Hi, I posted this question on the Washington DC Forum, and someone suggested that I also post it on the VA Forum. Here's my question:
We are traveling by motorcycle the end of May, riding the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Dr. ending at Front Royal, VA. We are considering a day trip into Washington DC, since we'll be so close. However, we're not sure about the transportation issue. I've spent a little time on the Metro website and have some questions:
Would you recommend catching the Metro into DC from the suburbs, rather than trying to drive a motorcycle around DC, where we are completely unfamiliar with the roads?
If we did take the Metro, is the Fairfax station the best one to take it from, coming in from Front Royal?
If we parked our motorcycle at the Metro station at Fairfax, is the parking safe and secure? We've spent more on this motorcycle than any of our other vehicles and don't want anything to happen to it!
Finally, how long would the Metro ride be to come into the National mall area from Fairfax - it would be a weekday. Is there a "rush hour" we should avoid ,or does it matter?
I appreciate any insights you can give!