Local Information 

Find information about transportation and things to do in Washington, DC.






Monuments by Moonlight Tour

Washington DC's spectacular monuments at night are not to be missed on this 2 1/2 hour fully-narrated tour with stops at the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Conference attendees enjoy a discount ($38.25/per ticket) on this tour, which begins at 7:30 pm on Friday June 30th. Conference attendees were provided with a code and link to book your tickets. Attendees should meet at the Washington Center (1001 E St. NW) at 7 pm for the tour. 

Monumental Movement Walk/Run

Join us for a Monumental Movement Optional Walk/Run on Friday, June 30 from 7:30am - 8am EST. 
For more information, click here



Tips for navigating the metro/local transportation 




Ways to get around: 


  Travel Tips:

  • When on Metro escalators, stand on your right
  • When done renting scooter, leave propped up on sidewalk
  • Bring your helmet to be safe if renting scooters, mopeds, and bikes!
  • We have heard about increased safety concerns on the metro recently. Please be diligent, travel in groups, and be aware of your surroundings. 




Suggestions on getting to hotel from various airports:

From All Airports:

  • Airport taxi (unless you’re arriving very late at night, there is usually little to no wait for airport taxis)
  • Airport Shuttles
  • Rideshare – designated pick up spots at each airport
  • Metro: 
    • From DCA - Metro Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center
    • From Dulles – Metro Silver Line to Gallery Place/Chinatown and walk (8 min)
    • From BWI – Marc Train Penn Line to Union Station; Metro Red Line to Gallery Place/Chinatown and walk



Museums and Points of Interest:





  • Smithsonian Institution 
  • National Gallery of Art (22 min) - free
  • DC History Center / Apple Store (1 min)
    • Across the street from the hotel, the DC History Center shares the historic Carnegie Library building with Apple (so if you forgot your phone charger, you can also pick up some DC history)
  • Planet Word (7 min walk) 
    • Planet Word is the only museum in the country dedicated to renewing and inspiring a love of words and language. Located in the historic Franklin School on the corner of 13th and K Streets in downtown D.C., Planet Word opened in 2020 as a new kind of interactive and self-guided museum.
    • General admission is free, with a suggested $15 donation
    • Visit website to reserve pass
  • Old Post Office Tour (18 min walk) 
    • The Old Post Office Tower is located at the intersection of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Ave N.W. The 270-foot observation deck allows visitors an awe-inspiring view of the city.
    • Free, no reservations required
  • The Wharf (12 min by car)
    • Boardwalk along the Potomac River with restaurants, shops, and entertainment including music venue, The Anthem.