We will continue to update this page with parking and public transit information for event locations, tourist information to help you enjoy your visit to the nation's capital during the Conference ,and logistical information to aid your travel planning.
Closest Metro Stops: Farragut North (Red Line) or Farragut West (Blue
& Orange Lines)
After 3:00 PM, valet parking is $7. The garage closes at 11:00 PM.
The peak cherry blossom blooming period for 2011 is forecasted for March 29 – April 1, meaning the Conference will take place amidst some of the most unforgettable springtime scenery in America.The blooming of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. has come to symbolize the natural beauty of our nation's capital city. The famous trees, a gift from Japan in 1912, signal Washington’s rite of spring with an explosion of life and color that surrounds the Tidal Basin in a sea of pale pink and white blossoms.
Day 1: An introduction to the National Mall, the monuments and the Smithsonian.
Day 2: Adventures for families, history buffs, shoppers and people-watchers.
Day 3: Day trips to Alexandria and Mount Vernon, explorations around Chinatown.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Contact your Member of Congress to request White House tour tickets.
To book tickets for tours of the Capitol online, visit www.visitthecapitol.gov/Visit/Book%20a%20Tour/Page%20-%20Book%20a%20Tour.html
The Smithsonian describes the complex of more than 19 museums, including the American History Museum, Air and Space Museum, and the Natural History Museum.
There are three airports that serve the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area: Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI).
We highly recommend Reagan National because of its convenient location near the city and major highways, its proximity to the downtown conference location, and on-site access to the Metro. However, flights through Reagan National are limited, and therefore travel through the airport can sometimes be more expensive. Consider flying Southwest into BWI or IAD, or JetBlue into IAD.
2400 S. Smith Blvd. (Thomas Ave. and Abington)
Arlington, VA 22202
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Virginia. The airport is served by Metro rail and taxis.
Metro rail: The airport is located on the yellow and blue lines of the Metro rail.
Taxis: Taxi fare to downtown D.C. is approximately $15-$20.
Visit the airport's website for additional and detailed information on ground transportation options.
Aviation Drive and Autopilot Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
Located 26 miles west of D.C., in suburban Virginia. There is no Metro or train service at the airport, but it is served by taxis, buses, and shuttles.
Shuttles: Super Shuttle, a shared van service, will drop you off anywhere in the metropolitan area for fares averaging $25 per person. For more information, call 1.800.BLUE.VAN or visit www.supershuttle.com.
Taxis: Taxi fare to downtown D.C. is approximately $50 to $65.
Bus: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority runs an express bus between Dulles and downtown D.C. Fare on the 5A (D.C.-Dulles line) bus, which runs every hour, is $3. Passengers have the choice of being dropped off at several Metro stations, including the L'Enfant Plaza station in D.C. on Metro's blue, orange, green, and yellow lines, as well as the Rosslyn station in Virginia on the blue and orange lines. For more information, visit http://www.wmata.com/bus/timetables/dc/05a.pdf.
Metro rail: The nearest Metro station is the West Falls Church station on the orange line. Direct transportation to this metro station is available for $8 from the Washington Flyer Coach Service. The buses depart every 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at a counter located inside door four of the main terminal, on the arrivals/baggage claim level. For more information, visit www.washfly.com/.
Aviation Blvd. and Elm Road
BWI Airport, MD 21240
Located 40 miles northeast of the nation's capital, between Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C. The airport is served by Amtrak and Maryland commuter trains, as well as taxis, buses, and shuttles.
Shuttles: Super Shuttle, a shared van service, will drop you off anywhere in the metropolitan area for fares averaging $30-$35 per person. For more information, call 1.800.BLUE.VAN or visit www.supershuttle.com.
Bus: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority runs an express bus connecting the airport and the Greenbelt station on Metro's green line. Fare on the B30 bus, which runs every 40 minutes, is $3. The bus has luggage racks. For more information, visit http://www.wmata.com/bus/timetables/md/b30.pdf.
Taxis: Taxi fare to downtown D.C. is approximately $60.
Trains: Amtrak and commuter rail service trains travel between an off-site rail station and Union Station in Washington, D.C. A free shuttle transports passengers between the airport and the rail station a few miles away, where Amtrak and MARC trains stop. Union Station in Washington, D.C., is on the red line of Metro rail. MARC trains are only available on weekdays.