I was a few blocks from Union Station when a congressman walked by and gave the reporters I was standing with a big, floppy wave hello. But the message was as clear as it was unsettling for a year-old struggling with his own sexual identity: There were plenty of gay people in Washington, even at the highest levels of government. But instead of being widely accepted, they were usually whispered about derisively, suspect characters to be mocked and maligned. Today, having moved here 10 months ago after six and a half years of living in Manhattan, I hardly recognize that closeted, often intolerant Washington I first glimpsed as a year-old. I now live in the gayest place in America. Consider what surveys by Gallup and the Census Bureau have found about the gay population here.
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Then 7th and 9th Streets, anchored by Mt. Looking north on Conn. In the distance can be seen the Universal South Building at Fla. Some customers complain about the restricted parking in the area. They all agree that North Dupont Circle needs a facelift.
Washington Hotels in Dupont Circle
Inns and bed-and-breakfasts are far more common than hotels in Adams Morgan. For proximity to the U. Union Station both the Amtrak station and Metro stop is here, right across the street from two of the hotels and not far from the other. Best for: Travelers who have business at the Capitol and tourists whose priority is visiting the Capitol, its sister sites, and the Capitol Hill neighborhood, while staying within easy reach of other attractions throughout the city. Drawbacks: These neighborhoods are in the thick of things during the day, but not so much at night.
Number Nine is the ninth offering from the partnership that has given Washington, D. Number Nine is located in the middle of everything in the heart of Logan Circle right across from Whole Foods. Though it was formerly a bar, it has been totally stripped, renovated, and recreated as a completely new and classic space. The venue has two floors, tremendously plush, comfortable, and inviting appointments including extensive seating, sumptuous marble bars, hardwood floors, a sidewalk patio with misters to keep you cool in the DC summer, and state of the art sound and lighting.