Georgetown was one place I was determined to visit while I was in Washington DC. It was highly recommended to me to find a restaurant on the Potomac and eat a great dinner. This town is not the easiest to get to. There are no direct Metro stops and very limited parking on the streets. I got off at the Foggy Bottom Metro stop and struggled with which way to go to get to the downtown. I knew the general direction but, it was still a little stressful before I had confirmation that I was heading the right way. But when I did get there I found the most quaint and historic downtown area. It was filled with old buildings that were full of character along tree-lined streets. And anyone with extra money will love the multitude of shops to browse through on the main street and all the side ones as well. I was having a great time window shopping and without knowing how long the main street went, I kept on walking. I ended up coming right up on one of the oldest buildings in Washington D.C.
This building was beautiful from the outside. I was a bit bummed that I couldn’t see inside but, the flower gardens were amazing!
I kept walking down the street and noticed a store that had a line of people waiting in front of it. I had no clear idea what was going on but, that didn’t matter I stepped right up and took my place in line, the same as everyone else. Everyone was in a jovial mood, and we all kept looking back to see how many people would line up after us. This establishment seemed to be the place to be Georgetown Cupcake! I have never heard of this place before but, let me tell you it is worth the wait in line! The cupcakes were very Yummy!!
I asked for directions to get to the waterfront and everyone was so nice and helpful. I was directed to the brick-paved street that would take me directly to the Waterfront Park. Crossing the C&O Canal, I couldn’t help noticing how rustically beautiful it was.
Washington Harbour has some great restaurants with amazing views of the Potomac. I had dinner at Tony and Joe’s. Meals there are reasonably priced with their specialty in seafood. Try the Salmon it was fabulous! I sat on the patio and watched the boats go by and the sun setting. What a wonderfully relaxing evening!
As I was walking back to the town from the waterfront, I came across the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. A little history…”Georgetown was little more than a sleepy market town when planning for a Potomac River Valley canal began in the 1820s. It would likely have remained one forever or perhaps even faded away entirely but for one critical decision: the new canal would not end at Fletcher’s Cove, as expected, but continue in the heart of the village. This meant Georgetown would have a real future, not only as an important capital city neighborhood but also as a vibrant, industrial community.” But walking along the canal, it was like walking back in time.