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Dupont Circle

Park and Monument / Landmark
Dupont Circle, Washington
  • Amanda Y.
    "Doing one of my favorite things and people watching at the circle"(13 Tips)
    Carol B.
    "Awesome place for relaxing and people watching during nice weather."(16 Tips)
    Enzo M.
    "Great spot for lunch in the center of DC"(2 Tips)
    "Great place to chill and have lunch during a work day."(5 Tips)
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  • Gena D.
    Gena DixonAugust 10
    There's lots of restaurants, no attractions, and lots of homeless people....
  • David L.
    Look out for the homeless 😐
  • Amy C.
    Grab a coffee and chill for a bit.
  • Nikos X.
    Nice place with many bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Also its the perfect place to start your night in DC
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliFebruary 4
    Great spot for lunch in the center of DC
  • Carmen Y.
    Carmen YépizOctober 25, 2016
    Used to go for reading. I like this place, quite calm and nice.
  • Fito S.
    Fito ShawSeptember 16, 2016
    So cool spot in wdc
  • Eman A.
    Eman A.June 23, 2016
    Everything you might need is just around you...a Giant CVS (24hrs/7) ,a nice branch of Starbucks, the Dupont Circle metro station & one of Shake shak branches is near by.
  • Bruce J.
    Bruce JApril 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Coolest spot at the center of DC hippie spirit. Always totally unpretentious.
  • James P.
    James PantherApril 22, 2016
    Not sure who laid out all these poorly timed crossings but you can spend a lot of time just trying to get around these parts!
  • Wondering W.
    Wondering WandererApril 2, 2016
    Relaxing spot! Nice for people viewing!😃
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 6, 2016
    One of DC's most lively places ! Must walk it through and enjoy its colorful sounds and sights !
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmallFebruary 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    A variety of characters congregate here.
  • ReggieReg
    ReggieRegDecember 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pay attention to where you are inside the circle.
  • Ask_Demetrice
    Ask_DemetriceDecember 3, 2015
    Wonderful time with my honey.
  • Kamila D.
    Kamila DejaVuOctober 23, 2015
    Such a lovely place for taking a break and relaxing with a cup of coffee! Starbucks is right across the street btw :)
  • Norie W.
    Norie WrightOctober 2, 2015
    Fun to go to in the summer and people watch.
  • Logan H.
    Logan HouseJuly 24, 2015
    People watching
  • Tania R.
    Tania RionJuly 19, 2015
    Very nice place, full of things to do around
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJuly 7, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    This map shows you where the Metro entrances are. You're welcome.
  • Tee H.
    Tee HarrisJune 28, 2015
    Daily grill
  • Kristen K.
    Kristen KepnerJune 15, 2015
    Beautiful city life
  • Rice L.
    Rice LiuJune 4, 2015
    This is not a sight. This is traffic. Avoid at all costs
  • Annie G.
    Annie GillmanMay 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Perfect to lay in grass and read
  • Cali W.
    Cali WilderMay 15, 2015
    Sit outside and enjoy the sun (:
  • Niels S.
    Niels SwimbergheMay 10, 2015
    A lot of bike shares!
  • Stephen V.
    Stephen VictorMay 4, 2015
    Great for hanging out, and a nice shortcut for navigating the maze of streets.
  • Tiago F.
    Tiago FreireApril 18, 2015
  • Shay
    ShayApril 8, 2015
    Very livley and relaxing area.
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.February 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best of the circles of DC.
  • Andrés G.
    Andrés GaviotaJanuary 28, 2015
    Dreams Will come true, just work hard and believe in yourself. Give up everything you have, see who stays. Never forget who you are and Party On!
  • Michael
    MichaelJanuary 11, 2015
    If you sit long enough, you'll get a visit from a squirrel. No, they dont eat kale.
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here to watch the fiesty black squirrels battle the massive rats.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellNovember 23, 2014
    Kramer Books and Buffalo Billiards are definitely the Teri best places on the circle.
  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    This buzzy, gay-friendly neighbourhood is the place for trendy galleries, secondhand bookshops and quirky shopping. On Sundays, a farmers’ market brings the country into town. Read more
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GrosecloseOctober 3, 2014
    Lively part of the district.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KissingerSeptember 3, 2014
    Great for people watching. Benches, trees, fountain, speed chess, skateboarders, musicians, Scientology tent, snow fights, war protests. This center of the Dupont Circle neighborhood has seen it all.
