Two Days Away: Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

A photo of C&O Canal in Georgetown Washington DC

Running parallel to the Potomac, the C&O Canal stretches about 185 miles in total from its starting point in the city to northwestern Maryland. The canal, virtually untouched since its construction, pays tribute to Georgetown’s Colonial history. Runners, bikers, and walkers take to the towpaths, studying the preserved 19th-century aqueducts and lift locks. Find a shady spot along the banks to spend an afternoon with a book, or enjoy an alfresco meal at one of the many restaurants overlooking the canal. More outdoor dining and entertainment options with a view of the Potomac are only a short stroll away at Washington Harbour.

A photo of a park in Georgetown Washington DC