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Things to Do in Washington, DC’s Georgetown M Street Neighborhood

Georgetown, Washington, DC’s oldest neighborhood, is full of panache and charm. It boasts Michelin-approved restaurants, plenty of picturesque views, and fantastic events for the whole family. Your adventure is waiting—from the scenic waterfront all the way up to Book Hill. Here are some things to explore in this centuries-old part of the District.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

No trip to historic Georgetown is complete without a bit of retail therapy. Here, you can shop to your heart’s content. Fashionistas can browse designer duds at Billy Reid, Rag and Bone, and Alice and Olivia. There are department store offshoots and local boutiques, as well, such as Hu’s Wear. If you’re more interested in getting your hands on a bargain, there’s a TJ Maxx and HomeGoods store on M Street. There are several upscale second-hand stores in the neighborhood, as well.

Design Your Perfect Day

Georgetown hosts 30-plus design showrooms and stores, from traditional to contemporary home decor and furnishings. Cady’s Alley, an outdoor shopping destination with high-end retailers, anchors the Georgetown Design District. It’s nestled in a cluster of historic industrial buildings and is home to more than 20 boutiques and showrooms. To get there, enter at 3300 M Street NW. Or, you can access the region’s cobblestone walkway from M and 33rd or 34th streets.

Painting With a Twist

Are you looking to view a modern abstract painting? Or, perhaps you prefer a classic landscape. According to Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Cohen & Cohen, Georgetown’s neighborhood galleries offer a broad range of styles and selections. A conglomeration of galleries can be found in Georgetown’s Book Hill. Many, many more are sprinkled throughout the historic neighborhood.

Pamper Yourself

Spas and salons are plentiful in Georgetown and Washington, DC. When you need some quality “me time,” book a well-deserved visit to one of more than 50 spas and salons. Prepare for a day of head-to-toe pampering that will leave you refreshed and ready for even more exploring in the District.

Boutiques and More at Book Hill

The charming Georgetown neighborhood known as Book Hill is home to many small, independent restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. It’s located from O Street to Reservoir Road along Wisconsin Avenue. Don’t forget to check out Book Hill Park, where you can take in a picturesque view of Georgetown, Virginia, and the Potomac River.

Get on the Bowling or Bocce Ball

Pinstripes is a family-friendly game space that fuses an Italian-American restaurant with a sprawling bowling alley. Pinstripes offer 14 bowling lanes and six bocce courts in an enormous 32,000 square foot facility that borders the C&O Canal.

Make a Lunch Date

The Georgetown neighborhood in Washington, DC is loaded with beloved lunch spots. Nosh on a quick, casual bite at the homegrown chain Sweetgreen for healthy and delicious seasonal salads and warm bowls. Good Stuff Eatery, owned by former Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn, is the place to go for decadent burgers and milkshakes. Tear into out-of-the-box butcher sandwiches from Stachowski’s. Or, chow down on the full cafe menu at Malmaison. Remember to swing by the elegant, upscale bakeshop Olivia Macaron afterward for a sweet and sinful treat.

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