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  • Georgetown: The truth is, you want to get lost in Georgetown, because it’s the neighborhood’s side streets that hold the history and centuries-old houses of this one-time Colonial tobacco port. And not to worry—Georgetown is so compact that you’re never very far from its main thoroughfares, M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. For a back-streets tour of Georgetown.

  • Old Town Alexandria: Just a short distance from the District (by Metro, car, boat, or bike) is George Washington’s Virginia hometown. On and off the beaten track are quaint cobblestone streets, charming boutiques and antiques stores, 18th-century houses and other historic attractions, and fine restaurants.

  • Dupont Circle: Explore Dupont Circle’s lovely side streets extending off Connecticut and Massachusetts avenues. You’ll discover picturesque 19th-century town houses serving as homes to small art galleries, historic museums, and actual residences. Stroll Embassy Row (northward on Massachusetts Ave.) to view Beaux Arts mansions, many built by wealthy magnates during the Gilded Age.

  • Foggy Bottom: Take the White House walking tour if you like, then continue westward to mingle with George Washington University’s students on its urban campus and with international employees of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, both headquartered here. Old Foggy Bottom holds 19th-century town houses; historic sites, like the building at 2017 I St. NW, where James Monroe briefly lived; and old churches, like St. Mary’s Episcopal, at 728 23rd St. NW, designed by James Renwick.

 

 

 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.