Getting Around Washington, DC
While SfN operates complimentary shuttle service between the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and most official SfN hotels during the annual meeting, Washington, DC, offers a variety of alternative transportation options for those wanting to tour the U.S. capital.
The Washington Convention Center has its own Metro station with direct access to the yellow and green subway lines and easy access to the remaining four lines. An entrance to the Washington Convention Center is directly in front of the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street/Convention Center Metro stop. Visit www.wmata.com for schedule and fare information.
The Circulator is a public bus system designed to take riders to the city’s cultural, shopping, dining, and business destinations for only $1 per ride — no matter the distance. The Georgetown to Union Station route makes a convenient stop at the intersection of New York Avenue and 9th Street Northwest, just blocks from the Washington Convention Center. Visit www.dccirculator.com to see Circulator routes and schedule information.
The sights of Washington, DC, are easily accessible with the city’s nationally recognized bike share system, Capital Bikeshare. With 2,500 bikes at more than 300 stands in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, it is easy to rent a bike at a kiosk near you and return it near your final destination. If you plan to use Capital Bikeshare, be advised to bring a helmet and that SfN is not liable for attendees using the system.
Sights of interest beyond the Metro’s limits — such as visiting George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, or the historical city of Annapolis, Md. — might require a car. There are many ZipCar stations around the city, including a few near the Washington Convention Center.