If you're a shopping freak, then Georgetown is the place for you. It has several shops and high end boutiques to offer. M street is the main drag, which leads right from the Foggy Bottom neighborhood all the way over to the Francis Scott Key Bridge; and that stretch is roughly a mile long. Georgetown is not the most convenient when it comes to getting here by public transportation, but it is totally worth coming to because it is one of the trendiest, if not the most, places in DC. One store that I like is called Paper Source located at 3019 M Street NW. Apparently this place has several locations around the country including three of them in NYC. They don't sell just paper, they have a lot of cool stationary items as well. They are items you use everyday but they put some fun twists on them. So it's fun store to check out! There are hundreds of other amazing stores around here that I cannot count, so Georgetown is the place where there is everything that money can buy and youy can shop till you drop!
For some food and drink, head over to Pizzeria Paradiso for some of the best pizza in the city! In my opinion, it can be as good or maybe even a bit better than some of the pizza you can get in NYC. After your delicious pizza, walk right next door to Dean and Deluca for some coffee and some sweet treats. They have many things that are good including an enormous bulk section of candy, baked goods, and gourmet lunch and dinner foods. There are also several pubs which are pretty much everywhere on almost every street corner so if you need swig of something, chances are you will come across a pub right in front of you as you're walking.
Georgetown is a haven for college students since it is also home to Georgetown University. You will see many college students drinking at the bars and shopping around in the town.
All in all, Georgetown is a great place to go where there are many shops and restaurants that would appeal to everyone. You might have a better kick out in Georgetown in the late evening hours and into the night since it's it's very lively then, but it's worth going to at anytime, but whenever you go, you will be glad you came in the end.