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Conference bus rentals in Washington DC

With an array of amenities, including the Smithsonian museums and a fine dining scene, it’s no wonder DC is a popular convention destination

Washington D.C. was originally home to the Patawomeck, Piscataway, and Doeg nations, however since the late 1700s, it has been the capital of the United States government. Over the years, Washington DC has seen many changes. Its most known, perhaps, for its landmarks: the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Smithsonian Museums, the Capitol Building. However, it also has a lively music scene, a very active theater community, and an abundance of schools.

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Why choose Washington DC for your conference?

Washington D.C. was originally home to the Patawomeck, Piscataway, and Doeg nations, however since the late 1700s, it has been the capital of the United States government. Over the years, Washington DC has seen many changes. Its most known, perhaps, for its landmarks: the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Smithsonian Museums, the Capitol Building. However, it also has a lively music scene, a very active theater community, and an abundance of schools.

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Popular conferences in Washington DC

With such a rich history and a diversity of conference centers, Washington DC is a popular convention location and its convention centers cater to all different size events, whether small or large. Between Dulles and Reagan airports, there are many options for flights in, and conference organizers certainly know this and plan accordingly. We’ve gathered several convention centers here for you, from the best known to gems you won’t want to miss!

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

With 2.3 million square feet to its convention center, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center can accommodate groups of up to 42,000! There are 77 breakout rooms, and over 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. In some form or another, this historic convention center has been around since 1874. The current iteration was built in 2003.

FHI 360 Conference Center

Located on Connecticut Avenue, the FHI 360 Conference Center’s 10,000 square feet space is a hidden gem in a large city. Surrounded by a modern art collection, your conference attendees will experience an event that is unforgettable. The multiple event spaces offer something for every group’s size, whether large or small.

AUSA Conference and Event Center

This venue, in the heart of Arlington, Virginia, allows your conference participants the opportunity to experience presentations in an intimate setting only minutes from attractions in Washington DC and Arlington. The meeting space’s flexibility allows it to be available for both small and large functions.

AMA Conference Center

If you are looking for the best conference location for a training, focus group, or board meeting, the AMA Conference Center is exactly for you. Their facility in Arlington, Virginia, just minutes from Reagan National Airport, has ten available rooms for events. The nearby METRO stop at Crystal City allows your participants easy access to downtown, should they wish to explore.

Park Hyatt Washington, DC

Located just over a half mile from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Park Hyatt is a luxury hotel and event center filled with many amenities for convention attendees. It’s in the heart of Georgetown, right near Pennsylvania Avenue and the White House. Their conference space boasts 12,000 square feet of meeting rooms.

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Washington DC is so popular as a vacation and tourism spot, that it’s easy to believe that it is also home to many conventions that return year after year, especially with such variety of event locations. No matter your business needs, you will be able to find a relevant conference or convention. Here are some of the most popular Washington DC expos and conventions.

Washington Auto Show

The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers has designated the Washington Auto Show as one of the top five auto shows in the nation. This annual convention has been taking place in one shape or another since the 1920s, with only two brief hiatuses over the years. The event is held at the Walter E Washington Convention Center, traditionally during the winter months.

National Book Festival

The National Book Festival is hosted by the Library of Congress and has been since it was founded in 2001 by Laura Bush and James Billington, a Librarian of Congress. For its first 12 years, it was held on the National Mall. In 2014, the venue changed to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo

The NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo has been held for 28 years and features the latest ways to live healthier lives. The event is the largest health expo in the country, with over 80,000 attendees regularly. Well-known health care experts and professional fitness experts host booths and provide informative programming.

Washington, DC Travel and Adventure Show

If you’re a travel lover, you won’t want to miss this premier travel conference. Surrounded by others who love adventure and travel, you’ll meet top travel celebrities and have experts who can help you plan your way across the country or world.

Satellite Conference and Exhibition

The SATELLITE conference and exhibition brings together leaders in the satellite industry under one roof: the Washington Convention Center. Whether you’re a high-level executive, an investor, or a technologically-focused individual, there is something for your interests and edification. Market experts also attend and participate in programming.

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If you’re planning on taking your team to a convention or conference, Bus.com can assist you with your needs. Whether you need a shuttle to get you from the hotel to the event, or a coach bus to travel to DC from another state, our 24/7 customer support team is here to ensure that everything goes smoothly.