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Georgetown, Washington DC: Address, Phone Number, Georgetown Reviews: 4.5/5

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A charming neighborhood that, with its upscale boutiques and notable residents, is more than a college hangout.
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Nermoz68
Cairo, Egypt6 contributions
Jun 2022
I loved walking all over Georgetown, cute little houses and beautiful gardens, the nice boutiques and shops, interesting cafes and restaurants. It was a lovely experience overall.
Written 14 June 2022
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Bergmom
Duluth, Minnesota395 contributions
May 2022 • Family
These neighborhoods are definitely worth a stroll around! Lots of shops- my daughter liked H & M, Aerie, Urban Outfitters but they have a TJ Maxx, lots of food options, a couple tourist-type stores, juice and coffee bars, etc. We got there from DV via MetroBus with one transfer (easy) and then got back to DC via MetroBus to the Rosslyn Station and then took the Metro back to DC. It’s easy to load money on the SmarTrip app and just tap your phone when you get on the MetroBus or train. Weekend trips are cheap or free and most day trips cost us $2- MUCH less than an Uber.
Written 24 May 2022
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steve
Sedona, AZ4 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I have never been to Georgetown but my pre trip impression would be an ivy elite college town. After today, I had to check the map to remind me we were in Georgetown. For a pre Memorial Day weekend, I thought the town was dirty and upkept with garbage littering the streets. There are absolutely no benches to sit and meandor down M street. Francis Scott Key park, with majestic views of the Potomac is in disrepair and overgrown with wisteria, hiding the views of graffiti and lack of maintenance. #disappointed
Written 22 May 2022
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Anne O
Argyle, TX3,747 contributions
Apr 2022
Georgetown is a lovely section DC with many great restaurants, shops and residential areas. We enjoyed eating and strolling through the streets and parks. A short walk to Massachusetts Ave. and Embassy Row can be added to a visit.
Written 9 May 2022
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Madeleine L
Boston, MA64 contributions
May 2022
Georgetown is a wonderful neighborhood for shopping, eating and drinking. It’s also great just for strolling and people-watching.
Written 9 May 2022
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Eriko
Santa Monica, CA151 contributions
Apr 2022
There are shops that I am familiar with on M and Q street, so I avoided them. I came here to get a sense of Georgetown. Take a walk along the canals and side streets to see the beauty of this neighborhood. I want to live here! The waterfront is gorgeous! There are restaurants along the waterfront as well as outdoor sculptures . Georgetown is truly a gem.
Written 5 May 2022
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Chris D
Athens, GA45 contributions
Apr 2022
Georgetown serves as more of a break from the hustle and bustle of the city than as a “tourist attraction.” However, it is one of our favorite areas in DC for that exact reason. The historic homes are beautiful and walking through the neighborhoods is so relaxing. The restaurants are generally very good and the bars offer everything from super nice craft cocktails to college dive bar atmospheres.

Georgetown University is also a nice stop in the area. The buildings are striking and the grounds are beautiful.

There is also the waterfront park, which is great for lounging in the sun, watching the boats or rowers passing by, and resting your aching feet from all the walking that you have inevitably done.

The downside (for some) is that there are no Metro rail stops in Georgetown, so the only access is by car, walking, or bus line.
Written 2 May 2022
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Mark T
14 contributions
Apr 2022
Georgetown is a great place to visit for a pace change, much more sedate with enough to go and see to make it worth a visit
Written 26 April 2022
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Anthony D
Katy, TX19 contributions
Mar 2022
Georgetown is one of the most charming places for walking, shopping and eating. The University and surrounding area are a wonderful draw for students and visitors.
Written 14 April 2022
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Sander_Yoho
Den Bosch, The Netherlands1,097 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Everybody told us that we must visit Georgetown. We went there by bike, but you probably really need to stroll around, as we didn’t know where to go. It has an old stone house but that didn’t seem very interesting. Maybe our expectations as Europeans were too high.
Written 1 April 2022
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