Washington, DC is known for its national monuments and museums, including the Smithsonian Institution. But, if your sightseeing plans consist only of the National Mall, you are missing out on many of the things that make Washington, DC unique.
DC is made up of several historic and diverse neighborhoods. From Adams Morgan to Georgetown to Capitol Hill, these areas all have unique qualities that make up true Washington, DC. For example, Georgetown began as a tobacco port town in the 18th century. Today, you’ll find historic houses, gardens and museums interspersed between the trendy shops and cafés. Destination DC’s website lists 12 unique neighborhoods with brief highlights of each. For more information, Cultural Tourism DC breaks down the city into 19 historical neighborhoods with walking tour suggestions. Another great way to experience these neighborhoods is by taking a food tour! These food tours highlight the locally owned restaurants in the area. Find out more about Georgetown and DC’s other great neighborhoods by venturing off the mall, and into the ‘hoods!
If you would like to spend some time disovering DC’s good hoods, book a stay at Georgetown Suites. We are ideally located in the heart of Georgetown, and are walking distance to all the shops and restaurants.