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Washington, DC is a welcoming city with a rainbow of activities for every visitor.
Washington, DC is a welcoming city with a rainbow of activities for every visitor.
 

LGBT DC's Neighborhood Picks

Highlights

  • Shop and boutique hop in Dupont Circle and U Street

  • Grab lunch with an international fare

  • Dance the night away in DC's gay-friendly venues

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  • Morning

    Start you day in the LGBT-friendly Dupont Circle, where you can browse for books at Lambda Rising, DC’s oldest LGBT bookstore, and shop for politically incorrect gifts and hip cards at Chocolate Moose. Hungry? Look for farm fresh flavors and cooking demonstrations at the Dupont FRESHFARM Market. Then head up to trendy Arts District/U Street/Shaw neighborhood for some boutique hopping and shopping along U and 14th Streets.

    Afternoon

    Choose a leisurely lunch at a restaurant such as the gay-owned Las Canteras, featuring authentic Peruvian flavors. Get hands-on at Ethiopian restaurants like Dukem or Etete on U Street. Or book a res for the hottest brunch in town at The Tabard Inn. In search of seafood? Try the fresh seafood and tasty sides at Hank’s Oyster Bar. Or go quintessentially DC with a chili half-smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street

    Evening

    Rev up your night and party with the hipsters at TheNewGay.net’s HomoSonic dance party. Check out the drag shows and go-go dancers at Ziegfields and Secrets.  Or have "A Different Kind of Ladies Night” at Topaz or Fab Lounge.