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15:30

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

16:00

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

Obelisk

19:00

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
obeliskdc.com

Cafe DuPont

09:00

Breakfast at Café Dupont

The next day, after breakfast at Café Dupont, make your way across impressive boulevards and stunning architecture toward the The White House and on to The Washington Monument.


1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Teaism

10:30

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
teaism.com

Smithsonian Castle

11:30

Smithsonian Castle

Next, head along the lovely National Mall to the Smithsonian Castle.


1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20560
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Smithsonian African Art

12:00

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
africa.si.edu

Fiola

13:30

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
fioladc.com