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Things to do in Georgetown

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Georgetown. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Georgetown attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Georgetown to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Georgetown.

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  • Blue Gin

    Dance club with noted mixologist More
  • C&O Canal National Historical Park

    Now a historical site spanning 184.5 miles, the Chesapeake & Ohio canal was originally used to ferry goods like coal, lumber, and grain down the Po... More
  • Carling Nichols

    Located in Georgetown, Carling Nichols is owned by three friends who share a passion for the Chinese aesthetic. The store sells carefully selected ... More
  • Dean & DeLuca

    Located in bustling, upscale Georgetown, Dean & Deluca specializes in fine foods and California wines along with kitchenware. The store occupies a ... More
  • Degrees Bar & Lounge

    This chic outpost at the Ritz Carleton in Georgetown boasts an upper-crust clientele and a New York state of mind. Impeccably dressed patrons knock... More
  • District Line

    The District Line brings edgy, tailored menswear from British labels like Ben Sherman to a clientele more accustomed to pinstripes and loafers. More
  • Dolcezza

    This gelateria produces small, handmade batches of gelato each morning inside its Georgetown shop. Committed to using the freshest ingredients, the... More
  • Dumbarton Oaks

    Part of a vast estate off a quiet Georgetown street, the 10-acre garden of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is a celebration of l... More
  • Georgetown University

    The nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university was established in 1789 on a hill overlooking the Potomac and the village of Georgetown. The fla... More
  • Mie N Yu

    Straight out of Hong Kong, this cosmopolitan Georgetown restaurant and bar serves "Silk Road-inspired" American cuisine and libations in one of the... More
  • Montrose Park

    Within the bustle of busy Georgetown, there exists a quiet 27-acres of shade trees, walking paths, and tennis courts, a perfect spot for a relaxing... More
  • Sassanova

    The creation of two friends, Sarah Cannova and Sassy Jacobs, Sassanova opened in Georgetown in 2003. The store has become a go-to destination for s... More
  • Thomas Sweet Ice Cream & Chocolate

    With its fresh, homemade ice creams and fat-free frozen yogurts, there is typically a line to enter the Georgetown branch of Thomas Sweet. The whit... More
  • Urban Chic

    This trendy women's boutique stands out like a peacock just north of Wisconsin Avenue's drab procession of chain stores. Hot handbags and offbeat f... More

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