NASN 2017

Travel to Dupont Circle, Washington DC

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When it comes to location, Dupont Circle in Washington DC simply can’t be beat, showcasing some of the city’s best shopping, dining, arts, and nightlife. The conference venue is in an epicenter of art, culture, and gastronomy, meaning a thriving scene always awaits just outside. We will be centrally positioned in one of DC’s most beloved and thriving, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, with easy access to nearby highlights ranging from 14th Street NW, Adams Morgan, and Embassy Row to Georgetown and George Washington universities. It is easy to explore the city on foot, strolling the tree-lined streets of Embassy Row and nearby Georgetown.

The conference venue sits just west of Dupont Circle on P Street NW, in between 21st and 22nd streets. It is located just over a block from the Dupont Circle Metro station and a few miles from Union Station. Flights can be booked into three major airports. Nearby bus lines, Zipcar hubs, and Capital Bikeshare stations present other transport options.

The conference venue is the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, where special conference room rates are available at the government per diem rate.

Flights

Three airports provide close access to Dupont Circle, Washington DC:

Airport Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
Ronald Reagan International (DCA) 6 miles
Dulles International (IAD) 27 miles
Baltimore Washington International (BWI) 36 miles

 

TRAVEL FROM LOCAL AIRPORTS TO DUPONT CIRCLE WASHINGTON DC
The best options for travel from local airports to the Kimpton Hotel Palomar

METRORAIL: The closest Metrorail stations are the Dupont Circle Station (0.26 mi) on the Red Line and the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station (0.76 mi) on the Orange and Blue Lines. For more information and for a Metrorail map, visit the WMATA.

METROBUS: Metrobuses that stop within ½ mile include the 37, 42, D1, D2, D3, D6, G2, H1, L1, N2, N3, N4 and N6. For more information about routes and fares, visit the WMATA.

Driving Direction from DC Area Airports

Washington, DC/National/Reagan Airport – DCA:

Estimated Travel Time: 15 minute

  • Take George Washington Parkway North to 395 North. Merge onto 395 and take the US-1 North exit.
  • Merge onto US-1 N. Stay straight to go onto 14th Street NW.
  • Turn a slight right onto Thoma Circle.
  • Turn a slight right onto Massachusett Avenue NW. Pas through 1 roundabout.
  • Turn left onto 21st Street, NW.
  • Turn right onto P Street. Hotel will be one block down on your right.
  • Subway service, fee: 4.0 USD (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: approximately 20 USD (one way)

Washington, DC/Dulle Airport – IAD:

Estimated Travel Time: 35 minute

  • Take the Dulle Acces Road and go East for 14 miles.
  • Continue on VA-267 and go Southeast for 2.3 miles.
  • Continue on I-66 and go East for 8 miles. Bear left on ramp at sign reading ‘E Street and I-66 E’ and go north for .2 miles.
  • Bear right on Potomac River Freeway North and go North for .4 miles.
  • Bear right on on ramp at sign reading ‘Whitehurst Freeway’ and go North for .2 miles.
  • Turn right onto L Street, NW and go East for 400 Feet.
  • Turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and go Southeast for 1000 feet.
  • Turn right onto Washington Circle, NW and go East for 800 feet.
  • Turn right on New Hampshire Avenue, NW and go Northeast for 500 feet.
  • Turn left on 22nd Street, NW and go North for .4 miles.
  • Turn right on P Street, NW and go East for 500 feet.
  • The hotel i located at 2121 P Street, NW
  • Estimated taxi fare: approximately 50 USD (one way)

Baltimore-Washington International Airport – BWI:

Estimated Travel Time: 60 minute

  • Take I-95W to Baltimore/Washington and go Southeast for 1000 feet. Continue on I-195, Metropolitan Blvd and go Northwest for 1.2 miles.
  • Continue on ramp at sign reading ‘Exit 2B MD-295 Baltimore/Washington Parkway to Washington’ and go Southeast for .3 miles.
  • Continue on MD-295, Baltimore/Washington Parkway and go Southwest for 24 miles.
  • Continue on ramp at sign reading ‘Washington’ and go Southwest for .6 miles.
  • Continue on US-50 and go West for 4.5 miles. Bear right on L Street, NW and go West for .5 miles.
  • Turn right on Massachusett Avenue, NW and go Northwest for .5 miles.
  • Continue on Scott Circle, NW and go West for 200 feet.
  • Bear right on Massachusett Avenue, NW and go West for .3 miles.
  • Turn right on Dupont Circle, NW and go West for 800 feet.
  • Turn right on P Street, NW and go West for 800 feet.
  • The hotel i located at 2121 P Street, NW
  • Estimated taxi fare: approximately 85 USD (one way)

Public Transportation from DC Area Airport

For more information on public transportation in Washington, D.C., visit the WMATA Trip Planner Website. In addition to these public transportation options, arrangement for shared shuttle service can be made directly with Super Shuttle. Private limousine service can also be arranged by contacting the hotel Concierge at (202) 448-1800

Washington, DC/National/Reagan Airport – DCA:

We are easily accessible from Reagan National Airport via Metro by using the detailed directions below. Guests can also opt to take a taxi to our hotel by following the airport sign to the taxi stand. Travelers can expect to pay about $17-20.

