Yeah, we thought so.
Good thing DC2NY is bringing back its beach treks for another summer. The bus company will offer service from the District to Rehoboth and Dewey beaches in Delaware, starting Memorial Day Weekend.
Buses will run on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
You can catch a bus from either Dupont Circle or Union Station for $39 round-trip.(See a map of exact pickup locations here.)
And if you don't carry one of those mysterious historical items such as a book or magazine, you can still keep yourself entertained during the three-hour drive. The buses offer free wi-fi and electric outlets, as well as free bottled water.
Beach trips will be available through Labor Day, Sept. 3.
A trip to the beach without having to drive? Sounds like a vacation — maybe to Rehoboth, pictured above — to us. (Judy G. Rolfe/For The Washington Post)Today’s gorgeous weather was the perfect reminder that the beginning of Memorial Day weekend is only eight or nine days away, and it’s time to start planning that first trip to the Starboard, the Dogfish Head brewpub or the Purple Parrot.
The biggest obstacle about getting to the beach has always been transportation,which is only compounded if, like me, you don’t a car. Renting is cost prohibitive, especially if you don’t use it much once you’re there.
If you can’t catch a ride with a friend, the easiest solution is the beach bus run by DC2NY, which is more often found shuttling travelers up and down I-95.
Starting Memorial Day weekend, the company will ferry beachgoers from Dupont Circle and Union Station to stops at Rehoboth and Dewey Beach. You can leave Friday at 5:30 p.m. or Saturday at 7:30 a.m., and head back at 7:30 on Saturday or Sunday nights — and 7:30 on Mondays of long holiday weekends (May 28, July 9, Sept. 3). The cost is $39 each way, which includes water, wi-fi and the all-important electrical outlet.
And for more ideas about what to do when you actually get to the beach, check out next Friday’s Weekend section.
By Fritz Hahn | 01:35 AM ET, 05/17/2012
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Starting on Memorial Day weekend a bus service will be offering rides from Washington to Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach in Delaware.
The Washington Post reports the bus service, DC2NY will offer the rides from Dupont Circle and Union Station.
The cost is $39 each way for riders who book ahead. Otherwise the cost is $45.
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The average trip duration is about 4½ hours between DC and NY depending on traffic and weather conditions.
The average trip duration is about 2½ hours between DC to the Beaches depending on traffic and weather conditions.