About Silver Spring

Travelling from the Airports

Three international airports serve Silver Spring and the surrounding areas, with Ronald Regan International Airport being the closest.

Ronald Reagan International Airport (DCA)

  • 14 miles
  • Estimated taxi fare: $50

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

  • 25 miles
  • Estimated taxi fare: $70

Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI):

  • 31 miles
  • Estimated taxi fare: $100

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Things to See & Do

Silver Spring is a large village within the suburb of Washington, DC making it a great base to visit all of the sites in Washington centre. Visitors can take the metro into DC, arriving in under an hour. There are also plenty of restaurants and entertainment facilities nearby. For more information on the local area, click here.


Lincoln Memorial

The Memorial opened to the public in 1922 and was built to commemorate the 16th US President, Abraham Lincoln. Visitors will notice that the 36 columns, each one representing a state in the US, are inspired by ancient Greek architecture. If you approach the Memorial from the East, you will also see the Washington Monument and the National World War II Memorial.

The White House

It is recommended that you plan ahead if you would like a tour of one of the most famous buildings in the world. Public tours must be requested in advance and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. If you are a non-US citizen, you must contact your embassy in Washington, DC for assistance in submitting a tour request.


Capitol Hill

On Capitol Hill, you will discover the Capitol Visitor Center where you will find the latest events and information. In the Exhibition Hall you will see original documents, artefacts, videos and more that comprehensively detail the story of the United States Congress and U.S. Capitol.



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