THE RITZ-CARLTON GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON D.C.

3100 South Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20007 United States
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Attractions



Encounter the excitement of M Street just steps from our historic hotel in Washington, D.C.

Explore a picturesque city that is both rich in tradition and busy shaping the future. Located in the heart of Georgetown, just steps from M Street and Georgetown University, The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. is the perfect place to discover all the history, culture and excitement our Nation’s Capital has to offer. Widely known for its historic charm and European feel, hotel guests can stroll the C & O Canal, shop at M Street boutiques and dine overlooking our beautiful Georgetown waterfront. 

Located near Georgetown University, our M Street hotel in Washington, D.C. offers an ideal starting point to take in the best of the capitol. With world-famous monuments and museums just minutes away, including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and The Smithsonian Museums, our hotel’s concierge can assist you in planning an exciting sight-seeing itinerary.


Cultural

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Dumbarton Oaks Museum (Georgetown)
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1 mile (5-8 minutes)

This 19th century Georgetown mansion showcases Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art and books on garden history.

Dumbarton Oaks Museum
1703 32nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 339-6401

http://www.doaks.org/

National Museum of Women in the Arts (Downtown)
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2 miles (10-15 minutes)

Only museum in the world that exclusively exhibits over 250 works by women artists.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3970
(202) 783-5000, 1-800-222-7270

www.nmwa.org/

 

Studio Theatre (Logan Circle)
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1 mile / 5-10 minutes

Washington's premiere stage for contemporary theatre is known for highly energetic and eclectic performances.

The Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 332-3300

www.studiotheatre.org/

The Phillips Collection (Dupont Circle)
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2 miles (10-15 minutes)

America's first museum of modern art houses American and European impressionist paintings.

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 397-SEAT

http://www.phillipscollection.org/

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Foggy Bottom)
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1 mile / 5-10 minutes

America's national cultural center houses a variety of performances from the National Symphony Orchestra and ballets to musicals.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
1-800-444-1324

www.kennedy-center.org/

National Theatre (Downtown)
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1 mile / 5-10 minutes

A historic landmark, this playhouse stages Broadway shows, musicals and local entertainment.

National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20004
202-628-6161

http://www.nationaltheatre.org/

The Smithsonian Museums (National Mall)
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2 miles (10-15 minutes)

The world’s largest museum complex is comprised of a myriad of museums and exhibits including: Air and Space, Natural History, American History, American Indian History, Art and Sculpture gardens and much more.

The Smithsonian Museums
The National Mall
Located off 14th Street NW, between Jefferson Drive and Constitution Avenue
(202) 633-1000

http://www.si.edu/

Landmarks & Memorials

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NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS & MEMORIALS
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3 miles / 10 minutes

Millions make the sojourn to our nation’s capital annually to view these exquisite testaments to democracy. Read our 16th president’s inspiring words at the Lincoln Memorial. Put your size in perspective with a photo in front of the Washington Monument.

  • The White House
  • Capitol Building
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • FDR Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • WWII Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Arlington National Cemetery

Museum

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Corcoran Gallery of Art (Downtown)
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2 miles / 10-15 minutes

Exhibits include not only works by American masters such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole and Rembrandt Peale, but numerous Dutch, Flemish, French and other European paintings as well.

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 639-1700

www.corcoran.org/

National Museum of Women in the Arts (Downtown)
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2 miles / 10-15 minutes

Only museum in the world that exclusively exhibits over 250 works by women artists.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3970
(202) 783-5000, 1-800-222-7270

www.nmwa.org/

The Phillips Collection (Dupont Circle)
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2 miles / 10-15 minutes

America's first museum of modern art houses American and European impressionist paintings.

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 397-SEAT

http://www.phillipscollection.org/

Dumbarton Oaks Museum (Georgetown)
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2 miles / 10-15 minutes

This 19th century Georgetown mansion showcases Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art and books on garden history.

Dumbarton Oaks Museum
1703 32nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 339-6401

http://www.doaks.org/

The National Gallery of Art (National Mall)
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2 miles / 10-15 minutes

The National Gallery of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 100,000 art objects from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

The National Gallery of Art
Located between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
(202) 737-4215

www.nga.gov/

The Smithsonian Museums (National Mall)
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2 miles / 10-15 minutes

The world’s largest museum complex is comprised of a myriad of museums and exhibits including: Air and Space, Natural History, American History, American Indian History, Art and Sculpture gardens and much more.

The Smithsonian Museums
The National Mall
Located off 14th Street NW, between Jefferson Drive and Constitution Avenue
(202) 633-1000

http://www.si.edu/

Parks

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The National Mall
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3.03 miles / 9 minutes

This open space, a place for national expressions of recreation, remembrance and observance- is lined with 2,000 American elms and the 3,000 internationally renowned Japanese cherry trees.

The National Mall
Located off 14th Street NW, between Jefferson Drive and Constitution Avenue
(202) 633-1000

http://www.si.edu/

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park
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3-65 miles / 10-70 minutes

Guests can walk, run, or bike on a continuous trail through the spectacular scenery of the Potomac River Valley.

The Georgetown Visitor Center
1057 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 653-5190

www.nps.gov/choh/

Dupont Circle
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1.27 miles / 5 minutes

Guests will find musicians, artists, picnickers, sunbathers and chess players at this lively cosmopolitan park at the center of the Dupont Circle neighborhood which is home to an array of ethnic restaurants, unique boutiques and lively nightlife.

Dupont Circle
Located between 18th and 20th Street, NW, where Connecticut Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue meet.

