Washington DC

Visit the Official Washington, DC Tourist Guide at Washington.org for more complete information.

With land granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland, the United States Congress established the District of Columbia as the national capital in 1790.  Over the past 225 years, Washington, DC has evolved into a major international tourist destination and center of international business.


For the Third National Summit on Advanced Illness Care, C-TAC is pleased to call the following hotels our official partners.

To make individual reservations, select your hotel choice below and click on the link. Rates will increase after the room blocks close. Book today to secure the best-negotiated price at your first choice hotel. Hotel room block for the 2016 National Summit are now closed. 


The Westin Georgetown  NO ROOMS LEFT

Group Name:  C-TAC National Summit

Rates Starting at $329 per night

Block Closes:  August 20, 2016


The Carlyle Suites   NO ROOMS LEFT

Group Name: Coalition to Transform Advanced Care

Rates Starting at $239 per night

Block Closes:  August 22, 2016


Courtyard by Marriott NO ROOMS LEFT

Group Name: National Summit on Advanced Illness Care

Rates Starting at $279 per night

Block Closes:  August 20, 2016


Arrival into Washington, DC is easiest via air or rail; major highways also connect around the city but parking in downtown areas is limited and expensive.


Three major airports serve Washington, DC:

Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the airport located closest to downtown Washington and the Summit and offers nonstop service to 80 destinations.  Travel time to downtown Washington is about 15-20 minutes by taxi and about 20-30 minutes by Metro.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in suburban Virginia about 30 miles west of Washington, DC.  Serving more than 100 international destinations with non-stop flights daily, this major airport has a travel time to downtown Washington of 30-45 minutes by taxi. It is accessible by Metrobus and Metrorail, travel time on public transportation to IAD is over 60 minutes.

Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) is located in suburban Maryland about 30 miles north of Washington, DC and has more than 200 daily departures with major national carriers.  Travel time to downtown Washington is 45-60 minutes by taxi.  Rail transfers are also available via Amtrak and MARC trains to Washington’s Union Station.


Amtrak offers frequent daily service along the Northeast Corridor and stops at Washington’s Union Station. This is a popular option for visitors from Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and the surrounding areas. Union Station offers regular taxi service and is also on Washington’s Metrorail.

Local Transportation

The National Academy of Sciences building is on the National Register of Historic Places, its headquarters are on Constitution Avenue, which is centrally located to both the National Mall and National Monuments. 


Parking is not available at the National Academy of Sciences building. Public parking garages are located at 23rd Street and Virginia Avenue as well as 20th and E Streets.  Both garages are about a 10-minute walk from the building.

The National Academy of Sciences is also about a 10-minute walk from the Foggy Bottom-GWU station on Metro. 


September in Washington DC can often feel like summer: hot and humid. It’s also considered on of the wetter months of the year. We recommend packing in layers with a rain jacket and umbrella.


Washington, DC continues to blossom as a “hot spot” for foodies and visitors who want to enjoy a delicious meal outside of your hotel. Below are a few local and staff favorites:

Located on the Washington Harbour, Farmers Fishers Bakers is popular with Communications Coordinator, Zach.

For a quieter meal, Judi recommends Nage Restaurant. Located within the Marriott Courtyard, Nage Restaurant {insert link http://www.nagedc.com/} offers American cuisine in a city bistro setting, and drinks at nearby Tabard Inn won’t disappoint!

James Beard Award Winning Chef Vikram Sunderam’s Rasika is consistently rated one of the top in the city.  The spectacular Indian cuisine are not to be missed, says Emma, manager of member services.

Fiola is also consistently ranked one of the top restaurants in the city. You won’t leave this fine Italian establishment disappointed, says Meagan, C-TAC’s Communications Director.