  • Rachel O.
    Rachel OrrAugust 8, 2014
    Love hanging out and eating lunch on the circle! Always a lot of people out. Fun to people watch.
  • Kendy C.
    Kendy ChibiJuly 14, 2014
    Best place for any DC public gathering event, been here several times; the recent event was World Cup watch between USA and Germany, great game, great people!
  • Magdalena G.
    Great place to grab a sandwich or a coffee and just enjoy the moment.
  • Nandi A.
    Nandi AndersonMay 18, 2014
    Cutest area in DC!
  • Amanda Y.
    Amanda YMay 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Doing one of my favorite things and people watching at the circle
  • Gina D.
    Gina DFebruary 7, 2014
    There's a guy with really cute handmade valentines!
  • Bob N.
    Bob NiemicNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love to sit on a bench & watch people as whey walk past the fountain.
  • Mara H.
    Mara HübschnerOctober 31, 2013
    Nice little park to meet people!
  • Reem A.
    Reem ASeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Look out for the crazy weird-located roundabout :)
  • Matt D.
    Matt DukemanSeptember 2, 2013
    If you go around 11 pm there are a ton of rats running around. Saw at least 6 before I lost track.
  • Manny L.
    Manny LAugust 21, 2013
    Cops here are ass holes
  • Xuan V.
    Xuan VladimiyevichJuly 21, 2013
    Taking the red line train.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BurkeJuly 1, 2013
    Make sure you experience the stark difference in this area between night and day.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BlueJune 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This is the fountain at night
  • Nehanda L.
    Nehanda LindseyMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Be careful driving under the circle - the cops here are serious!
  • Tim T.
    Tim ThorpeMay 2, 2013
    Come here to eat good food?
  • Dwayne K.
    Dwayne KilbourneApril 15, 2013
    Often a hot spot for getting lost; grab a map, sit back, and enjoy!
  • Suzannah S.
    Suzannah SimmonsApril 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Stroll along 18th St and enjoy the beautiful houses, gardens, and tasty restaurants
  • Danny W.
    Danny WallaceMarch 13, 2013
    Diversity in harmony while chillin in a cool state of mind.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JorgensenFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The transportation equivalent of the Mad tea party.
  • Reem A.
    Reem ANovember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Whatever you like, you'll find it here in Dupont! Always great place to hang out at, with a group or alone!
  • Rico J.
    Rico JonesOctober 20, 2012
    I hate the loop
  • Rico J.
    Rico JonesOctober 20, 2012
    I hate that loop
  • Susie S.
    Susie SoozSeptember 22, 2012
    The traffic patterns make no sense so follow the signals no matter what mode of transpo you choose!
  • R G.
    R GAugust 24, 2012
    A piece of shit to drive through rush hour
  • Jay F.
    Jay FAugust 20, 2012
    The greatest part of D.C.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    DC establishments can serve alcoholic beverages to proof-bearing 21 year olds+, M-TH 8am–2am, F-S 8am–3am & Sun 10am–2am. Beer and wine can be purchased in some stores 7 days/wk. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Juan M.
    Juan MendezAugust 12, 2012
    A think the scene in "Homeland" where the bomb goes off in the park...oh great now I scared myself to
  • Pete G.
    Pete GibsonAugust 12, 2012
    There is a city of mole men living under the circle in the old streetcar station. Google it! MOLE MEN.
  • Taylor H.
    Taylor HowardJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Contrary to popular belief, no longer a true gayborhood. The gays have long since gentrified it and moved elsewhere while yuppies from Arlington have been pouring in for years.
  • Armie
    ArmieJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    there's always something to entertain you
  • David L.
    David LuceJuly 3, 2012
    Great hub of the city. Don't bother the straight people and they won't bother you.
  • Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth OstickJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come some weeknights to find locals doing yoga!
  • JB F.
    JB FabyMay 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Interesting people watching, and closest thing to hell for driving...
  • Angelos N.
    Angelos NMay 20, 2012
    Hotels here have a great location regarding access to transportation.
  • Christine Maentz S.
    People watching & feeding the birds... Great spot!
