Take advantage of the ideal location of The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C. to explore all of the incredible things to do in the nation's capital. Our inviting hotel places you in the heart of the attractions, museums, monuments and famous sights, making us the perfect choice for your visit to Washington DC. We are just blocks from major metro hubs, our subway system that is ready to help you visit every section of the district.
No matter what piques your interests, whether you are into arts, spy craft, history, air and space or politics, there is always something to do in Washington DC. Wander through the cobblestone streets of Georgetown, take a bus tour, shop, attend college or professional sporting events, or simply walk around and imagine just who might have taken the very same steps as you over the centuries! Make your own plans, or stop by our hotel's concierge desk for recommendations on their "must see" list of things to do.
Here are some sample itineraries for a glimpse of a day in Georgetown!
The National Geographic Museum
Distance 0.7 miles
Open Daily 10am—6pm
One of the more family-friendly things to do in Georgetown. A smaller museum that attracts a wide array of ages. Visit ongoing, new exhibits and interactive displays that trace the human journey.
Distance 4.3 miles
Visit the market on weekends and experience local farm-fresh produce and handmade arts and crafts. Get there early for a delicious breakfast! Visit the Flea Market year round on Sundays from 10am to 5pm.
Stroll down the cobble-stoned streets of this neighborhood, founded in 1751 and once part of the state of Maryland. Shop, relax at a cafe or visit the university grounds.
Key Bridge Boathouse
Distance 1.6 miles
Paddle on the Potomac at Jack's Boathouse, where you can rent kayaks, paddleboards and canoes. You can paddle up towards the downtown area and see the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
Hillwood Museum and Gardens
Distance 4.2 miles
Open Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm
Visit the estate, museum and its gardens just outside Georgetown. Embark on a journey that takes you to 18th century France with treasures you could only dream of.
Washington National Monument
Distance 1.7 miles
View the obelisk erected in honor of President George Washington from the National Mall. It is the tallest structure in Washington, D.C. and one of the nation's most recognizable structures. While you are there, stop by the Reflecting Pool and take in some of the most iconic views throughout DC.
Distance 1.4 miles
Situated across from the Washington National Monument, our sixteenth President is honored with the majestic Lincoln Memorial. The site of many famous speeches, the Lincoln Memorial continues to be one of the most visited spots in the country.
World War II Memorial
Distance 1.6 miles
Dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II, the impressive monument boasts majestic pillars and triumphant arches. Tour this monument in the evening should definitely be on your list of things to do in DC, when it is even more impressive.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Distance 2.6 miles
A fun-filled afternoon for the entire family awaits. While visiting D.C. with the family, make a stop at the National Zoo for a unique experience. The National Zoo boasts a wide variety of animals to see and things to do for parents and children, alike.
Distance 7.5 miles
Visit this historic hand-carved carousel created by the Dentzel Carousel Company of Germantown, Pennsylvania. Located in Glen Echo Park, an arts and cultural center near D.C., the carousel is certainly a site to see.
International Spy Museum
Distance 2.1 miles
800 F Street
A fun museum that traces stories of espionage and intelligence that changed the course of history. The museum currently holds the largest international collection of espionage artifacts currently on public display. Visit one of the most interesting things to do in DC today!
Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center
Distance 0.9 miles
2700 F Street NW
Experience Shear Madness, the wildly popular comedy whodunit show set in a Georgetown, DC salon that keeps the audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. There is a different show every night with new clues and up to the minute improvisation!