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Top Things to Do in Georgetown in Winter

There's so much to do in charming, historic Georgetown that it's difficult to know where to start. We've narrowed the list down to a few essentials that will give you a taste of this wonderful neighborhood.


Moonshot Studio at the Kennedy Center’s The Reach has activities like music mixing. Historic Tudor Place offers changing activities, while Washington Harbour lets you glide around an outdoor ice skating rink with river views (ice rink open through March 15, 2020).

The Reach, 2700 F St. NW, 202.467.4600

Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW, 202.965.0400

Washington Harbour, 3000 & 3050 K St. NW, 202.788.0944


Indulge in a five-course tasting menu at Reverie. Or, sit beside 1789’s roaring fireplace and dine on delectable offerings made from farm-fresh ingredients. Looking for a meal you can nibble while strolling along the canal? The gooey sandwiches at Say Cheese! do the trick.

1789, 1226 36th St. NW, 202.965.1789

Say Cheese! 1132 29th St. NW, 202.733.4743 

Reverie, 3201 Cherry Hill Lane NW, 202.808.2952

Reverie (Courtesy Reverie)


Update your winter wardrobe with high-quality pieces at Aritzia. Nearby, State & Liberty sells dress clothes to fit athletic types. While you’re hitting the shops, swing into Artist’s Proof to browse contemporary works by local and international creators.

Aritzia, 3210 NW M St., 202.333.3162 

State & Liberty, 3101 M St. NW

Artist’s Proof, 1533 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.803.2782 

Artist's Proof (Courtesy Artist's Proof)


At The Lounge at Bourbon Steak, the firepit provides warmth for alfresco drinks, while L’Annexe serves infused cocktails. Not into alcohol? Café Georgetown pours lovely lattes sipped under skylights.

Café Georgetown, 3141 N St. NW, 202.731.8373

L’Annexe, 2917 M St. NW, 202.525.5852

The Lounge at Bourbon Steak, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.342.0444