The Washington Campus
 

 



  HOTELS
TWC CONNECTION
TRANSPORTATION
AIR TRAVEL
DINING & RESERVATIONS
EXPLORING WASHINGTON D.C.
POWER SPOTS
HISTORICAL & PROMINENT VENUES 
       
 
                                                                                                                  
  HOTELS
The Washington Campus frequently negotiates preferred rates for Campus participants at some of the following hotels:
     Carlyle Suites Hotel
1731 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009 
(202) 234-3200 
       Beacon Hotel
1615 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 296-2100 
       DoubleTree Hotel
1515 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 232-7000 
                 
  The Quincy Hotel
1823 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 223-4320 
 

Homewood Suites
1475 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20005
(202) 265-8000

     
   
 
 
             
  TWC CONNECTION

  While most students chose to stay in the hotels that we recommend, many students choose to find alternative places to stay. The city and neighboring suburbs are all connected by metro, allowing students to find the living arrangement that is best for them. Some students chose to find lodging together, renting apartments, townhomes or even finding multiple occupancy hotel rooms for the week. The Campus forum allows students to connect with each other when looking for a roommate.            
   
 
 
             
  TRANSPORTATION
Washington, D.C.'s public transportation is very tourist-friendly. The metro and circulator bus are the two best options for getting around D.C. but feel free to walk or take a taxi as well.
    Metro
Washington Metropolitan
Transit Authority
(202) 637-1234 
  Circulator
District Department of
Transportation
(202) 962-1423   
  Capital Bikeshare
Bicycle Rentals
Washington, DC
(877) 430-2453
  The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. The Metro system is a clean, safe and reliable means of transportation within the city incorporating rail and busses. You can purchase an unlimited one-day rail pass for $7.80 or a 7-day pass for $39   The DC Circulator is all about downtown Washington, DC. The bus system with five routes link cultural, entertainment and business destinations within the city's central core, and its buses - featuring low floors, big windows, and multiple doors for easy on-and-off service - are unlike any other public transit in town. The Circulator is recommended over the Metrobuses for travel during your stay here in Washington and is $1.00/ ride   For our more environmentally or health conscious participants, or simply just for fun, Washington DC also has a bicycle rental system as an option for transportation around the city. Capital Bikeshare is a bicycle sharing system serving Washington DC and Arlington VA. The Bikes can be picked up from any bike kiosk and returned to any kiosk around the city.
   
 
 
             
  AIR TRAVEL
Washington, D.C. is conveniently located between three international airports.
  Ronald Reagan
Washington National Airport
1 Aviation Circle
Washington DC 20001 
(703) 417-8000 
  Washington Dulles 
International Airport
1 Saarinen Circle
Sterling Virginia 20166
(703) 572-2700
  Baltimore Washington
International Airport 
7062 Elm Road
Baltimore MD 21240
(410) 508-7100 
  located in Arlington, Reagan Virginia, is approximately 20 minutes from down-town Washington, D.C.  From Reagan National Airport, you may wish to take a taxi to your hotel.  Ask the dispatcher for a D.C. Taxi, not a Virginia Taxi.  The fare is approximately $20, excluding any extra fees for additional passengers and luggage.  There is a Metro subway stop above ground at Reagan National Airport that services both the Blue and Yellow lines.  By taking the Yellow Line toward Mt. Vernon, you will be able to transfer to any of the other three lines at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro stop.  The trip planner on the Metro website, listed above, is an excellent tool to help you determine how to get from the airport to your hotel via Metro.                               located in Virginia, Dulles is approximately one hour from downtown Washington.  Taxis as well as van service to Washington are available at the airport.  The Super Shuttle van service picks up from rows 2A – 2H on the lower level of the airport every hour, and will transport you to your hotel for a fee of approximately $37 for the first passenger and $12 for each additional passenger.  You may schedule your return trip to the airport by calling The Super Shuttle (1-800-258-3826) or making an on-line reservation (www.supershuttle.com) at least 24 hours in advance.              
                                                                                                                
  located in Maryland, BWI is approximately one hour from downtown Washington. If you arrive at BWI, taxis to Washington are available, but are expensive and not all drivers will know their way around Washington, D.C. Other options for completing your trip to Washington include The Super Shuttle airport van service, or train service via either Amtrak or MARC Commuter Trains (MARC trains run only on weekdays while Amtrak trains run each day of the week). The Super Shuttle departs every hour from outside of the airport baggage claim area, and will transport you to your hotel for approximately $37 for one passenger and $12 for every additional passenger. You may schedule your return trip to the airport by calling The Super Shuttle (1-800-258-3826) or by making an on-line reservation (www.supershuttle.com) at least 24 hours in advance.
                 
 

DINING & ACTIVITIES
D.C. is not all work and no play! During your free time, explore the many restaurants and events that the city has to offer. 

  Open Table
Reservations
Online
  The Washington Post  Going Out Guide      
  OpenTable is the leading supplier of reservation, table management and guest management software for restaurants. In addition, the company operates, the world's most popular website for making restaurant reservations online.  

Get the insider's guide on what to do and where to eat. Visit the Washington Post's website for your guide to D.C. now.

