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Guests of the Embassy Suites Washington DC will appreciate our hotel's proximity to Georgetown. Just a short stroll from this Georgetown hotel, you can enjoy all of the area’s old-fashioned charm, trendy shops, top restaurants, outdoor entertainment and lively nightlife. Our all-suite hotel is the perfect location for exploring Georgetown's quaint cobblestone streets, historic homes, and rich history.
Shopping in Georgetown DC offers one-of-a-kind finds from over 150 fashion specialty stores including unique local boutiques and well-known international brands. The vast array of shops in Georgetown offers something to suit every style, taste, and age. Some of the top retailers on M Street and Wisconsin Avenue include Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Banana Republic, Zara, J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Hugo Boss, Patagonia, and The North Face.
Home to over 140 restaurants, bakeries, and gourmet stores representing more than 50 ethnicities, Georgetown is a foodie's dream. Walk a few blocks and you'll find cuisine from Ethiopia to Italy and everywhere in between. Enjoy fine dining at the historic 1789 Restaurant or Café Milano, famous crab cake sandwiches at Clyde's and J Pauls, and top off your meal with a treat from Georgetown Cupcakes or a decadent ice cream sundae at Serendipity 3.
Georgetown is full of plenty of activities to keep you busy day and night. Rent a kayak and enjoy paddling down the Potomac River, go ice skating at Washington Harbour, and tour historic homes. In the evening, enjoy a diverse nightlife scene that includes upscale lounges, low-key wine bars, and sophisticated jazz clubs including Blues Alley, the oldest, continuously operated jazz supper club in America.
Enjoy top restaurants and alfresco waterfront dining in the summer and ice skating in the winter at the Washington Harbour complex. Stroll along the boardwalk and take in picturesque views of the Kennedy Center, Watergate, and Virginia. The recently built Georgetown Waterfront Park provides car-free pathways and green space with views of boats, kayaks, competitive crews and Roosevelt Island.
Lined with quaint cobblestone streets and 18th and 19th century architecture, Georgetown DC is a unique mix of the past and present. Georgetown was founded in 1751, nearly half a century before the District of Columbia, as a bustling port city on the banks of the Potomac. Many of Georgetown's historic homes offer guided tours of their beautiful sites, estates, and gardens including Dumbarton House, Tudor House, and Old Stone House.
Georgetown is home to world-renowned Georgetown University, founded in 1789, making it the oldest Catholic and Jesuit University in the United States. The George Washington University is also located nearby, bringing a combined student population of more than 28,000 to the area.