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Local Area Attractions

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 Wisconsin Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. is the perfect hotel 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 upscale boutiques and dine overlooking the beautiful Georgetown waterfront.

As one of the closest hotels located near Georgetown University and the iconic attractions of Washington, D.C., our hotel 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.

Corcoran Gallery of Art (Downtown)

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.

Address: 500 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Contact: (202) 639-1700 | Distance: 2 miles (10-15 minutes) | Website

Dumbarton Oaks Museum (Georgetown)

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

Address: 1703 32nd Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Contact: (202) 339-6401 | Distance: 1 mile (5-8 minutes) | Website

National Museum of Women in the Arts (Downtown)

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

Address: 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Contact: (202) 783-5000 | Distance: 2 miles (10-15 minutes) | Website

National Theatre (Downtown)

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

Address: 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Contact: (202) 628-6161 | Distance: 1 mile (5-10 minutes) | Website

Studio Theatre (Logan Circle)

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

Address: 1501 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Contact: (202) 332-3300 | Distance: 1 mile/5-10 minutes | Website

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Foggy Bottom)

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

Address: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20566
Contact: (800) 444-1324 | Distance: 1 mile (5-10 minutes) | Website

The National Gallery of Art (National Mall) 

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

Address: Located between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Contact: (202) 737-4215 | Distance: 2 miles (10-15 minutes) | Website

The Phillips Collection (Dupont Circle)

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

Address: 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Contact: (202) 397-7328 | Distance: 2 miles (10-15 minutes) | Website

The Smithsonian Museums (National Mall)

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.

Address: Located off 14th Street NW, between Jefferson Drive and Constitution Avenue
Contact: (202) 633-1000 | Distance: 2 miles (10-15 minutes) | Website

Dupont Circle

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.

Address: Located between 18th and 20th Street, NW, where Connecticut Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue meet.
Distance: 1.27 miles (5 minutes)

Loews Cineplex Georgetown 14

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

Address: 3111 K Street NW , Washington, D.C. 20007
Contact: (202) 342-6033 | Distance: Walking distance/Next to property | Website

National Historic Landmarks & Memorials

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.

Distance: 3 miles (10 minutes)

The National Mall

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.

Address: Located off 14th Street NW, between Jefferson Drive and Constitution Avenue.
Contact: (202) 633-1000 | Distance: 3.03 miles (9 minutes) | Website

Cady's Alley

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

Address: 3318 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Distance: .25-.75 mile (2 minutes) | Website

M Street & Wisconsin Avenue

The crossroads of historic Georgetown features an array of fashionable clothing stores, unique boutiques, hot and hip restaurants, bars and clubs.

Distance: .25-.75 mile (2 minutes)

The Shops at Georgetown Park

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

Address: 3222 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Contact: (202) 298-5577 | Distance: .25-.75 mile (2 minutes) | Website

Washington Harbour

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.

Address: 3000 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Distance: .25-.75 mile (2 minutes) | Website

Penderbrook Golf Club

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

Address: 3704 Golf Trail Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033
Contract: (703) 591-1818 | Distance: 20.2 miles (40 minutes) | Website

Rock Creek Park

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.

Address: 5200 Glover Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20015
Contact: (202) 895-6070 | Distance: .25 miles (2 minutes) | Website

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

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

Address: 1057 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Contact: (202) 653-5190 | Distance: 3-65 miles (10-70 minutes) | Website

Tournament Players Club at Avenel

Located in Potomac, Maryland, 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.

Address: 10000 Oaklyn Drive, Potomac, MD 20854
Contact: (301) 469-3700 | Distance: 15.7 miles (30 minutes) | Website

Westfields Golf Club

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.

Address: 13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue, Clifton, VA 20124
Contact: (703) 631-3300 | Distance: 26.5 miles (45 minutes) | Website