Things to do in Georgetown

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  • FernandoEsposito
    Buenos Aires, Argentina63 contributions
    A must visit for its houses, streets, businesses, restaurants and bars. Waterfront with its businesses on the Potomac.
    Written 7 September 2022
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  • JSfromDC
    Washington DC, DC464 contributions
    The Exorcist Steps are on my top 10 list of places to bring friends that are visiting DC. Make sure to pull in the adjacent parking lot for a quick walk.
    Written 16 August 2020
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  • CloCro
    Houston, TX210 contributions
    So glad we went out here, so peaceful and gorgeous gardens. The cherry blossoms had just a few people around, which was nice. We got some of our best photos here!
    Other gardens were beautiful as well. Worth it!
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • Brandon K
    Flagstaff, AZ1,618 contributions
    Had a great time taking my daughter to where I went to undergrad. From pictures with the John Carroll statute to a break in Dahlgren Chapel to wandering the Jesuit cemetery, it was great seeing her see it. Bookstore does close pretty early (5 pm) even on weekdays, so be prepared for that if you want gifts. Many changes since I was here but so many things are still the same.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • steve
    Sedona, AZ6 contributions
    In the Georgetown neighborhood the gardens are a hidden gem. We meandered through the property in about 45 min. Flowering roses and dogwoods provide color against the lush green landscape. I would suggest some pesticide free bug spray.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Eriko
    Santa Monica, CA178 contributions
    An incredibly beautiful area to see the Potomac as well as strolling and people watching. We arrived quite early and all the waterfront restaurants were not open yet. There is a Starbucks nearby. However we were able to witness the rowers practicing this morning which was a plus!

    I would love to live here! The airplanes flying out of Ronald Reagan Airport can be seen and heard so that might need getting used to if I lived here!

    This is a 10 acre grassy park along the water. If one needs a sense of calmness and peace, come here!

    From the waterfront, it is easy to take one of the side streets up to M street where many of the shops and restaurants are located. We were fortunate to take a street which crosses the C & O canal!
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • avorajee
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia372 contributions
    If you have some time spare whilst visiting DC then I would recommend a couple of hours at the harbour.

    Lovely surroundings overlooking the water, just kick back and relax with friends over a coffee or a meal.

    If you’re a plane spotter then you’ll enjoy seeing the low flying aircraft ad they come into land at Ronal Reagan airport.

    The harbour is only a short walk to/from Georgetown.

    Enjoy.
    Written 12 October 2019
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  • Vicky Silve
    Abbadia Lariana, Italy586 contributions
    Are you tired after frolicking all across the capital city of the United States? If yes, you would surely enjoy a relaxing walk or nap in the Potomac Park. Like the name suggests you, this park is close to the Potomac River. I also found some little pagodas and, if you come during spring, you can admire a magnificent cherry blossom, just like in Japan!
    Written 2 July 2021
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC5,698 contributions
    Located near the entrance of Georgetown Neighborhood, this attraction is easy to find ( right side of M Street). It has 3 floors but only the Ground Floor is available to visit. Managed by the National Parks Service, it is FREE to enter here.

    There are 2 Boards explaining the history of the house, its owners, etc. It also has a Gift Shop that sells various memorabilias. The staff is friendly and helpful, telling me that the brochures and maps are FREE!
    Written 11 January 2020
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  • Dan_Yucaipa_CA
    Yucaipa, CA416 contributions
    Dumbarton Oaks is nearby, but Dumbarton House is worth a visit. The house dates to the beginning of the federal government in Washington and was home to one of its first civil servants who worked in the Treasury Department under six presidents. How the early inhabitants of the Federal City, both free and enslaved, lived is described. Our guide did a great job during a 30 minute tour of the rooms.

    Parking is just east of the house off 27th St. Don’t let the “no outlet” sign deter you.
    Written 3 February 2019
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  • Betsy
    Washington DC, DC358 contributions
    This was mildly disappointing. While I’m sure it’s big for DC it was pretty small in the grand scheme of things. There were some good vendors but also a lot of junk (as to be expected). If you’re in the market for vintage cookware or posters, check it out. Otherwise, skip.
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • blairkk25
    New Jersey2,934 contributions
    I walked along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Georgetown in October 2021. I exited the Foggy Bottom / George Washington University metro station and walked to Georgetown. I went in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel and behind the hotel is the entrance to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The walking path along the canal is paved and it is a very peaceful place. You can see the canal, locks, waterfalls, tow boats. At about 32nd Street it is not paved any more so I decided to exit the canal and go back to M Street. Maybe next time I will walk further on the canal.
    Written 17 October 2021
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  • blairkk25
    New Jersey2,934 contributions
    I visited the Dumbarton Oaks Museum in October 2021. I have written a separate review for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. I visited the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens first for 45 minutes then walked out and around the corner to enter the Dumbarton Oaks Museum. The Gardens are a paid timed-entry ticket and the Museum is a free timed-entry ticket. I bought both tickets online. The security guard at the museum asked to see my ID and proof of vaccination. I visited the "Music Room" first (also called the "Reading Room"). It had several large Flemish tapestries and was very interesting. I then went to the two rooms that had Byzantine art. It was very interesting and I enjoyed looking at Saint Peter, crosses, Gospels of Luke and John, coins and many other things mostly associated with Christianity. The "Music Room" and Byzantine art took about an hour. I decided to skip the Pre-Columbian art in the interest of time. But I am sure I will visit here again in the future. After visiting the museum, I walked about a block to Wisconsin Avenue and took a bus to M Street where all the Georgetown shops and restaurants are.
    Written 17 October 2021
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  • waterandmore
    Rockland, ME2,758 contributions
    If you are looking to get away from the streets and buildings in Georgetown, there is grass and mature trees in Montrose Park. The park is quite large and is managed by the National Park Service. It is also adjacent to Dumbarton Oaks, which is a must see property, and runs into Rock Creek Park. NW DC is fortunate to have many green spaces to explore including this one. It is lovely in the spring and a great place to enjoy a sunny fall day.
    Written 1 October 2019
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  • Lscottie
    Pagosa Springs, CO338 contributions
    Beautiful place and such history. Worth a walk around. Feels like a botanical garden and interesting for kids to read the tombstones.
    Written 4 July 2019
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