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Transportation in & around Washington DC
Shuttle to and from the airport to your hotel, if your hotel doesn’t provide a free shuttle
Make sure to check groupon or living social for a coupon code!
1. http://dcyellowcab.com/ or call 202-544-1212
3. http://dcvipcab.com/ or call 202-269-9000
Amtrak is a fantastic option to come to the event. A train from NYC can be had for as low as $49. Amtrak allows you to save on gas, tolls and parking. Amtrak bring you to Washingtons Union Station and from there you can catch the Metro trains to the rally spot on the mall (Smithsonian Station) or your hotel.
This is the website for Washington Metro area transit authority, train and bus service. You will find routes, schedules, service alerts and fare information.
Download the Uber app on your smart phone to secure a ride anywhere you need to go. You pay via credit card with the app. You can get a fare estimate prior to asking for a ride.
Download the Lyft app on your smart phone to secure a ride anywhere you need to go. You pay via credit card with the app. You can get a fare estimate prior to asking for a ride.
This site has been created to help you with logistics for this event
If you need mobility assistance, Reserve a mobility scooter or wheelchair
Budget conscious travelers, there are several sites where you can rent out anything from a shared bedroom, private room or an entire home. This should be significantly cheaper than a hotel.
This is an interactive list of hotels placed on the different metro lines with the approximate cost. If you click on the area you want to stay in, it will pull up different hotel options with room cost, parking cost, etc.
Parking in D.C.
Information from: https://washington.org/DC-faqs-for-... It’s important to remember that Washington, DC is a metropolitan city with safe, efficient public transportation options. We strongly encourage you to consider these options instead of driving. For Metrorail and Metrobus options, visit wmata.com. For DC Circulator, the red bus that makes local stops in many of DC’s most popular neighborhoods, visit dccirculator.com. Street parking and parking garages Your two best bets for parking in DC are parking garages and street parking. If you choose to park, there are several resources to help you explore the best options. Visit godcgo.com before you arrive to read up on parking options in DC. You can also download ParkWhiz or SpotHero to your phone to find a spot for your vehicle around town. There are many privately owned garages that will cost you roughly $10 to $30 or more, depending on how many hours you are parked. Check out washingtondc.bestparking.com to find garages and compare prices. Laz Parking and Colonial Parking also feature valet services and garages around town. Many commuters also park in these DC garages, so keep in mind they tend to fill up early. During special events (for instance, during a hockey game at the Verizon Center), prices at nearby garages may go up even higher. DC also has street parking in most neighborhoods. Pay close attention to posted signs, as most parking spots have restricted hours (during rush hour, for example). Parking restrictions are strictly enforced and violators may find a parking ticket on their windshield (or worse, towed). Most parking is metered and many accept cash or credit cards. Most meters also accept payment via the app Parkmobile. We suggest downloading this prior to your arrival. Keep in mind that both street and garage parking is especially hard to find around many of the monuments and memorials and near the White House. You may also choose to park at your hotel. Check with your hotel for rates before you arrive. Handicapped parking is available at most parking garages. DC also recognizes out-of-state handicapped stickers and plaque cards, allowing parking access at all parking meters. https://washington-org.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/styles/editorial_aligned/public/dupont-circle-station-credit-adam-moss_flickr-user-roadgeek_0.jpg?itok=7aDXzLYwAdam Moss Parking at the Metro If you’re staying outside of DC proper and want to Metro to the city, parking at one of the lots at suburban Metro stations is a good option. Many commuters do this on a daily basis, so these parking lots can also fill up fast early in the morning. Daily rates vary by station, but you can expect to pay between $4.60 and $5.10. Find specific rates for each station on WMATA’s parking page. SmarTrip cards are the only valid form of payment for both parking lots and to ride Metro. The rechargeable cards can be purchased at any Metro station.
What to bring and not bring: Official information is available at www.nps.gov National Mall & Memorial Parks, Things to know before you come & plan your visit.
There is a lot of walking. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes. It is 2 miles from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capital building. Pace yourself.
Dress appropriately for the season. Check the local weather the day before to know how to dress. Our event is all day. Keep in mind that after the sun goes down, so might the temperatures.
We will be outside. The Mall is an outdoor lawn area not a building. You will need sunscreen. Packing a lightweight rain poncho is also a good idea.
Stay hydrated. Coolers are permitted on the lawn but not in the monuments or museums. There will be vendors available. Guest Services runs food kiosks in 9 locations around the mall with different food options at each. A list can be found at www.letseatonthenationalmall.com
Camp/lawn chairs and beach blankets are welcome.
Keep in mind what you bring in you must bring out.
Accessibility Info: www.nps.com has information on things like braille, closed caption, large print, sign language and wheelchairs. We are planning to have an area designated for wheelchairs and scooters to charge.
Most people have Cell Phones. We will be out there all day. There may not be any where to recharge your battery. We recommend you look into bringing a portable cell phone charger.
Things not allowed:
In most memorials and museum is no smoking, bikes, skating, eating, drinking (including water) or pets.
There are restrictions on photography in some areas and information can be found at www.nps.gov National Mall & Memorial Parks
Guns, knives, ammo, drones, fireworks, balloons, grills, alcohol, glass containers are not allowed.
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