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Hi there, I'm travelling to Washington D.C. from London to watch my first ever Eagles game and NFL experience when they play Redskins on 30 Dec.

I'm travelling on my own, so if any Eagles fans want to grab a beer or two before / after the game would be great to hang out.

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I live in the DC area.  Do you need any pointers for this trip?  How are you getting to the stadium?  I can help you with those logistics.

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3 hours ago, CHIP72 said:

I live in the DC area.  Do you need any pointers for this trip?  How are you getting to the stadium?  I can help you with those logistics.

Hi buddy, as it stands I was just gonna get an Uber from the hotel as I was unsure of if there was other means of transport available to get to the stadium without getting lost or being late lol. I arrive on 26 Dec, are there any country bars I can go on the first night for beers and some food near the Grand Hyatt? Grateful for your help.

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I'm not much of a bar person, but assuming you are staying at the Grand Hyatt in downtown DC, which is at 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC, there will be plenty of bars in the intermediate vicinity.  The hotel is not far from Capital One Arena (home of the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Washington Capitals, located near 7th Street and F Street NW, 3 blocks east and 1-2 blocks south), which has many bars and restaurants nearby, including a few sports bars.  There are also a number of bars a short train/bus/taxi ride away in neighborhoods like Dupont Circle (to the west/northwest) and U Street corridor (to the north/northwest).

As far as getting to the Eagles/Redskins game, using an Uber/Lyft to FedEx Field (which is in Maryland roughly 8 miles/13 km east of downtown DC) will be very expensive.  Traffic near FedEx Field is also horrible before and after games if you drive.  Your best bet, if you don't mind walking, is to take the Washington, DC subway system, more commonly known as Metro or Metrorail (WMATA is the agency that operates the Metrorail), from downtown DC to the stadium.  More specifically, you'll want to take the Metro Blue or Silver Line, which has a stop at Metro Center, only 2-3 blocks from your hotel, to the Morgan Boulevard Metro station.  Morgan Boulevard station is a little less than 1 mile (or approximately 1.25 km) from FedEx Field.  Though it is a bit of a walk, many people, including me, use this method to get to/from games at FedEx Field.

One more thing - which airport are you using to get into DC?  The most convenient airport to use to get to downtown DC is Washington National Airport (aka Reagan National), but because you are flying in Europe I'm guessing you are using Washington Dulles Airport, considerably further to the west of DC (roughly 20-25 miles, or 30-40 km) in Virginia.  There is no rail transit between Dulles Airport and downtown DC, and the only bus transit available is the WMATA Metrobus 5A route.  Your best bet to get to downtown DC from the airport probably is something like SuperShuttle, Uber/Lyft, or a taxi.

Here are some links that might help:

*Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Grand+Hyatt+Washington/@38.8995633,-77.0284919,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xeef081ecdbf51546!8m2!3d38.8992558!4d-77.0264005 (this link is centered on the Grand Hyatt in downtown DC) - you can view restaurants, bars, and other amenities on the map

*WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) website: https://www.wmata.com/

*WMATA Metrorail map: https://www.wmata.com/schedules/maps/index.cfm?t=maps-rail-wrapper (your hotel is near where the Red Line intersects the Blue/Orange Lines on the map, i.e. the spot where most of the stations are clustered; Morgan Boulevard near FedEx Field is near the second station on the right side near the Blue Line)

*Washington Dulles International Airport: http://flydulles.com/iad/dulles-international-airport

*WMATA Metrobus 5A schedule/map: https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/upload/5A_170625.pdf (the last stop for the route from the airport, L'Enfant Plaza Station, is near one of the major WMATA Metrorail stations, also called L'Enfant Plaza)

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On 12/17/2018 at 7:40 PM, CHIP72 said:

I'm not much of a bar person, but assuming you are staying at the Grand Hyatt in downtown DC, which is at 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC, there will be plenty of bars in the intermediate vicinity.  The hotel is not far from Capital One Arena (home of the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Washington Capitals, located near 7th Street and F Street NW, 3 blocks east and 1-2 blocks south), which has many bars and restaurants nearby, including a few sports bars.  There are also a number of bars a short train/bus/taxi ride away in neighborhoods like Dupont Circle (to the west/northwest) and U Street corridor (to the north/northwest).

As far as getting to the Eagles/Redskins game, using an Uber/Lyft to FedEx Field (which is in Maryland roughly 8 miles/13 km east of downtown DC) will be very expensive.  Traffic near FedEx Field is also horrible before and after games if you drive.  Your best bet, if you don't mind walking, is to take the Washington, DC subway system, more commonly known as Metro or Metrorail (WMATA is the agency that operates the Metrorail), from downtown DC to the stadium.  More specifically, you'll want to take the Metro Blue or Silver Line, which has a stop at Metro Center, only 2-3 blocks from your hotel, to the Morgan Boulevard Metro station.  Morgan Boulevard station is a little less than 1 mile (or approximately 1.25 km) from FedEx Field.  Though it is a bit of a walk, many people, including me, use this method to get to/from games at FedEx Field.

One more thing - which airport are you using to get into DC?  The most convenient airport to use to get to downtown DC is Washington National Airport (aka Reagan National), but because you are flying in Europe I'm guessing you are using Washington Dulles Airport, considerably further to the west of DC (roughly 20-25 miles, or 30-40 km) in Virginia.  There is no rail transit between Dulles Airport and downtown DC, and the only bus transit available is the WMATA Metrobus 5A route.  Your best bet to get to downtown DC from the airport probably is something like SuperShuttle, Uber/Lyft, or a taxi.

Here are some links that might help:

*Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Grand+Hyatt+Washington/@38.8995633,-77.0284919,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xeef081ecdbf51546!8m2!3d38.8992558!4d-77.0264005 (this link is centered on the Grand Hyatt in downtown DC) - you can view restaurants, bars, and other amenities on the map

*WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) website: https://www.wmata.com/

*WMATA Metrorail map: https://www.wmata.com/schedules/maps/index.cfm?t=maps-rail-wrapper (your hotel is near where the Red Line intersects the Blue/Orange Lines on the map, i.e. the spot where most of the stations are clustered; Morgan Boulevard near FedEx Field is near the second station on the right side near the Blue Line)

*Washington Dulles International Airport: http://flydulles.com/iad/dulles-international-airport

*WMATA Metrobus 5A schedule/map: https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/upload/5A_170625.pdf (the last stop for the route from the airport, L'Enfant Plaza Station, is near one of the major WMATA Metrorail stations, also called L'Enfant Plaza)

Apologies for the delay in replying mate. I've been away with work. Thank you ever so much for all the info you provided me, that was really kind of you to take the time to do. Thank you again. It was a great help.

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