Things To Do On DC Metro Red Line
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The DC Metro Red Line is the primary way to move in and out of Montgomery County which encompasses most of the NW and northern DC suburbs like Bethesda, Rockville, and Silver Spring. It is the busiest line with arguably the best stops for entertainment and tourism amongst other options. It is the longest of all the lines, if you are staying beyond Bethesda the riding into the city can take 30 to 40 minutes.

Hotels on The DC Metro Red Line

Top Tourist Stops the DC Metro

Chinatown is the heart of the city where the Verizon Center is located (Capitals & Wizards), with the American Art Museums and Spy Museum one block away, this stop connect with the Yellow and Green Lines. Union Station is a nice jump off point to walk the Mall, and check out the Capital or Library of Congress. Although, if you plan to walk from Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial it’s several miles, the benefit is that you will pass all the major Smithsonian Museums, and Monuments minus the Jefferson Memorial. Adam Morgan / Woodley Park will drop you off about .5 miles from the National Zoo.

Top Nightlife & Entertainment Stops on the Red Line

DuPont Circle and especially Adams Morgan will deliver many options for nightlife, including a wide array of bars. DuPont Circle drops you off in the thick of things, while Adams Morgan has a rougher edge, and will require a quick cab ride / walk to the strip of popular bars. Chinatown / Gallery has several bars and nightlife options this is in what is considered downtown DC.

Top Restaurant Stops on the Red Line

By far Bethesda is the best destination for all sorts of dining options from fine dining to casual. Bethesda is an upper class area. The population tends to be family oriented and older young professionals. Chinatown is the next best option on the Red Line for high quality restaurants. Generally speaking dining in DC is going to cost more.

The Red Line Connects MARC, Amtrak, & VRE at Union Station

If you are traveling to DC by railroad you can arrive near the Capital at Union Station via Amtrack, MARC, or VRE. The MARC will connect with BWI if you are flying in from Baltimore and need public transportation from BWI all the way to DC. Metro Center connects with the Orange and Blue Lines. The Blue Line will take you to Regan Nation Airport. The Red Line connects with MARC at Rockville and Silver Spring.