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BIKE

Bikeshare is easily-accessible, reliable, and affordable. DC is a top ranked bike-friendly community boasting 160 miles of lanes and trails for you to explore the city on two wheels.

TRANSIT

Try public transit to get the true DC experience! Metrorail services 91 stations across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Other options include the bus, train, or streetcar.

WALK

Our nation’s capital is the 7th most walkable city in the US, making it easy to venture out by foot. Walking helps you get familiar with the neighborhoods and become more a part of the DC community

POPULAR DESTINATIONS

Know before you go! Please be advised that face masks/coverings are optional at most museums. Use our custom “Getting to” Guides to make your DC travel experience simple and stress-free. 

Show Venues

Show Venues

It’s production season in DC! If you’re a fan of the performing arts, then you’re in for a treat. Check out this guide to plan your trips to DC’s popular production venues and theaters.

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Audi Field

Audi Field

The DC United franchise has a new home! Audi Field is a soccer-specific stadium at Buzzard Point just a few blocks from Nationals Park. To make sure transportation is a breeze, goDCgo has put together a guide with different options for you to travel sustainably to the field.

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Nats Park

Nats Park

The Nationals are gearing up for another exciting season. Located along the Anacostia River, Nationals Park is centrally located in one of DC’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. Avoid the hassle of driving and get to the ballpark car-free.

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National Mall

National Mall

The District’s renowned museums, memorials, and other National Mall sites are always top destinations for visitors.  Skip the traffic and hassles of parking by taking public transit for  the real DC experience. Use this guide to help you explore the city safely and sustainably.

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HOW TO USE SMARTRIP

If you want a contactless way to pay, download SmarTrip® for iPhone/Apple Watch or Android to tap-and-go when using public transit.

  • Purchase

    You can plan ahead and buy a SmarTrip® card online with any major debit or credit card. Or, you can purchase a card at any Metrorail station or select sales location for $2.

  • Load

    You can add value to your SmarTrip® card and check your balance at any Metrorail station. Or, you can create an account to manage your card online. Fares vary.

  • Swipe

    If riding the Metrorail, tap your card on the target at the fare gate upon entry and exiting. If riding the Metrobus, tap your card on the farebox only as you enter.

Capital Bikeshare offers 24/7 access to thousands of classic bikes and ebikes at over 300 stations in the District. Ask your hotel’s front desk about complimentary Capital Bikeshare passes or browse pass options below.

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GETTING TO & FROM TRANSIT HUBS

Whether you are flying, taking the train, or bus to or from DC, goDCgo can help you pre-plan your travel to your destination or lodging. Eliminate the cost and hassle of driving and use our interactive map to plan your trip to and from the airport and major transit hubs.

Reagan National Airport (DCA)

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.

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Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

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.

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Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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 the express bus from Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station, but Metrorail’s Silver line will soon service the airport directly upon its completion in summer 2022.

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Union Station

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 traveling into or out of the District, you’ll be surprised how many transit options are available at this leisure destination.

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PLAN A TRIP

Use our interactive map to get customized transportation options and step by step directions to your destination.

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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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