While the metro has challenges for those of us working and living in DC, with its constant disruptions, it is the perfect transportation option for visitors to our nation’s capital who are not on a tight schedule or under pressure to get to the office in time. Compared to other major capitals in Europe and in the US, it is cheap, accessible and easy to use. One can buy a day pass or multi day pass, which is a good value or load value into the metro card. Maps are available in several languages and the metro network reaches all the major attractions in the city. Another advantage of the metro is that one can book accommodation in the suburbs, close to a metro stop and pay less for a better room and still have access to all the city has to offer without paying premium prices of city center accommodations. I recommend Arlington and beyond hotels along the blue and orange line and Bethesda/Rockville along the red line in the direction of Shady Grove. Try to avoid rush hour if possible!
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