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Dupont Circle

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Address: Washington DC, DC
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A trendy neighborhood with a large gay community.

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Another Regular Stopping-Off Point when we visit Washington D.C.

Dupont Circle is the first Metro Station stop for us, on our journeys on the RED line, from the Hotel we normally stay at in Washington D.C. - we visit here, any time we're in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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Utica, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not a lot to see right on the Circle. But it's an active area with plenty of restaurants nearby, a park, some nice shops. Good area to walk around if you're looking for a place to just wander.

Thank RonL40
Arlington, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good features: right at a Metro stop, variety of retaurants, shops. But it is only a very small urban park.

Thank Rich314159
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Always go to DuPont Circle while in D.C. It's eclectic and and assortment of good dining and interesting shops. It's on the Metro stop so take a chance and exit here . Best when weather is good so you can enjoy the walking .

Thank Karl G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Perhaps it was the 1 1/2 mile walk from our hotel, but we decided to check out DuPont Circle to see its offerings and were sorely disappointed. Don't.!! Thought we would enjoy a morning of shopping and lunch.....nope.

Thank tennisne12016
Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Cheapest thrill for the kids the whole vacation. Use the North entrance to Metro (the other side is only 170 feet).

2 Thank Eric W
Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Many restaurants in all price ranges. Convenient to the Metro. The circle has a park which is great for people watching. You will see a very diverse set of people.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The Dupony Circle is really a big roundabout with a nice park in the middle. Nice to sit there and watch the traffic and people passing by.

Thank Håvard T
Leicester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

From walking through DuPont Circle I am not sure why it is even listed as a attraction. It is a paved roundabout and that is about it. Maybe there is stuff going on in the summer, but apart from a couple of rough sleepers there was nobody lingering.

1 Thank TJCLeicester
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Sat here a few times. Traffic around is crazy at busy times. Lots of shops and places to get snacks nearby. Handy fir metro or walking downtown. Haven't seen the fountain working, so guess it must be seasonal.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Dupont Circle is the first Metro Station stop for us, on our journeys on the RED line, from the Hotel we normally stay at in Washington D.C. - we visit here, any time we're in this fine City. The "Circle" is named after Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont, who served with considerable distinction in the U.S. Navy, for 50 years... More 

Thank Gooner10_8

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