Dupont Circle is a cosmopolitan neighborhood with some of Washington, DC's finest museums, historic homes and foreign embassies as well as a variety of ethnic restaurants, bookstores, and private art galleries. This neighborhood is the heart of Washington, DC’s nightlife. The Dupont Circle community is home to many recent college graduates and is also popular with gays and lesbians. There are lots of high-rise apartment buildings and many rowhouses have been converted into apartments. The Circle itself is a gathering place with park benches, grass and a unique fountain in the center.
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North of Downtown, East of Rock Creek Park, South of Adams Morgan and Kalorama, and West of Logan Circle. See a map of Dupont Circle
Public Transportation and Parking:
Street parking is very limited in this neighborhood. Public transportation is advised.
Metro station: Dupont Circle
Metrobus Routes: 42, G2, L2, N2-N6
Attractions Near Dupont Circle:
- Museums Near Dupont Circle - The neighborhood is home to several small museums, including the Textile Museum,
Woodrow Wilson House, the Phillips Collection, Brewmaster's Castle and many more.
- Embassy Row - The area extending along Massachusetts Avenue from Dupont Circle toward the National Cathedral is home to many of Washington's foreign embassies.
- The Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle - The Cathedral church and parish is the seat of the Archbishop of Washington. As the Mother Church of the archdiocese, it plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation’s capital.
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