Best of Georgetown 2012

With its cobblestone sidewalks and historic homes, Georgetown is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Here are our picks for the best places to eat, shop, and have fun.


Georgetown’s eateries offer special-occasion splurges, creative salads, and loads of decadent sweets—including rich gelato, feathery croissants, and the area’s best cupcake.

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Looking for something one-of-a-kind? Georgetown’s shops offer gems you probably won’t find at a mall.

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Beautiful Georgetown parks where you’ll find shady groves, immaculate gardens, and water views.

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Find out how far your money will go towards a Georgetown home.

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In need of some pampering? Here’s three places to go for facials, massages, and mani-pedis.

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Take a look at some of the former haunts of Georgetown’s most famous residents.

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This article appears in the September 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.