Washington DC: Top 10 Drop-Off Spots in Georgetown
Ridiculously good cupcakes? Check. Famous movie spots? Yes. Fine dining and trendy shopping? You know it.
Historic Georgetown is a culturally rich segment of Washington, D.C., but in a city that’s known for a superior metro system, this section of town is seriously lacking because it doesn’t have a metro stop. Parking can be a nightmare, and walking from the nearest metro station over cobblestone streets isn’t the best option for every visitor.
Your best bet for convenience and enjoyment in picturesque Georgetown? Uber.
Ridesourcing options are taking patrons to these 10 drop-off spots in Georgetown that you may want to consider on your next fun trip:
1. Georgetown University
Stretching over 100 acres, Georgetown University sets the backdrop for Georgetown in its location on the edge of town. Be prepared to hoof it up the hill to get to academia. The view and architecture are worth the effort.
2. Georgetown Cupcake
Settle your sweet tooth with a visit to the famed Georgetown Cupcake — yes, the site of TLC’s “DC Cupcakes“ and home to some of the trendiest gourmet sweets around. Want a cupcake taste-test with a competitor’s goods? Sprinkles is a stone’s throw away.
3. The Exorcist Steps
Plenty of folks use the stairs that Father Damien Karras in “The Exorcist“ tumbled down as great exercise during the day, but the best time to see this creepy piece of cinematic history is on a foggy, rainy night.
4. Blues Alley
Folks visit Georgetown for a night to take in the live sounds of musical legends featured at the iconic Blues Alley, an intimate jazz and supper club modeled after the hot spots of the 1920s and ’30s.
5. Georgetown Piano Bar
The Georgetown Piano Bar showcases live, interactive entertainment on its ruby red piano to keep the crowd engaged and singing along night after night. For extra fun: Dueling pianos every Friday and Saturday.
6. Georgetown Waterfront Park
The Georgetown Waterfront Park offers grass for relaxing, views of the Potomac, walking paths for exercise, a labyrinth to keep minds sharp, and easy access to restaurants with outdoor dining.
7. Hill & Dale
An exercise in minimalism, Hill & Dale indie record store sells vinyl records, collectible photos, and posters for the folks who have not yet given up on the sound of old.
8. Book Hill
If you want art and culture from Georgetown, the Book Hill section of town is home to a serious conglomerate of galleries, antiques, and small business retailers.
9. Shopping on M Street
Mmmm, yes! Unearth boutique finds or pop into brand-name shopping meccas along the vista of close-knit shops on M Street.
10. Dixie Liquor
Thirsty Georgetown University students may be Dixie Liquor’s most constant clientele, but this classic liquor store has been a reliable supplier of alcohol to area residents since 1934. Dixie even has a tasting permit that allows the shop owner to serve some alcohol on the premises.
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