What’s On the DC Metro Green Line

Overview of DC Green Line

things_to_in_washington_dc_on_the_green_lineThe Green Line is most notable for its access to College Park (Maryland University) and bus transportation to BWI Airport (B30). It is possible to take a one way bus from the Greenbelt Metro Stop to BWI. A MARC train is another alternative. The Green Line runs in Prince George’s County MD, as well as, NE and SE sections of DC. The Navy Yard Metro Station is the jump off point for the Nationals Ballpark. The Green line shares track throughout DC with the Yellow Line. Howard University is a destination on the Green line.

Tourism & Entertainment Stops on Green Line

things_to_do_in_washington_dc_on_the_green_lineIf you are visiting DC for tourism and traveling on the Green Line the Archives Metro Station, and Chinatown / Gallery are your two primary stops for accessing Smithsonian Museums and Monuments. The Archives stop places you close to The National Mall. The Chinatown stop is in the heart of the city next to the Verizon Center, along with many restaurants and bars. In addition the American Portrait (Art) Musuem is located at the Chinatown Station in addition to the Spy Museum. U Street is a popular area with many restaurants and bars. The 930 Club can be reached from this stop.

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Places to Stay on the Green line

Neighborhoods with hotels on the Green line.

Mt. Vernon

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nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: Mount Vernon Square is a rapidly revitalizing urban neighborhood in central DC. Located on the green and yellow lines, this area is home to DC’s Convention Center. This neighborhood is home to a diverse mix of residents from young professionals to longtime DC residents. This area is a hotbed of construction as new commercial ventures and apartment buildings go up daily. However, there is still a cluster of low-income housing blocks in Mount Vernon so caution, especially at night, is advised. Hotels near Mt. Vernon Metro.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up With its proximity to the convention center, Mount Vernon is the ideal location for conference attendees. It’s also a great neighborhood for those visitors who are a bit more adventurous and are looking to explore some of DC’s lesser-known neighborhoods. Hotels near Mt. Vernon Metro.

Branch Ave

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nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: Branch Avenue metro station is at the end of the green line in Maryland, just southeast of DC. A suburban area that is home to quite a few government buildings, visitors will safe if they chose to walk the short distance from the hotels to the metro. There is parking available at the metro for over $5 per day if the weather is not good. Hotels near Branch Ave. Metro.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up Branch Avenue is great for travelers, particularly families, on a budget who are looking for a base to launch their vacation from or for those with business at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility. Hotels near Branch Ave. Metro.

Chinatown

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nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: Chinatown in DC is a very busy urban neighborhood. Populated with businesses, apartment buildings, shopping, and nightlife, Chinatown never shuts down. Being at the crossroads of major metro and bus lines, this area is a big hangout for the city’s teenagers, so it can get quite rowdy. Mostly home to young professionals, this area also includes a few low income housing complexes and a large homeless shelter. While generally a safe neighborhood, visitors will notice a higher amount of panhandling in Chinatown and should be cautious in the area at night. Hotels near Chinatown / Gallery Plaza Metro.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up Visitors not interested in a noisy, rowdy neighborhood should look elsewhere, but Chinatown is a great option for those attending an event at the Verizon Center or who are looking to party like a local. It is also easy to walk to the National Mall from this location. Hotels near Chinatown / Gallery Plaza Metro.

Greenbelt

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nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: Greenbelt, Maryland is located at the end of the green/yellow metro lines, north of Washington, DC. Close to the University of Maryland, this area is suburban, with groups of townhouses, neighborhoods of single family homes, and the requisite office parks and strip malls. This is a safe area, but not very walkable. A car is really a must to stay here. Greenbelt is conveniently located off of the Capital Beltway and there is a bus to Baltimore-Washington International Airport from the metro station. Hotels near Greenbelt Metro.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up This is an ideal location for visitors to UMD or those on business in the area. Otherwise, visitors should be prepared for a no-frills neighborhood and a good amount of effort to get into Washington. Hotels near Greenbelt Metro.