Destination guide

Plan a stay in historic Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is a historic neighborhood in Washington, DC, and is a great place for your next vacation. A part Washington’s Old City, Dupont features some of the most interesting architecture in the city, as well as a variety of attractions that you should be sure to visit. For instance, there are several historic embassies in this area of Washington, as well as sites like the Nuns of the Battlefield Sculpture and the Whittemore House. If you want a vacation where you’ll be immersed in history, there’s virtually no better location in Washington, DC than Dupont Circle.

Things to do

Fascinating attractions in Dupont Circle

By booking Dupont Circle vacation rentals, you’ll be within walking distance of a variety of great attractions, particularly if you’re interested in historic architecture or fine art. The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, hosts regular exhibitions and Sunday concerts that you’re sure to love. The Heurich House Museum, featuring the Brewmaster's Castles, pays homage to Christian Heurich, the first Brewmaster to ever live in DC. Once a month, local breweries host the Hops & History event where you can enjoy a cold brew and interesting programming at this interesting location.


Prepare for big fun while staying in Dupont Circle

Your stay in Dupont Circle vacation rentals will be accompanied by big fun, particularly if you take advantage of the exciting activities offered by this neighborhood. For many people, the best activity in Dupont Circle is a self-guided walking tour of Embassy Row, which should take you past several interesting buildings in this area. If you’re in the mood for a leisurely picnic, you could spend some time at the Dupont Circle Fountain, an extremely popular relaxation spot. There are also several exciting annual festivals in Dupont Circle, including the Capital Pride Parade and the High Heel Race.


Dupont Circle, a vacation spot for all seasons

Like many cities on the East Coast, Washington, DC features four distinct seasons, which means that the weather you experience will depend entirely on the time of year you book your Dupont Circle vacation rentals. The summer months are the hottest in Dupont Circle, with temperatures regularly reaching the high 80s. Late spring and early fall are much better travel seasons, as temperatures will be much more comfortable, usually in the 70s. Traveling during these times of year will result in an enjoyable vacation, as you should be able to spend hours outdoors without overheating or getting too cold.

Natural features

Connect with nature in Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is one of the most scenic neighborhoods in all of DC, providing gorgeous views. Embassy Row, for example, is lined with trees that make for a gorgeous view when their leaves change. The area around Dupont Fountain also provides a striking setting thanks to lush plant life. Dupont Circle features a variety of parks that allow you to take a restorative stroll through nature, with some of the most popular spots being Rose Park, Kalorama Park, and P Street Beach. If you want the full natural experience, book your Dupont Circle vacation rentals for the spring travel season.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Dupont Circle

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 4.3 mi (7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into College Park, MD (CGS), which is 8 mi (12.9 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Dupont Circle Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Dupont Circle?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 573 vacation rentals near Dupont Circle. From 347 Condos/Apartments to 131 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dupont Circle for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Dupont Circle?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dupont Circle:

  • Capitol Hill: 483 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,077 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Market: 360 vacation rentals
  • National Harbor: 96 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 1,014 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Dupont Circle?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dupont Circle. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dupont Circle Station: 2,058 vacation rentals
  • Kathleen Ewing Gallery: 2,053 vacation rentals
  • United States Capitol: 2,036 vacation rentals
  • National Mall ( Mall): 1,157 vacation rentals
  • Nationals Park: 2,016 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dupont Circle listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Dupont Circle?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 347 Condos/Apartments in Dupont Circle. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dupont Circle include:

  • Houses: 131 rentals available
  • Studios: 308 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 62 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dupont Circle?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 62 vacation rentals with pool available in Dupont Circle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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