Tuesday, January 15, 2013
See where Washington, DC, ranks on the New York Times annual list of places to visit.
The New York Times has released its list of the top 46 places to visit in 2013 worldwide, and sitting among tropical getaways and exotic locals is Washington, DC—but the reason DC makes the list might surprise you. The area’s food scene, not its world-class museums, place DC at No. 44 on The Times' list. “A new food scene to welcome a renewed administration,” reads the title on DC’s listing. After years of snarky restaurant competition between the cultural capital of the United States and the country’s actual capital city, has an olive branch been extended? Times writer Ann Mah points out several DC establishments, including Northeast’s new Union Market, Mike Isabella’s Italian restaurant Graffito, H Street’s Toki Underground and Dupont …
Friday, November 16, 2012
AAA expects 43.6 million to travel over the holiday weekend, the fourth consecutive increase.
Turkey Day is a week away, and the countdown is on for the most congested roads and crowded airports of the year. AAA is predicting the fourth consecutive increase in the number of Thanksgiving travelers this year, albeit on smaller budgets. The travel group expects 43.6 million Americans will hit the highways and airports over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 0.7 percent bump over last year, reports USA Today. But whereas travelers spent an average of $544 last year, they will spend only $498 this year, according to USA Today. Ninety percent of the holiday’s travel will be done by car and 7 percent in the air, The Washington Post reported. If you’ll be one of the holiday’s 24 million people traveling by airplane, click here for Transportation …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Planning a Labor Day getaway? You're not the only one—33 million Americans are heading out for the long holiday weekend.
If you’re planning to shop sales at the mall or get tickets to the University of Maryland’s first home football game this Labor Day weekend, you may be one of the few sticking around the region. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, 33 million Americans will choose to vacation 50 miles or more from home this Labor Day—a 2.8 percent increase from those who traveled last year. The number of holiday travelers this Labor Day signals a new post-recession high, and is following a trend in increased holiday travel. AAA reported that Memorial Day and Independence Day travel also increased this year. “Despite a sluggish economy and recent rises in gas prices, the increase in expected Labor Day holiday weekend travelers is driven by improving consumer …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
AAA projects more than 34 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles away from
home this weekend.
As families gear up for the official welcome of summer, AAA is projecting that more than 34 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home during Memorial Day Weekend. The travel club says the number of travelers is projected to increase by more than 500,000 from last year. More people will be on the roads instead of in the air this year, according to AAA. More than 30 million plan to drive to their destinations, up 1.2 percent from the number who drove last year. According to The Washington Post, retail gas prices dropped by a penny to a national average of $3.71 per gallon last Friday after a spike in April. The weaker demand is also helping to push down prices, The Post added. “The overall domestic economic picture …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Five stations will be closed this weekend as major track work continues.
Metro will be conducting more major track work this weekend on the Red Line. Five stations on the Red Line will be closed as Metro rebuilds track, installs ties, insulates communications cables and renovates platforms. Expect delays if you’re heading into the District. Metro recommends allowing an additional 30 minutes of travel time. Here’s how they’re operating around the track work, according to WMATA: 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Sunday In other interesting Metro news, some stations will be receiving name changes for the June 2012 map: For future trip planning, be sure to check out Metro’s recently released major track work calendar. Metro temporarily closes stations or clusters of stations over weekends to speed up their …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Expect delays and large crowds on the Red Line.
If you’re planning on hopping the Red Line this weekend, expect delays and major maintenance work, as well as increased crowds for Halloween celebrations. Here are a few important things to know, according to WMATA: For future trip planning, be sure to check out Metro’s recently released major track work calendar. Metro temporarily closes stations or clusters of stations over weekends to speed up their maintenance work schedule.