Destination DC

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Official tourism site for Washington, DC, offering information to help with your visit to DC: things to do, places to eat, free attractions, museums, monuments, and much more.

Airports & Transportation

Three airports serve the Washington, DC area. Information about transportation to the Convention Center follows.

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)

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Distance: 5 miles; @ 20 minutes by car.
Typical Minimum Charge:

  • Metro (subway): $4; Blue and Yellow Lines to Mount Square/Convention Center stop.
  • Taxi: $25.
  • Ride Share (aver. Price – using an app downloaded on your phone (Uber & Lyft)

Dulles Airport Transportation

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Distance: 28 miles; Drive Time:@ 45 minutes by car.
Typical Minimum Charge:

  • Metro (subway): $6.00 – recently opened. **
  • Taxi: $65; Washington Flyer cabs exclusively service Dulles Airport.
  • Ride Share (Lyft, Uber): $42 – $50

** The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center is nearby. The main building (but smaller) is in downtown DC.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

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The region’s low-fare gateway to the world, offering over 300 non-stop flights to more than 90 domestic and international destinations.
Distance: 31.7 miles; 45 minutes by car.
Typical Minimum Charge:

  • Taxi: $75
  • Rideshare (Lyft, Uber): $45
  • Rail
    • MARC Commuter train from BWI Airport
      From BWI to Union Station train ride is approx $6.00, and the cab from Union Station to the Marriott Marquis is $10 approx.
    • AMTRAK
      From BWI to Union Station train ride is approx. $20. The taxi fare from Union Station to the Marriott Marquis is approx $10.

If possible, avoid rush hour (6:00 am – 9:00 am and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday). Traffic is very heavy and can easily double the time it takes to reach your destination. Fares are estimates and quoted for non-rush hour travel.

Parking & Metro Stops Near the Convention Center

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A map designating parking facilities and Metro stops near the Convention Center can also be found HERE.

Dining Resources

The Infatuation

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Not your typical dining site, The Infatuation, offers DC restaurant guides and reviews for every situation: Cuisines (70 listings), Neighborhoods (40), and “Perfect Fors” (47 – including Big Groups, Cheap Eats, and Dining Solo.)

DC’s Restaurant Scene

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Dig into DC’s restaurant scene, one of the most acclaimed in the nation and filled with can’t-miss dishes and drinks. When you visit Washington, DC, you’ll experience a dining scene as colorful and eclectic as America itself. Undoubtedly, the District is a culinary destination, as the city receives the Michelin Guide treatment annually. The city also features a collection of innovative mixologists, which means having a drink at a bar can be just as much of an adventure as enjoying a meal.