Advocacy Day 2014 Travel Information
Make sure you have all the information you need to make your stay in Washington, DC!
Traveling to DC
Training will begin early on the morning of Monday, June 16th, so you should plan to arrive in Washington, DC on Sunday, June 15th.
We ask that you book your return flight for 6:30 pm or later if you are flying out of Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), or 7:30 pm or later if you are flying out of Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI). In-person meetings with members of Congress are more likely to be scheduled late in the afternoon on Tuesdays, given the congressional schedule. These meetings are the reason that you are coming to DC, so it is important that you plan to stay long enough to attend!
Getting to the hotel
A complimentary hotel airport shuttle service runs every 15 minutes to and from the hotel to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
Cabs from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to the Crystal Gateway Marriott will cost approximately $8 one way (plus tip) and the trip will take from 10 to 20 minutes, depending upon traffic. One Metro stop is located at the airport as well. (To get to the hotel, take the BLUE LINE Rail labeled LARGO TOWN CENTER and exit one stop to CRYSTAL CITY METRO STATION.) The ride will cost $2.70 during non-rush hour times and $3.10 during rush hour, and will take about 3 minutes plus a 5-minute walk to the hotel. The Metro has a stop under the hotel.
You can find directions from the other D.C. airports (Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)) to the Crystal Gateway Marriott here.
Getting to Capitol Hill
On Tuesday morning (June 17th), all Advocacy Day participants will meet at the Crystal Gateway Marriott for a send-off breakfast during which last minute meeting schedule changes and other critical information will be provided. After breakfast, we will provide prepaid Metro farecards valid for one round-trip journey from the Crystal City Metro Stop (near the Crystal Gateway Marriott) to Capitol Hill, and back to the hotel. Please note that due to security restrictions on Capitol Hill, you should plan to leave your luggage at the hotel. Once you are done with your meetings in the afternoon, you can use the same Metro farecard to get back to the hotel.
For more information about public transportation options in Washington, DC, including Metro maps, fare information, and schedules, please visit www.wmata.com.
Questions? If you have any questions about the Eighth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day, please contact our Government Affairs & Advocacy Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-742-6699. We look forward to seeing you in June in Washington, DC!