Tourism & Things to Do on Orange Line
DC insiders will tell you that the Udvar Smithsonian Museum not far from the Vienna Metro is perhaps one the most visually appealing museums. Two huge hangers display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the space shuttle Discovery.
If you are in DC on the weekday and want to experience some of the nation’s top food trucks stop at Farragut Square between 11AM and 3PM where over 15+ food trucks park daily. Alternatively, Eastern Market offers a daily indoor farmers market. Under one roof you can find a bakery, deli, and seafood.
Those who want to experience DC outside of the Smithsonian Museums should consider renting a bike and riding into the city along the Custis trail. This trail is easily accessed from Ballston and the ride to the Mall is all downhill. Capitol Bike Share kiosks are located just off the Ballston Metro station and can be returned most anywhere in DC.
DC Tourism from Arlington on the Orange Line
If you are staying in Arlington, VA the Orange Line is a convenient method to gain access to all of the city and top tourism spots. Ride time from Ballston to downtown DC is 20 minutes. Accessing Georgetown from the Orange Line can be done by getting off at Rosslyn and walking across the Key Bridge. Farragut West which is two blocks from the White House is about a 15 minute ride from the Ballston Metro Stop in Arlington VA. Downtown is accessed through the Metro Center Station which will connect with the Red Line. The Capital, National Archives & Library of Congress all can be easily accessible on the Orange Line.
Places to Stay on the Orange line
Best neighborhoods on the Orange line