Historic Georgetown - Washington D.C.
Historic Georgetown is one of the most famous and most historic neighborhoods in Washington DC. The quiet tree-lined cobblestone streets are sprinkled with restored colonial homes, historic mansions, vintage townhouses, chic boutiques, galleries and inviting eateries. The waterfront is scenic and serene, the starting point of the historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath that winds its way from Georgetown all the way to Cumberland, Maryland along the Potomac River. A shady and serene pathway lined with brick buildings depicting Georgetown’s colonial past abuzz with walkers, joggers, bikers and canoeists. The prestigious historic Georgetown University sits high on a hilltop overlooking the Potomac River. Take a Washington Monuments Cruise from the waterfront to take in the sights or kayak the Potomac, heading upstream to the heart of Georgetown or downstream to admire the National Mall’s marble monuments. Root yourself in ancient methods of meditation and prayer at the Labyrinth at the Waterfront Park and explore the gorgeous gardens of Georgetown’s three historic house museums, Dumbarton Oaks, Dumbarton House and Tudor Place. Wander the side streets to admire the architecture dating back to the early 1700’s with a visit to the Old Stone House, DC’s oldest standing structure and Tudor House. Explore the galleries of Book Hill and the priceless work of Monet at the Kreeger Museum, dine alfresco under the stars or catch a bit of live jazz at Blues Alley. Georgetown is a favorite amongst both locals and visitors.
Metro: The nearest metro is a fifteen-minute walk away, but you'll find the best way to take in this area is on foot. The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station, located on the blue, orange, and silver Metro lines, is a short 15-minute walk from Georgetown. The Rosslyn, Virginia station, also located on the blue, orange, and silver lines, is a short walk across the scenic Key Bridge to Georgetown. Numerous buses provide access to the rest of the city with ease. You are within walking distance of Dupont Circle and The Kennedy Center. A water taxi (with a stop at Washington Harbor) can get you to the National Mall, Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor in a matter of minutes.