 

Rock Creek Park
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.25 miles / 2 minutes

A true gem in our nation's capital, its majestic trees and the ebb and flow of Rock Creek make this a great place for guests to hike, picnic, bike, play soccer, or fish.

The Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium
5200 Glover Rood NW,
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 895-6070

www.nps.gov/rocr/

Recreation

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Westfields Golf Club
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45 minutes away / Website

At Westfields Golf Club, Fred Couples has built a course that is, at once, fun and accessible for the novice, while challenging and thought-provoking for the experienced golfer.  Fred's professional play on hundreds of courses around the world coupled with his experience in countless tournaments and team competitions have given him exceptional insight into course design.  It is perfectly exhibited at Westfields. 
 
Yet, what sets Westfields apart from other golf clubs is not only its exceptional playability, but the interest it takes in the traditional elements of the game.  Carved through natural wetlands, rolling hills, and majestic beech and oak trees, Westfields offers golfers a setting that is free from distraction.  No residences line its links, creating a course that is truly a golfers dream.
 
All of this, together with the kind of service typically found only in private clubs, makes Westfields a place where golf enthusiasts can always enjoy a great round of golf.

Westfields Golf Club
13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue,
Clifton, Virginia 20124
(703) 631-3300

 

Loews Cineplex Georgetown 14
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Walking distance / Next to property

Adjacent to the hotel, this multiplex movie theater screens a mix of mainstream movies as well as smaller, art-house selections.

Georgetown 14
3111 K Street N.W. ,
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-6033

www.amctheatres.com/

Penderbrook Golf Club
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40 minutes away

A beautiful 18-hole par 71 championship golf course located within the Penderbrook Community.

Penderbrook Golf Club
3704 Golf Trail Lane
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
(703) 591-1818

www.penderbrook.com/golf/

Tournament Players Club at Avenel
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30 minutes away

Located in Potomac, MD, this Golf Club stretches over 220 acres of rolling countryside in the Avenel Community development. The TPC at Avenel is known as one of the area's top golf clubs for personal and business entertainment.

TPC at Avenel
10000 Oaklyn Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 469-3700

www.tpc.com/private/avenel/

Shopping

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The Shops at Georgetown Park
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.25-.75 mile / 2 minutes

Washington, D.C.'s largest mall, with more than 450,000 square feet of high-end clothing boutiques.

The Shops at Georgetown Park
3222 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-5577

www.shopsatgeorgetownpark.com/

Cady's Alley
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.25-.75 mile / 2 minutes

Georgetown's design district featuring local antique operators and the nation's leading high-end designers.

Cady's Alley
3318 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

www.cadysalley.com/

 

Washington Harbour
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.25-.75 mile / 2 minutes

A riverfront shopping and dining experience, the promenade along the Potomac offers breathtaking views and sunsets, along with a glimpse of the college crew teams.

Washington Harbour
3000 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

http://www.washingtonharbour.com/

M Street and Wisconsin Avenue
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.25-.75 mile / 2 minutes
The crossroads of historic Georgetown features an array of fashionable clothing stores, unique boutiques, hot and hip restaurants, bars and clubs.

Suggested 1 Day Travel Itinerary

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A Historic Day in Washington, D.C.
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As recommended by:
Daniel McClain
Assistant Front of the House Manager
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Start the day by exploring the historic monuments and memorials of the National Mall by foot with a gorgeous one mile walk from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Along the way, admire the inspirational sights of the World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool, Korean War Memorial and Vietnam War Memorial.

Afterwards, grab lunch in Washington, D.C.’s oldest restaurant, Old Ebbitt Grill, which features a delightful and eclectic menu in a historic setting. Make sure to sample their oysters and martinis, as they are a Washington, D.C. staple. While in the area, walk over to nearby Pennsylvania Avenue to snap a few photos in front of the White House.

Next, wander down towards the Smithsonian Museums to visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. As you explore, make sure to pay a visit to The Spirit of St. Louis, the famous aircraft that took Charles Lindbergh on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. Afterwards, head over to the National Gallery of Art to ogle at a plethora of masterpieces, including the only Leonardo da Vinci work of art in the western hemisphere.

Your historic day in Washington will end on a delicious note back at the hotel with dinner in Degrees. Housed in a turn-of-the-century industrial building along the Georgetown waterfront, you’ll be able to admire the historic surroundings of the hotel and restaurant while enjoying impeccably prepared food by our seasoned culinary team.
A Perfect Summer Day in Georgetown
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As recommended by:
Daniel McClain
Assistant Front of the House Manager
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Greet the day with a blissful yoga class in the hotel’s Urban Garden, followed by brunch on Degrees’ outdoor terrace. After brunch, walk down to the Washington Harbour and paddle the Potomac with a kayaking excursion along the Georgetown waterfront. Make sure to bring a waterproof camera so that you can capture the breathtaking views of D.C.’s monuments and memorials from the water.

Next, head back inland to explore Georgetown’s vibrant shopping scene along Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. As you make your way back from the waterfront, go up the infamous Exorcist Steps that connect Prospect Street with Canal Road.

After you’re done shopping, have a pre-dinner drink at Martin’s Tavern and ask to be seated in the booth where former U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie Onassis. Make your way back to the hotel by strolling along the nearly 200 year old C&O Canal.

Dinner will be served in Degrees at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C., where you will dine like royalty. The extensive menu features the renowned Ramen Sliders – only available at the hotel’s restaurant.

Finish your evening by seeing a show at the Kennedy Center. Take in theater, ballet, opera or simply the sweeping views of the Potomac River. After that, settle in by the fireplace in the hotel’s Living Room with s’mores and a night cap, knowing that your plush bed is just a few feet away.