A city vibe with lots of restaurants and bars but great diversity as well
Dupont Circle may be just a traffic circle with a fountain and seating, but the area surrounding it is one of the liveliest areas in the city because it is home to leafy historic neighborhoods, restaurants, bars and museums. Walk to everything and also have public transportation, including the Metro, just a few minutes’ walk.
Dupont Circle is bordered a lot of fun neighborhoods including Adams Morgan and Sheridan-Kalorama to the northwest, U St. and Logan Circle to the east, and West End and Downtown to the south. The central location of Dupont Circle is great for a range of residents and puts you close to everything from shopping and dining to quick public transportation.
Landmarks & scenes:
Embassy Row runs right through Dupont Circle adding some cultural flair to the area as well as Dupont Circle itself being quite recognizable.
Food & Drink:
As a neighborhood that attracts all ages and backgrounds, Dupont has a large variety of food with everything from your local Irish pub to a classic bakery.
Shopping in Dupont has a large variety, with everything from great classic bookshops to high end retail.
James Hoban Irish Restaurant has live entertainment during the week and on weekends, as does Kramer Books. And both are kid-friendly.
Sports & Outdoors:
From here its easy access to Rock Creek Park with biking, horse-back riding and running trails, but in the area, Dupont offers residents lots of options to grab a seat outdoors and enjoy the weather.
Arts & Culture:
Dupont Circle has a flair for the arts as well as making it clear that DC is a city interested in everything from architecture to politics. The Phillips Museum, the country's first museum of Modern Art, is a great place to visit with family and friends.
If hopping over to Rock Creek Park is too much for the day, grab the kids and cool off on a hot summer day with some sweet treats.