Georgetown, Washington

Washington Georgetown blue house close up (www.free-city-guides.com)

Take a trip to Georgetown.  This one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Washington and we spent a couple of hours just walking the streets.  The shopping district on M Street has fancy bars, shops and cafes but we found the houses the most interesting bit.  The streets are mostly tree-lined and every house is distinctive and beautiful.    This is an extract from our free Washington City Guide.

Washington Georgetown shops (www.free-city-guides.com)

Typical Georgetown shops

Georgetown is bounded by the Potomac River on the south, Rock Creek to the east, Burleith and Glover Park to the north, with Georgetown University on the west end of the neighborhood.   It’s a very “green” area with parkland surrounding some of it, and the water front forming another border.  This is particularly attractive around the Washington harbour complex on K street.  Other highlights in Georgetown include the Old Stone House, built in 1765 and located on M Street.  This is the oldest original structure in Washington, D.C. You can also visit Georgetown on the Washington DC Guided Day Tour which consistently gets great reviews from other travellers.

Washington Georgetown terraced houses (www.free-city-guides.com)

Colourful terraced houses in Georgetown, Washington DC

LOCATION & MAP

It’s not easy to get to Georgetown as the Metro lines don’t reach here, but we got off at Rosslyn and walked.  There are further directions here.  Another option is the Washington DC Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour which stops at Georgetown.

MORE ON GEORGETOWN

Washington DC Guided Day Tour – Visits Georgetown
Hotels near Georgetown – Great rates from Hotels.com
Georgetown – Official Website
Georgetown – Wikipedia
Wikipedia – M Street
More Things To Do In Washington DC
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