If you are searching for a weekend getaway or relaxing holiday experience which incorporates something for everyone, I have a suggestion for you. Renowned for containing all the good things in life, Georgetown is a historically beautiful neighborhood located just 3 miles (4.83 km) from Washington DC’s famous mall. Like any vacation, you need to start by organizing a fabulous place to stay and I recommend you search for Woodley Park apartments for rent. Boasting great transportation options and being a mere 1.5 mile (2.41 km) scenic stroll from Georgetown, this is a location you will love.
Now I hear you asking, what is so great about Georgetown?
The area holds historical significance, being established in 1751 as an important trading port well before Washington DC became the capital. Today, Georgetown retains the quaint and rustic charm of yesteryear, with cobbled streets and Victorian architecture. Numerous parks capture beautiful vistas across the region, taking in the Potomac River and bridges. If you appreciate the world at a casual rate, the walk from Woodley Park apartments for rent to Georgetown will take you approximately 40 minutes through parks and past historical sites such as the Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, built-in 1861 and acting as the residence of Martha Washington’s descendants for six generations. If you want something a little faster than walking, Washington DC has several bike-sharing facilities that will give you more freedom to explore.
A highlight of any visit to Georgetown is spending time along the waterfront. An unrivaled number of cafés and restaurants sprawl along the foreshore, enticing diners to feast on delicacies, while basking in the serenity of a beautiful view. This region is a hive of activity for locals and tourists alike. The C & O Canal is a historical canal originally built to transport tobacco to Ohio and now makes for a beautiful walk or cycle along the quaint trail beside the canal. For an alternative view of the foreshore, rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard, leaving all your worries on the mainland while you float along the Potomac. The kids will love to cool off in the water park, and the adults will love whittling away the evening, watching an outdoor movie under the stars.
Eating & Shopping
After your day on the waterfront, why not meander your way through the back streets of Georgetown. You will find hundreds of boutiques and cafés to suit every taste and budget. After all, it is thirsty work doing all that shopping. You may even have time to call past the tavern where John F Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline in 1953.