A Easter trip to washington DC, April 2010. Metrorail, commonly called Metro, is the rapid transit system in Washington, DC, United States, and its surrounding suburbs. It is administered by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which also operates Metrobus service under the Metro name. In Maryland, Metro provides service to Montgomery County and Prince George’s County; in Virginia, to Fairfax County, Arlington County, and the City of Alexandria. Since opening in 1976, the network has grown to include five lines, 86 stations, and 106.3 miles (171.1 km) of track. Metro is the second-busiest rapid transit system in the United States in number of passenger trips, after the New York City Subway. There were 215.3 million trips, or 727684 trips per weekday, on Metrorail in fiscal year 2008. In June 2008, Metro set a new monthly ridership record with 19729641 trips, or 798456 per weekday. Fares vary based on the distance traveled and the time of day. Riders enter and exit the system using a stored-value card in the form of a paper magnetic stripe farecard or a proximity card known as SmarTrip. Metro stations were designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese, and are examples of late-20th century modern architecture. With their heavy use of exposed concrete and repetitive design motifs, Metro stations also display aspects of brutalist design. In 2007, the design of the Metro’s vaulted-ceiling stations was voted number 106 on the American Institute of Architects …
Question by angel1183: Where is a inexpensive place to stay outside Washington DC with access to the metro?
I would like to go there mid August. I don’t mind staying in a suburb as long as there is an easy way to get to the city. I want to stay in a motel/hotel, not in a hostile. Thank you!
Answer by nickdc1960 The closer into the city you get, the more you will pay for a hotel. So, your best bet is to find a hotel that is outside of Washington DC BUT close to the Metro (subway system).
I hightly recommend Virginia, as it is safer than Maryland. I’ve had people visit from out of town and I had them stay at a place near Van Dorn Street near Alexandria Virginia; I think it’s a Comfort Inn or Days Inn or something like that. But, it’s only about 1 mile from the Van Dorn Street Metro Station AND they have a free shuttle van if you wish to take it back and forth. They also have free parking at the place.
So, what you want to do is look at the DC Metro/subway system map online THEN compare it to the hotels that are featured online. Most will indicate how far they are from the Metro stations and if they offer a shuttle van.
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Question by Duke89wv: We are traveling to Washington DC in August and what we need is a hotel in or very near DC and a metro station?
We need a hotel that is in DC and close to a metro station if it is in a suburb. We also need it to be fairly reasonable in price less than $ 100/night. Thanks.
Answer by future guy priceline name your price, lol i got a hotel room for 50 bucks in nyc using name ur own price 🙂 haha
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Question by infinitedesignz: where can i unlock my cell phone in maryland / washington dc?
i need to unlock my cell phone to use with another carrier. Is there a local place that can do it in the dc, maryland, virginia area?
Answer by John No, it is a violation of licensing agreements to unlock a phone. You’re going to have to do it yourself. However bare in mind only at&t and T-Mobile are compatible. Verizon and sprint are CDMA based and while technically compatible it may be a challenge to get them to work on each others network.
www.itravel2000.com In this episode we show you why Canadians love traveling to Washington DC & Virginia Beach for their vacation. Lyndsay’s Blog: Okay, so let’s start this travel blog with a bit of candour. When they first told me I was being sent to Washington DC to check out all it has to offer, well lets just say I let my prejudices from watching CNN and Hollywood movies kick-in. I wasn’t that excited. 🙁 But my goodness, after my arrival in to Reagan Airport and after being here for just an hour, I went from being apathetic to completely excited. I only mention this to you, because perhaps many other people hold the same prejudices about Washington DC that I had. As soon as you get to Washington DC you’re hit with a jolt of electricity, and you instantly understand why so many Canadians come down here to visit. And if driving through the city to the hotel wasn’t enough to get me excited, walking through the doors of our hotel, The Dupont Circle Hotel, impressed me so much I officially had Washington DC fever. As impressive as the lobby was, it didn’t do the hotel justice. Once I got to my room, I realized that I was staying at a property that I’d rate in my Top 3 Hotels in the world I’ve ever been to. It’s THAT impressive. Granted, they put us up in the penthouse, but whatever floor you pick at this hotel, you won’t be disappointed. After settling into my room, I suddenly can’t wait to explore this historic city. Whatever you think you thought Washington DC was all … Video Rating: 0 / 5
Virginia – Washington: Inn at Little Washington – Kitchen
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The Inn at Little Washington, America’s most celebrated country inn, is located at Middle and Main Streets in the unassuming town Washington, Virginia. The oldest of the 28 cities by the name of Washington in the United States, the town was surveyed by George Washington himself in July of 1749. With a population of just 183 as of the 2000 census, it is nicknamed Little Washington because of its proximity to Washington, D.C., which lies only 70 miles east.
The Inn at Little Washington was created by former business and romantic partners Patrick O’Connell Reinhardt Lynch in 1978. A deterioration in their relationship in 2006 precipitated a business split, and O’Connell took out a loan of .5 million to facilitate a buyout and become the sole owner in 2007.
Its eighteen bedrooms and suites were created by Joyce Evans, a London stage and set designer, who conceptualized the interiors without ever setting foot in America. Chef Patrick O’Connell presents his New American dishes in the Victorian-styled 30-table dining room. The inn presents a 40-page long wine list, from which the Sommelier can summon one of the 14,000 bottles from the award winning cellar. The Inn’s new kitchen was added in 1998. Inspired by the dairy room at Windsor Castle, the kitchen features an enormous Vulcan range. Built to order in France, it is topped with a copper and brass hood that looks like King Arthur’s tent. Two kitchen tables allow guests to watch the action ringside.
The Inn was the first establishment in the Mobil Travel Guide’s history ever to receive 5 stars for its restaurant and 5 stars for its accommodation, and is the first Inn ever to receive AAA’s highest accolade, the 5 Diamond Award, for both food and accommodation. The Inn at Little Washington has received 5 James Beard Awards including: Best Service, Best Wine List, Restaurant of the Year, Best Chef in the Mid–Atlantic and Chef of the Year. It has been rated one of the Top 10 Best Restaurants in the World by The International Herald Tribune. It was also rated number 1 in America by the Zagat U.S. Hotel Survey and has been rated number one in all categories (food, dècor and service) of Zagat’s Washington DC restaurant survey for the past 14 years. The Inn’s dining room has been rated #1 in North America, and #2 in the World, by Travel + Leisure Magazine’s ‘World’s Best Awards’, and has been awarded Wine Spectator magazine’s “Grand Award” for its wine list every year since 1995.
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