Georgetown Travel Guide

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Georgetown Overview

The Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC is one of the most popular neighborhoods for locals, tourists, and students, but it certainly has a colorful history. This neighborhod, bordering the Potomac river, was a port for slave activity in its early history. It later transformed to a thriving center of black life and culture. Today it is virtually full of white residents, upscale shops and trendy restaurants, including the famed Georgetown Cupcakes from the reality show, "DC Cupcakes".

Formally established in 1751, Georgetown is now a modern and bustling epicenter for food, the C&O canal, bars, a movie theater, waterfront homes and businesses, trails for walking and running, shopping, historic churches and buildings, and large fashionable homes next to older smaller homes. One of its most popular intersections is M and Wisconsin street. Georgetown hosts a large halloween gathering right on M street as well as other events during the year. It is accessible by car, bus, and the DC Circulator, but there is no metro nearby. Parking can be difficult, but they are a few garages in the immediate vicinity that charge.

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