The clock is ticking and Christmas is almost here! But you don’t need to battle traffic and crows at Tyson’s Corner to check off everybody on your Christmas List! Here are five must-visit markets and neighborhoods with everything from high-end ships to crafts and artwork to visit first.
Washington DC offers some of the greatest monuments, memorials, museums, and famous buildings that America has to offer. If you’re visiting the nation’s capital, chances are pretty good that you’re looking forward to take it all in. While DC’s roads can become congested, the extensive Metro system can be a great way to get around!
Tip 1: Stand to the Right
During weekday mornings, Metro’s main use is for commuters who are late for work. During the late afternoon, the system becomes crowded with riders eager to get home after a long days work. Many of your fellow travelers, during these times, are in a rush to get from point A to point B, and standing on an escalator is just too darn slow.
Understanding the DC Metro map is important for navigating the system successfully. The map can take many forms, both stylized, and to scale. Native mapping apps on your cell phone will usually also include stations and help you to determine routes. However, a good understanding of the paper maps you’ll find in each train car and at stations throughout the area will make any trip go more smoothly.
Hours Day Hours Monday – Thursday 5am – 11:30pm Friday 5am – 1am (Saturday) Saturday 7am – 1am (Sunday) Sunday 8am – 11pm Metro trains do not typically follow a…
Nothing is more iconic than than Washington DC’s monuments and memorials. From the towering Washington Monument to Lincoln seated looking over the reflecting pool, DC’s National Mall is a treasure. Memorials and monuments celebrating some of America’s greatest icons and honoring those who served and sacrificed in its wars are spread across the park. If you get a chance, visiting at night can be a great experience when the monuments are beautifully lit.
The Smithsonian Institute operates 12 museums and galleries on the National Mall, as well as many other facilities in the area. Museums are free to visit, and most are open…
Photo by Ted Eytan Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is the closest international airport to downtown Washington DC. It is located just three miles south of downtown, just across…
Washington Dulles International Airport, located about 24 miles west of Washington DC, in northern Virginia, is one of the country’s busiest airports, and is the DC region’s largest. Unlike DC’s closest airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Dulles offers many international and long range domestic flights, in addition to a full array of regional flights.
Located 30 miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, or BWI, is the furthest of the area’s commercial airports. With destinations in North America and the caribbean, most traffic through BWI is domestic (with Dulles International Airport providing more international destinations). As a result of being a bit further from Washington DC, flights from BWI can be less expensive than the other area airports. However, getting there from downtown comes at a cost. It is worth taking both ticket price and convenience into account.