6. SHOPPING HOURS
Mall and chain stores are usually open from 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and
noon to 6pm on Sunday. Downtown and independent shops operate 10am to 6pm
Monday to Saturday. Most shops in Georgetown stay open until 9pm.
7. MUSEUM SHOPS
The museum shops have merchandise at all prices. Items costing less than a dollar
are lined up next to others costing several hundred dollars or more. Much of the
stock in the better museum shops can be purchased nowhere else, so they are well
worth a visit.
8. STREET VENDORS
These have thinned on Washington streets as a result of heightened government
security. Interesting, cheap T-shirts are still available, however, along with other
souvenir clothing and food.
9. YARD SALES
Private garage and yard sales are held throughout the city, usually on Saturday or
Sunday mornings from at 8-9am, and bargains are still to be found. Find listings in
10. SENIOR DISCOUNTS
Senior discount shopping days at local department stores are less common today,
but can occasionally be found. Carry proof-of-age ID with you to benefit from senior
discount rates on transportation and at museums, movie theaters, and other attrac-