The DC Metro Blue line shares a majority of its track with the Orange line and Yellow line. The primary purpose of the Blue line is to connect Arlington, VA with DCA (Reagan National Airport). The most significant stations along the Blue line are Rosslyn for access to Georgetown and the Orange / Silver line, Metro Center for transfers to the Red line, and Morgan BLVD for access to Fedex Field.

Top Tourist Stops on the DC Metro Blue Line
Smithsonian is the default stop for all Smithsonian Museums and access to the National Mall. The station is about a 10 minute walk from the National Air and Space Museum. Arlington Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial can are accessible on the Blue line. The Farragut West station will leave you two blocks from the White House. The Capitol South station places riders a 15 minute walk from the Capital Building, Library of Congress and Supreme Court.

Top Restaurants / Nightlife Stops on the Blue Line
Eastern Market along the Blue line is a hidden gem that hosts a farmers markets on the weekends, and is a good destination for lunch any day of the week. Old Town or Alexandria is a nice destination for a dinner out and a casual day of shopping. If you’re a shopper Old Town and Georgetown are the places to be. The crowd is middle aged in Alexandria and it is accessed via the King Street stop. Keep in mind; you will have to walk 15 minutes to get from the metro to the main drag in Alexandria (Old Town) which can be a pain. Luckily there is a free trolley that runs daily to help. As for Georgetown, shopping, restaurants and bars are abundant, but it is not directly on any metro line so riders will need to get off at Rosslyn and cross the Key Bridge (only a 15 minute walk).

Stations With Hotels on The DC Metro Blue Line

Downtown Washington DC Metro Stations

Smithsonian Museums, Tidal Basin, Cherry Blossom Festival, National Mall Metro Stations

Regan National (DC Airport) Metro Stations

Arlington Metro Stations

Alexandria Metro Stations

Eastern Maryland, Fedex Field Metro Stations

Virgina Suburbs Along I-95

Research & Written by Jeff Howard