Washington dc

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  1. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    My uncle passed away a few months ago and his final resting place is going to be in Arlington national cemetery first part of April. I am planning a trip there for services. Seems how nether myself or the misses have ever been to dc. we are planning a few days to see the museums and other sites in dc while we are there. we will be flying and staying 4 nights. looking at a few options we can stay within walking distance of most of the things we want to see while we are there at a large premium in hotel cost. or i can get a hotel in Arlington and save more than the cost of a rental car (pay for the rental plus save about a additional 300 on the entire trip).

    my question is how much are the tolls in a 4 wheeler to travel back and forth from Arlington to dc traffic and travel times?
     
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  3. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    I know they have added toll lanes to parts of 495&66.....But as far as I know they r electronic collection only &do not Have to be used...so in short you shouldn't have to pay any....Also you might want to ck into public transit....parkng is at a premium in the district&they do have a pretty good system.....my only personal experience is pkg the truck in Alexandria &takin the Metro in for a ballgame & it was a breeze....njoy the trip and God Bless your Uncle for his service&Valor that earned him a spot in Arlington...
     
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    Kindle Medium Load Member

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    I would try to stay near a subway/train station. Driving in DC sucks. The Air & Space museum is awesome, so are the Smithsoneum museums. If you can steal the Hope diamond while you're there, we'll split the profits!
     
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  5. dog-c

    dog-c Road Train Member

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    I use kayak.com

    ive stayed In DC a few times - you can get a four star hotel for 110 a night. Right now occupancy rates are low so you should be able to score a good deal
     
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  6. cglascoe01

    cglascoe01 Bobtail Member

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    The traffic In Washington sucks , Arlington to d.c. is a easy drive only a few miles, the subway is really easy to use there and in April the weather will be pretty good for walking around to the different museums and whatnot pretty good. I live a couple hours away from d.c. I takey wife and kids up there every spring to the museums. It's a great time to play tourist around there. There aren't any tolls that you will encounter . The only tolls around d.c. are on the beltway. Which you probably won't even be on.
     
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  7. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    I agree with all of the above.....you DON'T want to drive in DC
    the public transport is excellent (particularly in Arlington)
    when you book your hotel, make sure they have a shuttle to and from the airport and you'll be set
     
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  8. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    how about subway/public transport between Arlington and dc?
     
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    Opus Road Train Member

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    take ya right in the middle. Honestly, DC's public transit is such, that if you lived there full time you wouldn't need a car.
     
  10. mcnabbtransport

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    There are also zip cars available if you need a car for a few hours. How will you be arriving into this area?
     
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