Destination guide

Stay in the heart of United States history in Georgetown

Georgetown is quite possibly the premiere district for history, commercial enterprises, culture, and entertainment in Washington, DC. It’s to the north of the city, and sits right along the beautiful Potomac River. It’s a neighborhood with the very best in local color, and features an exciting nightlife, a great shopping mall for major retail outlets, as well as a great historic district with beautiful small boutique shops, superb fine dining, and a history that stretches back to the founding of our nation. For these and many other reasons, Georgetown vacation rentals are perennially popular any time of the year.

Things to do

Historic and modern attractions can be found on every corner of Georgetown

Most of the major attractions in the area are historic. As a district in Washington, DC, it’s just a stone’s throw from the famous Smithsonian Museum. The Georgetown University Campus features Healy Hall, an 1879 historic building. Tudor Place, Dumbarton Court, and the Volta Laboratory and Bureau of Alexander Graham Bell are all popular historic and family attraction areas. Of course, the Exorcist Stairs at 36th and Prospect Streets are an attraction for horror movie buffs, and there’s kayaking and canoeing on the Potomac River. Blues Alley is the place to be for live music like 1920s Jazz clubs.

Activities

Experience the history and culture of Georgetown

The biggest reason why people seek Georgetown vacation rentals is because of the history this area represents. It’s the heart of U.S. history and culture, and is full of locales and buildings that date back to the founding of the country, as well as which have a direct tie to the heart of the nation’s legacy. At the same time, there’s a lot of modern amenities from live music to a nightclub scene and even great shopping. If it’s an historical activity you want, the entire neighborhood is a National Historic Landmark District.

Weather

Georgetown's temperate climate offers fun opportunities all year long

Georgetown offers a temperate climate. The winter in this area tends towards being moderately cold, but with relatively light snowfall and an average temperature around 38 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer tends towards being hot and humid, averaging 79.8 degrees Fahrenheit in July. Spring and fall seasons tend to be warm to mild. Summers have frequent thunderstorms. The most popular travel season across the nation is the summer, and Georgetown is no different. This means you can get better deals on Georgetown vacation rentals and more comfortable weather for sightseeing in the spring or fall.

Natural features

Enjoy Georgetown by the river in this East Coast neighborhood

Georgetown is situated right along the Potomac river, so if you’re in the mood for boating, canoeing, or kayaking, this is the place to go. The rest of the neighborhood is a quiet urban historic district, and most of the green space will be found in any of the local small parks in the area. In general, the geography of this area doesn’t offer much nature escape; it’s more a vacation spot for travelers who are in the mood to take in history, arts, and culture. If you’re into shopping, historic neighborhoods, and culture, Georgetown vacation rentals await!

How to get there

Transportation to and around Georgetown

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 4.4 mi (7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to College Park, MD (CGS), which is 9 mi (14.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Georgetown?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,112 vacation rentals near Georgetown. From 308 Houses to 626 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Georgetown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Georgetown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Georgetown:

  • Capitol Hill: 483 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Market: 360 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 573 vacation rentals
  • National Harbor: 96 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 1,014 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Georgetown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Georgetown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Georgetown University: 2,064 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown Park: 2,062 vacation rentals
  • Mt. Zion United Methodist Church: 2,063 vacation rentals
  • Veerhoff Galleries: 2,064 vacation rentals
  • Montrose Park: 2,063 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Georgetown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Georgetown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 308 Houses in Georgetown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Georgetown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 626 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 124 rentals available
  • Studios: 575 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Georgetown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 119 vacation rentals with pool available in Georgetown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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