Perched atop the bluffs that overlook the Potomac River, the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC - with its picturesque network of quaint streets and quiet canals - is the perfect historical, all-American village. Colonial storefronts comprise a dense shopping and dining district; bustling, cobblestone side streets make way for pedestrians to sample high-end shops, bars, and dining venues in Georgetown.
Most notably, Georgetown is home to the embassies of France, Sweden, Mongolia, Thailand, Venezuela and Ukraine and Georgetown University. The House of Sweden is a complex housing not only the Swedish Embassy, but also the Embassy of Iceland in addition to an Event Center, making it one of many memorable Georgetown venues for both corporate and social events.
Georgetown is served by Reagan National, Dulles International, and BWI Thurgood Marshall airports, but is one of the few DC neighborhoods lacking a Metrorail station. The Metrobus makes several stops along the main corridors of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street and transports riders toward DC's famed attractions, the Foggy Bottom Metrorail Station and to neighboring Arlington, VA. Rock Creek Parkway is a major traffic artery in Georgetown, binding the area to Maryland by the North and Virginia by the South.
Luxurious hotels like the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton boast boutique-like ambiances, glittering views of the Potomac River and central locations to all the meeting venues in Georgetown. The Four Seasons, with 222 guest rooms and more than 12,500 square feet of meeting space, is DC's only 5 Star, 5 Diamond hotel. And one of the most unique and innovative private dining rooms in the region is found at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown's historic Chimney Stack.
Tour boats pull in and out of the harbor at Georgetown's Waterfront offering visitors anything from a brief glimpse of the area to a full-blown, guided tour of the monuments coupled with a gourmet dinner. Near the waterfront, the top floor of Sequoia restaurant can be rented for a large gala or similar event. Floor-to-ceiling windows boast gasping views of the waterfront.
Groups can gather at Jack's Boathouse off K Street near the water and choose from a colorful collection of kayak and canoe rentals for a few hours of leisure. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and its adjacent trails are popular for joggers and strollers. Even the Capital Crescent Trail stems out of Georgetown, with its dense green trails and sweeping views of widening Potomac River as it stretches toward Bethesda, MD.
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