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The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of the Vice President located on one end.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We walked almost 5 miles looking at the different embassies. The architecture is amazing. The neighborhoods are safe and easy to navigate. A definite DC must do!! The benefits are it’s free and you get plenty of exercise!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FloridaLife87
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Today we explored the surrounding residential area; to see how the ‘diplomatic corp live’ so to speak. So, we headed off (walked) to DuPont Circle which is the start of ‘Embassy Row’. Pretty quiet on the streets being Sunday morning but came across the local...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

You probably won't get into the many embassies in the area (and would you want to?), but you can easily see the, from the street or sidewalk and then eat at one of the nearby restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RoyceF_12
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a hotel in the area. It was interesting to walk and see the variety of embassies with their flags along Massachusetts Ave. There are also some embassies down various side streets.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The best time to go is on a Saturday or Sunday. The parking in front of the embassies is free and easy on the weekends. If you are looking for specific embassies make sure you look them up and plot a map on Google Maps....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ily911
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Embassy Row starts around 15th & Massachusetts till 44th & Massachusetts- where Department of Homeland Security & American University are located. Beautiful to see all the Embassy’s in gorgeous mansions, and a lots of wooded areas / parks. We also drove past the Naval Observatory...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mcsc-squared
Reviewed August 10, 2018

To be specific , the whole area is nice, safe and walkable. When it comes down to it, it is just houses/buildings, some fancy with statues , most not. All have corresponding Flags. I wouldnt make a trip here again unless I needed to. Do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank apatriot73
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Took the Double decker bus. checked out the Building styles. Nice walk past them got back on the next bus to head back to Union Station.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 532williamc
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We thought we'd be visiting all the EU embassies on open house day... little did we know how elaborate the open houses were! We managed to visit the UK and Denmark! It's a blast, and such a cool opportunity to see inside the embassies! It...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KimMcMann
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Once a year the Embassies of the member countries of the European Union host open houses. On a recent Saturday in May we were fortunate to visit several embassies. By early afternoon the lines for entry extended for blocks with waits of 1.5-2.0 hours, so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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apatriot73
July 2, 2018|
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Response from ben777cunningham | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Some of the embassies have open house days where you can tour and take a look inside, though I don’t recommend ringing the bell and asking to look, some of the embassies are very high security and I think that would... More
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commandingofficer
August 13, 2015|
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Response from cathy h | Reviewed this property |
The best way to see the Embassies is on foot during one of the first two weekends in May every year. These are the Embassy Row Open House weekends. In additiony the entire month of May has special world culture events and... More
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Mario2144*
Bangkok, Thailand
Hlton Embassy Row - near Dupont Circle (5 Replies)
I am thinking of staying at the Hlton Embassy Row near Dupont Circle Avenue. I know it's a nice hotel with a good location to what sites I want to see during the day, but is it a good spot to be in at night. Will I be able to just walk out of the hotel at night and be near everything and feel safe, or will I have to hop on a mtero to seek entertainment at night.
February 09, 2007|
Response fromMrsMaryland|
It's actually not that close to the main tourist attractions (Smithsonian Museusms, monuments, memorials.) This is the Dupont Circle Area the hotel is located on Mass. Avenue. Dupont Circle is safe to walk through at night. Just don't go down any dark alleys or anything (basic city sense). There is some entertainment nearby in Dupont Circle but more located in Adams Morgan just a short trip away (via cab, metro, bus,) I am not a club goer or anything but I do notice several spots in Dupont...More
dan85leah
McKinney, Texas
Help with Itinerary, Please! (9 Replies)
Our flight arrives at 10:50 on Thursday we are staying at the Marriott Embassy Row Courtyard.(Best way to get to hotel with luggage) Unfortunately, our White House tour was scheduled for 11 AM so there is no way we can make that, bummer, but the Capital Tour is scheduled for 2 PM Thursday so I think we can make that one! We depart Sunday at 7. I have our Washington Monument tickets for 1 PM on Sunday. We also will be attending the Capital Steps Show on Saturday evening. We are late middle age...More
February 26, 2016|
Response fromDarrell6t|
The easiest way to get to your hotel is by taxi. Which airport will be needed before offering cheaper options.
vacationmomchicago
chicago
Embassy row (5 Replies)
Staying at the courtyard embassy row. How is this area for kids? Walking distance to sights? Any place to park off site at lower rate than the hotel?
June 18, 2018|
Response fromcanaanm|
It's fine for kids. Not quite walking distance to the main sites though the national geographic museum is right there and may be worth a visit depending on what's on. That museum does charge admission compared to other museums though.