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Explore DC

Sights and sounds of America’s capital city.

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Getting to  the National Mall

Getting to the National Mall

With more than 24 million visitors from around the world each year, the Mall is an international stage where people gather for celebrations and commemorations. A popular destination with limited parking, the best way to access the Mall is by public transit.
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Getting to the Cherry Blossoms

Getting to the Cherry Blossoms

Washington, DC’s world-renowned cherry blossoms put on a dazzling show every spring. Numerous sustainable transportation options take you to a world of blush beauty at the Tidal Basin.
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Getting to  Union Station

Getting to Union Station

A century-old DC landmark, Union Station is located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and is considered the city’s top transportation hub. Whether travelling into or out of the District, you’ll be surprised how many transit options are available at this leisure destination.

Getting to  Reagan National Airport (DCA)

Getting to Reagan National Airport (DCA)

Located just three miles south of Washington, DC, the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the nearest commercial airport to the capital city and serves the metro DC area. It is directly accessible by Metrorail and Metrobus, as well as a multitude of other shuttle and rideshare options.

Getting to  Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Getting to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport may be located about 30 minutes east of DC, but don’t let the distance fool you—there are plenty of affordable transportation options available. From light rail to bikeshare, this international airport has been ranked one of the top 10 easiest airports to get to.

Getting to  Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Getting to Dulles International Airport (IAD)

The biggest and busiest airport in the metro DC area, the Washington Dulles International Airport is located 45 minutes west of DC in Virginia. Currently, the best way to access IAD is by bus, but Metrorail’s Silver Line will service the airport upon it’s completion in 2020.

EXPLORE BY NEIGHBORHOOD

DC is said to be a city of neighborhoods, each with its own unique history, culture, architecture, demographics and geography. These neighborhoods are the heart of the city—beyond the museums and marble-clad monuments. Select a neighborhood below to explore popular destinations in that area:

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