Expert Travel Advice to Washington, DC

Top Answers To Washington, DC Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user asked:
    ppmickey answered:
    If I were coming from the UK and wanting to experience the 4th of July, I would probably head for New York City, New York or Washington, D.C. I'm sure there are many other wonderful places, but New York City really knows how to hold celebrations. They have great fireworks displays and great New Year's Eve celebrations. T.here is probably more history in Washington, D.C. or Boston On a personal side, I no longer attend fireworks live, I prefer to watch them on television. Columbus, Ohio holds fireworks on the 4th of July along with activities for families all day long. Their fireworks are called, "Red, White and Boom". It all depends on whether you want the big city experience or would rather go to a small town for their celebrations. Smaller fireworks and a smaller town experience can be just as rewarding. If you are going with friends, go along with them, wherever they are going and share the experience. If you hate large crowds and heavy traffic, watch it on television and keep changing the channels to see what all is happening in different cities. I hope you have success in making your decision, and welcome to the USA.
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Pieter answered:
    There are a couple of discount buses that make regular runs to DC from NYC. Megabus and Bolt Bus are the most popular; I think Megabus tickets run about $20 but you'd have to check their website. One note on those: the bus stations in DC are in what we locals like to call "transitional" neighborhoods. Megabus drops off on North Capitol street, so if you want public transit, you'll have to walk 5-6 blocks to Union Station or Mt. Vernon metro stations. There are always plenty of cabs. But be wary coming in late at night.
  • Vince answered:
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  • Pamula answered:
    find a map of the area's Metro system (see metroopensdoors.com) and try to match up the stations with hotels/motels you find on travel sites (like hotels.com). Even if you stay outside of the city like in Silver Spring or Rockville in Maryland or Falls Church or Alexandria Virginia you are usually less than an hour from the National Mall by Metro. However, if you are driving to DC, you may want to stay further out of town and drive to one of the outlying Metros Parking here, even at some hotels can be very expensive.

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