Coming to Washington?
The Washington Office has compiled travel resources for individuals or groups planning a visit to Washington, D.C. Visitors may use the resources below to find accommodation, transportation and other information related to their stay.
- Interactive map of Washington, D.C., from MapNetwork
- Map of the D.C. Metro (the city’s subway system)
- Map of the Smithsonian Museums around the National Mall, Washington, D.C.
- Map of the Capitol Hill area
Note: the Presbyterian Washington Office is in the Methodist Building, which is in the white triangle area at the corner of First St. and Maryland Ave. between the United States Supreme Court and Dirksen.
- Washington, D.C., forecast from the National Weather Service
- Washington, D.C., forecast from The Weather Channel
Transit/transportation to and around Washington, D.C.
- Baltimore-Washington International Airport
- Washington Dulles International Airport
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Web site provides specific travel information and service alerts/updates.
- Union Station Washington, D.C. (the train station and metro stop)
- D.C. Circulator (for easy and accessible public transport around the center of D.C. and Georgetown)
- About.com provides an in-depth guide to public transport options in the metro D.C. area.
Places to stay
Washington, D.C., offers many nationally known hotels. Use the booking Web sites below or visit your preferred hotel’s Web site for reservations.
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- Washington, D.C., Hotels
- Orbitz Washington, D.C., hotel listings
- Expedia Washington, D.C., hotel listings
- Travelocity Washington, D.C., hotel listings
Special Hotel Rate (from $99–169, depending on time of year) at
Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center
1201 13th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
Link will automatically fill in discount "LPRS Rate"
Lower-cost alternatives to hotels are also plentiful in Washington D.C. Below are some guest houses, B&Bs and hostels in the area.
Kalorama Guest House at Kalorama Park
1854 Mintwood Place, NW, Washington D.C. 20009
Phone: (202) 667-6369
Fax: (202) 319-1262
Toll free: (800) 947-6450
Kalorama Guest House at Woodley Park
2700 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone: (202) 328-0860
Fax: (202) 328-8730
Toll Free: (800) 974-9101
Andrews House (Guest House of the Church of the Savior)
2708 Ontario Road, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: (202) 483-0799
Send an email.
Hostelling International Washington, D.C./
Washington International AYH Youth Hostel
Dormitory style accommodations with separate quarters for males and females. Kitchen facilities are available.
1009 11th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 737-2333
Fax: (202) 737-1508
Send an email.
Washington Seminar Center on Capitol Hill(part of Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, a PC(USA) congregation)
201 4th Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Phone: (202) 547-8118
Washington Theological Union (Room and Facilities Rental)
6896 Laurel Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20012
Phone: (202) 541-5222
Toll free: (800) 334-9922 x5222
Tourism information/ guides
- Washington, D.C., Convention and Tourism Corporation
- Washington, D.C., Visitor’s Resource Center
- Cultural Tourism D.C.
A nonprofit coalition linking you to Washington’s heritage and arts.
- National Park Service National Mall and Memorial Parks
Visitor information about exploring Washington, D.C. icons.
- Smithsonian Institution
The Web site for America’s national educational facility provides information about 17 museums and the National Zoo in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
MetroGuide’s Washington, D.C., event guide
Find tickets and information for Washington, D.C., events.
The Washington Post
While in D.C., check out The Washington Post newspaper for information on entertainment. The Friday edition contains a supplemental weekend section with details on cultural and recreational events in the metro area. Also see the Washingtonian Magazine for entertainment ideas and events.