Exploring the quaint neighborhood of Georgetown was a refreshing start to our third day in Washington, D.C. Filled with shops, bars, restaurants, and interesting architecture, there’s much to see and do. Georgetown was originally part of Maryland until 1871 when the U.S. Congress created a new government for the District of Columbia.
My husband and I stopped at a Capital Bikeshare station around the corner from our Airbnb to pick up a bicycle for the 3 mile ride. It’s a great way to wheel around Washington D.C. above ground and budget friendly. You can purchase use of a bicycle for 24 hours – $7.00; 3 days – $15.00, or a month – $25.00. I purchased the month membership because I knew we would use the service for more than 3 days. I ordered a key for both of us to make it as simple as possible. Once you’re at one of the 300 stations, you insert your plastic key in the slot of the bicycle you want and then just pull the bike out. If your trip is 30 minutes or less, there’s no extra charge. If it’s between 31-60 minutes, there’s an additional $1.50 tacked on; and between 61-90 minutes – $4.50. You can download their app to your Smart Phone and check to see where a nearby station is to drop your bike that has a dock and/or if bicycles are available.
Bicycling past Dupont Circle, we arrived in Georgetown and admired the brick sidewalks and hanging flowerpots that contribute to its charm…
We made a stop at the local T.J. Maxx and bought my husband a new belt (he forgot his).
We packed a picnic lunch (that my husband so kindly carried in his backpack, along with our waters, and other essentials) and sat on a park bench alongside the Potomac River with this view, while munching.
Before hopping back on our bikes, I took a few photographs of families playing in a water fountain.
I’ll save our afternoon adventure in the funky neighborhood of Adams Morgan for tomorrow!