Travel & Location
Annual Meeting Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
All scientific sessions, exhibits, posters, and meeting offices will be located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Address: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Food & drink near the convention center: discover nearly 50 conveniently located options, organized by time of day, group-friendliness, Michelin Stars, and more.
About Washington, DC
Washington, DC is home to the country’s finest monuments and memorials, world-class museums that you can enter for free, a wealth of retail, six professional sports franchises, acclaimed theaters and a dining scene packed with culinary talent and international cuisine. The city offers easy access and navigation through three airports, a world-class public transportation system, unique venues, award-winning hotels and hundreds of free things to do.
Visit Discover DC to plan time for recreation before or after the meeting dates.
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November Weather in DC: Average high: low to mid-60s °F (about 17 °C) / Average low: mid-40s °F (about 7 °C).
Currency: U.S. dollar, credit cards, debit cards, and travelers’ checks are widely accepted. See currency converter for details on current exchange rates.
Taxes: Sales Tax = 6%, Hotel Tax = 14.95%.
Time Zone: U.S. Eastern Daylight Time is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-8).
Staying in Washington, DC
Stay at one of the ASHG approved hotels. (Coming in April).
View accessibility information for the convention center and surrounding area.
Getting to Washington, DC
Three major airports typically handle more than 1,100 international and domestic departures daily.
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), closest to DC, served by Metro. Features a new 14-gate concourse.
- Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), about 26 miles west of DC in Dulles, Virginia.
- Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), south of Baltimore, 32 miles from DC.
Union Station is the country’s second busiest Amtrak station. The station also services Metro, the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), which offers service between Northern Virginia and DC, and the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC), which provides commuter rail service for neighboring Maryland.
The Capital Beltway (I-495) and I-95 encircle the city, while I-66 and I-395 lead into DC. It is recommended to park at a hotel or public garage and then use public transportation. Renting a car is unnecessary unless you plan to leave the metro area.
Companies including Greyhound, Peter Pan, MegaBus, and BestBus all offer service from Union Station.
The DC Circulator connects many neighborhoods and attractions. It costs $1 for one regular fare. SmarTrip cards offer discounted rates on transfers.
Taxis in DC accept credit cards. Fares start at $3.50 and are metered. A 15-20% tip is customary. Uber and Lyft also provide service throughout the metro DC area and include options ranging from ride-share to luxury SUVs.
DC has numerous public parks and walkable neighborhoods, making navigation on foot easy. Order a free map today and visitors guide.
Bikes & Scooters:
Cruise around DC on a battery-powered scooter or one of the bike-sharing systems that serve the area, such as Capital Bikeshare. You can also rent wheels and a helmet from Unlimited Biking.
Metro transit services make DC accessible and easy to navigate. The underground train and citywide bus system (Metrorail and Metrobus) serve the area. Most major hotels and attractions are near Metrorail stops. Additionally, the Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport opened in late 2022.
Getting to the Convention Center
The Convention Center sits atop the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center station served by Metro’s Green and Yellow lines. Alternatively, take the Red Line to the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station which is a 5-minute walk from the Convention Center.
Visit WMATA.com or call (202) 637-7000 for maps, schedules and more information on traveling by metro or bus.
Amtrak serves DC’s Union Station and is connected to the DC Metro on the Red Line.
By Car & Parking:
Whether you’re driving yourself or using a rideshare service, Google Maps can help get you here.
Parking Near the Convention Center: find your way to one of the nearly 4,000 parking spots in the three-block radius of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
You’ll quickly find that DC is one of the most walkable and bikeable cities in the nation. If you’re staying nearby, strolling, or pedaling will get you here soon enough!