Washington, D.C. is the grand capital of the United States. Founded in 1790, the city is home to rich history and many inspiring monuments and museums. No visit to D.C. is complete without a walk through the National Mall, starting at the Capitol Building and extending to the Lincoln Memorial. The Washington Memorial lies in between the two structures, adjacent to a beautiful reflecting pool. The pleasant Georgetown neighbourhood holds fantastic architecture and great history; though it is only accessible by car (no public transit goes to this area). While in Washington, D.C., spend some time in one of the many revered Smithsonian Museums or test your espionage skills at the International Spy Museum. Don't forget to say hi to America's First Family on your tour of the White House, home to the nation's president and arguably the most iconic building in the country.
Travel back in time with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Located less than four hours away, Williamsburg was one of America's earliest settlements and is maintained today to provide a fascinating glimpse into 18th-century life. Numerous colonial homes have been preserved and a guided tour complete with re-enactments will paint a vivid picture of this chapter of American history. Alternatively, head northeast to the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland for sailing, windsurfing and seafood in this lovely eastern city.
Our car hire suppliers in Washington, D.C. include Avis, Alamo, National and Hertz.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located at both of Washington, D.C.'s airports: Dulles International and Reagan. Additionally, there are several depots around the city, including one at Union Station in the city centre. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which Washington, D.C. depot is most convenient for you to pick up your car hire.
As with most cities, Washington, D.C. city centre can be congested. Meters are stationed throughout the city, as are car parks, which generally charge US$10-20 per hour. Please note that many areas with meters will have restrictions during morning and evening rush hours, so pay attention to signage to avoid fees or towing.
If you're travelling outside of the city, you are likely to encounter toll roads. Tolls in the US can vary greatly, from less than $1 to upwards of $10. If possible, research your route beforehand and carry cash. Change is usually available through tellers at toll booths. Occasionally, you will need coins in various denominations for unmanned booths.
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