DC Metro to other sites?

Mar 30th, 2017, 09:10 AM
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DC Metro to other sites?

Four mid-50s adults will be in DC in Oct staying in Dupont Circle area. We will not have a car. We plan to walk to monuments and museums. Can we take the Metro to Arlington and also to Mount Vernon? Any other places we should consider? Thanks so much.
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Mar 30th, 2017, 10:00 AM
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Arlington, yes; on the Blue Line.
http://www.dcconvention.com/Attachme...ettersize.aspx

Mount Vernon, no; but there is a metro bus.
http://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your...ransportation/
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Mar 30th, 2017, 10:05 AM
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Arlington is easy via metro. For Mt Vernon you have to metro to Huntington Station in Virginia and then take Fairfax connector bus #101 (20 min ride) out to Mt Vernon. There is also a $30 (round trip) cruise to Mt Vernon I think.

https://washington.org/navigating-dc-metro
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Mar 30th, 2017, 10:10 AM
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Visit Mt. Vernon by boat:

http://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your...ernon-by-boat/
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Mar 30th, 2017, 10:42 AM
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Thank you so much for this information. I didn't know about getting there by boat - will check that out and also all the links provided.
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Mar 30th, 2017, 12:31 PM
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I've done Mount Vernon by boat. It's a great, relaxing trip and gives you the perfect amount of time on-site.
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Mar 30th, 2017, 02:53 PM
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Depending on how much time you have and your interests, you could also go to Baltimore for a day, perhaps checking out the National Aquarium, etc. From Dupont Circle, just hop on the Red Line to Union Station and take a commuter train up.
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Mar 30th, 2017, 05:53 PM
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Careful about relying on the DC Metro, which is undergoing extensive, long-term track work. This schedule might help you avoid the worst of it:
https://www.wmata.com/about/news/saf...edule-2017.cfm
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Mar 30th, 2017, 07:12 PM
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Sorry, I failed to note you are planning for OCTOBER, when the ordeal known as SAFETRACK should have concluded! Have a great trip.
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Mar 30th, 2017, 07:16 PM
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As already noted, please check your options on wmata.com

Enjoy!
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