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Located along the Potomac River, Washington DC is actually not a state, but a district established by the constitution. It borders Arlington and Alexandria in Virginia and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland.  President Washington chose Washington DC to be the Capital of the United States and specified the exact spot, adjacent to the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. The District includes a small bit of land ceded by both Maryland and Virginia and was designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant, a French Architect and Civil Engineer. L’Enfant’s vision was modern and compelling, and included grand boulevards and magnificent ceremonial spaces similar to those in Paris. The entire city was designed on a grid, with all points leading to the Capitol Building.


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There are many interesting and historical places to visit in the DC area.  Although many of them are free, some tours fill up early.  Plan your trip and reserve your tickets/tours early!

 

 
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White House Tours

Public tour requests must be submitted through one’s Member of Congress (often three months in advance of the possible visit).  These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (excluding federal holidays or unless otherwise noted).  Tour hours will be extended when possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Requests can be submitted up to three months in advance and no less than 21 days in advance. You are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible as a limited number of spaces are available.  All White House tours are free of charge.  (Please note that White House tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.)

Show Your Badge

Looking for some discounts?  Take advantage of the "Show Your Badge" program offered by Visit DC to all conferences.  Discounts are offered by a variety of businesses, service providers, restaurants, and stores.  More information is available here.

Meet with your Senator or Congressperson

     --Contact your congressperson
     --Contact your senator

Meetings with senators and congresspeople can be difficult to arrange, and do take some time. Please consider this and schedule well in advance. 

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 Airport Transportation

Restaurants and Reviews

Neighborhood Restaurants (5 minutes from the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel)

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