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Org. Virginia has a tourism office at 1629 K St. org). Hours are 8:30am to 5pm Monday through Friday. If you need help sorting out mixed-up tickets, retrieving lost baggage, or locating lost family members, the Travelers Aid Society will come to the rescue. Besides maintaining desks at all the airports, there’s a booth (but no phone) next to McDonald’s in Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE at North Capitol Street. An emergency phone line operates 24 hours a day (& 301/773-6361). To find out what’s going on day by day, see Washington’s two daily newspapers, The Washington Post (the Thursday “Weekly” section and Friday “Weekend” magazine are especially helpful) and the Washington Times.
The stunning glass-and-steel main terminal designed by Cesar Pelli has 54 skylighted domes and a five-story glass wall overlooking the Potomac River. The view from Gate 43 is primo. Metro accessibility is much easier than it used to be. Covered pedestrian bridges connect the Metro station and the terminal. Of course, the best parking spaces—112 of them right next to the terminal—are reserved for VIPs, but the airport’s 10-year renovations project (ending in 1997) did rehabilitate old roads into the airport and build new ones.
Find out in advance, or you might be unpleasantly surprised by having to shell out up to $24 a day. ) If your sightseeing plans are restricted to the city and close-in environs, leave the family buggy at home; you’ll have a far better time. The District’s efficient subway system will transport your brood to within a short walk of all the major attractions. Like it or not, whether you are arriving from the north (I-270, I-95, I-295), south (I-95, Rte. 1, Rte. 301), east (Rte. 50/301, Rte. 450), or west (Rte.