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Traveling from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA,) for a visit or business trip allows you to take in some of the wonderful attractions our nation’s capital and the surrounding areas has to offer. When you land at the airport, you can pick up a rental car, take a tour of the nearby Pentagon, and head over the Arlington National Cemetery. For a snack or meal, you'll find top-notch restaurants at nearby Crystal City, about 5 minutes from the airport.
Located just over the bridge from Arlington, Virginia, Washington, D.C. is an easy city to find your way around. I-395 takes you into the heart of the city, giving you prime access to the Smithsonian Museum buildings, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and the U.S. Capitol and White House, which can be toured free. If you want to go farther afield, drive along Embassy Row on Massachusetts Avenue. You may also want to visit Georgetown, which boasts beautiful architecture as well as an abundance of restaurants and trendy shops.
The flight from Chicago to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) takes about one and a half hours. DCA is the closest airport to the city proper and provides many domestic flights around the country.