Columbus Circle, Union Station
Amtrak station and shopping mall inside restored old train station. Worth a visit.
About 15-20 minute walk to Union Station which serves Amtrak and the Red Metro Line.
“A nice place to walk through. During December don't miss the train exhibit - it has miniature DC sights/buildings made out of organic material.”
Point of Interest
“Metrorail provides safe, clean, reliable transit service for more than 600,000 customers a day throughout the Washington, DC area. The system is the second busiest in the United States, serving 91 stations in VA, MD, and DC. Metrorail has six color-coded rail lines: Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Green. The layout of the system makes it possible to travel between any two stations with no more than a single transfer. Metrobus provides more than 400,000 trips each weekday serving 11,500 bus stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Metrobus is the sixth busiest bus agency in the United States, with a fleet of more than 11,500 bus stops.”
“Great for biking, long walks, and viewing the Potomac River. Take a break from site seeing and sit on a bench in beautiful Haines Point park. It even has miniature golf for couples or kiddos.”
“There are about 22 parks in the Hill hood, and this is the closest. Includes a playground for little ones and green space for all. Great spot for picnics. From the corners you really get a sense of L'Enfant's layout for D.C. Great cannon angles to hold back marauders. Plus, a statue of Nathaniel Greene for Revolutionary War buffs.”