There are other activities besides shopping in Georgetown. The oldest neighbourhood in Washington, DC, is brimming with charm, Michelin-starred restaurants, fun family activities, and beautiful scenery. Choose your trip from the thrilling waterfront all the way to Book Hill, then start exploring in this historically significant area of the District. Go down to the Potomac River’s banks for your next excursion to enjoy all the water sports Georgetown has to offer. At the Key Bridge Boathouse, you can rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards and take in Instagram-worthy views of the Virginia and Washington, DC, skylines while also getting a fantastic exercise. Ride a “cycleboat” on the water with the Potomac Paddle Club’s social, BYOB experience, or just sit back, unwind, and let the motor do the work. There is food on the table for every taste and price range. Almost every major ethnic group is represented by more than 100 restaurants in Georgetown, and this diversity is only increasing. Regardless of where your taste senses lead you, Georgetown’s bustling waterfront eating, cosy sips on hidden patios, and power lunches among politicians all provide the perfect setting. Without a little retail therapy, no vacation to Georgetown is complete. Fashionistas are aware that department store offshoots and neighbourhood boutiques, in addition to Alice & Olivia, Billy Reid, and Rag & Bone, provide designer clothing. Our Georgetown shopping guide includes information on these stores as well as more.