Welcome back to the Grand Prix Washington DC countdown blog! Yesterday, I introduced you to the wonderful cosplayers who will be joining Grand Prix Washington DC this weekend. So if you’re looking to get a photo with Akroma, Angel of Wrath; Nissa, Voice of Zendikar; or the various takes on Chandra, the nation’s capital is the place to be on March 11-13.
Now that you know all of the reasons to attend Grand Prix Washington DC, the only thing left to do is figure out how to get there and where to lay your head at night. So let’s talk travel and lodging today, shall we?
If you’re flying to Grand Prix Washington DC, you’ve got two airports to choose from – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD). Note that DCA is closer to the Grand Prix Washington DC venue than IAD is (15 minutes vs 45 minutes), so if being in close proximity to an airport is important to you, DCA is the way to go. As someone who has flown through both airports, I find them both fairly simple to navigate, so complexity shouldn’t be a concern.
Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Dulles Airport (IAD)
Finding a place to stay this late in the game can be difficult, but here are three hotels that should be able to assist you in finding a place to lay your head at night:
10 Thomas Circle NW
Washington, DC 20005
Distance from venue = .5 miles
Parking = $25/day
4610 N. Fairfax Drive
Distance from venue = 7 miles
Parking = $14/day
5001 Mercedes Boulevard
Camp Springs, MD 20746
Distance from venue = 10.8 miles
Parking = Free
To view additional hotels in the area, please click here.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is surrounded by many parking options and you may reserve your parking spot on the Parking Panda website to avoid the hassles of downtown parking.
What Tomorrow Brings
Now that you know more about how to make your way around the nation’s capital, you’re gonna need to find some good places to eat. Fortunately for you, I’m a foodie through and through. So for tomorrow’s last entry in the Grand Prix Washington DC countdown blog, I’ll be telling you about all of the excellent places to eat at during your stay at Grand Prix Washington DC. See ya then!