If you've ridden the metro in DC, you might recognize this view climbing up the massive escalator in Dupont Circle. If you've ever spent July in DC and survived 100-plus days, then you know how hot and sticky it can get riding the subway.
But lucky for us, we are staying cool in a cute boutique hotel called Hotel Palomar just steps away from a potpourri of shops and restaurants. Surprisingly, things don't look that different than they did when I stayed here ten years ago. And the metro is convenient for getting around, despite the heat!