Our most recommended things to do in Dupont Circle

Washington DC's Highest Rated Comedy Magic Show

1. Washington DC's Highest Rated Comedy Magic Show

Looking for a fun, unique experience in a unique and historic location? First rate snarkists Mark Phillips and Ryan Phillips battle for the title of DC’s Best Magician in the 5-Star rated The Magic Duel Comedy Show.  This show is full of seriously funny magic that will surprise and amaze you. During the performance, you will select the styles of magic the contestants must perform such as skillful sleight of hand, outrageous comedy magic, exotic creatures, and utterly baffling mind reading. With lots of audience involvement, you might assist in the show, either from your seats or up on stage. We love to bring birthday celebrants up on stage! Hosting a Bachelorette Party? We'll make your guest of honor a star in the show! At intermission, you will cast your vote electronically to determine who will win the coveted Golden Wand. Will it be the traditional conjurer, or his funniest student? You get to decide. This 5-star rated show (Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google) has been appearing on Saturday nights at the beautiful and historic Mayflower Hotel since 2015. Suggested dress is cocktail attire. Drinks are available in Edgar, the lobby bar, and you can bring them to the show. There is a 15 minute intermission.

Washington DC: Multilingual Private Day or Evening SUV Tour

2. Washington DC: Multilingual Private Day or Evening SUV Tour

Enjoy a private tour in Luxury SUV for your group of up to six passengers. Explore Washington DC at your own pace and customize your trip to the attractions that you would like to see. Your driver will be there to provide basic information about the monuments, memorials and sights around the city. You will be able to make stops at some of the most important monuments for pictures. The itinerary is the following: US Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Union Station, Pennsylvania Avenue, The White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonians Museums, Tidal Basin, Jeferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnan Memorial, World War II Memorial, Kennedy Center, Watergate Complex, Rock Creek Parkway, National Cathedral, Embassy Row, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Arlington Cemetery, Iwojima Memorial and The Pentagon, Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria. Alternatively, choose the Night Tour option and take this wonderful opportunity to see Washington DC at night. Enjoy the monuments, memorials, and sights illuminated all night with your private specialized driver and guide in a luxury car. This 4-hour tour can be adapted as needed.

Washington DC: Dupont Circle & Embassy Row Architecture Tour

3. Washington DC: Dupont Circle & Embassy Row Architecture Tour

Meet your guide in the heart of Dupont Circle and begin your architecture walking tour. See Gilded Age mansions and grand international embassies that line the streets of one of DC's most lavish neighborhoods. Stroll along Embassy Row and marvel at some of the city's most magnificent properties, spanning the architectural gamut from Neo-classical to Beaux-Arts to Queen Anne. See notable buildings such as the Embassy of Indonesia, also known as the Walsh-McLean House, Anderson Mansion, Woodrow Wilson House, and many other architectural gems. With your professional guide, hear the stories and scandals that helped shape the nation behind the doors of some of the District's most extravagant homes.

Scandals & Secrets on Embassy Row: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Scandals & Secrets on Embassy Row: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

As the old adage goes, money doesn’t buy happiness. And this was definitely the case along “Millionaire’s Row,” as Massachusetts Avenue in Embassy Row is known, where big homes were often filled with bigger troubles. On this walking tour, you’ll quickly learn that the rich and famous have problems of their own as I share stories of failed marriages, family feuds, infidelity, and the curse of the Hope Diamond necklace. Starting at DuPont Circle, you’ll make your way down Massachusetts Avenue and back, taking in the mansions and embassies that line both sides of the street. I’ll show you the homes of famous folk like Jeff Bezos and former presidents Herbert Hoover and Woodrow Wilsons, as well as socialites Evalyn Walsh McLean and Alice Roosevelt. Along the way, you’ll see: • The Spanish Steps leading to the elite neighborhood of Kalorama • Sheridan Circle and the statue of Union General Phil Sheridan, who dogged Robert E. Lee into surrendering, and helped end the Civil War • Society of the Cincinnati, started by George Washington to commemorate the American Revolutionary War (it’s free to enter!) • The Angel Wings mural that makes for a great selfie • Cosmos Club, where past members include former presidents, 36 Nobel Prize winners, 61 Pulitzer Prize winners and 55 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom On this hour-long tour, you’ll also: • Find out about the scandals that took place in the Woodrow Wilson House, Larz Anderson House and James G Blaine Mansion • Take in the elaborate Evalyn Walsh McLean’s House, where the owner of the Hope Diamond hosted parties for 2,000 people and spent $1 million on her dog’s birthday gala • Marvel at Jeff Bezos’ House, once a museum • Hear tales of Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter Alice, the gossip collector who hid her own indiscretion • Learn about James G Blaine, the “half-breed Republican” who made government jobs a right rather than patronage Join award-winning Washington journalist and tour guide Rick Snider, who has walked the streets of DC since the 1960s, to discover colorful tales of America, past and present. Embassy Row may be quiet on the outside, but inside you’ll find secrets and scandals of the rich and famous.

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What people are saying about Dupont Circle

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 101 reviews

Loved the audience participation. Unique magic tricks in a close up environment makes the experience more impactful because we can observe up close. Well done.

A fun, audience driven romp into the world of magic. The venue was intimate and just right for the show. Cost was fair.

Magic was fantastic. Already recommended the show to all our friends. Must see if visiting DC.

Excellent guide - really good value tour. We saw so much more with the convenience of a guide.

They were hilarious, great value for money, would recommend them to all my friends in DC