Dupont Circle is located in northwest Washington, DC, north of Downtown, east of Rock Creek Park, south of Adams Morgan and Kalorama, and west of Logan Circle. The circle itself is a traffic circle and a park with a large fountain, walking paths and green space. The major roads that surround Dupont Circle include Connecticut Avenue, New Hampshire Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. The Metro station is located just north of the circle. The area is a popular destination for nightlife, sightseeing and shopping. Read more about Dupont Circle.
Transportation and Parking Near Dupont Circle
The Dupont Circle area is very busy and parking is limited. Public transportation is highly recommended. There is some street parking available though spaces are hard to find on the weekends and during the peak tourist season.
By Metro: The closest Metro station is Dupont Circle. See a guide to Using the Washington DC Metrorail.
By Bus: Metrobus Routes include 42, G2, L2, N2-N6. The DC Circulator Bus runs every 10 minutes between Dupont Circle, Georgetown and Rosslyn. The stop is located at 19th and N St. NW Washington DC
By Bike: Capital Bikeshare allows you to take a bike from one of over 180 stations in DC and Arlington, and return it to a nearby docking station. The closest docking stations are located two blocks away at Massachusetts Avenue & Dupont Circle, NW and 20th & O Street, NW.
Driving Directions to Dupont Circle
From the North:Take I-495 West to Silver Spring, Take Exit 33 Connecticut Avenue South, Route 185, Continue on Connecticut Avenue for 8 miles.
From the East: Take Route 50 East (New York Avenue), after it becomes Massachusetts Avenue, proceed to Thomas Circle, stay in the middle lane and continue to Dupont Circle
From the South: Take 1-395 North to US 1 to the 14th Street Bridge. Continue to Thomas Circle, stay in the middle lane and continue to Dupont Circle.
Parking Garages Near Dupont Circle
- Colonial Parking - 1919 Massachusetts Ave NW, 1495 New Hampshire Ave NW, and 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC (202) 295-8100.
- Central Parking - 11 Dupont Cir NW and 1800 Massachussets Ave NW, Washington, DC (877) 717-0004.
- Colonial Parking - 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC (202) 298-7076
- Park America - 1776 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC (202) 296-1181
- InterPark - 1325 18th St NW, Washington, DC (202) 223-3263.
See a larger map of the Dupont Circle area in the next item.
Larger View of the Dupont Circle Area
Dupont Circle is one of Washington DC's most popular neighborhoods and a great destination for nightlife, sightseeing and shopping. This map shows where Dupont Circle is located in relation to downtown and the major tourist attractions in Washington DC. The neighborhood is located 1.5 miles north of the White House and 2 miles north of the National Mall. Nearby neighborhoods include Adams Morgan, U-Street, Shaw, Logan Circle and West End.