FLYING Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) 10-minute drive to DC Accessible on Metrorail’s Blue/Yellow lines Local Tip: Savor a half smoke from DC institution Ben's Chili Bowl in terminal B/C Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 45-minute drive to DC The Silver Line Express Bus to Dulles costs $5 and gets you to and from the Metro; the 5A Metrobus travels between Dulles and L'Enfant Plaza Fun Nearby: See the Space Shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) 45-minute drive to DC Shuttles take you to Amtrak and MARC trains bound for DC's Union Station Good to Know: Long layover? Ride the BWI bike trails with Zagster bike share Fittest City in America, 2016 – American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation DRIVING SuperShuttle travels to the DC area's three airports Ride-sharing app Uber services the DC metro area } Hail a taxi easily on busy streets or near well-traff icked landmarks (DC taxis are red with a gray stripe); pay with cash or credit card BIKING DC has about 70 miles of bike lanes Capital Bikeshare offers 1-day or 3-day passes and has 300+ stations Rent a sized bike and a helmet from Bike and Roll, and go on a guided (or self-guided) ride Mount Vernon Trail is paved and spans 18 miles; Georgetown’s C&O Towpath is unpaved and leads to Cumberland, Md.; Rock Creek Trail is centrally located and connects to nearby trails Hail a pedicab, weather permitting 1Top City to Visit, 2015 – Lonely Planet METRORAIL TRAVEL TIPS "Metro" not "Subway" Don't be an escalefter: Walk on the left , stand on the right side of the escalators Let riders off the train before entering If the bell chimes, don’t try to board; the doors close firmly and can separate you from your party Use your SmarTrip card to enter/exit Certain Metro stations might be impacted by an ongoing Metro improvement plan. Visit wmata.com/safetrack to help plan your trip. SILVER LINE UPDATE The 23-mile Silver Line Metro extension now connects DC to luxury retail mecca Tysons Corner Center. The extension is expected to reach Dulles International Airport by 2020.
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