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- Union StationMember ofFoodiesWellnessLuxury TravelersArt & Design LoversJun 24, 2014
Union Station is a busy portal in connecting with DC from all over the country. It's the hub of Amtrak, the local bus service, and the metro. It has tons of restaurants from fast-food shops to sit down restaurants. It is also in walking distance of many of the touriss attractions.Recommended for:
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Apr 22, 2014
The architecture at Union Station is amazing. And you can get anywhere in and around DC from here! (a side note -- if you visit DC, don't waste money renting a car. The metro, which is DC's underground train, will get you ANYWHERE and fast. Even when it is crowded, you're still on the train in a jiffy and across the city in 5 minutes.)Recommended for:
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Dec 28, 2013
As I usually take the Amtrak train from New Jersey south bound to DC the grand hallways of Union Station are the first things I see upon arrival into Washington. Grand, lovely, classy; the station gives a great first impression of our nations capital city!Recommended for:
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Constantly under renovation, DC's Union Station is still a very cool place to visit. If you arrive to DC by train or Bus you will get to see it whether you put it in your plans or not. If you arrive by air, I still suggest it is worth a visit. The architecture is very cool. Plus it is right next door to the Postal Museum one of DC's lesser known but cool musuemsRecommended for:
- Union StationMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersAdventure TravelersNov 06, 2013
If you're taking public transportation in and out of or around DC, you'll soon become familiar with Union Station. It is home to both the Amtrak station and one of the major metro hubs. The interior is gorgeous with vaulted ceilings and ornate stonework. Aside from the transportation perks, there are a number of good restaurants and shops in the old train station as well.Recommended for:
- Union StationOct 21, 2013
I'm getting to be a big fan of trains, and Union Station is certainly one of the nicer train stations around. Like NYC's, the interior of the station is quite beautiful and filled with ceiling murals and romantic columns. It's also a great place to get stuck for a few hours - there area ton of shops on the first floor, plus really good cafes that beat McDonald's anyday (like Au Bon Pain and Cosi). The metro signs are easily located and you can just hop on the subway and be in the heart of DC in a matter of minutes.Recommended for:
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Sep 13, 2013
The hub station of DC. It is truly one of the most beautiful architectural train stations. I meant to just stop by for a few minutes and pass by, but with all the restaurants, shops, and architecture I ended up spending at least an hour from different vantage points.Recommended for:
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 28, 2013
Union Station is one of the most important train stations in DC. It's a major point between Washington, D.C. and New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, etc. The interior is filled with an ornate, curved ceiling, and filled with shops and restaurants. It's visual eye candy and makes it hard to resist taking pictures.Recommended for:
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jul 20, 2013
Due to work in progress inside, it was difficult to judge its interior. The outside is clearly made to impress, with a monumental and wide facade, and a large open space in front of it. Not bad, but i have seen nicer stations.Recommended for:
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4May 09, 2013
Union Station is the ultimate hub of all DC transit! The station is lively and bustling with folks heading off on their daily commute and there are plenty of food and shopping opportunities for the more leisurely passer-through. With grandiose arched ceilings and nearly pristine floors, Union Station gives mass transit a good name!
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure Travelers+ 2May 07, 2013
Union Station is the most visited spot in Washington, DC. Attracting 32 million visitors every year, the station is also the headquarters for Amtrak. There are lots of retail stores and restaurants in the building - it doubles as a popular leisure destination in DC.
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Jan 21, 2013
This place is gorgeous. Everything is expensive though! I could not find anything that was under $5...but there were a ton of little shops and restaurants. It's a neat place, and a definite tourist attraction.
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesDec 25, 2012
Union Station has undergone a great deal of renovation in the last 2 years. There are a number of shops and restaurants available. Several train lines run through here including Amtrak, Metro, VRE and MARC. The building is beautiful and very historic. It's worth stopping by if you're in the area.
- Union StationDec 06, 2012
This is one of the medium to medium-high train stations I've seen in terms of organization. Far better than Penn Station or Grand Central Station, it is laid out logically, so it's relatively easy to find your train. Beyond that, the building itself isn't much of a destination.
- Union StationMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Nov 17, 2012
One of the grandest train stations in the country. Stunning architecture, and the place to get local and Amtrak trainings in and out of the city. There is a small food court with mostly breakfast and fast foods.
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 12, 2012
This is a great train station, and a great place to go for food and shopping when you're being a tourist. I do wish that they could get rid of the homeless people lying in the gutter with their pants down.
- Union StationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Oct 11, 2012
The grand Union Station of DC is the first point of entry for those arriving on train into the nation's capital and what a grand first impression it is! travelling from the station is very convenient as it is served by buses, metros, taxis and privately run tour company buses.