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Georgetown’s beautiful waterfront is one of the best places in the city to spend a warm afternoon enjoying the sun, so you definitely need to make your way there during your trip to DC. Here are our top five favorite things to do in the area.

Head Out On The Water For A Day Of Kayaking

Instead of taking in the gorgeous views of the Georgetown harbor from the shore, why not get in the water? Rent a kayak and head out to enjoy the water and explore the area from the river itself.

3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Hike The C&O Canal

Head over to the nearby C&O canal for a scenic hike through historic Georgetown. The quaint riverway travels alongside the Potomac River and winds through the neighborhood’s charming avenues, making this an ideal activity for those interested in exploring a new city.

1057 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW Washington, DC 20007

Go Out For A Bike Ride

Stop at a local bike shop or bikeshare and rent a two-wheeler for a peaceful, relaxing ride along the waterfront. You’ll get to take in the breeze while coasting along and enjoying the views of the river.

Have A Picnic On The Grass

There’s no better warm-weather activity than a picnic, so why not enjoy a casual lunch on the grass at the Georgetown Waterfront Park? Stop by one of Georgetown’s mainstays, like the always-busy Sundevich, and pick up sandwiches for your group, then lay out a blanket on the park and get busy eating!

3303 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 895-6000

Grab A Scoop Of Ice Cream

Finish off your day by the water than with a delicious cup of ice cream. Head over to Gelateria Dolce Vita, where you can sample their extensive flavors. Our favorites here are the decadent chocolate ice cream, along with some of the refreshing berry sorbettos, like strawberry and raspberry.

2900 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-8331