No one is quite sure who Georgetown is named for, but experts say it sure as heck isn't named for George Washington. With that factoid covered, we can move on to explore one of D.C.'s oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods.
Teeming with youthful and vibrant residents, Georgetown is known for its designer boutiques, restaurants, cafés and bars galore and magnificent homes and gardens. Take a walk along the banks of the C&O Canal, visit the city's oldest home — the Old Stone House or take in the gardens at the Tudor Place Historic Home.
For a unique experience, pop into Billy Martin's Tavern for a drink and perhaps you can sit in the very booth where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie Bouvier. Dine waterfront at the neighborhood's most famous restaurant, Sequoia. The rich and famous love Georgetown and celebrity watching is on the menu at Café Milano. Indeed, many Hollywood movies have been set in Georgetown, including "St. Elmo's Fire" and "The Exorcist." In fact, the famous "Exorcist Steps," which featured in the climax of that scary film, can be found at the end of 36th Street NW.