  • Raj K.
    Raj KathuriaMay 9, 2012
    Robert kacher wine tasting!Great French portfolio ..
  • James W.
    James WattMay 6, 2012
    I'm straight and I also enjoy this fountain.
  • Mary
    MaryApril 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great way to spend a lazy day!: Many awesome shops & restaurants. People-watch by the fountain. Picnic on the grass :)
  • Eric O.
    Eric OlssonApril 20, 2012
    Try the Chicken Salad Sandwich - Best chicken salad I've found in DC, hands down
  • R
    RApril 10, 2012
    Cool area of DC
  • Howard J.
    Howard J. LeeApril 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best people watching spot during the day, late night, best place to watch drunk people eat the pavement.
  • Cooper C.
    Cooper CafritzMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the best place for a sunny day!
  • Anastasia L.
    Anastasia LazarevaFebruary 29, 2012
    Such a lovely place)
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony ArmeniaFebruary 18, 2012
    Tons of great local restaurants and shops!
  • Aaron E.
    Aaron E.February 13, 2012
    Watch out for cars!
  • Skillshare
    SkillshareJanuary 30, 2012
    When it's nice out, bring a blanket and some snacks and meet your students for a lesson on anything!
  • NAKID Social Sports in DC
    Awesome place to people watch!
  • Close G.
    Close GitmoJanuary 11, 2012
    Jan 11(right now!): the National Day of Action Against Guantanamo & the NDAA! Join us at 1130 in Lafayette Square across from the White House. The program and march will run from Noon-2:30pm EST
  • Carol B.
    Carol BDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome place for relaxing and people watching during nice weather. You'll see artists, hula hoop experts, musicians, chess players, etc. The circle is also surrounded by great shops and restaurants.
  • - B.
    - BossiDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Cultural hub of the city; great restaurants, bars, clubs, and cafes in pretty much every direction- particularly along Conn Ave. Lovely neighborhood; decent nightlife.
  • ShannonRenee M.
    ShannonRenee Mouton GrayDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun, fun, fun...perfect for people watching...wannabes, neverweres and hasbeens.
  • Nnedimma Jessica N.
    Nnedimma Jessica NwọkaDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a deep breath and enjoy the city around you.
  • Cozmik
    CozmikDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fabulous people-watching & scenic shots down each relative street surrounding the Circle & fountain. Early morning & evening light is the best for shooting ;-)
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    The bustle that is now Dupont Circle was once constituted only by a slaughterhouse and a brickyard.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Easy location for a meeting point
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PierrardNovember 8, 2011
    best place to hang out in the city and people watch!
  • matteo
    matteoNovember 6, 2011
    Great place to chill and have lunch during a work day.
  • D. L.
    D. L.November 5, 2011
    There is a jazz band that plays right outside of the north entrance/exit during the summers.
  • scott d.
    scott douglassNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot for cruising homeless dudes and shitty artists.
  • Fare Buzz
    Fare BuzzOctober 10, 2011
    If you're up for a bit of shopping on your trip in Washington DC, Dupont Circle is the area you want to stop by. Here you'll find antique stores, boutiques, bookstores and more.
  • Miorel P.
    Miorel PaliiOctober 6, 2011
    Play chess!
    AIDS.govSeptember 27, 2011
    We're @ the Red Flash Mob Balloon Release recognizing National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Check out to follow the action!
  • 🤖🐵 Andrew S.
    🤖🐵 Andrew SteinAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're feeling French or just obscure, pronounce it "du pawh"
  • Will S.
    Will SaundersAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great neighborhood
  • M Squared Real Estate
    M Squared Real EstateAugust 14, 2011
    Great people watching, grab a cup of coffee, take in a game of chess.
  • Honey B.
    Honey BadgerAugust 2, 2011
    Try the local field mice - they're yuppie and yummy, too, a rare find in this city of crushed dreams.
  • Jose M.
    Jose MuñozJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Theres a water fountain! Perfect for hot days like heatpocalypse 2011 (July 21, 2011)
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PetrockJuly 17, 2011
    Best people watching spot in the city
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeJuly 12, 2011
    In 1975, Dupont Cir. area Lambda Rising bookstore ran the nation's first gay-orientated television commercial. This historic gay neighborhood is one of America's first. Don't miss the fountain!
