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Need ideas for staying outside DC and taking train into DC

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1. Posted by GaryMN (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

We are looking to stay outside DC and take a train in. Like maybe someplace in Maryland, Pa, Delaware, or Va where we can stay in a motel and then get a train into DC.

Any ideas????

2. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 7y

We did this strategy.
Stayed in Falls Church, VA and took the convenient light rail transit right into DC.
Our accomodations happened to offer a free shuttle to the train so inquire when making resevations.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

If you want to stay way out of town, stay down in a quaint town called Charlottesville. This is where the University of Virginia is located, and Thomas Jefferson's home (Monticello) is located on the south side of town--and is a national heritage site.

There is an Amtrak train that goes directly to the Union Station in Washington, D.C. from here--and the station is just a block from two major hotels--and the main part of town is just another block away. I think it's about an hour by train to Washington, D.C.--but the train only runs once a day, I think.