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Getting Around Washington, DC

Family Guide
Tree-lined, traffic-filled Pennsylvania Avenue at night, with the US Capitol lit up in the distance
Washington, DC’s metro is one of the cleanest and most efficient subway systems anywhere in the world, and covers a large part of the city and its surroundings. If the metro doesn’t get you to your destination, the DC Circulator or a city bus probably will. Taxis are easily available, though more expensive. Some areas of the city are walkable, and ample sightseeing services add to the options.

Finding your way

The city is divided into quadrants, with the US Capitol as the center. ...

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