United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Washington DC Metro

Jump to last reply

We're staying close to the White House (Google maps lists it as a 7 minute walk).

The Blue Line of the Metro seems to go almost everywhere of interest from the Farragut West station (3 minute walk). Arlington, center of the Mall to the Capitol.

If we're brave we can even take the Blue Line to Reagan Airport (DCA) when we leave (is this a matter of being brave?).

The problem is that every time I read the Metro instructions there are so many options that it's quite confusing.

The only thing I can somehow make out is that the Senior rate is mostly half price.

What's a Paper Farecard, Smartrip card, etc.

Essentially we'll be in Washington for 3 days. Most of our time will be spent between Arlington on one end and the Library of Congress on the other end.

We may go to Georgetown or Alexandria (we haven't looked into this yet) but that's only time permitting and probably not of great importance.

If it makes a difference, we'll be there the very start of June.
= = = =
On a related topic. I looked at various maps and it appears we can get to Arlington Cemetary using the Blue Metro line. Is that Metro station really walkable into the cemetery and then around to the places of interest?.

Then, what's it like to walk across the bridge (or is there a bus to do that if we decide) and work our way along the Mall?

Thanks.


Thanks.

91 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Tudor city -special help/info
  2. 2 Scottsdale, Sedona, Grand Canyon
  3. 3 Dinsey Wolrd - another "what resort" question
  4. 4 Coffee shop or dinner recommendations for Fullerton/Anaheim area?
  5. 5 Utah 2
  6. 6 Trip Report Xmas in Key West: Come on Vacation, Leave on Probation
  7. 7 Trip Report Short New York City Weekend Trip report March 2015
  8. 8 Good restaurants near Griffith Observatory?
  9. 9 Planning to see chicago with a big family
  10. 10 Notom-Burr or Rt 12 from Capitol Reef to Bryce
  11. 11 Pizza Paradise In Pasadena
  12. 12 TOWING SCAM IN WASHINGTON, DC
  13. 13 must see and do's in Maui?
  14. 14 3 or 4 days north of San Francisco with kids
  15. 15 12-hour layover in Honolulu: What to do?
  16. 16 Canyon Rides horseback tour of Bryce Canyon
  17. 17 New York City - apartment locations
  18. 18 Boston to see Sargent works
  19. 19 Best ( not cheapest) way from EWR to Upper West Side
  20. 20 Moving from Salt Lake City UT to Dallas TX
  21. 21 Murray Hill NYC restaurants
  22. 22 San Jose Airport to Paso Robles
  23. 23 Girls' Getaway
  24. 24 West Coast US trip from Sep to Oct 15 for 30days
  25. 25 Car Rental in Sedona
View next 25 » Back to the top