2016 ASGW Conference Locals Guide


2016 ASGW Conference Locals Guide
2016 ASGW Conference Locals Guide
Transportation & Travel
Getting to Alexandria:
If traveling from Ronald Reagan International Airport, take the YELLOW or BLUE line
train southbound and exit at the Braddock Road Station.
If traveling from Washington-Dulles International Airport, Take Metrobus A5 (35 min
bus ride) to the Rosslyn Station; then take the BLUE line and exit at the Braddock
Road Station.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel is about 1 mile away from the Braddock Road Station. From the
Braddock Road Station, you can take the DASH AT5 bus to the hotel (exit at Madison
Street and North Fairfax street).
FREE hotel shuttle from Ronald Reagan International Airport: Go to baggage claim
doors 5 or 9. The Crowne Plaza shuttle departs the airport at 15 minutes and 45 minutes
past the hour until 10:45pm.
Getting around Alexandria:
Free King Street Trolley: http://www.visitalexandriava.com/plan/maps-andtransportation/king-street-trolley/
DASH Buses: visit http://www.dashbus.com/ for a full list of the bus system routes and
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro):
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/images/metromap_021605.gif for a
system map of the Metro.
Taxi services:
o GoGreen Cab: 703-212-2000
o King Cab: 703-549-3530
o Union Cab: 703-683-1200
o Yellow Cab: 703-549-2500
o For more taxis and car share services in Alexandria, visit
Visiting in the National Mall:
o Trip on the BLUE line of the metro will take you to several stops along the
National Mall: Metro Center Station, Federal Triangle Station, or Smithsonian
How to obtain Metro passes & DASH bus passes:
o To travel on the D.C. metro, simply purchase a SmarTrip card at any metro
station or online at www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip. The card costs $2.00 and
trips may be loaded while purchasing. DASH bus trips can also be added to this
card at the same time of purchase, whether online or in-person at any metro
Food and Drink
Extra Perks Coffee Shop (1 minute walk away from hotel)
Informal café serving coffee, traditional English dishes and American breakfast favorites.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
822 N Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Starbucks (0.8 miles away)
532 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Restaurants in Old Town:
Bilbo Baggins Restaurant
A family-owned restaurant and pub that offers global food and spirits. If you’re a Tolkien
fan, enjoy a “hobbit-like” atmosphere.
208 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Austin Grill and Tequila Bar
Fresh, made-from-scratch Tex-Mex. Open for lunch and dinner and on weekends, enjoy
brunch specials.
801 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Majestic Café
American comfort food with a twist – The Majestic Café supports local farmers and
ranchers by using locally sourced products and all-natural, hormone free food.
911 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Union Street Public House
A favorite of Alexandria serving fresh seafood, steaks, 20 beers on tap and a large
selection of wine. Located one block from the Old Town Waterfront.
121 S. Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Zento Japanese Restaurant
A variety of Japanese cuisine including Sushi, Sashimi, Teriyaki and more.
693 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
For a full list of restaurants in Old Town, visit http://www.visitalexandriava.com/old-townalexandria/restaurants/
Things to Do & Planning Your Trip
Historic Old Town Alexandria
Museums and Monuments of Washington, D.C. – a metro train ride away!
Visit Mount Vernon (22 miles from conference hotel)
Take a Tour:
o Boat Tours
o History and Ghost Tours
o Food Tours
o Self-Guided Audio Walking Tours
For a list of FREE things to do in Alexandria, visit
Further Information for Planning Your Trip:
Visit http://www.visitalexandriava.com/plan/ for detailed information and helpful hints for
planning for your weekend in Alexandria.
Weather: http://www.visitalexandriava.com/plan/weather/
Parking: http://www.visitalexandriava.com/plan/parking/
Special offers for discounts of food, attractions and more:

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