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Dupont Circle

Much like Lyle, it’s often said that Dupont Circle ‘offers a little something for everyone’. Our beloved neighborhood offers a cool blend of historic homes, vibrant attractions and unique shops. It’s an area where everyone belongs and everyone can feel at home. Find a few of our favorite spots below.

Kramer's Bookstore

Kramer's Bookstore has been something of an institution for Dupont Circle since it opened in the neighborhood in 1976. A brilliant independent bookstore offering a creative and carefully curated selection of titles.

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection was America's first museum of modern art, founded by art collector and philanthropist Duncan Phillips in 1921. Celebrating its centenary in 2021, the museum has been collecting ground breaking works of modern and contemporary art for 100 years. 

Dupont Circle Farmers Market

The FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market takes place every Sunday from 8.30am until 1.30pm. We'd always advise arriving as early as possible - and don't forget to say hello to the team from Lyle's who're there every week!

National Zoo

At the Smithsonian National Zoological Park you'll find lions, tigers, giraffes and the zoo’s beloved giant pandas among the 1,500-plus animals that call the 163-acre park home. 

Toolbox Pilates

Toolbox supports Pilates’ vision of a sound mind and sound body and a method by which to achieve it. Located close to Lyle, their studio is beautiful, light and spacious. 

National Geographic Museum

Located along the southern edge of the Dupont Circle neighborhood, the National Geographic Museum features changing exhibitions, which may include exquisite photography from around the world, live demonstrations and interactive displays.

Illa Spa

Illa Spa is located just a few moments from Lyle in the Dupont Circle neighborhood offering day spa services including a wide variety of specialist massages, facial treatments, waxing and threading. 

Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Spa

Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Spa is a locally-owned business just a few blocks from Lyle. offering a well stocked pet store, grooming services (book in advance!) and impressive home made doggy celebration cakes and treats. 

Smithsonian Museums

In the heart of DC lives the world’s largest museum, education and research complex. The Smithsonian institution is composed of more than 20 museums.  

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Woodrow Wilson House

Tour President Woodrow Wilson's final, Georgian revival home, which looks the same today as it did when Wilson lived here in the 1920s. The historic site also hosts exciting events, from vintage game nights to garden parties in spring.

Dupont Underground

Dupont Underground is a community arts organization transforming 15,000 sq. ft of open abandoned space under Dupont Circle into a platform for creative exchange and contemporary arts.

Dumbarton Oaks Park

Dumbarton Oaks is a museum, garden, & research institute in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Operated by Harvard University, it supports Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies.  

Artechouse

ARTECHOUSE is the nation’s first innovative art destination dedicated to the intersection of art, science and technology. From immersive art spaces to an extended reality (XR) mobile app, ARTECHOUSE is where curiosity-seekers of all ages go to experience creative innovation without limits.

The White House

The White House is where the President and First Family of the United States live and work.  It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., and has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

Museum of the Bible

At the Museum of the Bible you’ll experience interactive galleries, one-of-a-kind attractions and hundreds of biblical artifacts that convey the global impact and fascinating history of one of the most influential, debated and best-selling books of all time.

9:30 Club

The 9:30 Club first opened its doors May 31, 1980 in Washington, D.C. The 9:30 Club has been named the # 1 nightclub by Rolling Stone, Billboard and Pollstar, more than any other club in the nation, and it’s the most attended club of its size in the world.

Vietnam Women's Memorial

Just south of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is the Vietnam Women's Memorial, which commemorates the 265,000 women that served in the Vietnam War, many of whom worked as nurses. 

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is an obelisk within the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States.

Wolf Trap

As America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap is best known for its summer festival of performances at the architecturally stunning Filene Center; a distinctive outdoor venue in a majestic natural setting with over 80 performances including top artists from every genre.

Ford's Theatre

A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford's Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, DC to explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is the historic home of America's first president, George Washington, just a short drive from Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA.

United States Capitol

The United States Capitol, often called The Capitol or the Capitol Building, is the meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It is located on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.