Around the City:
- Car: DC is rife with traffic/speed cameras so be careful. The parking pass you’ll have is for Zone 2 so make sure you read the signs. Of course, my advice is to just park your car and leave it there.
- Ride sharing: services like Uber and Lyft are great alternatives to Metro or taxis. They are more predictable and cheaper if you are traveling with a group. Click here for tips about using Uber & Lyft .
- Metro: the Dupont Circle station (Red line) is about a 13 minute walk (.7 miles). The Foggy Bottom station (Blue & Orange lines) is slightly longer. You'll need Metro card which you can buy at any Metro Station but there are usually a bunch at the house thanks to previous guests.
- Bus: DC has an extensive bus system and is a great alternative (or adjunct) to the Metro. the D6/D2 bus stop is on P Street and the G2 bus stop is on 28th Street, both just a block away. Four blocks away on M Street you’ll find another half dozen different bus routes.
- DC Circulator: the Circulator costs only $1 so other than walking, it’s the cheapest way to get around (www.dccirculator.com). If you don’t have a Metro card, they will take cash (exact change). There is a Circulator stop in front of the Four Seasons Hotel (M & 28th) and another on Wisconsin & N.
- Taxi: the best place to catch a cab is on P Street by the 7-Eleven. Cabs are metered and take credit cards.
- Bike: DC has some great paved paths that let you safely ride along the Potomac to the Monuments/Mall, Arlington Cemetery or even Mount Vernon. For more about biking in DC, see our Running & Biking section.