Intern Housing Washington DC | Getting Around DC

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Getting Around DC

There’s a lot to see in DC!

Getting around Washington is easy, and WISH staff is here to help you find your way. WISH housing is convenient to the Metro and in walking distance to wherever you want to be on Capitol Hill–The White House, Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress and the National Mall, Georgetown and the National Zoo. Make history your home with Washington Intern Student Housing!

The most convenient airport to fly into is Reagan National Airport (DCA). It is Metro accessible and taxis are much less expensive than from Dulles International or Baltimore-Washington International airports. Shuttle buses are available from all airports, and trains from BWI (including Amtrak trains) come right to Capitol Hill, three blocks from the WISH office.

DC Transportation Information & Links


The Metro Washington DC

The Metro

Capital BikeShare
Capitol Hill Maps
DC Taxicab Commission
DC Circulator
Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO)
BWI International Airport
Dulles International Airport
Reagan National Airport
Union Station

Government Links



The White House
The Senate
The House of Representatives
The Supreme Court
The Library of Congress
The National Parks Service

Museum Links

The Smithsonian Museum

The Smithsonian Museum

The Smithsonian Institution
The National Gallery
The Sewell-Belmont House and Museum
The Folger Shakespeare Library
The Frederick Douglas Home
The Museum Spot
Marine Barracks and Commodant’s House
Tour of Duty Heritage Trail
U.S. Naval Museum
Historic Barracks Row
Congressional Cemetery

Capitol Hill Links

National Park Service – Monuments and Memorials
The Architect of The Capitol
The Eastern Market
Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals
The Washington Nationals
Outdoor Flea Market at Eastern Market
Capitol Hill Parks
Capitol Hill Historic District
Capitol Hill Business Improvement District
U.S. Botanic Garden


The Washington Post
The Hill

Roll Call


Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC

Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC

4th of July Fireworks on the National Mall
Boo at the Zoo
Laying of the Wreath
Marine Corps Band Concerts
Marine Corps Marathon
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Christmas Tree Lighting
National Memorial Day Parade
Rolling Thunder
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Kite Festival
State of the Union Address

WISH posts more events throughout your stay!