Georgetown is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Washington DC and it’s packed with attractive houses, tree-lined avenues and quaint shops. We’d recommend spending some time just walking the streets and you’ll come across some lovely individual houses and beautiful terraces.
This isn’t just about trains! It was opened in 1908 and back then it was the grand entrance to Washington. As such the architecture is really impressive. From the outside it has a huge long frontage and the inside has the most stunning ceiling. Whilst the station still has its trains, these days it’s also an atmospheric shopping and dining venue.
This is another huge Washington landmark and it’ll take you a while to walk all the way around the outside. Free timed tours inside are available by picking up a ticket from the new Visitor Centre. It’s fascinating to see inside, but you don’t get to see much of the building on the tour unless the houses aren’t in session. We think you’ll get most out of this tour if you have a real interest in US history, you may be a bit bored if not.