Washington D.C. | November 2-5, 2020

Visiting Washington D.C.

Fall is a time when Washington, D.C. changes color, with brisk weather and many neighborhoods to explore along with the popular monuments and museums. For those of you visiting again, try some of the places you may not have seen before: the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the stunning National Cathedral, the National Zoo, or the chic shopping in City Center, just a block from the host hotel. D.C.’s blend of vibrant city and nightlife with artistic culture promises you a memorable visit.

Washington springs are typically mild (average daytime temperature in May is 75 F / 24 C, evenings 57 F / 14 C) so indoor and outdoor activities are both available and enjoyable.

The Conference venue is close to many of the area’s most popular sights, including the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution museums (15 in all, including the National Zoo), which are all free to visitors, along with the city’s memorials and monuments, making sightseeing a very affordable pastime. The monuments and memorials are particularly beautiful to tour at night by foot or by tour.

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For your personal planning, sightseeing, shopping, dining, and other information can be found by following the links below.

NOTE: The list is provided as a courtesy to delegates who wish to expand and enhance their experience while visiting Washington, DC. The Conference does not officially endorse the organizations listed below.

General Touring Information

For an overview of the city and its sights, dining, shopping and nightlife:

Smithsonian Institution (Museums & Zoo)

Don’t miss a chance to explore the world’s largest museum and research complex. Fourteen of the nineteen museums are in Washington, D.C. and admission is free to all visitors.

Other Museums

Places of Interest

  • US Park Service (for monuments/memorials information)
  • The US Capitol (the legislative branch of the US government)
  • Ford’s Theatre (the site of President Lincoln’s assassination, the theater is still a venue for performing arts and for tours during the day)
  • Mount Vernon (estate of President George Washington)


  • Chevy Chase shopping district

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