Massachusetts Avenue is a major street in Washington D.C., in the United States. This diagonal thoroughfare crosses every major north–south street in the city and passes numerous Washington landmarks. Massachusetts Avenue is home to Washington’s Embassy Row. The Massachusetts Avenue Historic District is an 81-acre area along the street, featuring 150 buildings and 3 structures.
Massachusetts Avenue is home to several notable government offices, businesses, and institutions, including the Postal Square Building (housing the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Postal Museum), the Heritage Foundation, Georgetown University Law Center, the Islamic Center of Washington, the Cato Institute, National Public Radio, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Brookings Institution, the Peterson Institute, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is on Massachusetts Avenue. There are many buildings in the area featuring executive suites.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do along Massachusetts Avenue. It provides great views of the Anacostia River, is home to the United States Naval Observatory and Number One Observatory Circle, the official residence of the Vice President of the United States. Another landmark includes the Washington National Cathedral. Dining options near Massachusetts Avenue include Burrito Brothers, America Restaurant, Au Bon Pain, and Corner Bakery Café. Le Petit Bistro is great value for money and serves tasty snacks and pastries in a comfortable environment.
There are several airports that serve the area surrounding Massachusetts Avenue, including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 4 miles away, Washington Dulles International Airport 26 miles from the Avenue, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport within 33 miles of the city. No Metro lines run along Massachusetts Avenue, but there is Metrobus service and DC Circulator service all along the street. Metrorail stations near Massachusetts Avenue include Dupont Circle, Mount Vernon Square, Union Station, and Stadium-Armory. Union Station is on Massachusetts Avenue at Columbus Circle. This station is served by Amtrak, MARC, and Virginia Railway Express trains.