The Washington metro area is an exciting and fascinating place to live. It is a world class city with excellent museums, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. The Washington area is a major center for diplomacy, academia, national politics, journalism, and high tech businesses. Its downsides are miserable weather and the cost of living is higher here than ATL
, or DEN
As far as air travel is concerned, the area has three major airports, DCA
, and BWI
)">UA's hub for both domestic and international flights is at IAD
. Additionally, many foreign carriers, such as AF
, and KE
fly to IAD
. There are flights from IAD
to every inhabited continent, except Australia. Right now, IAD
is undergoing a major renovation project, so it is often chaotic. However, once the renovation is completed, I expect it will be a very user-friendly airport.
is a major hub for WN
. You can often find discounted fares from BWI
. US offers frequent flights to cities all along the eastern seaboard from DCA
. Also, DCA
is conveniently located near downtown Washington and the close-in Virginia suburbs, such as Alexandria, and Arlington.