Getting Around the City:
Car: Driving around DC is not easy and you'll end up paying a fortune for parking garages. If you have a car with you, my advice is to just park it at the house and leave it there.
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. Requires a Smartrip card which you can buy in any station or CVS pharmacy store. However, thanks to previous guests, there's usually a few Smartrip cards at the house in the dining room.
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. Requires a Smartcart card.
DC Circulator: the Circulator costs only $1 so other than walking, it’s the cheapest way to get around (www.ccirculator.com). If you don’t have a metro card, they will take cash (exact change). There are Circulator stops on M Street and on Wisconsin Avenue. You'll find Circulator route maps in the house.
Taxi: the best place to catch a cab is on P Street by the 7-Eleven. Cabs are metered and take credit cards.
Ride Sharing: car-sharing services such as Uber (www.uber.com) and Lyft (www.lyft.com) are a great alternative to taxis and are more predictable, cheaper, and convenient.
Bike: DC has an ever expanding maze of bike lanes however, DC drivers don't necessarily understand the concept so be very careful when riding the streets. Having said that, Capital Bikeshare (www.capitalbikeshare.com) has over 3,000 bikes at 350 stations. Since it allows you to pick up a bike at one station and drop it off at another, you have great flexibility and aren't stuck with an all-day rental. To explore the greater DC area, visit our Running & Biking page for information about the local trails.