825 The Kennedy Center - Opera House Tips
I've never had any issues taking the metro and shuttle. It's easy to find and use. Sometimes there is a little bit of a line at the end of a packed show, but they move quickly. Arriving early ensures you have a chance to walk around the Kennedy Center and enjoy the view before the show.
I parked in the Kennedy Center garage, for $22 because I forgot my umbrella. Otherwise, street parking or watergate garage or metro / shuttle would have sufficed.
The Kennedy Center website is incorrect, parking is $22 for events. There is parking near the Watergate for $10 if you don't mind a short walk.
if you don't mind walking, you can park at the watergate, where the parking is cheaper.
jjust make sure you look carefully at the tickets so that you don't show up at th wrong date-as i did.
Luckily, I can walk from home, but parking on the street is available if you come early.
We arrived early and parked at Kennedy Center. Efficient though costly.
Public transit is ok, not wonderful. Need to take free shuttle at metro stop