Do: Canoe the C&O Canal The C&O Canal, which operated from 131 to 1924, runs from Georgetown to western Maryland. Today, it's a haven for canoeists, offering calmer waters that are still interesting to maneuver. Canoe and kayak rentals and tours are available all along the canal. Stay: Four Seasons Washington D.C. Steps from the C&O Canal, the Four Seasons consistently hits the high notes with luxuriously appointed rooms, a Michael Mina restaurant, a massive tri-level fitness center, and exceptional service from a devoted staff. This hotel is Georgetown’s top luxury option and one of the best in the city.