Washington, DC - Dupont Circle & Kalorama (PDF Chapter)
This is the Dupont Circle & Kalorama chapter from Lonely Planet’s Washington DC guidebook.
Dupont is city life at its best. Here you’ll find flash restaurants, hip bars and nifty bookstores. A combination of diplomatic scene and strong gay and lesbian community sets the social rhythm for young professionals of all stripes and persuasions.
- search for Tunisia, Chile, Turkmenistan, Togo or Haiti on Embassy Row – flags flutter above heavy doors and mark the nations inside, while dark-windowed sedans ease out of driveways ferrying diplomats to and fro
- stand face to face with Renoirs, Gauguins and Picassos at the Phillips Collection, in the intimate rooms of a restored mansion
- browse the stacks in big, sunny Kramerbooks, then head into its cafe to sip cocktails and stuff your face
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.
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