Visiting DC for the first time?
As you plan your visit to Washington, here are some local resources that will help you plan. But, don't worry, during the convention, we will also have a Concierge Desk staffed by brother Knights and their families who will be able to help you get around town and find that restaurant, museum, or memorial that you're looking for!
There are over 2,100 restaurants in Washington, so there's bound to be somewhere for you to catch up with old friends, have a romantic night out, or get together with your State Council for a Wednesday night dinner. While you’re in DC, be sure to fulfill all of your Maryland blue crab, burger, and sushi cravings!
The Washington Metro system can get you anywhere in the city (and surrounding areas of Virginia and Maryland) quickly and easily. The closest metro to the Washington Hilton is a five block walk to the Dupont Circle stop on the Red Line. From there, quick ride over to Metro Center or Gallery Place will connect you to the entire system.
One of the best ways to experience Washington, DC is on foot. The city’s wide sidewalks meander past the inspiring monuments and museums found on the National Mall, as well as the intimate museums, world-class theaters and splendid gardens in the city’s collection of neighborhoods.
Those who prefer to explore on two wheels, Bike and Roll DC offers rentals from two locations in DC, and has a wide variety of bikes to choose from, including kids' bikes and attachments. With each rental, helmets, locks and a map are included, and the friendly staff will help you plan your route to explore the city. Additionally, Capital Bikeshare has over 350 stations across DC, Virginia and Maryland. Its fleet includes more than 3,000 bicycles, and the system is easy: simply join (options range from a Day Key to a year-long membership) and access bicycles 24 hours a day. The first 30 minutes of each trip is free, with each additional half hour incurring a fee.