Do: Bike the Capital Crescent Trail The 10-mile Capital Crescent Trail runs from Georgetown to Bethesda, Maryland along the Potomac River. It's one of the best maintained trails in the city and has beautiful views as it winds along the Potomac, through wooded parks, and on the sidewalks of upscale neighborhoods on the edge of the capital. Pick up from the southern trailhead under the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Georgetown (pictured) or start at any point along the trail.
Stay: The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown The 86-room Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, located near the end of the Capital Crescent Trail, is housed in an historic industrial building with the original brick and steel beams and a cozy slate fireplace in the lobby. Service is excellent and its central Georgetown location is superb, but rooms, while luxurious, are bit underwhelming for the price.