Washington DC Travel Guide - Find Hotels, Tours & Attractions in the US Capitol


Welcome to the Washington DC Travels visitor guide. We hope to make your trip more enjoyable by helping you make plans for your hotel, sightseeing, shopping and more.

Getting around DC is a cinch. Most places downtown, including the Mall museums, the major monuments and the White House, are within walking distance of each other, and an excellent public transportation system reaches outlying sights and neighborhoods. The clean, efficient and still-growing Metro subway is the envy of other cities; one-way fares start at $1.35 (base rate, off-peak), with a slight rush-hour surcharge from 5.30-9.30am and 3-7pm. A One Day Pass, valid after 9.30am on weekdays, costs $5 (trains run Mon-Thurs 5.30am-midnight, Fri 5.30am-2am, Sat 8am-2am & Sun 8am-midnight; get route information at the Metro Center Sales Office, Metro Center station, 12th and F sts NW; tel 202/637-7000). The standard fare on the more extensive bus network is also $1.25.

Taxi Cabs

Taxis are a good-value alternative with most cross-town fares ranging $5-12.50. (Surcharges kick in during peak hours and for each additional passenger.) There are taxi stands at major hotels and transportation terminals (like Union Station), or call Yellow Cab (tel 202/544-1212).

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National Airport Washington DC
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport serves a variety of North American destinations.

Dulles Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is served by 15 major domestic airlines, 8 regional airlines and 20 major international airlines.
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Popular Attractions
US Capitol Building
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Smithsonian Air-Space Museum
Lincoln Memorial
National Mall
Arlington National Cemetery
Mount Vernon Estate
Washington Monument

Featured Hotels
L'enfant Plaza Hotel
   Walk (.4 mi) to Smithsonian
 • Sofitel Lafayette Sq.
   Bold interiors/unstuffy appeal,
   close to White House
 • The Churchill Hotel
   Historic character, 3 blocks to
   DuPont Circle


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