Welcome to Dupont Circle
Where Old City D.C. and modernity meet
This iconic D.C. neighborhood is perfect for on-the-go doers who wish to be at the heart of it all. With plenty of eclectic dining and shopping options, abundant nightlife, and some of the city’s most stunning residential streets, Dupont Circle has it all. Designed by architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the neighborhood has a distinctly European flair that blends well with its contemporary urban vitality.
What to Love
• Charming European architecture
• Centrally located convenience
• See-and-be-seen nightlife
• Vibrant arts and entertainment
People & Lifestyle
Dupont Circle’s vibrant lifestyle attracts young professionals. Although the area boasts architectural sophistication and sought-after historic mansions, the neighborhood has a laid-back atmosphere and a brilliant artsy personality.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Dupont Circle has no shortage of incredible eateries, so no matter what you’re craving, there is always something on the menu you’ll love. ’s sleek dining room offers authentic Japanese cuisine with a variety of high-end seafood and sushi choices and an omakase counter. Mediterranean fares find a home at , where dishes are plated with artistic precision. is serving elegant American cuisine in a breathtaking dining room inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s homestead Monticello. For an intimate dining experience, stop by , where retro meets remarkable. offers two unique dining experiences at and . For drinks, head over to for craft cocktails in rustic-chic digs, or try for hearty bar selections in a stylish lounge.
Dupont Circle shopping comes to life on Connecticut Avenue. This primary vein of Dupont Circle is bursting with upscale boutiques, high-end consignment shops, and unique coffee shops and cafes.
Things to Do
Dupont Circle is one of D.C.’s liveliest neighborhoods, so there is always something to mark on your calendar. Art lovers can spend hours browsing America’s first museum of modern art, the . On date night, head to the subterranean for a laugh, or spend a peaceful evening on the . If you want to spend some time in the sun, Dupont Circle’s titular traffic circle is home to a park that boasts chess boards, plenty of green space for playing or picnicking, and the beautiful Dupont Circle Fountain. Take a stroll down Embassy Row, where foreign embassies have moved into historic row houses that previously belonged to the capitol’s wealthiest residents. has been a Dupont Circle staple since 1997, bringing artisanal goods and fresh produce to the area on Sunday mornings.