Beautiful, historic Georgetown is one of DC’s most charming neighborhoods and definitely worth exploring on a gorgeous summer day. Here are our top recommendations for how to spend a sunny day exploring Georgetown.
Spend your day in the great outdoors at Georgetown’s Harborside Waterfront Park. Kids will love getting to run through the set of fountains located in the park, while adults will love strolling alongside the water and taking in the fresh air. In need of relaxation? Bring a book or a small picnic and spend an afternoon enjoying the weather.
Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Hit the stores to give your credit card a workout on M Street, the neighborhood’s main drag. The road is home to plenty of big brand names, including Urban Outfitters, H&M, and Brooks Brothers. At these shops, you can pick up gifts for your friends at home or scope out some new wardrobe items for yourself. You can also check out a few smaller boutiques, like the brick-and-mortar Rent The Runway, if you’re looking for some more unique threads.
Georgetown is definitely the place to go for ritzy restaurants that’ll impress your party. Go all out on a swanky dinner at DC’s Chez Billy Sud, a classy French restaurant that specializes in Provencal fare. We’re partial to the saumon roti, a rustic, potato-crusted salmon with wild rice that feels earthy yet luxurious. Pair your meal with a glass of Bordeaux for the ultimate French treat.
1039 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Once you’ve finished dinner, head back out the Georgetown streets for a sweet treat to cap off your night. Our favorites include Dog Tag Bakery, a Georgetown cafe that employs disabled veterans to craft baked goods, and the chic Olivia Macaron, which serves classy European pastries. You can hang out inside the stores, but we recommend getting your desserts to go and enjoying them harborside with you family.
Enjoy the temperate spring weather with a relaxing bike ride through the streets of Georgetown, which will let you get in your workout without having to compromise on your vacation. Pick up your wheels at rental shops like Bicycle Pro Shop or Big Wheel Bikes and get moving!