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The conference will take place at the beautiful, modern Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, USA. This hotel is just three Metro stops from the National Mall in Washington, DC, with its museums, monuments and other attractions. All full packages include 3 nights at the Renaissance - Jul 30, 31 & Aug 1, 2016. Register now!
Lonely Planet – the world's largest publisher of travel guides – named Washington, DC its top destination worldwide for 2015: “[With] its hip neighborhoods, incredible eats, venerable performing arts scene and iconic museums, like the Smithsonian Institution,…the US capital is looking more epic than ever."
Map and Transportation
Find you way to the hotel here.
Getting around in the city is easy with using WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority). Plan your metro trips and hop on the Yellow line right at the conference venue. Or use local taxi companies, Uber or Lyft. Don't forget to download the apps!
Experience Washington DSEE and witness a vibrant mix of history and politics, music and entertainment, art and museums, and culture and food. All visitors to the U.S. Capitol should consider beginning at the (1) National Mall. This two-mile boulevard, ideal for walking or biking, lies between the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. The Mall is sprinkled with the Nation’s most famous monuments and memorials, world-renowned museums and impressive federal buildings along Constitution Avenue. The Mall is the heart of the city and an ideal location to start your tour! (An insider tip: take this breath-taking walk along the monuments at night
Don’t miss the (2) White House nearby and consider visiting neighboring sites, the Supreme CourtLibrary of Congress, towards the U.S. Capital side of the Mall. Also check out these (3) essential spots:
And easily accessed from Georgetown are the trails of (5) Roosevelt Island - well worth taking in a breath of fresh air or moment for reflection after touring the city. Alternatively, stop by (6) Gravelly Point just off the (7) Mount Vernon Trail (easily accessible from our hotel in Crystal City) to experience a rush from the planes - you can almost touch them - as they fly in and out of Reagan National Airport.
Not ready to call it a day? Don’t miss nearby (8) Old Town Alexandria and the Torpedo Factory Art Center (home to over 160 resident artists)! And why not make it a night out at any number of the many local bars and restaurants with (9) al fresco dining. Every local in DC has a favorite dining option to suggest; look for us at the conference & we’ll be happy to share our recommendations!
Expect evening entertainment to begin during the later dining hours or if you just can’t wait, find your own dance floor at Nick’s for a little swing, drop by the the Carlyle or head downtown to catch a show at the (10) 9:30 Club.