  • Sam
    SamJuly 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Lululemon does free yoga here Wednesdays at 630p. They even have loaner mats. Just show up!
  • Shantee Haynes R.
    Shantee Haynes REALTOR®July 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Lots of small cafes, bars and restaurants! Also where you can find the Foundry Gallery, Emerson Prepratory School, etc
  • Charley
    CharleyJune 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't wade, swim, or out your feet in the fountain. I have seen far too many homeless people use it as a toilet, bathtub, or both...
  • Vijaya T.
    Vijaya ThakurJune 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love splashing in the fountain, whether or not I happen to be carrying a briefcase!
  • Miracle Day
    Miracle DayJune 30, 2011
    Traffic will halt at DuPont for the March on 7.7.11. Join us for #MiracleDay
  • Aubri O.
    Aubri O'ConnorJune 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Grab a chop't salad and hang out near the chess benches for great "crazy guy" eavesdropping. Look out for dog poop - not everyone is conscientious.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJune 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A lovely place to get a bite to eat, have a drink, read a book, or catch a train :)
  • Cameo.
    Cameo.June 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    - escalators NEVER WORK!!!
  • Huynh N.
    Huynh NguyenJune 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't even think about bring alcohol here! The cop is not playing around!!!!!!
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KrederMay 26, 2011
    Buy a cup of coffee (e. g. at Starbucks) and rest at the fountain.
  • DC Preservation League
    Notable for its superior examples of Victorian rowhouses and turn-of-the-century Beaux-Arts mansions. Designated June 1977 with nearly 3100 protected buildings within its district boundaries.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MillerApril 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    As long as you're subtle, cops are ok with bringing booze. Get some friends and some solo cups with wine and go day drinking. It's best in spring.
  • David D.
    David DerrickFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    A great place to take a stroll anytime of the year. Sip a coffee or snack on something from one of the many surrounding restaurants. I love reading a book on a bench near the fountain. Classic DC.
    CityTop20.comJanuary 17, 2011
    Poop in the park.
  • Joseph I.
    Joseph IrelandSeptember 27, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Its outside!!!
  • James L.
    James La PorteSeptember 25, 2010
    From NY? It's like a mini Washington Square Park. Jump in the fountin
  • DC After Five
    DC After FiveAugust 6, 2010
    Good times!
  • jen f.
    jen fortiniJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm going to hit a pedestrian. watch out.
  • Andrew
    AndrewJuly 26, 2010
    Avoid the hippie drum circles
  • Josh B.
    Josh BlandJune 12, 2010
    Soccer in the circle... go usa!
  • JaJean B.
    JaJean BizzleMay 14, 2010
    The circle is so gay, you can't even walk straight.
  • JaJean B.
    JaJean BizzleMay 14, 2010
    Improve your Gaydar skillz.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KigerApril 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Perhaps DC's best little National Park. Great people watching all year long. I like a veggie burrito from Chipotle up Conn. Best place for the mother of all Snowpocalypse snowball fights 2010!
  • Darren J.
    Darren JensenJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Good spot drink a cup coffee
  • Darren J.
    Darren JensenJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great park to drink coffee
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BlissAugust 11, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    grab fish tacos at baja fresh and them while people watching on the circle. Can also feed your rice to the birds - they'll put on quite a show for you.
  • Tracy T.
    Tracy TranJuly 29, 2009
    A great central location with many different directions.
  • David K.
    David KnightMarch 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Set up a blanket in the circle on spring weekend day, text all your friends your location, and take a nap while you wait.
  • Andrew G.
    Много замечательных заведений на любой вкус - от кофешек и магазинов до ночных клубов. Не забудьте почитать про историю фонтана и про французского архитектора, благодаря которому появились circles.
    Hotel maravilhoso, bem centralizado. Amei.
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    Região com ótimas opções de bares e restaurantes.
  • Ira P.
    Ira PodlisezkayaJuly 2, 2015
    Уютный сквер и если пойти по 23 Street - выйдете прямо к институту мира и мемориалу Линкольна 😎
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    BrkgnyNovember 25, 2014
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  • Nico M.
    Nico MilanoOctober 25, 2013
    Lindo para descansar cerca de l solcito
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