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One of the hidden gems of Dupont Circle. Savvy wooers bring their dates there, writers bring their notebooks and picnickers bring their lunches.
While wandering through Kalorama, it's always a special treat to find the secluded Spanish Steps. They were inspired by the marvel of the same name in Rome. The stairs are ensconced by magnolia trees and lead to a fountain with a lion’s head. Pack a picnic, or just stop to rest.
Off the Beaten Path - Walk north from the Dupont Circle fountain towards the Kalorama neighborhood. For a much prettier view of historic homes and embassies, avoid Connecticut Ave and instead take 22nd St NW, which will lead you to the "Spanish Steps" of DC.