GETTING TO DC
There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). All three offer multiple U.S. and international flights daily.
Reagan National Airport is the closest airport to DC proper, just a 10-minute drive from city lines. The airport is accessible from its own Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow lines. To catch a taxi, look for the official taxi stand outside of baggage claim. A ride into downtown DC will cost about $15-$20. Visit the Reagan Airport transportation and parking page for more information.
Dulles Airport is located 26 miles from DC in suburban Virginia. The airport has a dedicated access road that makes getting into the city efficient via car, taxi or airport shuttle. Washington Flyer taxi cabs exclusively service Dulles Airport. Taxi stands are located outside the main terminal at Door 2 and Door 6. A ride into DC will cost about $60-$68.
BWI Airport is accessible via an Amtrak train route that drops off at DC’s Union Station. A reserved seat on the train will cost $15-$30. Visit the BWI Airport ground transportation page for more information.
If you’d rather travel to DC on the ground, Amtrak is the ideal solution. The Northeast Regional train runs every hour from New York City to the District, including early morning and late night departures. The train saves time and can save you money, too – when you purchase a ticket two weeks in advance of your trip, you can save up to 25% on the lowest available fares.
The train departs and arrives from New York’s Penn Station and DC’s Union Station, which is centrally located, features its own Metro stop and plenty of taxis awaiting as you exit.
Traveling by bus to and from DC is easy. Choose from an array of options, including Megabus.com, Battle’
If you’ve chosen to drive to the District with your own wheels, SpotHero and ParkWhiz are good apps to use in order to find a parking spot that suits you. Many hotels also offer parking options, so check with yours when securing your reservation.
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Double Exposure has partnered with a number of nearby hotels to offer our guests discounted rooms during the event.
Hotel rates and discount deadlines vary by location. We recommend booking your hotel early, as other large conferences in town are creating heavy demand for accommodations.
The festival’s long-standing hospitality headquarters, built in 1839, The Hotel Monaco occupies the former General Post Office and is a national landmark building. The hotel offers free wifi, fitness center, and the Dirty Habit bar, the location for DX Happy Hours. To book here through the festival’s rooming block (while supplies last) please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located on the same block as our symposium venues, the Courtyard by Marriott is literally steps from the festival. The hotel offers free wifi, fitness center, pool, Bistro Bar for breakfast, and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant for lunch and dinner options.
Book now at DX Group Rate ($309 per night). Deadline to book is August 17th.
A five minute walk from our venues, Grand Hyatt offers single, double, triple and quadruple rooms. The hotel also has free wifi, fitness center, CABINET for breakfast and lunch, Starbucks, and an upscale dining and lounge restaurant.
Book now at DX Group Rate (Per night: $229 Single, $229 Double, $254 Triple, $279 Quad). Deadline to book is September 10th.
New hotel in town, Eaton DC offers a hip place to stay with free wifi, fitness center, record player in every room, library, and bars. Eaton is about a 10-15 minute walk from our various venues.
Book now at DX Group Rate ($199 per night). Deadline to book is September 10th.
Clean and modern, but short on frills. PodDC is a step above a hostel, super convenient, and a good option for a tight budget.