In a city with a population the size of Washington, D.C., there is no doubt that there will be constant congestion in the city. If you are driving around the city, there's a very good chance that you will encounter a traffic jam. This is why it is important to take advantage of public transportation in D.C. Parking is considered rather expensive, so most people opt for using the public transportation system that allows people to travel quickly and an in an affordable way - without the headache.
In Washington D.C., understanding public transportation is not very difficult, as it is similar to other big cities. The most popular mode of transportation will be the Metrorail. This lightrail/subway system will help you get to any place you desire. Many tourists will be delighted to see that many of the stops are national landmarks. If you are used to traveling on buses you may be interested in the local bus system. Like any bus system, the numbers in the front will tell you where the next buses next stop. You can obtain transfers for both the Metro and the bus. These can be used within two hours, so many people find them helpful.
You’ll be able to find easy-to-read maps for the Metro at the stations. If you have questions, you’ll also be able to find help from the booth attendants at the Metro stations.
If you are doing a lot of sightseeing, you might want to consider National Mall tour buses. These are specifically run to stop at most of the many national landmarks. When traveling on a National Mall tour bus you can put the travel guide away because all the work has already been done for you. When evaluating your vacation budget, the public transportation system will always be a better solution. After minutes of learning the system you will feel like a pro and be able to reach any landmark, restaurant or hotel in your vicinity.