Georgetown is not an easy place to get to since there is no metro nearby and parking can be expensive! Let us do the driving and you can take your time enjoying Georgetown at your own leisurely pace. There are many things to do in Georgetown, so make the most of your time by customizing your tour the way you want it to be. We suggest trying out a few Georgetown must-dos, like kayaking at the Key Bridge Boathouse and going to Georgetown Cupcakes. We also added a couple of other things to do that might surprise you! Check it out!
Stop 1 – Kayaking at Key Bridge Boathouse
One of the best deals in town is the low rates of kayaking at the Key Bridge Boathouse. At just $16/hour, this deal is hard to pass up! Located just under the Key Bridge in Georgetown, you can get a first-hand look at the Potomac River and the surroundings of Georgetown and Washington DC. No experience necessary! You will get a life jacket, paddles, cushions and basic safety instructions before you set sail. Other water rentals at the Boathouse are canoes, pedal boats, stand up paddleboards, hydro bikes, and row boats. Paddle boats are not available at the Key Bridge site, but you can find them at the National Harbor site. If you need more instructions or a guide to lead the way, you can sign up for classes and special tours. Look at the FAQ page for more information. The Boathouse remains open for the fall season until October 31, 2016.
Just opened last year, Chaia went from a popular food truck to opening its own restaurant near the Georgetown waterfront. A happening farm-to-taco place for vegetarians, you can order homemade corn tortillas stuffed with local seasonal produce and fresh salsa. Their simple menu includes tacos, salads, sides and fresh juices, as well as wine and beer. Using the freshest ingredients, Chaia is now one of the trendiest new restaurants in Georgetown.
Shopping in Georgetown is found mostly on or around the M Street/Wisconsin Avenue intersection, where the Georgetown Park shopping mall is located. But half the fun of shopping in Georgetown is strolling along the sidewalks and shopping at the many private boutiques and stores. Georgetown has a lot of high-end shops, but still has plenty of moderately priced shops, too. For fashion lovers, you will enjoy checking out the high fashion shops of Billy Reid, Relish and Cusp by Neiman Marcus and for those of you in a tighter price range, you will find lots of bargains at popular shops like H&M and Anthropologie. Georgetown also has many upscale home design stores and excellent fine art galleries. So enjoy!
A visit to Georgetown would not be complete without a stop at Georgetown Cupcakes. These world famous cupcakes are one of the best things going on in Georgetown! Stop by their shop on M Street and see their menu of cupcake deliciousness! Started by co-founder sisters Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne, the ladies went on to star in the hit series “DC Cupcakes” on the TLC channel. This is their original shop where it all got started and is a must-see (and taste!) when you are in Georgetown.
No fall season experience would be complete in Georgetown without a ghost tour! Ghosts of Georgetown will terrify you with tragic tales of the past and the ghosts that still haunt the old buildings and streets of Georgetown. The tour begins at the Old Stone House on M Street and ends at the Exorcist Steps! The tour lasts about 90 minutes and the walk is about 1.5 miles. Tickets cost $20 and are can be bought in advance.
The best way to end the day is at the chic ENO Wine Bar where you will experience the “ENO trio”: wine, cheese and chocolate. ENO’s wine tasting flights and wines-by-the-glass are perfectly paired with local cheeses, as well as charcuterie and chocolate pairings. Their fabulous atrium architecture design allows you to look down into the center of the restaurant from the second floor for a unique experience. You might try one of their wine education classes at ENOversity where you will learn how to pair wines with food, cheese and chocolate!
- Blue’s Alley, http://www.bluesalley.com/
- Capitol River Cruises, http://capitolrivercruises.com/
- Georgetown Waterfront Park, http://georgetownwaterfrontpark.org/
- Café Bonaparte, http://cafebonaparte.com/
- Clyde’s in Georgetown, http://www.clydes.com/georgetown
- Dog Tag Bakery, http://www.dogtagbakery.com/
- Georgetown Visitors Center, https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/georgetownvisitorcenter.htm
- Destination DC, https://washington.org/
- DC Government Visitors Resource Center, http://dc.gov/page/visitors-resource-center
- DC Brew Tours, https://dcbrewtours.com/
- Key Bridge Boathouse Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g28970-d564538-r170783638-Jack_s_Boats-Washington_DC_District_of_Columbia.html
- Chaia restaurant Yelp review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/chaia-washington
- Georgetown Cupcakes Yelp review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/georgetown-cupcake-washington
- Georgetown Ghost Tours Trip Advisor review: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g28970-d3137321-Reviews-Ghosts_of_Georgetown_Walking_Tour-Washington_DC_District_of_Columbia.html
- ENO Wine Bar Yelp review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/eno-wine-bar-washington-2
Key Bridge Boathouse:
Chaia Collage: Chaia
Georgetown Cupcake Collage: Georgetown Cupcake
Ghosts of Georgetown: Washington DC Ghost Tours
ENO Wine Bar Collage: Washington DC Wine Bar and Tastings
Interested in taking your own experiential tour to Georgetown without worrying about driving? We have vehicles ranging in size from sedans to motorcoaches and can accommodate any size group. Booking your vehicle is as easy as 1-2-3!