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Washington DC Flights
There are three major airports serving Washington, D.C. Your flight to Washington, D.C. could land at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport or Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Washington International is located across downtown Washington and is serviced by its own Metrorail station. It also has additional security arrangements. Major flights from international destinations operate from Washington Dulles International, 26 miles from the District in Fairfax County. Thurgood Marshall International is located 31 miles from Anne Arundel County. Loudon County transit provides bus services operating between the Dulles Airport and Dulles Town Center. The Express 5A Metrobus can also take you from the airport to downtown Washington. After your Washington, D.C. flight you may easily get into the heart of the capital using both public transportation, as well as cabs.
Washington DC Weather
The best time to book a flight to Washington, D.C. is during April through May and fall throughout September and October when the weather conditions are mild and pleasant. Though summers are hot and humid, there still are many tourists coming into Washington, D.C. in July and August. If taking a Washington, D.C. flight during the summer months, come well prepared with hats and cool clothing to beat the heat. Winters are cool with some snowfall. December to February months record temperatures just above 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and blizzards are common during January.
Getting Around Washington DC
Traffic congestion is at its worst in Washington, D.C. area. However, the extensive surface transport network ensures that visitors can easily navigate the city after a Washington, D.C. flight. The Washington Metro rapid transit system, along with the Metrobus service, is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Together, these services connect the District to the surrounding suburban areas. The main train station in Washington, D.C. is the Union Station where Amtrak and Acela Express operate. Apart from public transport, travelers may avail the services of taxicabs in order to access the many area attractions including the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
Washington DC Attractions
- Visit the site of the National Mall, a large park in the city that has been the location for many historic gatherings, protests, and special events programs.
- The Lincoln Memorial is located on the west end of the National Mall. This revered monument attracts many visitors each year, features a reflection pool, and is dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln.
- The Washington Monument is the tallest building in the entire District and stands over 555 feet high.
- The White House offers self-guided tours of the grounds and the first floor, while the rest of the building is closed to the public.
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum offers a very poignant experience where visitors are given a single holocaust victim or survivor's identity card that details of the person's history and experiences, making the visit a powerful mode of tribute.
- Rock Creek Park is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Visit the park's water-powered gristmill, or the oldest home in Washington, D.C., the Old Stone House.
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