Tenaja85 wrote:We did this about a year ago--flew into DCA, stayed in Alexandria and used the Metro the entire time. We did have a couple longer waits for trains (max. 15 minutes) and once did encounter a station that was on the map but was closed for maintenance, but it worked for us, since we weren't on a schedule. It got us to all the sites we wanted to see with no more than a 5-10 minute walk (and DC is a pretty city to begin with, so it's pleasant to walk through the main tourist areas)--plus it's slick having a stop right at DCA. It's very user-friendly and clearly signed. If you'll be using it frequently you should invest in a Smartrip card, which is just a reloadable card that you can scan whenever you use the Metro to save time and money.
tomaheath wrote:Thanks for fantastic info everyone very much appreciated! Leaning towards Rosslyn area seems like the prices are more inline with what I was looking for. To the sounds of it weekdays are better to visit if using the metro?
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