ARCHITECTUREI walked along main street called simply M Street there and back (over 0.5 mi one way). While Urszula was doing shopping (luckily mostly window shopping) in numerous cloth stores I enjoyed seeing perfectly preserved rows of colonial houses. Some of them are brick and not painted...

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