It's Washington, D.C., so transportation is not a problem. The Metro is awesome—it's a simpler, cleaner New York City subway. It allows students to explore the city frontways, sideways, and every which way they desire because there are so many Metro stops spread throughout the city. Students can survive without the pangs of having a car, looking for gas, and finding parking within the city. The only problem is that it is not open 24 hours like other big cities with underground transportation, but other than that, it is ideal for college students who can take the Metro to work, shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and much more.
For long-range travel, there are three nearby airports, so students have the luxury of picking between many airlines. There are plenty of bus and train services for students who prefer the scenic route. For basic transportation, taxicabs are moderately priced when students are out and about late at night. But overall, the best part about D.C. transportation is the Metro.