Embassy Row

Embassy Row, Washington DC: Address, Phone Number, Embassy Row Reviews: 4/5

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The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of the Vice President located on one end.
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Robert77096
Missouri City, TX245 contributions
A pleasant, interesting walk
Nov 2020
We enjoyed walking Mass Ave on a pretty fall day. Some interesting architecture, fun to guess the country just by looking at the flags. If you've been to DC before and are looking for something new, this may be a good fit on a nice day.
Written November 27, 2020
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Lori Ann M
Wausau, WI53 contributions
Wonderful Walk "Around the World"
Jan 2020
Really enjoyed trying to match the world flags to the embassy and embassy residents. Beautiful neighborhood. Especially enjoyed seeing the former Iranian Embassy. Wonderful stroll.
Written February 10, 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,664 contributions
Another Beautiful Neighborhood Located Near Dupont Circle!
Jan 2020
The Embassy Row is located along Massachussets Avenue where embassies of foreign countries are located. The architectures of these embassy buildings are beautiful and ornate. There are also some hotels, private homes and residence of the Vice President of the United States located along this avenue.

It is uphill here so be prepared for this if you plan to walk, otherwise, driving is a better option!
Written January 11, 2020
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BlueNWashington
Washington DC500 contributions
Makes a great walking tour in the Spring or Fall
Jul 2019 • Friends
About a mile and a half of upper Massachusetts Avenue Northwest is lined with some beautiful embassy buildings. Best seen on foot in good weather. There are a few embassies that are architecturally significant while others are more classical (Beaux Arts) in style. Definitely worth the walk in both directions. You can take a break for lunch in the Cathedral Neighborhood if. you veer off onto Wisconsin Avenue.
Written August 4, 2019
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Lia H
Bogota, Colombia929 contributions
Gorgeous
Jul 2019 • Family
Due to the heat we drove by embassy row carefully appreciating every single home. It is definately one of the prettiest places around town. Maybe under better weather we couldve walked around, but at 95 degrees, that was not an option. Will most definately try to come back
Written July 17, 2019
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mypoisontree
Washington DC, DC75 contributions
Embassy Open House Days
May 2019 • Couples
So this is not just one, day, but over each weekend in May, different groups of Embassies open their doors, offer food and drink, demonstrate dancing, and play music. Each Embassy will offer something different and so it depends what countries interest you. Having gone a for a few years now, the EU Open House has the most attendance. The lines are long and you can wait 1-2 hours just to go in the building and some buildings are very interesting and some not. I would suggest, most open houses that have outside music, dancing, and food offerings are the best. I've been to some South and Central American embassies and it was like a non-stop party and very welcoming staff. Others, especially on the EU day, lacked personality, were very business-like, and tried to shuffle you through as quickly as possibly. For example, don't wait in line for the Embassy of Ireland when there's dancing and music being played outside because the only think you'll get inside is some cheese and crackers inside and the interior isn't that pretty. In summary, I would avoid the EU day all together. The wait in the lines is just far too long for what you get.
Written May 13, 2019
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Kyle S
968 contributions
Beautiful Area
Mar 2019 • Couples
WE REALLY ENJOYED walking and driving through this majestic neighborhood with the embassies from many countries and gorgeous private homes of various architectural styles. Spring is in bloom in DC and the cherry blossoms were gorgeous. Other flowering trees and shrubs are showing their spring colors and the well landscaped yards here were full of golden daffodils and jonquils.
Written March 31, 2019
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FloridaLife87
Orlando, FL450 contributions
You can’t get enough!! AMAZING!
Dec 2018 • Family
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!
Written December 30, 2018
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Norm the Nomad
Australia655 contributions
Very interesting.
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 ‘farmers’ markets’ which was pretty cool and spent time checking out their produce. Plenty of pumpkins for Halloween - but couldn’t fit one in my backpack so had to give it a miss. Headed up Massachusetts Ave, past various embassies - some countries we have never heard of. Turkmenistan; Kyrgyztstan; Cote I’voire ..... really?
But the good news was the 100 year celebration for the formation of Latvia!
Very interesting to look at the various architecture.
A pleasant walk - highly recommended.
Written October 21, 2018
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Royce F
Mukilteo, WA805 contributions
Lots of Nearby Restaurants
Sep 2018 • Friends
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.
Written September 20, 2018
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