Driving Advice & Directions

– Time of day and day of week can affect driving route advice, so give us a call with your specifics.

– We are 10 minutes from Baltimore Washington Parkway, and Route 50 that leads to Beltway around Washington DC, to region & Route 95.

– If driving we do have speed traps in the city, automated cameras, so drive the speed limit and beware.

– Do not park illegally.  DC feeds its budget with tickets and towing.

– Many of our meters take credit cards so you no longer have to have coins.  – Prices vary with the most high demand street space costing about $ 2 an hour, most have a two hour limit.

– Three hour parking, no fee on inside lanes of Smithsonian Mall

– Rules on meters varies, so read the signs, some meters charge until 11 p.m. (downtown mostly) the rest until 6:30 — it always tells you on the meter and/or the posted street signs, BUT are FREE on SUNDAYS & national holidays.

– Two hour metered parking on the side roads—numbered streets

DSCN0585DRIVING FROM THE WEST, I-66
I-66 from Virginia empties onto Constitution Avenue. Continue east on Constitution Avenue and turn left on 6th Street, NW. Turn right on E Street, NW. Turn left on North Capitol Street. Drive approximately 2 miles and turn right on Michigan Avenue, NE (do not speed there is a camera up a few blocks).  Pass the Basilica Shrine, and be in your right lane).  Turn right on Monroe Street at the next intersection (there is no left). You are turning right at a 20 degree angle.  This area is under constructions—a new arts district.  Cross 4 lights, including the 4th one at 13th Street. Slow down.  We are on the middle of the block on the left, the second of two driveways that abut separated by ever green trees.  Our drive way rises.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADRIVING FROM THE SOUTH, I-95 When I-95 intersects the Capital Beltway in Springfield, Virginia, follow I-395 North. After crossing the Potomac River, take the “Route 1 North” exit. The road becomes 14th Street, NW. Turn right on Constitution Avenue. Turn left on 6th Street, NW. Turn right on E Street, NW. Turn left on North Capitol Street. Drive approximately 2 miles and turn right on Michigan Avenue, NE (do not speed there is a camera up a few blocks).  Pass the Basilica Shrine, and be in your right lane). Pass the Basilica Shrine, and be in your right lane.  Turn right on Monroe Street at the next intersection (there is no left). You are turning right at a 20 degree angle.  This area is under constructions—a new arts district.  Cross 4 lights, including the 4th one at 13th Street. Slow down.  We are on the middle of the block on the left, the second of two driveways that abut with ever green trees between them. Our drive way rises.

MONROE ST SIGNDRIVING FROM THE EAST, ROUTE 50 Take Route 50 West. It becomes New York Avenue, be in the right lane and take first exit on South Dakota Avenue (you will see COSTCO on the hill on you right) .  After approximately 1.3 miles, turn left onto Monroe Street (you will have crossed Bladensburg & Rhode Island Avenues). Follow Monroe Street down the numbered cross streets until you cross 14th Street.  We are in the middle of the block on the right, the first of two driveways that are together.  We are the 5th house including the corner house on the right.

DRIVING FROM THE NORTHWEST, I-70 TO I-270 From Frederick, Maryland, take Exit 53, I-270 South to Washington. I-270 divides. Take the 495 East, Silver Spring/College Park exit (two left lanes). You will eventually feed onto the beltway, I-495. Continue on I-495 and take Exit 22 B, the Baltimore/Washington Parkway. Continue traveling south on the Parkway and exit at Route 50 West. Take the South Dakota Avenue exit.  (you will see COSTCO on the hill on you right) .  After approximately 1.3 miles, turn left onto Monroe Street (you will have crossed Bladensburg & Rhode Island Avenues). Follow Monroe Street down the numbered cross streets until you cross 14th Street.  We are in the middle of the block on the right, the first of two driveways that are together.  We are the 5th house including the corner house on the right.

DRIVING FROM THE NORTH, I-95 TO I-495 Follow I-95/I-495 South to Exit 22B, the Baltimore/Washington Parkway. Continue traveling south on the Parkway and exit at Route 50 West. Take the South Dakota Avenue exit. A(you will see COSTCO on the hill on you right) .  After approximately 1.3 miles, turn left onto Monroe Street (you will have crossed Bladensburg & Rhode Island Avenues). Follow Monroe Street down the numbered cross streets until you cross 14th Street.  We are in the middle of the block on the right, the first of two driveways that are together.  We are the 5th house including the corner house on the right.