Georgetown

At first glance, Washington's oldest and wealthiest neighborhood may look genteel and staid, but don't be fooled: this is a lively part of town. Georgetown is D.C.'s top high-end shopping destination, with everything from eclectic antiques and housewares to shoes and upscale jeans. At night, particularly on weekends, revelers along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue eat, drink, and make merry. Perfect for strolling, this neighborhood's historic, tree-lined streets and waterfront parks have wonderful views of the Potomac. Although the coveted brick homes north of M Street are the province of Washington's high society, the rest of the neighborhood offers ample entertainment for everyone.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Old Stone House

Washington's oldest surviving building, this fieldstone house in the heart of Georgetown was built in 1765 by a cabinetmaker named…

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Tudor Place

Stop at Q Street between 31st and 32nd streets; look through the trees to the north, to the top of…

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C&O Canal

George Washington was one of the first to advance the idea of a canal linking the Potomac with the Ohio…

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