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Crystal City: Gateway to Washington, D.C.

If you are visiting Washington, D.C., Crystal City is ideally situated. Directly across the river from Downtown DC, Crystal City is just five minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport and Old Town Alexandria. Immediate access to the Metro or a quick cab ride to anywhere in the city makes Crystal City amazingly convenient. There's even an extensive underground system full of restaurants and shops, so you can stay warm and dry year round!

Visit the Crystal City Shops website for more information on area restaurants, stores, and services.

Getting Around

Need transit information? Visit the Washington Metro page for Crystal City, which is on the blue and yellow lines. Tactile and braille Metro system maps as well as large-print metro pocket guides are available. Visit the Transit Accessibility Center, conveniently located at Metro headquarters, 600 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, for more information. The entrance for the Transit Accessibility Center can be found on the G Street side of the building. Office hours are:

Mon: 8 am - 4 pm
Tue: 8 am - 2:30 pm
Wed-Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

Phone: 202-962-2700
Fax: 202-962-6393


DC has a wealth of attractions and cultural institutions that are welcoming and accessible to all visitors. The following attractions maintain dedicated webpages outlining their accessibility features, including ramps, brailled and described exhibits, and wheelchairs. Click on an attraction name to learn more.

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