comscore

Union Station

Washington Union Station, Washington, DC 20002, USA
Been here

Tribes: Who likes this place?

Who Likes This Place?

What the scores mean:
These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.

Which Gogobot Tribe do you belong to? Join now

  • 98%
    Students

Member Reviews (93)Write a review

Most Relevant
Sort by
  • Union Station
    Julia
    Member of
    Foodies
    Wellness
    Luxury Travelers
    Art & Design Lovers
    5 Jun 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:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesLocal Culture
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union Station
    Donna Worsham
    4 May 30, 2014

    If you arrive in Washington by train or metro, the early 1900's Beaux Arts style Union Station might provide your first glimpse of the capital city.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory Buffs
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union StationPro 2014
    Bailey Klentzman
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 3
    • Vegetarian
    • Backpackers
    • Adventure Travelers
    5 Apr 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:Art & Design LoversBackpackersBudget Travelers
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union StationPro 2014
    Yogic Traveler
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Budget Travelers
    Foodies
    + 6
    • Wellness
    • LGBT
    • Green Travelers
    • Nightlife Lovers
    • Spiritual Seekers
    • Trendsters
    4 Dec 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:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsLocal Culture
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union Station
    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 13
    • Business Travelers
    • Family Travelers
    • Foodies
    • Wellness
    • Green Travelers
    • Students
    • Backpackers
    • Luxury Travelers
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Nightlife Lovers
    • Spiritual Seekers
    • Art & Design Lovers
    4 Nov 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 musuems

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversBusiness Travelers
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union StationPro 2014
    Arlo Hemphill
    Member of
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Business Travelers
    Green Travelers
    Adventure Travelers
    4 Nov 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:Art & Design LoversBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersHistory Buffs
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union Station
    Erin K
    4 Oct 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:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersGreen Travelers
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union StationPro 2014
    Kevin Chen
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Business Travelers
    + 7
    • Foodies
    • Wellness
    • Luxury Travelers
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Nightlife Lovers
    • Spiritual Seekers
    • Trendsters
    5 Sep 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:Adventure TravelersBackpackersBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union StationPro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 2
    • Foodies
    • Backpackers
    4 Aug 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:Art & Design Lovers
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union StationPro 2014
    Mark Hellemans
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Foodies
    + 4
    • Green Travelers
    • Backpackers
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers
    3 Jul 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:Local CultureBackpackersBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersFamily TravelersStudents
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union Station
    Taylor Record
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 4
    • Foodies
    • Wellness
    • Green Travelers
    • Backpackers
    5 May 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!

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union Station
    Kevin Lu @sweatengine
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Adventure Travelers
    + 2
    • Trendsters
    • Art & Design Lovers
    5 May 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.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union Station
    Marcus Correll
    3 Apr 15, 2013

    Mostly easy to use for visitors, but don't be afraid to ask someone who works there for directions.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union StationPro 2014
    Shaina Rose
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Budget Travelers
    Foodies
    + 5
    • Wellness
    • Green Travelers
    • Students
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Art & Design Lovers
    4 Jan 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.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union Station
    Tarina Peterson
    4 Jan 04, 2013

    We took the bus in and found Union Station to be a nice jumping off point for the rest of D.C. It was easy to navigate and great access to the metro.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union Station
    Stephanie
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Budget Travelers
    Foodies
    3 Dec 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.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union Station
    Michael Nolan
    3 Dec 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.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union StationPro 2014
    Nomadic by Nature
    Member of
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    Business Travelers
    + 4
    • Green Travelers
    • Backpackers
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Art & Design Lovers
    4 Nov 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.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union Station
    Nina Kindred
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 4
    • Family Travelers
    • Foodies
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers
    4 Oct 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.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Union StationPro 2014
    Mel S Wong
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Business Travelers
    + 5
    • Foodies
    • Luxury Travelers
    • History Buffs
    • Trendsters
    • Art & Design Lovers
    5 Oct 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.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report

Description

Union Station is a large train station in Washington D.C. It is one of the most visited places in the district, with over thirty million visitors per year. It is also the national headquarters of Amtrak, the most prolific American train operator. The station is famous for its grand design, featuring elements of classical Greek and Roman architecture and aesthetic elements, including white marble arches and statues. Union Station is home to multiple businesses and restaurants, and is a popular place to visit even if not using the train services.

OverviewEdit

4.0 out of 5
93 members' reviews
11,152 people visited Union Station

Nearby Hotels

Phoenix Park Hotel
Phoenix Park Hotel
Avg. rating:
5 reviews
Hotel George, Washington DC
Hotel George, Washington DC
Avg. rating:
3 reviews
View all Nearby Hotels

Nearby Attractions

National Postal Museum
National Postal Museum
Avg. rating:
7 reviews
201 Bar
201 Bar
Avg. rating:
1 review
Open Top Sightseeing
Open Top Sightseeing
Avg. rating:
1 review
View all Nearby Attractions

Nearby Restaurants

Union Pub
Union Pub
Avg. rating:
3 reviews
B Smith's
B Smith's
Avg. rating:
3 reviews
The Dubliner
The Dubliner
Avg. rating:
2 reviews
View all Nearby Restaurants