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Dupont Circle

Washington DC, DC (National Mall)
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Ranked #101 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: A trendy neighborhood with a large gay community.
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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I have been to many parts of Washington DC many times previously. But, this was my first time in Washington DC in which I had an opportunity to walk through Dupont Circle. I had heard lots a good things about the area and had high expectations. I was walking though Dupont Circle Park on a Friday night around 9 pm.... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I prefer to walk in Washington DC during the day, and DuPont is a nice neighborhood for wandering around. Get there easily by metro. See a wide varied of people during people watching. Fun shopping nearby.

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Murcia, Spain
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The area has very nice bars and restaurants although it might be a little scary at night. Cool place to have dinner and a few beers

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Omaha, Nebraska
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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a circle in a neighborhood that is about a block square or should I say block round the real feature is the many shops, restaurants and housing units that circle the circle.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I spent an afternoon in Dupont circle base on a colleague's recommendation as a 'trendy neighborhood in DC with lots of fashion stores, little shops, and restaurants' ... Turns out it's not THAT trendy after all. The stores are really spread out, and there aren't that many stores worth spending time in. Restaurants are again pretty spread out, and are... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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288 reviews 288 reviews
227 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The landmark of the Dupont Circle neighborhood is the Dupont Circle, a small circular park bounded by 3 main DC thoroughfares: Massachusetts Avenue, Connecticut Avenue and Columbia Road. At the middle of the park is the beautiful marble fountain. ( See attached pictures). There are various ethnic restaurants, shops, offices, embassies, etc located near the Dupont Circle. Here are some... More

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La Vergne, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed in the Dupont Circle area while in the Washington DC area and had a great time. We were able to walk to the areas that we wanted to visit and catch the subway. Dupont Circle was centrally located to the area and we enjoyed venturing out at night in this area and felt safe while doing so.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed at the Embassy Suites and it was a quick walk to Dupont Circle to catch a bite to eat and people watch.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My son and I watched the US vs Germany World Cup match on big screens, along with approximately 1000 other football fans in Dupont Circle. Positive energy. Popular meeting place. Lots of great restaurants and food in the immediate area.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This iconic circle is close to the zoo and often hosts street venue sales to attract passersby. It's worth a look-see.

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