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Best Holiday Travel Tips for Students

December 1, 2017

Travel from ROSS’ affordable apartments for college students in the DC metro area is quick and stress-free!

A warm family get-together after a long, hard year can be rejuvenating. But getting there definitely isn’t. All of us have that one unbelievably bad holiday travel story that puts the rest to shame. But even during this busy season, ROSS’ residents enjoy quick and simple travel. Based on your locale, we’ve got your airport and highway ETA’s, plus some travel tips that will radically improve your holiday routine.

 

Washington, DC

If you live at Pleasant Hills, driving may be your best bet. These affordable apartments for college students in the DC metro area are just 40 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and 25 minutes from the north side of the Beltway. That said, you can reach the airport via Metro’s Red and Yellow lines in about an hour.

PRO TIP: Do a mental walk-through

Make sure you don’t forget anything by using this trick: Imagine waking up at your destination and going about your day. If you walk through it, moment-by-moment, it will soon be obvious if you’ve forgotten something. Is imaginary you wearing slippers to a formal dinner? (Note to self: Pack loafers)

 

Alexandria, VA

Whether you live at Park Vue or The Heritage at Old Town, you’ll find Reagan National Airport is close by. And although Dulles International Airport is about an hour away, easy highway access from ROSS’ affordable apartments for college students in the DC metro area turns the holiday travel headache into a no-brainer.

PRO TIP: Get a late-night flight

Skip the rush hour traffic by booking a flight for 8 or 9 p.m. It will cut your drive time in half and you’ll have a great excuse to go to bed first thing when you get there. Enjoy your night of rest and save dealing with the relatives for the morning!

For Park Vue residents, driving might also make sense. You can reach the airport via the Blue or Yellow line, but it’s even easier to drive: only a seven-minute trip to Reagan National and five minutes to I-395.

Even better, The Heritage at Old Town is perfectly situated for Metro access. You can take the Blue or Yellow line all the way to Reagan National in just half an hour. But, if you’re planning to drive, these off-campus apartments are just four minutes from I-95 and the Beltway.

PRO TIP: Split a ride

Whether you prefer Lyft or Uber, this tip is a simple one we can all agree on. These apps make travel quick and simple – but not always cheap. Whether you’re headed to the nearest Metro stop or all the way to the airport, try splitting fare with a neighbor or coworker headed the same way. For even more savings, consider a drop-off carpool.

 

Other Apartments

ROSS offers a lot of other great communities for college students. Whether you’re at Towson, UMD or another college in the DMV, you’ll find plenty of accessible, affordable apartments for college students in the DC metro area – so schedule your ROSS tour today!