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Doing it on the cheap

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Doing it on the cheap

So I am travelling to Washington in Mid novemeber for a football game I was just wondering if anyone knew of any good travel tips on the cheap?

-transport from the airport to downtown

-transport from downtown to Fedex feild

-Tours preferably free

-Where to eat

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

Sterling, VA
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1. Re: Doing it on the cheap

Transport from the airport --- Without knowing which airport you're using, I suggest that you look at the second "Top Questions about Washington, DC" that appear on the right-hand side of this page. "How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?"

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2. Re: Doing it on the cheap

Getting to FedEx Field "on the cheap" would include a ride on Metro and a mile walk. For details, see: wmata.com/getting_around/…FedEx_Field

Tours: Entry to all of the Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery of Art is free. Each of those museums offer free docent tours at various times. Check the Smithsonian website: http://www.si.edu/

and the NGA website: http://www.nga.gov/

There are also free tours of the Capitol: http://www.aoc.gov/cc/visit/index.cfm

While you can book the Capitol tour in advance, I expect you could get a tour on a walk-up basis in mid-November.

Edited: 12 September 2012, 14:49
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3. Re: Doing it on the cheap

Everything on the mall is free. Eastern Market on way to/from the game via metro has some good eating locations and nice market on the weekend. We usually stop here and eat. China Town around the Verizon Center also has some cheap eats and pretty good range of choices.

Get the map for the DC Circulator buses also. It's cheaper then metro if your going to one of the spots it runs past and you are close to one of it's lines.

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4. Re: Doing it on the cheap

You can participate in a walking tour "on the cheap" with lots of info given to you by using the services of Walk the Town or DC by Foot. They both work for tips so usually a min. of $10/person for each tours is good. Check out their websites.

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