Best airport to fly into? DCA - Reagan National Airport -
As you do your air travel math, keep in mind transit from BWI or Dulles (IAD) can run you $50+ per trip, with a 40+ shuttle/cab minute ride. Our host hotel provides a free shuttle to and from DCA.
Best cab service? Red Top cab
Best car service? Uber
- Uber is ubiquitous in the DC metro area and is one of the more reliable forms of transit to DC from Arlington and back.
Metro details? Metrorail details
- The closest Metro station to the host hotel is the Fashion City at Pentagon City Metro stop. The hotel runs shuttles
to and from this Metro station.
Best places to eat after the Opening Reception?
There are a variety of restaurants within walking distance to our host hotel for Thursday evening. You can also reserve a table at the hotel's Skydome restaurant
- reservations are a must for Thursday nights. Jean's top pick is Epic Smokehouse or Jaleo. You will also find a variety of options along Crystal Dr
or at Pentagon Row
Best places to eat in DC after the Friday Happy Hour?
If you want to dine in DC on Friday night, we recommend picking a place from the Top 10 List of Penn Quarter Restaurants
. Use OpenTable to schedule your reservations!
Top staff picks include: Carmines (large portion Italian - good for groups), District Chop House (they brew - Jean recommends the stout), Jaleo (awesome tapas), and up the street is Matchbox (shouldn't be too crazy busy since the Caps aren't playing on Friday).
How do I get back to the hotel if I miss the Friday shuttle bus?
If you go out for dinner in DC after the Friday Happy Hour, and you miss the last shuttle back to the hotel (last bus will leave the Building Museum at 8:15pm), we recommend you take Uber or a cab to get back to the host hotel.
I want to visit one of the Smithsonian Museums, what do I need to know?
First, we want attendees to understand that we do not have any special functions planned at one of the Smithsonian museums. They are all great, but way outside of our convention budget abilities for a special event. If you are interested in visiting one of the museums, we recommend reviewing www.SI.edu
for more information.
How do I get to the starting line on Sunday for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom?
Details coming soon (we are working on a busing option to get people to the start, an extra fee may apply).