Visit one of the most dense populated area, Georgetown!
Discover Georgetown and Washington, DC On and Off M Street
Some people find Washington, DC confusing when they visit for the first time. Consequently, they may be apt to stick close to the National Mall, Capital, or Smithsonian museums. However, DC’s neighborhoods are where you can feel connected to the people in the nation’s capital. In Georgetown, you’ll find some of the best restaurants, galleries, and shops in town. If you wander the streets on a Saturday morning, you’ll rub elbows with locals meeting up for brunch, suburban ladies treating themselves to some shopping on M Street, and casual runners getting in their miles along the waterfront of the Potomac River.
M Street is the main drag through the historic Georgetown neighborhood. Take the time to stroll along the street and stop in shops to fit any budget. There are plenty of chain stores like Kate Spade New York, Kiehls, H&M, and Banana Republic. If you turn left or right onto Wisconsin Ave NW, you’ll run into Nine West, Tory Burch, the Apple Store, Tumi Luggage, and Gap. Off Wisconsin Ave NW, there are side streets and alleyways full of local shops. For the fun of it, stop at Crumb & Whiskers, a cat café for shoppers and tourists in need of a furry hug.
Washington, D.C. has a landscape that is tailor-made for runners. The terrain is relatively flat, so it’s easy to put in a few miles before your brunch date. Best of all, runners pass some of the city’s most notable sights. You can run a 3-mile circuit along the Potomac River from Georgetown to the Lincoln Memorial. Or, if you want to run a few more miles, keep running along the National Mall until you get to the Capitol Building or the Washington Monument. Remember to bring your phone with you, as chances are you will want to snap a few photos while you stop to catch your breath.
Georgetown in the Washington DC area has a multitude of chefs cooking up some enticing foods. Those over 21 years of age flock to El Centro on Saturday mornings for a bottomless brunch with an endless supply of Bloody Marys, mimosas, tacos, guacamole, and churros. Farmers Fishers and Bakers is a hot spot for couples and families. Make sure you place a reservation for a table well in advance, though. Thunder Burger is a meat-lovers paradise where Chef Ryan Fichter grills up some exotic meats on Wild Wednesdays, including alligator ribs and boar sausage. The carnivore-catering menu regularly features grass-fed elk, beef, bison, and boar. If you’re a sushi lover, Kintaro is your go-to spot. This restaurant features sushi, teriyaki, ramen, and other Japanese classics in a modern-set room. Go there for lunch specials and combination plates. If you’re looking for a scrumptious after-meal treat to tickle your taste buds, Baked and Wired serves some of the best signature granola and biggest cupcakes to be found anywhere. There’s also a counter full of other tasty and enticing baked goods, as well as beverages like tea, espresso, and coffee.