2 Hours Exploring the International Diversity of Dupont Circle

Dine at DC’s literary mainstay and explore the embassies on Massachusetts Avenue.

Stop One

Visit Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café

1517 Connecticut Avenue NW A Washington institution for more than 40 years, Kramerbooks is one of the few independent bookstores that’s still thriving—and a must-see for any Dupont Circle newbie. Check out the store’s erudite selection of titles on Washington history—and then feast on something sweet from the adjacent café’s extensive dessert menu. Author D. Watkins is scheduled to speak on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. and Andrew Evans will talk about his new book on June 8. Check kramers.com for additional author events.


Stop Two

Meander along Massachusetts Avenue’s Embassy Row

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Head northeast from Dupont Circle onto Massachusetts Avenue to see dozens of the city’s most impressive embassies all clustered together. The Embassy of Greece, Ireland, India, Indonesia and Haiti are nearby with many more lining the avenue as you walk up past Sheridan Circle and all the way to the U.S. Naval Observatory.


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