Union Station – transportation hub and great neighborhood resource
Union Station is only five blocks or so from our properties. It’s a grand place. Stunning architecture. It’s a metro stop and an Amtrak hub. Marc trains to and from the suburbs. The DC Circulator transit bus stops here. A lot of the tourist stuff originates here (double decker tour buses, monument tours, etc).
But it’s a lot more. Very good restaurants, lots of shopping. Makes a temporary lodging experience so much easier to have such a resource so close.
Fun fact: the shields in front of the Roman legionnaire statues in the Union Station grand main hall were an addition to the design. Originally the statues were supposed to be nude.