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Dupont Circle - A Washington, DC Neighborhood

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Dupont Circle

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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.

Dupont Circle Photos:

See a picture gallery of Dupont Circle and the surrounding area.

Location:

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.

 

Dining and Nightlife in Dupont Circle:

Dupont Circle is an eclectic neighborhood with a wide variety of restaurants ranging from fast food to unique ethnic eateries. See a guide to the best restaurants in Dupont Circle. The area is also one of the most popular destinations in the city for nightlife. See a guide to Dupont Circle Bars and Nightclubs.

Hotels Near Dupont Circle

There are a variety of interesting places to stay in this popular neighborhood. See a guide to hotels in Dupont Circle

 

Dupont Circle Community Websites:

Dupont Circle Citizens Association
Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission
Historic Dupont Circle Main Street Project

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