What’s Doing in Washington, D.C.

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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Closer to Washington, D.C. is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, just three miles (five kilometers) outside the city, in Arlington, Virginia. The airport was opened in 1941, and is located on a patch of land jutting out into the Potomac River, allowing for great views of the city’s landmarks as flights depart and arrive. Without stepping outside the airport, you can catch Metro trains to downtown DC.

With a few exceptions, flights from Reagan National are subject to a perimeter rule and are not allowed to fly to any cities over 1,250 miles (2,010 kilometers) away. American Airlines is the airport’s largest carrier, and it as well as Delta Air Lines offers hourly shuttle flights between to and from New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Union Station

Union Station

Airlines flying into the more-distant Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is typically offer lower airfares than those going into either Dulles or Reagan National in part due to the presence of Southwest Airlines there. The airport is 32 miles (51 km) northeast of the city.


Washington, D.C. is a unique destination, with sights and attractions where you can literally see history being made as well as view the United States’ history since its founding. The city is drenched in American history, and offers a seemingly endless number of museums and places to learn about the history of the country as well as the world.

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