- Georgetown BID
Welcome, IPW attendees! We're thrilled to welcome you to Washington, DC, for the 2017 U.S. Travel Association's IPW Conference, June 3-June 7. It's going to be a busy week, but don't forget to carve out time to visit Georgetown. Even if you only have a few hours to spare, we have the perfect itineraries for your time in DC's original neighborhood.
Have a full day? Combine all three itineraries!
Questions? Contact Lauren Boston, Georgetown BID's Communications Director, at email@example.com
2 Hours in ... Georgetown's Waterfront
Explore Georgetown By Kayak
Key Bridge Boathouse (3500 Water St NW)
Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board from the Key Bridge Boathouse and spend an hour taking in the unparalleled views of Georgetown, the Key Bridge and the world-renowned Kennedy Center from the Potomac River.
Cool Off With a Baked & Wired Ice Cream Sandwich
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Stop by the family-owned coffee shop and bakery just south of Georgetown’s historic C&O Canal for chocolate ice cream sandwiched between two homemade peanut butter cookies. As a matter of fact, grab the Tessita cupcake, too. You’ll thank us later.
People Watch with a Picnic at Georgetown Waterfront Park
3000 K Street NW
Take your baked goods down to the waterfront for a dessert picnic in the park, full of cyclists passing by, children running through the fountain, and couples strolling along the Potomac.
2 hours in ... Georgetown’s M Street
Shop in M Street's Fashion Favorites
M St NW
One of the best shopping streets in the country, the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue is the heart of Georgetown. From local picks like Violet Boutique and Hu’s Wear/Shoes, to known favorites like rag & bone, Billy Reid, & Other Stories, and COS, the diverse commercial district is where the past meets the present with DC style. (Need a second shopping fix? Return another day and head up Wisconsin Avenue to explore over 40 independent boutiques in charming Book Hill.)
Pose For a Picture at the Old Stone House
3051 M St NW
While you’re in DC’s oldest neighborhood, grab a selfie in front of the oldest structure on its original foundation in the city. Built in 1765, the Old Stone House is operated by the National Park Service and open to the public.
Sip a Cappuccino at Kafe Leopold
3315 Cady’s Alley NW
Tucked away in an alley off of M Street in Georgetown’s Design District, Kafe Leopold exudes a quiet European quaintness. Trade in the hustle and bustle of M Street and enjoy a leisurely coffee and Austrian pastry on the patio.
2 hours in … Georgetown’s Political Powerhouses
A favorite of the Obamas, ambassadors and the who’s who of DC, Café Milano is the place to be seen in the political arena for a bite to eat. Another celebrity hotspot, Fiola Mare attracts the Hill and Hollywood alike with a waterfront dining experience recognized as one of the best in the city. Sit at the bar for a quicker lunch. For an earlier start to the day, try breakfast at Seasons, inside Four Seasons hotel. You’ll be in good company.
Pose with A Pint In the JFK ‘Proposal Booth’
Martin’s Tavern (1264 Wisconsin Avenue NW)
This Georgetown institution is the ‘Cheers’ of the neighborhood…with more famous clientele. Grab a pint and get your picture taken in the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie in 1953.
Walk in a President’s Footsteps
3307 N St NW
Need to walk off that Guinness? Head outside for a leisurely stroll through the quaint side streets of Wisconsin Avenue, including a stop at 3307 N St NW—the Federal-style rowhouse where the Kennedys lived when JFK was elected President.
In addition to on-street parking, there are 20 parking lots and garages in Georgetown with more than 3,800 total combined parking spaces. Click here for more information.
The red and yellow-striped DC Circulator bus links cultural, entertainment and business destinations within the city. The Circulator offers 2 lines in Georgetown. The east-west route runs from Union Station to Georgetown via downtown, and will take you (for free!) from K Street directly up Wisconsin Avenue to charming Book Hill. The second route begins in Rosslyn, VA and travels east through Georgetown to the Dupont Circle metro. The fare is $1. For more information and a map, visit www.dccirculator.com.
Ten DC Metrobus lines service Georgetown: 30S, 30N, 31, 33, 38B, D1, D2, D5, D6, and G2. For routes and trip planning information, visit the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website at www.wmata.com. To view the Metrobus route map, click here.
The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station, located on the blue and orange lines, is a short 15-minute walk from Georgetown. The Rosslyn, Virginia station, located on the blue and orange lines, is a short walk across the Key Bridge to Georgetown. Metro riders can also access Georgetown via the DC Circulator bus from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro stations. For more information, including a map and trip planning feature, visit www.wmata.com.
In addition to numerous public bike racks located throughout the commercial district, Capital Bikeshare has eight stations in Georgetown. The two closest stations to the event are: 1) Wisconsin Avenue & O Street and 2) near Wisconsin Avenue & 34th Street. The program allows users to check out and return bikes from any of the 320 stations located throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The Georgetown bikeshare stations are located at K Street and 30th Street at the Washington Harbour, at 31st Street and K Street, at 34th Street and Water Street, at Wisconsin Avenue and O Street, at 37th Street and O Street (Georgetown University), at Pennsylvania Avenue and 28th Street, at Wisconsin Avenue and 34th Street, and at the 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue, at Grace Street. Daily memberships are available for $8, 3-day for $17, monthly memberships are $28, and annual memberships are $85. For more about the program, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.