Home to the finest shops, best restaurants, elite salons, exciting nightlife and the most prestigious homes in the District, Georgetown's popularity comes naturally. From antique furniture to new blue jeans, from luxurious massages to brand new looks, from pre-dinner drinks to dancing until dawn, from the homes of political figures to houses used as movie sets – you find it all in Georgetown. Georgetown provides beautiful walks along the historic towpath and spectacular views on the waterfront through its ideal setting on the C&O Canal and Potomac River. First settled in the 17th century, Georgetown's rich historic sites and contemporary attractions work together to create wonderful experiences for young and old.