Georgetown is a favorite neighborhood among young and old. From its historic origins to the shopping, dining and art haven it has become, Georgetown is a vibrant community with an eclectic set of visitors. The trendy shops nestled among the restaurants and bars blend in perfectly with the row houses and mansions that line the residential streets. Georgetown is also home to Georgetown University.
M Street is the main drag for shopping in the ever popular Georgetown, and best of all, Georgetown has many popular shops that will appeal to a broad age range. From H&M to J. Crew and The Gap to The Ralph Lauren Polo Store to Anthropologie to Urban Outfitters and Club Monaco, there are plenty of popular shops to choose from. Additionally, Georgetown visitors can find some great antique shops throughout that specialize in everything from rare books to corkscrews to fine art. And if you are looking for an all in one shopping experience there are the Shops at Georgetown Park, which is the area's local mall.
If you are looking to relax after shopping, try one of the local day spas that are tucked into between the shops. Some of the more popular spots include ILO Salon & Day Spa (1637 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-342-0350), Hela Spa (3209 M St NW, 202-333-4445) and Toka Salon & Day Spa (3251 Prospect St NW, 202-333-5133).
Georgetown: Getting There & ParkingGeorgetown whose main streets are Wisconsin and M, is not accessible via Metro. Hop a cab or get there via the Georgetown Metro Connection or by the DC Circulator. If you've rented a car, parking can be hard to find, esepcially after 11 a.m. There are parking garages, but they can be expensive.