Visiting Washington, D.C.


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.

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DC has no shortage of fun, free things to do — over 100!


Celebrity chefs, diverse cuisine, Michelin stars, and adventurous mixologists are just some of what you’ll find in DC’s restaurant and bar scene. There is also a slew of dining options around the Convention Center.


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.



Airport safety, parking, and ground transportation information for:
Reagan National Airport
Dulles International Airport


Rider information for the Metro, including fares, airport service, schedules and maps.


Parking map for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Keeping you safe: Important health information for attendees.


Your safety is our highest priority. DC has initiated a four-stage plan, ReOpen DC, for reopening local businesses with event capacities, and all appropriate measures are being taken to ensure that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is safe.

We will be updating the health and safety guidelines on our website as more information becomes available. You may also contact our Customer Service Department with any questions, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET Monday – Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET Friday (closed on all U.S. federal holidays).