Visiting Washington, D.C.
Keeping you safe: Important health information for attendees.
The nation’s capital is now fully open for business. Your safety is still our highest priority and new technology and processes have been put into place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to ensure that. Learn more here.
The eclectic neighborhoods of DC hold a world of discoveries.
The residents of D.C. have a secret. To the outside world, this is a buttoned-up city of power plays and monuments. To the residents of this “small town,” its neighborhoods are a cultural mecca.
Each of DC’s neighborhoods has something to offer: the history, architecture, and political beat of Capitol Hill; the cobblestone sidewalks, grand homes, and high-end boutiques of Georgetown; the hustle and bustle of DC’s downtown scene found in Mount Vernon Square; the birthplace of Duke Ellington and home to Ben’s Chili Bowl, the Shaw-U Street Corridor is the scene for night owls; and if it’s a neighborhood of bookstores, bistros and bars you seek, then Dupont Circle is the place for you.
What's Open & Reopening in Washington, DC
Individual museums and businesses may have further ticketing, capacity, and vaccination requirements, please check individual websites for the most up-to-date information. Click here for more information.
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DC has no shortage of fun, free things to do — over 100!
For the latest updates on attractions, museums, venues, and events across the city, visit Destination DC’s website.
Now, let’s get you here.
Planes, trains, automobiles, taxis and the Metro … Here’s some helpful information to help you plan for a smooth arrival to and travel around the District.
First things first, travel status updates and D.C. travel requirements can be found here.
GETTING TO & AROUND D.C.
We are currently following all federal and local guidelines for travel in regards to COVID-19. See the CDC’s list of travelers prohibited from entry to the United States for more information.
Rider information for the Metro, including fares, airport service, schedules and maps. Union Station (DC) is served by Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express, Northeast Regional and several of their long-distance lines. Amtrak is located one mile from the Convention Center and blocks from the U.S. Capitol.