Georgetown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in America. It is in D.C., but who says old can’t be fun? The old city is packed with a lot of fun things to do, beautiful places to see, and great food places to visit. If you’re in Georgetown and need activities to enjoy, this list is for you. 

Walk The C&O Canal

Back in the day, the 1920s, to be precise. Georgetown was a central trade hub, and people from all across America used to buy and sell there using this Canal. The Canal still stands today in all its glory. It’s about 184.5 miles, and part of that stretch is in Georgetown, and you can explore all that history at least as many miles as you can walk. It’s an exciting walk with many things to see, buy, and enjoy. It is worth exploring, not to mention all the calories you can lose while walking. It’s a win-win exploration. 

Go to Georgetown University

Many people don’t like returning to school, but you’ll love this one. Georgetown University has a stunning campus that makes you want to enroll. It boasts a mix of that grand, old campus architecture and something more modern. It was founded in 1798, so it’s pretty old school. The university is quite large, so you can go around and feel like a student again. When you get tired of school, the campus is right next to the main shopping area in Georgetown so that you can get that feeling of college shopping. You will not be allowed to enter most of the buildings for a tour, but even from afar, you can catch that feeling as you admire the buildings.

Go Kayaking On The Potomac

Are you feeling sporty? How about an excellent kayaking session to explore the waters and work on your muscles? There are kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards for rent all over Georgetown. The best place for a water experience in Georgetown is The Potomac River. It is an enjoyable experience, especially in the summer when the sun bounces off the waters. Just be sure to bring a bottle of water or your favorite sports drinks to stay hydrated. It would help to store all your stuff in a watertight Ziploc bag in case water gets into your kayak. The experience is best shared with friends but can also be a fantastic solo experience. 

Explore The Canal On A Boat

We have already talked about walking the canal, but how about a nice cruise on a boat? There is a new C&O Canal boat in Georgetown that lets you explore the historical Canal with a boat. The Boat rides are available between Wednesday and Sunday in the spring. It’s a one-hour tour full of fun and history about the canal’s ways, technology, and culture, as well as the fascinating stories of the people who lived, worked, and played in that same Canal about two centuries ago.

Visit Greco Truly Greek

Georgetown has many things to do; there is much history to learn, many sights to see, things to taste, and relaxing experiences to get. After a long day exploring the city, visit Greco Truly Greek in Georgetown to get some delicious locally sourced Greek cuisine in D.C. Stay tuned for our new location opening in Union Market!

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