We all know that Georgetown has great shops and restaurants, but did you know that Georgetown also has amazing green and outdoor space? Nestled on the Potomac River, the Georgetown Waterfront Park offers locals and tourists alike the opportunity to relax in a green space where pedestrians and cyclists can escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets. The park is less than a 10 minute walk from The Graham Georgetown Hotel and is a great destination for people watching, enjoying an outdoor meal, or soaking up some sun.
The Georgetown Waterfront Park has a rich history; it used to function as a seaport. This national gem was then nearly converted into a highway, but thankfully a handful of local organizations united in their desire to create a park that would offer breathtaking views of the Potomac River. The Georgetown Waterfront Park is architecturally designed to allow onlookers to watch rowing, a favorite Potomac pastime.
All year long the Georgetown Waterfront Park hosts events ranging from outdoor boot camp fitness classes to regatta races. Coming up are some great excuses to get down to the waterfront. Try your hand at sunset pilates or yoga and in September the annual Taste of Georgetown event will set up shop in the park. Festival attendees will enjoy sampling food and sipping wine from some of the top restaurants in the D.C. area while listening to jazz melodies. Moreover, the event supports the Georgetown Ministry Center, an organization focused on securing housing for the homeless. The Georgetown Waterfront Park is truly a symbol of the local community spirit.
Whether you’re in the mood for mingling or if you would prefer a tranquil afternoon, the Georgetown Waterfront Park is the place to go. After a day of sightseeing in the city, walk over the park and treat yourself to a relaxing summer evening. In fact, we recommend creating your own “Taste of Georgetown” happy hour. All you need is a picnic blanket, bottle of wine, and your favorite D.C. treats! Once the sun sets, there’s no reason to head inside. Walk over the one of the city’s hottest rooftop bars, The Observatory, and take in the panoramic views of the city while sipping on a handcrafted cocktail.