If your goal is to visit Washington and save money, a DC vacation rental is the way to go. Renting an apartment will not only save you money over the capital’s high priced hotel rooms, but will also give you and your family more space. Cooking and eating in your own kitchen can save you money further, on the often high cost of dining out. Washington has a clean, safe and efficient Metro system, meaning that wherever you stay, you can get to the city’s main attractions in 30 minutes or less. Staying in a rental apartment or house at the end of one of the Metro lines in Maryland or Virginia can save you more versus staying downtown. However, if you want to stay in the center of everything, one of DC’s liveliest neighborhoods is Adams Morgan, known for its bars, cafes and restaurants.