What’s On the DC Metro Green Line

Written by – Updated July 5, 2021

Overview of DC Green Line

things_to_in_washington_dc_on_the_green_lineThe Green Line is most notable for its access to College Park (Maryland University) and bus transportation to BWI Airport (B30). It is possible to take a one way bus from the Greenbelt Metro Stop to BWI. A MARC train is another alternative. The Green Line runs in Prince George’s County MD, as well as, NE and SE sections of DC. The Navy Yard Metro Station is the jump off point for the Nationals Ballpark. The Green line shares track throughout DC with the Yellow Line. Howard University is a destination on the Green line.

Things to Do on the DC Metro Green Line

things_to_do_in_washington_dc_on_the_green_lineIf you are visiting DC for tourism and traveling on the Green Line the Archives Metro Station, and Chinatown / Gallery are your two primary stops for accessing Smithsonian Museums and Monuments. The Archives stop places you close to The National Mall. The Chinatown stop is in the heart of the city next to the Verizon Center, along with many restaurants and bars. In addition the American Portrait (Art) Musuem is located at the Chinatown Station in addition to the Spy Museum. U Street is a popular area with many restaurants and bars. The 930 Club can be reached from this stop.

Where to Stay on the Green line

Staying Near the Greenbelt Metro

nieghborhood_vibe_48Greenbelt Neighborhood: This is an ideal location for visitors who are looking for a basic hotel to sleep in after a long day in DC. Many people will take a look at Greenbelt if they are flying into BWI because transportation from Washington, DC to BWI flows through Greenbelt. There are no hotels within walking distance, but the Greenbelt station is flush with over 200 spaces of parking available at $5 per day. Visitors should be prepared for a no-frills neighborhood and a 30 to 40 minute commute into Washington, DC on the Metro. Greenbelt, Maryland is located at the end of the green/yellow metro lines, north of Washington, DC. Close to the University of Maryland, this area is suburban, with groups of townhouses, neighborhoods of single family homes, and the requisite office parks and strip malls. This is a safe area, but not very walkable. A car is really a must to stay here. Greenbelt is conveniently located off of the Capital Beltway and there is a bus to Baltimore-Washington International Airport from the metro station.

South Suburbs, MD Branch Ave. Metro

hotels near branch ave.

nieghborhood_vibe_48Branch Ave. Neighborhood: The Branch Ave. Metro station is in a suburban setting particularly good for families on a budget who are looking for a base to launch their vacation. Hotel prices here are routinely lower than most other areas in Washington, DC. The location won’t excite or distress, but that is okay for most travelers who just need a reliable hotel for sleeping and breakfast. A suburban area that is home to quite a few government buildings, most travelers will feel safe if they chose to walk the short distance from the hotels to the Metro. There is parking available at the Metro for over $5 per day.