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Washington, DC Trade Show Displays & Trade Show Information

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It’s the nation’s Capital, full of history, intrigue and power, and it’s a great location to take your trade show or event.  But there’s no bureaucracy when you choose Monster Displays to provide your trade show and exhibit set up needs.  It doesn’t take an act of Congress to make your trade show a Capital event.  Just call Monster Displays at (888) 483-3344 for everything you need.  Information on this page about Washington, DC trade shows and convention centers was provided by Monster Displays.

Trade Show Products

Sure the monuments are impressive, but your attendees will likewise be impressed when you select Monster Displays for your trade show and exhibit needs.  Choose a table top or portable display, kiosks or a complete custom exhibit design.  All this and more is available to you at a price that won’t break your company, or the federal, budget.

Trade Show Rentals

All the supplies and exhibit set up materials you need are available right in Washington or nearby in the surrounding areas.  There’s no need to ship things in when you can turn to Monster Displays for full service rental options catering to your exact trade show needs.

To search online, check out MonsterDisplays.com.  Everything you need to promote your event is just a click away.  You can trust Monster Displays to bring you and your attendees the perfect trade show experience.


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The Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is an efficient and modern convention center with a wide range of uses.  Formerly known as The Washington Convention Center, the center was renamed in 2007 in honor of the District's first Home Rule Mayor.  Mayor Washington made his last public appearance at the center in 2003 just months before his death.

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Space

With a facility of over 2.3 million square feet, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center can accommodate groups large or small ranging up to 42,000 attendees.  The center has 198,000 square feet of meetings pace and 77 break-out rooms.  This combined with 703,000 square feet of exhibit space make this center an excellent venue.

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Web: http://www.dcconvention.com/
Email: sthomas@eventsdc.com
Phone: 202.249.3000

Address:

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001


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The Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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The Washington Marriott Wardman Park is conveniently located in the Cleveland Park area of DC, near the National Zoo. The award winning venue is one of DC's most sophisticated hotels offering charm and excellent service all in a historic setting.


Space

The Marriott Wardman Park offers 195,000 square feet of total meeting space, including 60 meeting rooms and an exhibit hall of 36,000 square feet.

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Web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasdt-washington-marriott-wardman-park/
Email: https://www.marriott.com/suggest/suggest.mi?whoTo=HI
Phone: 202.328.2000

Address:


Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2000 Concourse Center
2660 Woodley Road, NW


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Weather

Located in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington, DC experiences all four seasons.  Winters are generally mild with some bursts of severe weather and snow.  Summers are hot and humid.  Spring and fall in DC are delightful, especially if you catch the Cherry Blossoms in spring or a home game of the Washington Redskins in the fall.

Check out these links to get current information about Washington, DC weather:


Upcoming Trade Shows and Conferences in Washington DC

For a list of trade shows and industry events in DC, check out this link.


Transportation & Reach

Washington, DC is a major designation and has multiple flights in daily from U.S. major cities.  You can reach the city by interstate.  DC is easily accessible by Amtrak both from both north and south.

Washington, DC Airports

Reagan International Airport is located just across the Potomac in Alexandria and is the main airport serving Washington, DC.

Dulles International, west of the City serves for larger, cross-country and international flights.

Baltimore-Washington International is located to the northeast of the city and is commonly referred to as BWI.

Washington, DC Railway Transportation

Trains from points north and south arrive into Washington’s Union Station, just blocks from the Capital Building.


Local Transportation in Washington, DC

Buses:  Buses in DC are operated by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA); the sixth busiest bus agency serves more than 400,000 bus trips each weekday. These buses serve 11,500 stops within the District and surrounding Maryland and Virginia.

Trains:  Metrorail is also operated by WMATA.  86 stations serve travelers in their daily commute between Virginia, Maryland and the District.   Metrorail is one of the cleanest and safest rail systems in the country.

Other:  Taxi service is available at all area airports, in front of Union Station and is fairly easy to hire just off the perimeter of the National Mall.

Hotel Accommodations in Washington, DC

There are 145 hotels within the District of Columbia and hundreds more in the surrounding Virginia and Maryland counties and cities.

Washington, DC Hotels & Rates


Entertainment and Sightseeing

Major Attractions: The center of the nation’s government offers the history of the United States Capital, the White House, the Library of Congress, the National Archives and, of course the Smithsonian Institution.  These are all free to enter, although some sites, including the White House, may require advance tour arrangements.

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Major Entertainment: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a prime venue for theater, opera and music.  There are plenty of nightclubs and other concert venues around town.  As an added treat, most summer nights will find one of the nation’s military bands playing somewhere around town in an outdoor concert.

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Shopping in Washington:  Georgetown on the Potomac offers unique shopping and dining opportunities.  For the more eclectic selection, check out shops in DuPont Circle.  The largest mall in the area is Tyson's Corner Center located minutes away in McLean, Virginia.  Just across the street is Tyson's Galleria with an additional 120 retail stores.  Check out the underground shops at Crystal City or the Fashion Center at Pentagon City, both easily accessible by Metrorail.  Eastern Market offers fresh flowers and produce, along with meat, poultry, fish and baked goods.

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Excursions from Washington, DC:  While there’s plenty to see within DC itself, close by you can visit Arlington Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Annapolis and Gettysburg.

Food & Beverages: Eating out is a national pastime in DC.  Food and drink are often as important as work, and often are work in this town of networking.  Because Washington is also home to 187 foreign embassies, the possibilities for international and ethnic cuisine are endless.  As a general rule, especially when Congress is in town, you'll need reservations at the more popular spots.  If you're spending time down on the National Mall, keep in mind the food inside the museums can be pricey.  Check out the many food trucks available for a great outdoor dining experience.


Helpful Washington, DC Websites

Washington, DC official website:
http://dc.gov/DC/

Washington, DC Tourism site:
http://washington.org/

DC Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.dcchamber.org/

Washington, DC Police department:
http://mpdc.dc.gov/

Reagan National Airport:
http://www.metwashairports.com/reagan/reagan.htm


Dulles International Airport:
http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/dulles.htm




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