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Where should you stay in Washington?
If you don’t mind staying outside of downtown, some of the most affordable in Washington, D.C. are Arlington, VA, and Alexandria, VA. Both towns lie across the Potomac River from D.C., but have convenient bus and train options into the city.
If you’re willing to pay a bit more, you can find reasonable accomodations in D.C. proper near Dupont Circle, a trendy area with cafés, bars, art galleries and shops. As a bonus, the neighborhood is a short walk away from the museums and monuments of the National Mall.
Baseball fans may consider staying near the Capitol Riverfront, about a mile south of the U.S. Capitol building. The neighborhood is a relatively new development, with hip bars and restaurants, and is just a short walk to Nationals Park.
How do you get around Washington, D.C.?
The best way to get around Washington, D.C. is by taking the Metrorail. D.C.’s subway system, the Metrorail is incredibly convenient, with stops across the city. Fares vary based on time of day and the distance between stations, so if possible, avoid traveling during rush hour. The Metro bus system is equally easy to use, especially in the Downtown D.C. area.
The Smithsonian Metro Station is an important stop for anyone wanting to visit the Smithsonian Institution museums, as well as the monuments on the National Mall (such as the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument). Additional nearby Metro stations include Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza, which may be a little less crowded than the Smithsonian station.
Many Metro stops are named after the sites they’re close to, making the system especially easy to navigate.
What are some fun things to do in Washington, D.C.?
Washington, D.C. is full of free activities sure to keep you busy. A walk along the National Mall will take you to most of the monuments and the Smithsonian Institution buildings. The Natural History Museum and the National Air and Space Museum are arguably two of the most compelling museums. Smithsonian’s National Zoo is free, too. (All Smithsonian attractions are free.)
Baseball fans may consider attending a Washington Nationals game when in season. The team has only resided in Washington, D.C. since 2005, but has seen much success since making the move from Montreal, winning their division title four times since 2012.
Or if you prefer to do some casual perusing, head to Georgetown. DC’s oldest neighborhood is the perfect place for shopping. For those with a taste for history, visit the Mansion on O Street and see how many of the mansion’s 70 secret doors you can find.
What are some good restaurants in the D.C. area?
Perhaps your most important meal in Washington, D.C. is the one you’ll eat after trekking around the National Mall and through the Smithsonians: Expect to be hungry, so plan ahead. Two great options just a short walk away are The Partisan and Oyamel Cocina Mexicana. Slightly farther but still close, you’ll find Old Ebbitt Grill, the oldest saloon in Washington.
Near Washington’s Union Station, if you want a quick bite before catching your train or after arriving, consider Fare Well — a classic diner with reasonable prices and killer buffalo cauliflower dip. A few blocks northwest, you could also try Busboys and Poets, which serves a solid brunch.
Other great options in the District include Le Diplomate, a French-style bistro, and the barbecue restaurant Federalist Pig, where you’ll find dishes inspired by politics.
What is the best time to visit Washington by train?
Almost 2,000 trains arrive into Washington, D.C. daily, so there’s no bad time to visit by train. Because it’s the capital of the United States, a lot of people commute into the city for work, so you may want to avoid arriving or departing during rush hour.
In terms of seasons, summer in D.C. is humid and crowded, so it might be best to avoid the busy season. Spring has the blooming of Washington’s iconic cherry blossoms, and fall has impressive foliage, but allow us to make a case for visiting D.C. in winter. So many of Washington’s top sites are indoors (the Smithsonian museums), and you’ll be able to jump from one to the next without the crowds.
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What train companies travel to Washington, District of Columbia?
Located in District of Columbia, Washington is accessible by train from 374 other cities. You can choose from 1318 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Washington on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.
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