Plan Your Trip

We’re excited to host the 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC!

Visiting Washington

Known locally as "The District," Washington, DC has something for everyone. From monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, and a true local flavor – Washington is a place unlike any other. Explore free museums in America's front yard, visit local shops and funky marketplaces, soak in the local culture with a performing arts event or live music show, or all of the above!

Here are just some of the things you should see and do during your stay:

  • Visit at least one Smithsonian Museum. They are free after all.
  • Experience culinary creativity and diversity on U Street. Find everything from Ethiopian, to Southeast Asian, to French dishes all within walking distance of one another.
  • Shop 'til you drop in Georgetown, home to some of the most stylish spots in the city.
  • Stroll down Library Mall at night for breathtaking views of the famous Monuments.
  • Take in a free performance at the iconic Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage which happen every evening at 6:00 p.m. Acts include everything from performances by the National Symphony Orchestra to poetry slams.

Want to learn more about the many things Washington has to offer its guests? Go to to plan your trip!

Getting Around

There are many great sights, restaurants, stores, and adventures to check out within walking distance of the hotel. For those wishing to cast a wider net, Washington's excellent public transportation options make getting around a breeze. Here are several options to get you started:

  • The DC Metro is the most affordable way to get around. The metro begins service at 5:00 a.m. (7:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday) and stops at midnight (3:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights).  
  • There are several taxi companies based in Washington, which boasts one of the highest citizen-to-taxi ratios in the country. One handy tool to make things easier, is the DC Taxi Rider app for your iPhone or Android. This helps streamline the process of hailing a cab so you don't need to call multiple companies for availability. 
  • Of course, there's always Uber, the easy-to-use, interactive app that takes the guesswork out of a personal driver. Everything is automated so there's no need to give directions or pay with cash.  
  • If biking is your preferred method of transportation, check out Capital Bikeshare. They have over 350 stations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. 

Washington Marriott
Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008


Getting to the Hotel

The closest airport to the host hotel is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Alternatively, Dulles International Airport (IAD) is about a 60 minute drive from the hotel. 

Ground Transportation  

DC Metro