The Georgetown neighborhood in Washington DC has picturesque scenery. Between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the vista of Potomac River, and the rows of townhouses lining the streets, Georgetown beckons you for its own Instagram profile. Here are some charming places to visit during your DC tours that make for share-worthy snaps on social media.
The tree-lined streets have historic townhouses dating back to the 18th and 19th century. Snap the colorful facades of some row homes, or take the photo of the front door of a historic house painted white and with greenery all around it. Both will make for your stock photo collection.
In summer months, Washington Harbor is an ideal place for cocktails at restaurants and patio diners. In the winter season, it turns into one of US’s largest skating rinks. The harbor along the waterfront in Georgetown offers stunning views of the Washington Monument, Potomac River, Roosevelt Island, the Key Bridge, among many other landmarks in DC.
In between row houses in Georgetown, you will find stunning estates such as Tudor Place Historic House & Garden. Tudor Place displays more than 200 artifacts, which includes letters written by George Washington. The Federal-style house’s facade itself is a sight for the eyes.
The “Wave” Wall Mural
Georgetown row houses also feature wonderful murals on their sides. A rowhome at 3510 O Street has a mural, which is based on the Japanese artist Hokusai’s painting “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”. It makes up almost the entire side of the row house and is painted on the wall by J. McConnell.
This DC neighborhood is home to art galleries, antique stores, and independent boutiques. The highlight of the neighborhood is Book Hill Park, which is home to many charming European-style buildings. A visit to the small park off Georgetown’s Wisconsin Avenue will enlighten your day with beautiful sights. Besides, Book Hill is also known for its buttery croissants.
M Street and Wisconsin Avenue Intersection
A trip to any place will only be complete with photos of the locals. The main intersection of Georgetown, where Wisconsin Avenue meets M Street, is anchored by Farmers and Mechanics Bank. The bank building, constructed in the 1920’s, has a gold-leafed dome. Take a photo of people riding their cycles with the bank facade in the backdrop to add to your Instagram collection.