   
                 
  NATIONAL ATTRACTIONS
D.C. is home to many historic monuments and museums. We recommend extending your stay in Washington, D.C. so that you have the opportunity to visit these impressive sites.
  The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC   
(202) 456-7041 
  Smithsonian
The National Mall
Washington, DC
(202) 633-1000 
  Kennedy Center
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC
(202) 467-4600
  Completed in 1800, The White House has served as the place of residence for every American president since John Adams. The building includes the Executive Residence, the West Wing, the Cabinet Room, the Roosevelt Room, and the East Wing. Tours of The White House and grounds can be arranged through the White House Visitor Center, your state representative or with the help of The Washington Campus staff.   D.C. is home to 19 museums and the National Zoo. Although it would take weeks, maybe months to see it all, the Smithsonian website will allow you to explore all 19 museums to see which ones catch your eye. The majority of the museums are located on the National Mall which is easily accessible by the Metro.  Simply take the orange or blue line from Foggy Bottom to the Smithsonian station (only 5 stops).   The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has been serving Washington DC since 1971. In 1959, President Eisenhower began funding efforts on a National Cultural Center but it was President Kennedy and the First Lady that truly made headway in the development with Jacqueline serving as the Honorary Chairman of the Center. The Center was renamed as the Kennedy Center in 1964 after the assassination of President Kennedy.
                 
  Washington DC Tourism
Tourist Information
Washington, DC
(202) 789-7000  
  Trolley Tours
2640 Reed Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 832-9800
  DC Tours
Reservations
Washington, DC
(888) 878-9870
  Washington D.C. is home to countless festivals and celebrations. The Washington D.C. tourism bureau provides information on all activities available to locals and visitors in and around the city. The bureau has information on events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival, the 4th of July Celebrations, Wine tasting events, along with information on places of interest such as the monuments, the National Zoo.    For more than 25 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has provid edexcelent  sightseeing adventures to millions of guests allowing them to see the best of Washington DC first. Their friendly conductors take you through our country's rich past to present day through humorous stories and fascinating trivia, making each tour interesting and fun.   From the White House and Capitol Hill, to the Smithsonian and Arlington National Cemetery, to tours to Mount Vernon, Williamsburg, Gettysburg (and so much more!), DC Tours will take you to see it all. Additionally, if you order online, you save $5 per person on all their most popular tours.
   
 
 
             
  HISTORIC AND PROMINENT VENUES
During your week in Washington, D.C. we may be traveling to a number of locations around Washington. Although each itinerary is different, these locations could include a few of the following:
  National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW       
Washington, DC
(202) 662-7500
  The Capitol Hill Club
300 1st Street, SE
Washington, DC
(202) 484-4590
  The Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 387-7783
  When visiting the Press Club, TWC participants attend a private luncheon held in one of the ballrooms. During the meal, participants will listen to a featured speaker, often from the press or media. The Press Club is one of the world's leading professional organizations for journalists.   When visiting the Capitol Hill Club, TWC participants attend a private luncheon held in one of the club-rooms. During the meal, participants will listen to a featured speaker, often a current or former member of Congress. The Capitol Hill Club is the social membership club for Republicans in Washington DC.   When visiting the Cosmos Club, TWC participants attend a private luncheon held in one of the club-rooms. During the meal, participants will listen to a featured speaker, often a current or former member of Congress. The Cosmos Club is a social membership club for respected leaders in the areas of: science, literature, and the arts.
                 
  The Federal Reserve
2001 C Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 452-3000
  The US Department of Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 622-2000
  The US Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 659-6000
  When visiting the Federal Reserve, TWC participants attend a private lecture in the meeting room of the FOMC. Participants sit at the same table as the Board of Governors and meet with a featured speaker from the Federal Reserve. The lecture focuses on the history  of the Federal Reserve and provides an opportunity for participants to ask questions about recent actions taken by the Federal Reserve, both large and small.    When visiting the US Tresury, TWC participants attend a private lecture held in one of the building’s many meeting spaces.  There, they’ll meet with a key member of the administration to discuss various functions of the Treasury, and get the opportunity to pose questions relating to US fiscal policy and a wide-range of other issues.   When visiting the US Chamber of Commerce, TWC participants are given the unique opportunity to attend a lecture in one of the private meeting rooms such as the Hall of Flags, typically led by a Trade Association executive or a former administration official. During these lectures, participants get to hear first-hand about how the interests of business are protected and lobbied for in Washington.
                 
    The Supreme Court
1 First Street, NE
Washington, DC
(202) 479-3000 
    The United States Capitol
US Capitol
Washington, DC
(202) 226-8000 
   
  When visiting the US Supreme Court, TWC participants will have the opportunity to tour the historic Supreme Court building and also attend a private lecture, typically led by a Supreme Court Fellow. The lecture focuses on the history and role of the US Supreme Court and provides the chance for participants to ask questions about recent rulings and the court’s relationship to business in Washington.   When visiting the US Capitol, TWC participants are given the unique opportunity to attend a lecture in a private meeting room, typically led by a Congressional Staffer and a House member or US Senator. During these lectures, participants get to hear first-hand from representatives about how business is conducted here in Nation’s Capital. Participants also attend congressional hearings to gain vital information on proposed legislation and other activities of Congress.  
            
                 
                 
                 



 


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