Travel & Transportation

Travel & Transportation: Get around DC like a local.

TSA Precheck at Washington, DC Airports

TSA Pre✓™ gets travelers to their gate quicker, and also strengthening security for major airports at cities throughout the U.S. in the process. Destination DC recently partnered with TSA to support the expedited security screening process for low-risk passengers, in which they won’t have to remove...

Where Can I Park in Washington, DC?

It’s important to remember that Washington, DC is a metropolitan city with safe, efficient public transportation options. We strongly encourage you to consider these options instead of driving. For Metrorail and Metrobus options, visit wmata.com . For DC Circulator, the red bus that makes local...

Washington, DC Skyline at Night - The Capital of the United States of America
How Do I Get Around Washington, DC?

Metrorail & Metrobus Washington, DC has one of the safest, cleanest and most efficient transportation systems in the world. Metrorail and Metrobus are the most convenient ways to get around DC, with Metrobus providing connections for locations not serviced by Metrorail. The Walter E. Washington...

Foggy bottom metro station
Navigating Washington, DC with Metro

Updated Metrorail Hours as of June 25: Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Friday, 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. How the Metro works Washington, DC’s Metro is one of the busiest public transportation systems in the country. Its expansive network of...

@bw22retouch - Dupont Circle Metro Station - Public Transportation in Washington, DC
Washington, DC Safety Information

The safety of our visitors is our top priority. Destination DC works closely with the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Police Department and other local and federal government agencies to understand and communicate safety messages on behalf of the tourism community. Here is some...

Washington, DC Safety Information - Pennsylvania Avenue Evacuation Route
Getting to Washington, DC

Last year, DC welcomed more than 21 million visitors, showing that as a traveler, you have a wealth of options for reaching the wonders that await in America’s capital city. We’ve broken those down below. By Air There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington...

@trbaba - View from Gravelly Point - Plane Landing at Ronald Reagan National Airport
7 Ways to Fit in Like a Local

You don’t have to hire fake Secret Service agents to look like you belong in DC, even if your flight just landed yesterday. As sure as the Parisians tie their scarves just so, Washingtonians have certain habits, ways of speaking and quirks, and if you know a few of them in advance, you’ll feel...

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Guide to Washington, DC Area Airports

Flying into Washington, DC There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI)...

Dulles Airport - Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority - Airports Near Washington, DC
Guide to the DC Streetcar

After a more than a 50-year hiatus, the DC Streetcar , one of the city’s first modes of public transportation made its triumphant return in 2016, transporting riders through the revitalized H Street NE corridor . What is it? The DC Streetcar makes traveling within the District much easier for...

Washington, DC Streetcar along H Street NE