Washington, D.C., home of the U.S. President and some of the world’s most famous historical monuments and memorials will also serve as host to many business travelers from September to November. Including you!
Due to the pleasant weather and lack of traditional tourists, this time of year is noted as the best time to visit D.C. The weather is warm during the day, but cools off at night, so make sure to pack a jacket.
All conference goers will be able to experience the beauty and history of D.C., and if you show your conference badge at participating restaurants, shops and businesses you will get a discount on purchases! Find participating business here washington.org/syb
How to Spend Your Time When You Are Not Networking at the Conference
The most popular Washington D.C. attractions are the memorials, monuments and museums.
- The National Mall and Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial are historical must-sees when in D.C.
- Go sightseeing on an open-top bus, ride a bike or take a walk around the city….D.C. was named the most walkable city in America. There are also Segway or riverboat tours to spice up the sightseeing.
After checking out the Washington D.C. attractions, there are many options for shopping in D.C., whether you are in the market for a collector’s item or just a fun souvenir.
- The best D.C. collector’s items can be found near all the major landmarks.
- If you didn’t pack the right clothing for the weather, head downtown where you can shop your heart out from national retailers and department stores. But if you are more interested in designer fashions, then Georgetown and the new CityCenterDC have a variety of options.
- If you really want to get a special souvenir, then ask the hotel reception for the best way to get to Dupont Circle, where one-of-a-kind gift items are featured.
The Congress venue has delicious food, but if you want to get out and explore different restaurants at night, D.C. offers great options for dining.
- Casa Luca from chef Fabio Trabocchi – traditional Italian style dining
- DBGB from restaurateur Daniel Boulud- French- American cuisine in a casual atmosphere
Popular areas packed with dining options include:
14th Street NW, H Street NE and CityCenterDC, Georgetown and Penn Quarter.
Getting To and Around D.C.
While D.C. is known as being a very walkable city, there are some convenient transportation options as well.
- Metrorail and Metrobus are the easiest way to get around the city.
- DC Circulator is also a convenient way to get around, each ride costs $1.
- Taxis are everywhere and easy to hail for a ride.
To start the price is $3.25 for first 1/8 mile and $.27 per
each additional 1/8 mile.
Washington, D.C. has three airports from which to choose for visitors. Most major domestic and international airlines can be found at one of the three options.
- Dulles International Airport (IAD), taxi service, Super Shuttle or Silver Line’s Metrorail can take passengers to a hotel of their choice. For more info visit: ydulles.com
- Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), travelers can take a taxi, Super Shuttle or the Reagan National Airport Metro station to their destination. For more info visit: yreagan.com
- Baltimore /Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), taxi service, Super Shuttle and the BWI Express Bus to the Greenbelt Metro Station are options for getting from airport to hotel. For more info visit: bwiairport.com
All information contained in this fact sheet was provided by Destination D.C. https://washington. org/ . Check out the website or call a visitor service specialist at 1-800-422-8644 to learn about more Washington D.C. attractions.
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