Embassy Row
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The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of the Vice President located on one end.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Travel_Girl_Reviews
London, UK523 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
This is a lovely area to walk around in and see the impressive Embassy buildings, museums and old houses.

In spring it is even more lovely as there are the most impressive flowers and scents.
Written June 3, 2023
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Sam
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia12,097 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Beautiful district with lots of Embassies to look at. Many restaurants and some Museums around as well. Must visit area in DC
Written April 21, 2023
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Anne O
Kennesaw, GA3,838 contributions
Apr 2022
After enjoying lunch in Georgetown, we walked to Massachusetts Avenue to view the foreign embassies. So many and so different in size and style. I wish we could have seen the inside of each one. It's a pleasant and scenic walk and we actually made it to the Naval Observatory before heading back to Georgetown.
Written May 9, 2022
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Chris D
Athens, GA45 contributions
Apr 2022
Embassy row is a nice area to take a leisurely walk and enjoy the various designs and architecture of the embassies.
If you can make it all the way to the end, the Vice President’s residence is there.
Written May 2, 2022
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Robert77096
Missouri City, TX315 contributions
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, WI67 contributions
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, DC6,407 contributions
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
District of Columbia501 contributions
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, Colombia1,110 contributions
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
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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EMBASSY ROW - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)