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Best things to do in Georgetown, Fort Lesley J. McNair

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“The Georgetown Waterfront Park is a national park completed in Washington, DC in the fall of 2011. Part of the Georgetown Historic District, the park stretches along the banks of the Potomac River from 31st Street, NW to the Key Bridge”
95 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The options are endless! From boutiques to "mom and pop" stores in historic Georgetown. ”
175 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Rent a kayak and paddle on the Potomac along the sights of the National Mall”
48 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
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“Signature spot in Washington D.C. A must go especially if you're a tourist.”
73 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delightful treats! Must have - cupcakes. Strong rival of Georgetown Cupcakes and Red Velvet! Don't be surprised by the long queue.”
84 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This Austrian cafe is a great place for brunch. Stroll across Key Bridge and its right on the other side!”
29 locals recommend
University
“Georgetown is the oldest Jesuit institution in the United States. Per Wikipedia, Georgetown's notable alumni include U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, CIA Director George Tenet, and King Felipe of Spain, as well as the royalty and heads of state of more than a dozen countries. In 2015, Georgetown had 1190 alumni working as diplomats for the U.S. Foreign Service, more than any other university. Your host actually goes here, and attends the School of Foreign Service in the evenings.”
31 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Absolutely amazing pizza, but also a well established beer list for DC. They were some of the pioneers into microbrews in the city and the Gtown location features a really cool "secret" lower level bar where the bartenders know just what the doctor ordered....check it out. ”
16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This restaurant is a must go-to if you have the opportunity. This is one of a local chain of restaurants owned by the same duo with slightly different themes are each one. Located at the Georgetown Waterfront, it's not the easiest to get to by metro but there are bus routes and garages for parking. Be sure to make a reservation because otherwise there will be a wait when the time comes. ”
39 locals recommend
Park
“Georgetown is a charming area with Federal-style architecture, cobblestone streets and fashion and design shops. The dining scene is defined by upmarket restaurants and waterfront seafood spots, while nightlife spans boisterous college bars, traditional taverns and intimate live music lounges. Georgetown Waterfront Park has a riverside promenade and gardens, and there's a bike path along the C&O Canal.”
28 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“(on the Riverfront – 6 block walk) – Sophisticated Italian seafood, plus wine & cocktails, in a luxe, modern setting with river views. Very pricey but highly rated. $$$”
28 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Feels a little bit divey, this place has live music, okay drink prices, and is located in Georgetown's Waterfront development. I'm a huge fan of this place for the live music - mostly rock or blues. There are two areas of the venue - one is the bar with free music and then there is an area where you pay to see a show with food, drinks, and music. ”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The food is okay but the ambiance is fantastic. See the old booth where JFK used to sit. Have a cocktail and some appetizers. A great stop if you find yourself in the Georgetown neighborhood.”
34 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Classy Jazz/Blues spot in Georgetown DC. Always positive vibes. Check for and buy tickets online in advance.”
31 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Blue Duck does farm to table very well - they've even got the Michelin star to prove it now! Relatively inexpensive and low-key, I recommend stopping in for an early dinner before catching a show at the nearby Kennedy Center. A popular fundraising spot, it can get a bit tougher to grab a table on weeks when Congress is in session. Luckily, they offer their full menu (you can even order to-go!) at the bar. ”
18 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Dumbarton Oaks is a historic estate in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was the residence and garden of Robert Woods Bliss and his wife Mildred Barnes Bliss. The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection was founded here by the Bliss couple, who gave the property to Harvard University in 1940.”
18 locals recommend