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10 Best Things To Do in Dupont Circle This Summer

Amidst Washington, D.C., Dupont Circle offers an abundance of possibilities to enjoy the summer season. From live entertainment to cultural attractions, a collection of experiences await at The St. Gregory Hotel, ensuring an adventurous summer in The District.


Ellington Park Bistro

Take a culinary trip to Ellington Park Bistro, where the stunning interior is only outshined by the cuisine. Indulge in culinary delights that transport you to the enchanting streets of Paris. From delicious bites to tantalizing three-course meals crafted by our talented chefs, Ellington Park Bistro is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy our brunch menu featuring Poached Shrimp, Brioche French Toast, Hanger Steak and Eggs, and more. Find the bistro nestled on the first floor of The St. Gregory Hotel, where you can savor its charm.


Experience a Live Show

Immerse yourself in a music-centric experience and indulge in the captivating world of Sofar Sounds. This platform provides unparalleled access to live music performances, set within exclusive venues for a true taste of D.C. culture. Prepare for a mesmerizing night of live music, delectable cuisine, and expertly crafted cocktails at The St. Gregory Hotel on July 5 at 7:30 p.m. as we host Sofar Sounds. Tickets are currently available for purchase.


Celebrate Bastille Day

Celebrate Bastille Day on Friday, July 14 alongside The St. Gregory Hotel. In partnership with Pernod Ricard, a champagne cart will be in the lobby with a variety of choices to commemorate this cherished holiday. As you explore Dupont Circle, this is the perfect way to cool off with a refreshing toast and a glimpse of French culture.


Visit the Museum of Modern Art 

When sweltering summer days become too overwhelming, embark on a delightful escape to The Phillips Collective. Among the historical treasures of Washington D.C., this establishment holds a special place as the very first Museum of Modern Art. Just a 10-minute walk from The St. Gregory Hotel, The Phillips Collective features different events each week, providing a chance to explore something new.


Enjoy the Farmers Market

For those who cherish the beloved pastime of Sunday farmers markets, a visit to the Dupont Circle Fresh Farm Market is an absolute must. As the largest farmers market in D.C., there is an abundance of stands with fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also discover a treasure trove of locally-sourced foods, from homemade pasta to jams and jellies. Allow the market's charm to sweep you away on your trip.


Partake in the World of Theater

The Kennedy Center is renowned for its theater shows, offering a wide range of performances that captivate theatergoers. This summer, theatergoers are invited to go on a magical journey with Disney’s The Lion King, a timeless masterpiece. From June to July, the musical will return to the stage, where you can be prepared to be swept away by the phenomenal Tony-winning music numbers.


Take a Bike Tour

There are many outdoor attractions that Washington, D.C. offers, so it is natural to want to explore every nook and cranny. Embark on a delightful journey that encompasses your favorite sites with a self-guided bike tour through the heart of the city.


Shop on Connecticut Avenue

Within Dupont Circle lies a myriad of exquisite boutiques. Explore the many charming establishments and find anything from antique furniture to family-owned bookstores. While exploring Connecticut Avenue, you may find Jenni Bick Custom Journals—a haven of meticulously handcrafted journals and elegant stationery. These journals could inspire you to reach for a pen and unleash your inner wordsmith.


Visit Dupont Circle 

Take a stroll or have a picnic in Dupont Circle itself. The park is a hub of activity, with beautiful fountains, street performers, and a vibrant atmosphere. The park is located less than a 10-minute walk away from The St. Gregory Hotel.


Explore D.C.’s Comedy Show Scene

Visit the best comedy spot in the nation's capital, DC Improv. This hidden gem delights audiences and showcases a lineup of national comedy acts alongside the talent of the local scene.

At The St. Gregory Hotel, all your dream adventures can transform into cherished memories. Take advantage of our special offers this summer to get the most out of your trip and discover all the exclusive summer events in Dupont Circle.

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