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Date Nights DC Itinerary: It's Time for the Circulator

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Plan your outing around DC’s shiny, red Circulator, perfect for traversing the city. Hop on a bus and start your day by browsing the shops and Beaux Arts-style architecture of Union Station. While you’re in the area, pop into the National Postal Museum next door to admire an impressive collection of stamps and letters.

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Hop back on the bus and roll into Georgetown for some leisurely window shopping. Get off near the corner of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue and explore the side streets for historic homes, quaint shops and even the house where JFK lived before he became president. Check out this Georgetown walking tour to find JFK's pre-presidency home. 

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While on Wisconsin, stop for some great pub fare at Martin’s Tavern, a DC institution, and dine in the booth where it’s rumored that JFK proposed to Jackie.

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For a break, cozy up for coffee and snacks at Kafé Leopold, a Vienna-like retreat tucked away in Cady’s Alley, and choose from an extensive menu of desserts and pastries.

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Pop back on the Circulator and get off just after Washington Circle to check in to the Melrose Hotel. Well-appointed rooms, affordable rates and a great location between Georgetown and the White House—and a Circulator stop right at its door—keep this hotel busy year-round with international visitors.

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