Bar Dupont & Monuments Tour

I caught an early Amtrak Express down to Washington DC. It would be my first time in our nation’s capital. I arrived at Union Station after a few hours and caught a taxi straight to the Washington Hilton. I checked in, dropped my luggage off in the room, and made my way to the hotel bar for a drink. Never hurts to have a drink before your meal, and it’s usually the social hub of fellow conference attendees.

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Beer and Nuts

I had a local IPA and met some nice attendees from all over the country. After a bit, it was time to walk around and look for a place to have lunch. I was staying in the Dupont Circle area and came upon Bar Dupont. How appropriate.

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Lunch at Bar Dupont

Bar Dupont is located inside The Dupont Circle Hotel. The bar specializes in cocktails and signature drinks, and I noticed they had a happy hour.

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Bar Area

I sat at one of the nice comfy leather chairs at the bar. I do not remember the name of the cocktail ordered, but it was a refreshing ow made with vodka, fresh strawberries, and lime juice.

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Strawberry Cocktail

For my meal, I went with the Truffled Chicken Sandwich. It was a grilled chicken breast topped with apple wood smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce, and truffle aioli. It came with a fry basket of fries on the side.

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Truffled Chicken Sandwich

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Lunch was good and I was full. I wandered around the area more. DC’s metro system was really clean, safe and reliable. It was so convenient being near Dupont Circle Station.  I used it every single day.

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Dupont Circle Station

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I decided to book a monuments tour. There are a lot of them, but I thought seeing them at night would be really cool. Something a little different. I booked “DC Under the Stars” with Signature Tours. The tours are rain or shine. There was a light drizzle here and there, but it wasn’t a big deal. We met near the Old Post Office, boarded the shuttle bus, and off we went!

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Old Post Office
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Benjamin Franklin Statue

Here are some pics from the tour…

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The Capitol Building
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The White House
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Historic Protest Tent
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World War II Memorial

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Washington Monument

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)
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The Three Soldiers
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Lincoln Memorial

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The tour lasted about 3 hours and we saw several attractions and monuments. The guide was great and explained as much as he could to us. I highly recommend it.

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Bar Dupont
The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 483-6000
Website

“DC Under The Stars”
Signature Tours DC
Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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