Dupont Circle

At the hub where Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire Avenues meet you will find the diverse, eclectic and cosmopolitan neighborhood of Dupont Circle. The heart of the city, the center of international culture and home to one of DC’s most iconic landmarks outside the National Mall, the Dupont Circle Fountain, where artists, musicians and people watchers gather beneath the three classical figures. Walk the streets of Massachusetts Avenue, also known as Embassy Row, home to embassies from four continents, browse the streets and side streets along Connecticut Avenue, lined with indie bookstores, bistros, bars and colorful row houses and stop to celebrate Happy Hour on the vibrant, gay-friendly 17th Street. Art lovers can gallery hop on First Friday with a special visit to America’s first museum of modern art, The Phillips Collection while history buffs scour the hallways of the Woodrow Wilson House and explorers enjoy inspiring exhibits at the National Geographic Museum. After dark, Dupont Circle is the hub of DC’s nightlife, where tourists and locals mingle, drink and dance the night away.

Metro: Dupont could be the most walkable and bike-friendly neighborhood in the city with easy access to the downtown financial district, Capitol Hill, Georgetown and the 14th and U Street Corridors. Metro’s Red Line stop on Dupont Circle makes carless living an easy possibility.