One of my favorite neighborhoods in Washington, DC is Georgetown. There is so much to see and do, and we always have fun afternoon when we go there. There is good food, spooky things, great shopping and more
I have listed my favorite seven things to do during an afternoon visit (in both warm and cold weather) in Georgetown.
1. Eat Lunch at Good Stuff Eatery
3291 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
The Good Stuff Eatery restaurant serves amazing burgers, shakes, salads, and fries (the fries are so so good) and is always on our Georgetown itinerary. There are burgers named after President and Michelle Obama and other selections. My favorite is the Spike’s Sunnyside and a snack size Sunny’s Handcut Fries (just the right amount of sea salt) or Spikes’ Village Fries (with thyme, rosemary and sea salt). Highly recommend this spot for a good lunch spot.
2. After Lunch Desert at Georgetown Cupcakes
3301 M Street NW (corner of 33rd & M) Washington, DC 20007
Georgetown Cupcakes is definitely a popular destination in the area. The TLC network show put the bakery on the tourist map, and there is almost always a line outside the little shop. The cupcake are amazing and the flavor selections are plenty. It is easy to find something you like.
3. Go up (or down) the Exorcist Stairs
Next to the ExxonMobil gas station in Georgetown
The famous stairs in Georgetown are definitely a popular landmark. These stairs were featured in the 1973 horror movie Exorcist and shown during the final scenes of the movie. When we were on the stairs, a couple walked by and were talking about the stairs saying that going up the stairs was a requirement while visiting Georgetown. That made us chuckle. These stairs are steep and long, but look normal during the day. I would guess they are pretty creepy at night.
4. Shopping on M Street
Shopping on M Street is an experience. Lots of retailers are there: Lululemon, Nike, TJ Maxx, Coach, and more. The streets get crowded on the weekend so people watching is fun too. There is even a Amazon Book store that you can go inside browse and try out their new ebook readers, tablets or home devices.
5. Visit the Old Stone House
3051 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
The Old Stone House is the oldest house in Washington, DC. It predates the Revolutionary War. It was built in 1766 and resides on its original foundation. It is a sharp contrast to the more modern buildings of the shops around it and it is an interesting stop during a Georgetown visit.
6. Walk over the C & O Canal
The C&O Canal Park and Mall are a pretty addition to your Georgetown itinerary. Unfortunately, the canal is mostly drained right now since they are fixing part of the canal as part of a large restoration project, but there are still some part that are pretty especially in the summer months.
7. Relax at Georgetown Waterfront Park
Once you walk over the canal and down the stairs, head a cross the little street over to the park where you can see the Potomac River and across to other parts of DC. It has recently finished an large refurbishing project so it is really nice to walk around and sit down with your cupcake from Georgetown Cupcakes and take in the view.