Under $100: Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

by Allie Moore

Mar 5, 2019

Sunset Fountains on the Georgetown Waterfront© Jon Bilous | Dreamstime

Under $100 / North America

The waterfront neighborhood of Georgetown in Washington, D.C., is one of the capital city’s most expensive areas to live, shop and eat, but a bit of creativity and movement away from the main drag of M Street will offer much more than the designer shops and Four Seasons have to offer.

 

Visitors to Georgetown can easily spend hours window-shopping along M Street Northwest, where shops like Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein, All Saints and Michael Kors line the road. Meander off the main thoroughfare to find the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which runs parallel to M Street and the Potomac River and serves as a great backdrop for historical photos.

 

For a wallet-friendly lunch, visit Stachowski’s Market for a made-to-order sandwich from the butchery, likely large enough to save half of it for another day.

 

Head south down the hilly streets to the Georgetown Waterfront along the banks of the Potomac River. Here you’ll find some green space in which to relax and soak up views of the Kennedy Center in the distance. Stroll along the riverfront or people-watch from one of the few sunlit restaurant terraces, which tend to fill up with people, especially on weekend afternoons. Alternatively, stop by the clandestine but cool Baked & Wired, a cupcake shop and café where the sweets are arguably better than those at the famous Georgetown Cupcake on M Street. Grab a moist cupcake wrapped in wax paper and a coffee, and lounge in the grassy park along the river’s banks.

 

To end an easy day in Georgetown, grab a casual dinner at Chaia, a veggie-friendly taqueria with tacos like creamy kale and potato; citrus-roasted beets; and chipotle sweet potato hash.

 

#trazeetravel

Insta Feed
Trends / Sports
Jul 22, 2019

Take a Self-Guided Cycling Tour Through Eastern Europe

Explore Eastern Europe and former Soviet-bloc countries with Freewheel Holidays self-guided cycling tours that allow you to see the region at your own pace while enjoying the great outdoors in Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

Top 5 / South America
Jul 22, 2019

Top 5: Attractions in Santiago

Santiago is Chile’s capital and largest city. That means there is plenty for visitors to see and do. On your next visit, add these attractions to the top of your list.

Tips / Destination
Jul 22, 2019

Guide to Castles in Wales

Wales is often an overlooked country because it’s smaller than its neighbors and does not have as many popular landmarks and attractions to pull people in. However, the country is gorgeous and travelers who make the journey will be left breathless by the beauty of the landscape. It’s a green land with rolling hills and quaint towns. Wales is also home to many beautiful castles waiting to be visited.

Leave Troublesome Rideshare Worries Behind

We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.

Products / Beauty
Jul 22, 2019

Plant-Based Skincare from Lavido

Lavido is the skin and body care brand offering products inspired by nature. The Israeli-based company was formed in 2003 with the goal to address skincare needs with products made from raw, plant-based ingredients. Lavido launched in the United States in 2015.