Metro is moving away from plastic cards so download this app to take metro and the busses all over the city.
Rides can cost anywhere between $2-$6 based on time of day and distance. If you are sightseeing, start with $10-$15 and add money as needed.
With more people working from home, the busiest times on weekdays can run as late as 9:30 am and as early as 3:30 pm.
Locals are serious about escalator etiquette. Make sure you always stand on the right and let people pass on the left.
The two most important things to note when riding the metro is the color and the end stops. Reference maps in the station and on the train to make sure you are headed in the right direction.
The Monuments Smithsonian Metro Center The Zoo Woodly Park U Street/Black Broadway U Street Old Town Alexandria Old Town Airport Ronald Regan National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery