Named for Civil War Hero Samuel DuPont, DuPont Circle really is a circle with a large city park at its center that's home to weekend chess players, dog walkers and people watchers who gather by the fountain.
Located in the heart of the nation's capital, DuPont Circle is within minutes of Washington's most famous cultural and historical attractions. The area is home to world-class restaurants, bistros and bookstores. Residents have connections to just about anywhere else in the city from the DuPont Circle Metro Center and local city bus routes connecting the Circle to Georgetown, the National Mall and other key attractions. After a short Metro ride to the south of DuPont Circle, you'll find the famous Mall, the White House, Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian and more.
Best Bookstore: Kramerbooks and Afterwords Café is a beloved independent bookstore and coffeehouse with reading nooks and hard-to-find titles from all over the world.
Best Restaurant: Front Page DC offers American cuisine for everyone at moderate prices.
Best Chocolate: Cocova, a high-quality chocolatier and candy shop, offers sweet treats for all ages and tastes.
Best Beer Garden: The Bier Baron features over 250 beers on the menu from around the world.
Best Dessert: Mr. Yogato offers frozen yogurt, sweets and plenty of ways to win free desserts.