Did you know? One of the city's most famous former residents was George Washington, who purchased a lot on Cameron Street in 1763. His townhouse was torn down in 1855, and a reconstruction of his home now sits on the same lot.
Old Town sits on one of the curves of the Potomac River, and it's a great spot for commuters because they can access D.C. using the Yellow and Blue Lines at the King Street Metro Station. The neighborhood has a historic charm and is filled with quaint shops and lively restaurants.
Check out some of Old Town's finest offerings.
Best place to hang out: Head to Mackie's Bar and Grill where you'll find juicy steaks, delicious hamburgers, and plenty of drink options. It serves high-end food while being a welcoming place to grab a bite with friends.
Best place to bring a date: Plan an evening at Bar PX. This bar is tastefully decorated and serves specialty cocktails in a sophisticated atmosphere.
Best place to take your parents: Go on a walking tour of Old Town and follow George Washington's footsteps. On Prince, Cameron and Fairfax Streets, you'll see historic townhouse, taverns and shops that were built in the late 1700s.
Best place to enjoy the sunshine: Spend a quiet afternoon at Waterfront Park on Prince Street. There's a boardwalk, a grassy area where four-legged friends like to run and a harbor. On a clear day, you can see the U.S. Capitol Building.