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Meridian Hill Park
After dropping your bags at the Dupont Circle Hotel, head to Meridian Hill Park, unofficially known to locals as Malcolm X Park. On Sunday afternoons in the upper park you’ll be treated to drum circle, an ad hoc group of dancers and professional drummers that have been gathering since the 1950s.
16th St NW & W Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Josephine Butler Parks Center
After the drum circle, head just across the street to the Josephine Butler Parks Center, a Renaissance-revival style mansion known as a “greenhouse” for advancing Washington’s parks and public spaces.
2437 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Dinner at Obelisk
Head back to Dupont Circle for a relaxed dinner at Obelisk, an exceptional Italian restaurant and wine bar in an informal townhouse setting.
2029 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Teaism at Penn Quarter
Pick up a refreshing beverage mid-morning from Teaism at Penn Quarter – you’ll find everything from chai lattes to homemade fruit lassis.
400 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Explore the wonderful Asian art at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, as well as the impressive collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.
950 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Lunch at Fiola
Finish your morning with an extravagant lunch at Fiola at 601 Pennsylvania Avenue. This high-end Italian restaurant serves simple but exquisitely cooked dishes – think grilled fresh seafood or plates of homemade pasta. The house tiramisu is a must.
601 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004