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Transportation in Washington, DC
There are many ways to get to and from the 3 major airports that serve Washington, DC: Reagan National, Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) and Dulles International Airports. The following are a few as well as taxi, buses, rental cars, etc. My husband and I take cabs because we live downtown in DC. We have used the services listed below but would rather pay a bit extra and have direct airport service with just the two of us. No stops along the way picking up people, etc. We always make the reservations the night before our departure and give a time that we want to be picked up. We leave our car home because the parking lots at the airports are often full and are really quite expensive when parking for several weeks.
Circulator Bus At just $1 (50 cents for seniors) and with buses arriving every 10 minutes, the Circulator provides daily bus service on five convenient routes throughout Washington, DC. Exact change or a smart pass is used to pay.
Hop on Hp Off Trolly in DC
(Limousine Service Washington DC also provide Limo Sedan and Car service to all three Airports in our area.)Lucky Limousine
RendezVous Limousine, LLC
Visiting Seniors: If you are visiting the area, you may pay the reduced bus fare of 80¢ by showing the bus operator a valid Medicare Card and photo ID or you may show a valid government issued photo ID card with your date of birth at one of our sales locations to purchase the $8 Weekly Metrobus Weekly Senior Pass or the $10 Senior Metrorail Farecard.
Please note: Reduced fare SmarTrip® cards for senior citizens are not sold in vending machines located in Metro stations nor are parking fees reduced. In addition, the $5 fee for the Senior SmarTrip® card is the cost of the card. This card has no monetary value. To add value, you must load value using a blue Passes/Farecards machine at any Metrorail station or a bus farebox that accepts SmarTrip®. Senior Smart Trip Card
This one can do without much of a problem. It can be done by your hotel, from the airport, or from home before you come to DC. Advanced reservations are always advised. That way you know a car is available and so is your rate. Also Washington, DC has the Zip Cars as well.
Dupont Circle/Walker's Paradise This page gives you all the neighborhoods in Washington, DC. It lists the most walkable and provides a host of other information on restaurants, etc.
There are many walking tours that you can find on the internet. The links below are excellent. Just download them and print them out on your computer. My husband and I have done this and taken these tours ourselves. We give them to visiting friends and family, too. It is worth checking these out.
(Visit three fantastic locations this area has to offer aboard our Water Taxi! Service provided daily between Alexandria in Virginia , the Gaylord National Hotel, and the National Harbor in Maryland)The Baseball Water Taxi
The Mount Vernon Cruise
The Boomerang Pirate Ship Cruise
Washington, DC Monuments Cruises (Day and Evening)
The Skipjack Minnie
(The Skipjack Minnie V. now sails from the Alexandria Marina. Schedules are dependent on favorable weather and are subject to change without notice.)DC Ducks
The U.S.S. Sequoia, Presidential Yacht
Dandy Restaurant Cruises
Capital Yacht Charter