Washington, D.C. has an outstanding public transportation system that includes the Metro (subway), buses, tourist trolleys, a bike share program, along with easy access to regional transit trains like the MARC, VRE and Amtrak. Most of all getting around D.C. for the first time is made much easier by utilizing the Metro system. The Metro lowers stress, and saves time and money for tourists visiting Washington, D.C. for a three primary reasons:
REASON ONE. There are no free parking options within a short walk to Smithsonian Museums and National Mall, nor is affordable parking available downtown. Therefore driving in to the city can be costly in both parking fees and the time seeking out convenient parking.
REASON TWO. The Metro enables travelers to save hundreds of dollars on a hotel by finding places to stay outside of Washington, D.C. and commuting into downtown and the National Mall. Since there are over 100 hotels within walking distance to the Metro it is easy to find affordable accommodations around Washington, D.C.
REASON THREE. Washington, D.C. traffic is notoriously some of the worst in the country. The Metro alleviates the stress of navigating around D.C. during rush hour time when accidents most often occur.