The 2023 Advocacy Forum & Capitol Hill Day event will be held at both the Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria and Mary M. Gates Learning Center located at the United Way Worldwide office in Alexandria, Virginia. For your convenience, we've compiled general information about visiting the center and the surrounding Washington, D.C. metro area. Travelers should confirm their event registration before making nonrefundable travel plans.

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The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is closest to Alexandria, VA, and is only about 15 minutes from any of the hotels listed. Two other airports, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) in Maryland and Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia, sometimes offer significantly lower fares. Each of these airports is approximately an hour drive from Alexandria, VA, and requires use of a shuttle service, taxi cab, rental car or public transportation. 


Amtrak has rail stations in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC. For fares and schedules please call 800 USA RAIL (800-872-7245) or visit their web site.

The MARC train runs from BWI into Washington, DC’s Union Station for less than $10, Monday-Friday, 5:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m., with limited service on weekends. For more information visit their web site. From Union Station, you can take the metro into Alexandria.


There are multiple transportation options within the Washington, D.C. region.


Lyft serves all airports in the D.C. area and Union Station. Use the Lyft app to get matched with local drivers who can pick you up in a matter of minutes. 


Multiple cab companies are available for your transportation convenience. Local Alexandria taxi services include:

Bus & Metro

Visitors can use the trains, buses, or a combination of the two to get to get around the area. Check out the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website to get more details about exploring Washington D.C. and the surrounding area. For information on Alexandria’s local bus transit, check out the DASH bus website. Please remember to bring cash for the bus fare.



We have secured a block of rooms with discounted pricing. Once you’ve completed your registration, you’ll receive the link to make your room reservations. Rates and availability at the hotel before and after the event are not guaranteed; please contact your preferred hotel directly for that information. The housing deadline for Hotel AKA Alexandria is June 16.

Sheraton Suites - Old Town Alexandria

Hotel AKA Alexandria

Hotel Name:Sheraton Suites - Old Town Alexandria
Address: 801 N St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Room Rate Info: Standard room: $269 USD / night + taxes & fees

Hotel Name: Hotel AKA Alexandria
Address: 625 First St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Room Rate Info: Standard room: $269 USD / night + taxes & fees


PLEASE NOTE that all information on this page is provided as a courtesy only. Inclusion on this general information page does not indicate United Way Worldwide endorsement or recommendation. All travel arrangements made are at the discretion of the passenger and service provider.


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