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From the moment you arrive in Washington, D.C., you’ll understand why this city is one of the leading destinations for both tourism and meetings. Combining international influence with a distinct local identity, the district offers unique cultural diversity. In addition to the iconic monuments and beautiful National Mall, Washington, D.C. is home to world-class museums, acclaimed theaters and many vibrant neighborhoods to explore.

Discount Baseball Tickets

Specially priced seats are available to all DDW attendees for select Chicago White Sox games. Choose from Friday, May 1 through Thursday, May 7. For any questions or groups interested in 20 or more seats for this promotion, please contact Scott Gbur at 312-674-5322.

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Forget whatever it is you think you know about what there is to do in Washington, D.C. … There are stellar options on and off the beaten path when you’re in town, and really, something for everyone. 

Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Best Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

Travel Arrangements

Whether you’re flying or driving into Washington, D.C., transportation options are limitless.

  • Airports: Washington, D.C. is serviced by three major airports. The closest to the actual district, Ronald Reagan National Airport, is just a 10-minute drive from city lines and is accessible from its own Metro stop. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is accessible via an Amtrak train route to DC, and Washington Dulles International Airport is located 26 miles from DC in suburban Virginia.
  • Public Transportation: The Metro is a popular, convenient and affordable way to get around Washington, D.C., as well as suburban Virginal and Maryland. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center has its own dedicated station, serviced by the Yellow and Green lines.
  • Ground Transportation: Taxis are abundant and easily accessible from the convention center, airport, major hotels and downtown locations. Washington, D.C. is also a ride-share friendly city for services like Uber and Lyft.
  • Car Rentals: There are numerous rental car agencies throughout the region. All the major rental companies have locations throughout Washington, D.C.

For U.S. residents: please review the Real ID Act regarding boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. Depending on your state of residence, you may need to provide a second form of identification at the airport. You must use a REAL ID or another acceptable form of ID to fly starting Oct. 1, 2021.

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Weather in Washington, D.C.

Average temperatures in May can reach a high of 76°F.