City break (বিশেষ্য)): a short vacation in a city, such as during a business trip.
Before the pleasure trip, the city break was a small leisure time that gave you access to the cultural and culinary facilities offered by the big cities. In this TripIt series, we explore some of the best cities in the world for planning a quick trip or extending a work trip.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your city in Washington, DC
Where to fly
Travelers to the DC metro area can choose from a variety of airports, including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located less than five miles from Arlington DC, Virginia; Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), located 27 miles west of downtown DC; And Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), located 30 miles northeast of the city.
When choosing which airport is best for you, consider things like your final destination in the DC area; Arrival and departure times; Availability of flights from and to your home airport; And your preferred on-the-ground mode of transport once you arrive.
Fortunately, once you land, you will have access to many transportation options to get to DC wherever you fly. From DCA, you can take the metro; Just 20 minutes drive from the airport to downtown DC IAD, you can take the Metrobus 5A route. And from BWI, you can take MTA MARC, MTA Light Rail or Amtrak to DC
Taxi and ride shares are available from all airports. Alternatively, you can rent a car to get to and from the city.
Where to stay during your city break
Whether you are going to DC for work or fun, there is a hotel that suits your travel style and budget. The Hay-Adams hotel, The St. Choose from iconic (read: luxury) landmarks such as Gregory Hotel, Fairmont Washington, DC, Georgetown, Hamilton Hotel Washington, DC, The LINE DC, or The Dupont Circle Hotel.
For more budget-friendly accommodation, consider vacation rentals like Airbnb or hotels like the One Washington Circle Hotel or the Phoenix Park Hotel.
How to get closer
One of the great advantages of visiting DC is its easy walkability. Bring comfortable shoes to get around the city, plan accordingly and explore its many sights (more on what to do below!)
If walking is not possible or desirable, get on the Capital Bikeshare bike. Bike-sharing stations are located across the DMV রা this is what locals call the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. Thanks to more than 600 stations and 5,000 bikes, renting a bike is not only eco-friendly জার and fun! Rides start at $ 1.00 to unlock a bike and then $ 0.05 / min for a bike or $ 0.15 for an ebike. Day pass 8.
Accommodation for a convenient and clean subway system called DC Metrorail (Metro for short). Metro fares start at 2.00; The total of your trip will vary depending on the service, the length of the ride, the day and the duration of your trip. DC also has an extensive bus system. Regular route is $ 2.00 / ride; Express route $ 4.25 / ride. Combo rail and bus passes start at $ 13.00 for one day unlimited passes.
Ride-sharing programs like Uber and Lift are also available to take you where you need to go.
Pro tip: Use TripIt’s Navigator feature to search for transportation options available to you This will show you the estimated cost and travel time for each option, so you can decide which one works best. You can find the Navigator in the details screen of your plan.
Where to eat
For dining experiences, don’t forget to go to Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Late Night at the Lee Diplomat and Old Abit Grill in Metropolitan Square, originally French for rent in the DC, U Street Corridor — the title of Washington’s oldest saloon, and founded in 1856.
Want to check out a newcomer to the DC restaurant scene? For modern Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine, try The Wurfe Illy. Want more Mediterranean alternatives? Spots such as Maidan (14th and U Street) and Rumi’s Kitchen (Mount Vernon Square) offer delicious, shared-plate options inspired by traditional and home-cooked food from the Middle East and North Africa and Persia, respectively.
Lust for Asian cuisine? Go to Anju for traditional-meat-modern Korean food or Rakuya for casual sushi (and much more!); Both are located in Dupont Circle.
Also located in Dupont Circle (aptly named The Dupont Circle Hotel), The Pembroke serves classic American fare in a chic, light-filled environment. Or, go to Adams Morgan’s The Imperial where Mid-Atlantic flavors combine with French cuisine. You can also pick up a craft cocktail in the basement drinking den, drums and grain of the installation.
What to do in your city break
From monuments to museums, America’s capital city is full of history and culture.
If this is your first time in DC, start your journey by exploring the countless monuments located next to the National Mall. Iconic landmarks include Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington Monument (pre-book tickets if you want to go to the top), Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial and more. All monuments are free to visit; The Washington Monument charges a service fee of $ 1.00 per trip.
Want to immerse yourself in more cultural experiences? Check out one (or a few!) Of the many museums in town. You can choose from within the Smithsonian Network, such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the National Museum of American. Arts + Industries Building, National Portrait Gallery and more. Outside of the Smithsonian network, museums such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Geographic Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are worth visiting.
Keep in mind that many of these museums require a pre-booked, time-entry ticket to visit for free (with a few exceptions). You can send your reservation email to TripIt to keep your bookings organized in one place, get directions within the museum and even find a bite spot nearby.
Want to pick a book about your favorite piece of American history or art? See Politics and Prose (The Wolf), Capitol Hill Books (Capitol Hill, Naturally), and Kramers (Dupont Circle) for supporting local, independent bookstores in the process.
Overnight, go for a cocktail after dinner at the off-the-record in the basement of the Hay-Adams Hotel (or drum and grain in the basement of the Imperial — mentioned above). Or, head east to Capitol Hill for a wine and cheese experience that is sure to delight.
Note: Be sure to consult and comply with all local guidelines and travel restrictions as you reopen destinations around the world, as these vary greatly and will continue to change. One way to stay on top of changing guidelines is to consult COVID-19 Travel Guide For destination-specific information, the TripIt app features, testing and vaccination requirements, current transmission rates, quarantine rules upon arrival, and other information you need to know before visiting the area.