Georgetown, Washington DC, is a little known destination that guarantees it’s special. Founded in 1751 and developed as a National Historic District in 1951, its unique architecture and sophistication makes it the ideal spot to put down and explore the wealth of world-class museums, art galleries, monuments and significant sites that Washington DC has to offer. You know when you’re there as every lamppost is flower festooned.
So where to rest your head? If you are looking for a guest focused experience, complimented by comfortable and private accommodation, then The Capella on 31st Street will deliver all that and more.
From here you can explore the local environs with leisurely walks. The canal or the Potomac River bank, are in easy reach.
Or, you may prefer to discover the residential area. Serious money lingers here.
It’s a neighborhood where members of the Kennedy family resided over many years. It exudes class, just as you’d expect.
Points of further interest to explore include Georgetown University, The Old Stone house, Dumbarton Oaks Museum and gardens.
And of course, you’ll want to dine.
For an innovative French flavor try Chez Billy Sud. Flavours are delicate and the food is served well. Add a splash of special atmosphere and you’ve got it.
Italian cuisine makes a good showing. The best choice is Ristorante Piccolo. Look no further. The food is great. The service is right there. The venue charms. What more could you want?
And naturally, you will want to shop. Try M Street and Wisconsin Avenue – the very heart of Georgetown. Preppy to cutting edge, casual to elegant you will be spoilt for choice.
Getting to downtown DC is made so easy with the Circulator Bus. It has 5 routes around the city one of which serves Georgetown and you can connect to all the other routes at Union Station that is a great landmark in itself. The bus serves all the main attractions for the princely sum of $1 or 50c for seniors! The routes are color coded and very easy to follow. And, the driver will wait for you if you’re running to catch it!
Connect here for the National Mall Route (Red), to visit all the major attractions. It’s a great way to get your bearings. The stops are clearly marked and conveniently positioned. Easy to follow maps are provided on the buses.
A visit to Washington DC is made all the more special, if you base yourself in Georgetown – a discrete and delightful location highly recommended.