  • Take the Washington Metro Yellow line toward Fort Totten
  • Arrive at Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station
  • Take the Red Line toward Shady Grove
  • Arrive at Dupont Circle Metro Station
  • Exit train and follow sign to the North Exit for Q Street, NW
  • Upon exiting station turn left onto 20th Street for two short blocks
  • Cross over Massachusett Ave, NW to arrive at P Street, NW
  • Turn right on P Street NW
  • The hotel is approximately 1 ½ block down P Street, NW on your right
  • The hotel is located at 2121 P Street, NW.

Washington, DC/Dulle Airport – IAD:

We are easily accessible from Dulle International Airport via public transportation by using the detailed directions below. Guests can also opt to take a taxi to our hotel by following the airport sign to the taxi stand. Travelers can expect to pay about $65.

  • Take the 5A Bus from the Main Terminal to the Rosslyn Metro Station stop.
  • Board an Orange Line Metro Train toward New Carrollton, and take to the Metro Center Station stop.
  • At Metro Center, change train and take a Red Line train toward Shady Grove.
  • Take the Red Line Train to the Dupont Circle stop.
  • Exit train and follow sign to the North Exit for Q Street, NW
  • Upon exiting station turn left onto 20th Street for two short blocks
  • Cros over Massachusett Ave, NW to arrive at P Sreet, NW
  • Turn right on P Street NW
  • The hotel is approximately 1 ½ block down P Street, NW on your right
  • The hotel is located at 2121 P Street, NW.

Alternative option: Guests can also opt to take a Washington Flyer Bus for $10 one-way to the West Fall Church Metro Station, and then take a Metro Train to Dupont Circle. For more information on these options, please visit the Washington Flyer and WMATA Trip Planner Websites.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport – BWI:

We are easily accessible from Baltimore Washington International Airport via public transportation by using the detailed direction below. Guests can also opt to take a taxi to our hotel by following the airport sign to the taxi stand. Travelers can expect to pay about $75.

Via Train
Taking the train from BWI Airport to Washington, D.C. is the most direct route. There are two train options. MARC Train is the least expensive train option, but only runs on weekdays. Amtrak is also available, and runs every day of the week.

  • Board the MARC/Amtrak shuttle bu on the lower level terminal.
  • The shuttle bu will drop off at the BWI MARC/Amtrak Train Station, where you can purchase a train ticket to Washington, D.C.’ Union Station.
  • Train will arrive at Washington’ Union Station located at Massachusett Ave and First Street NE.
  • Board the Union Station Metro Red line toward Shady Grove.
  • Take the Red Line Train to the Dupont Circle Metro stop.
  • Exit train and follow sign to the North Exit for Q Street, NW
  • Upon exiting station turn left onto 20th Street for two short blocks
  • Cros over Massachusett Ave, NW to arrive at P Sreet, NW
  • Turn right on P Street NW
  • The hotel is approximately 1 ½ block down P Street, NW on your right
  • The hotel is located at 2121 P Street, NW.

Via Metro Bus/Train:

  • Take the B30 Metro Bus from BWI Airport Stop 2 to the Greenbelt Metro Station
  • At Greenbelt Metro Station, take a Green Line Train toward Branch Ave, and take to the Fort Totten Metro Station.
  • At Fort Totten Metro stop, change train and take a Red Line Train toward Shady Grove.
  • Take the Red Line Train to the Dupont Circle Metro stop.
  • Exit train and follow sign to the North Exit for Q Street, NW
  • Upon exiting station turn left onto 20th Street for two short blocks
  • Cross over Massachusett Ave, NW to arrive at P Street, NW
  • Turn right on P Street NW
  • The hotel is approximately 1 ½ block down P Street, NW on your right
  • The hotel is located at 2121 P Street, NW.

Washington DC Information

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Washington, DC is a city like no other. The capitol of the United States has over 75 museums, and countless monuments, parks, gardens, and historic and cultural offerings. The Smithsonian Institution—the world’s largest museum and research complex—includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park (https://www.si.edu/). The most recent addition to the Smithsonian is the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Washington has also been ranked one of the top 10 food cities in the United States, and has a vibrant music and entertainment scene. One of the most walkable cities in the country, DC also features an extensive public transportation system.

Detailed visitor information can be found at https://washington.org/

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