Washington, DC, gets millions of visitors each year. Virtually none of those visitors make the 35-mile trip to DC’s northern neighbor, Baltimore. This is understandable, as tourists might not have access to a car or, if they do, can’t manage the traffic on I-95.
Luckily, there’s an easy solution to this problem: MARC Trains.
MARC is the commuter line in Maryland, and until recently it only ran on weekdays. As of 2014, however, the MARC Penn Line–the Baltimore-to-DC route–runs a weekend schedule. Pick it up in DC’s centrally located Union Station, and $7 and approximately 45 minutes later, you’ll be in Baltimore’s Penn Station. Once there, you’re just a short cab ride away from Hampden, Fell’s Point, the Inner Harbor, or anywhere else you fancy.
Stay for the day, and then whisk back to DC for another $7 later that night. It really couldn’t be more convenient. And you’ll save yourself (at least) $18 a return ticket by not using Amtrak.