Why Choose Our Destination?
From historic museums, monuments and memorials to modern restaurants, galleries and attractions, the U.S. capital has it all – including some of the best meetings and convention space in the world. Come visit and see for yourself. A premier global events destination, Washington, DC welcomes upwards of 22 million people visitors each year. With a capacity of more than 30,000 hotel rooms and boasting over 2,000 restaurants, Washington, DC is an ideal spot for hosting events of historic proportions. Airports: There are 3 DC-area airports - Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) These airports service more than 70 million passengers each year, 35 million of which deplane in the DC area. DCA services 81 destinations with 371 daily departures. IAD services 73 domestic destinations with 236 daily departures and 49 international destinations with 410 weekly departures . BWI services 79 domestic destinations and 13 international destinations.
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Distance from airport
- Dulles International Airport
41.84 km from city center
- Baltimore/Washington Intl Thurgood Marshall Airpt
51.5 km from city center
- Ronald Reagan National Airport
8.05 km from city center
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an extraordinary 2.3 million-square-foot conventions and meetings facility, is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from small groups and break-out meetings to events for 500 to 42,000 attendees.
- Exhibit Space65,311 sq. mTotal meeting space65,814 sq. m
For years, the nation’s capital has been a top choice for meeting planners, but the city has continued to evolve. Now, there are even more reasons to choose DC for your next meeting, convention or congress. Washington, DC is filled with new and exciting developments like The Wharf and CityCenterDC, a great public transit system and exciting neighborhoods brimming with restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Speaking of restaurants: DC was named “Restaurant City of the Year” by Bon Appétit in 2016 and has now received its second Michelin Guide, joining San Francisco, New York and Chicago as the only American cities with a current edition of this prestigious guide. DC features a robust roster of hotels, which will only expand with three new hotels at the aforementioned Wharf development in the Southwest Waterfront. The luxurious Trump International Hotel and the historic Watergate Hotel are also standouts. The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is the largest hotel in the city, connecting directly to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center by an underground concourse. Additional hotels, such as the Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall, the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel and the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, join a full suite of established meeting hubs gracing the nation’s capital. Whether your attendees are looking for an award-winning luxury property, business traveler-ready chains, chic boutique hotels or comfortable family-friendly inns and B&Bs, DC has something for everyone. There are truly enough venues to accommodate a meeting of any size, and enough unique spaces to have meeting-goers oohing and aahing long after the final session has ended. Among the gems: the Washington National Cathedral, with its stunning Nave, and Arena Stage, which features three world-class auditoriums. In addition to boasting unmatched meeting space, Washington, DC is a city that attendees will want to explore. Visitors can experience everything from more than a dozen free-to-enter Smithsonian museums to an exciting network of neighborhoods with trendy boutiques and hip bars and restaurants. The attractions do not stop there: DC also features a wealth of art galleries, historic homes and lush parks. And no trip to the District would be complete without admiring the awe-inspiring monuments and memorials on the National Mall. Give attendees the experience of a lifetime. Plan your next meeting in Washington, DC.