Dupont Circle Fountain in Washington DC near The Normandy Hotel
Busy streets of Washington DC facing the Capitol building
Vibrant cherry blossoms bloom over water's edge near Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC
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Things to Do

Lively Sights & Washington DC Attractions

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Stay at The Normandy Hotel and you will find yourself in prime position to experience all that Washington, DC has to offer. Spend a delightful day with your family and an abundance of amazing animals at the National Zoo. Explore diverse neighborhoods like Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle where shopping, dining, and people-watching opportunities are in no short supply. Spend your Sunday strolling through one of the top farmer's markets in the country at the vibrant FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market or getting in touch with your inner nature lover at Rock Creek Park. And make sure to set aside plenty of time for the multitude of historic landmarks, from the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument to the National Mall and Washington National Cathedral.

Area Attractions

From national museums and historic theaters to modern art galleries and more, there are countless attractions to see during your stay at The Normandy. Click below to learn more about DC's must-see spots during your visit. 


National Monuments + Government Buildings

You haven't done DC until you've visited the National Mall. After-all, the icons of our Nation's Captial are the bread and butter of Washington DC tourism. While you're here, immerse yourself in the heritage and history of the United States at famous monuments and memorials like Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and much more. Below are just a few of the many historic sites to see in DC. 


Embassy Row

With so many things to do in Washington DC, make sure you take a walk down Embassy Row, a legendary Washington DC neighborhood, consisting of grand mansions dating as far back as the late 1800s. Embassy Row and its neighboring streets are popular destinations to soak in the unique architecture of all the buildings. With more than 170 embassies, we have chosen a few of our favorites that we hope will land a spot on your travel itinerary. 

Food + Drinks

Explore some of the many acclaimed restaurants near Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. Whether you crave classic American fare or delicious cuisine from around the globe, you'll find something to satisfy your appetite in D.C.'s trendiest neighborhood. Grab a quick bite between business meetings, plan a romantic dinner for two, or enjoy a classic cocktail at one of Dupont Circle's popular lounges. There's something sure to please every palate just around the corner from The Normandy Hotel. Click below to discover your new favorite dish. 


Fine Dining

Quick Bites

Bars & Lounges


Wellness + Fitness

Exceptional health and wellness are right outside your door in Dupont Circle! Whether you're a dedicated Yogi or an aspiring cyclist, there are plenty of ways for you to stay on top of your health goals during your stay at The Normandy that are less than a mile away. Learn more about some of our favorite ways to break a sweat in Dupont Circle below.