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    Quote Originally Posted by acraven View Post
    ETA: Traffic between DC and Fredericksburg VA can be truly dreadful. Heading south in the morning, you're at least going against the flow of traffic on workdays. I'd try for Monday-Friday for this trip (Monday-Thursday if you think you might get a late start). Lots of people tend to head south on I-95 on Saturdays and traffic can be very bad. I'd also be worried about traffic conditions driving back late on Sunday, though I don't think I've ever done that.
    Definitely echo the sentiment - I was driving south last Friday afternoon and it took me 2 hours to get from Fairfax to Fredericksburg. On the other hand, I drove back north on Sunday and it was absolutely fine - but I would imagine that later in the afternoon it was probably worse. Unfortunately, the traffic in this area is an absolute nightmare, but good luck planning your travel around rush hour.

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    Also, the thing about driving the Beltway is it's confusing as all get out if you aren't familiar with the area. And drivers are NOT forgiving of your errors.

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    Okay then. We're definitely going to do a driving tour and not stay based at National Harbor. We fly into Reagan National at 1230pm or so, so I think we'll get our rental and high-tail it out of the city before the traffic hits.

    Thanks again for all the help and advice!

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    Just wanted to add that WTOP is invaluable. It is a radio station on 103.5 FM. They do traffic and weather on the eights : 1208, 1218, etc. If there is major badness on the road, they will warn you about it.

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