Getting Around Washington DC
Local Taxi Cab Companies
- OnCabs Washington DC - 202-601-3768
- DC Taxi Service - 202-790-0622
First Time Lyft Users - Get $5 Off Your First 2 Rides!
Through its partnership with Lyft Ride-Share, EventsDC will offer a $5 discount to first-time users on their first two rides! Just download the LYFT app, enter EVENTSDC in the promo section and request your ride.
There is a dedicated location on 9th Street between Mt. Vernon Place NW and L Street
LFYT is the EventsDC exclusive ride-share partner.
Auto Rental - Budget
- Make your budget go further by getting a great deal on a great car from Budget. As an ALA member, you’ll get an amazing deal every time you rent – up to 25% off Budget’s great rates. To book your car, visit Budget Car Rental or call toll free 1-800-527-0700 and mention the ALA Budget Discount number (BCD): R584716 to receive your discount. Make the smart choice, rent Budget and start saving today!
Auto Rental - Avis
- You can save up to 25% off your next car rental while experiencing the comfort and reliability that come with renting from Avis. With 4,800 locations in over 140 countries, there's always an Avis nearby to help you with your car rental needs. To rent a car, visit Avis or call toll free at 1-800-331-1212. And remember to use your ALA Avis Discount number (AWD): B155116 to enjoy these special savings.
SuperShuttle - Washington DC
Local Public Transit
- Public Transportation Needs - Metrorail, Metrobus, Taxis, Rental Cars, Ubers, and Bikes
- The Amtrak station is located at 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003 - (800) 872-7245
- Union Station - Washington DC 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 - (800) 872-7245
Walter E. Washington Convention Center Parking & Directions
There are over 3000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the facility. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Download the parking map (pdf).
Guaranteed parking can be accessed via the DC Convention Center's partnership with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations. Visitors will be able to purchase guaranteed parking for events and you can view REAL-TIME availability and pricing at convenient locations nearby.
Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking in advance.
Download the free Parking Panda App to search and book parking on-the-go!
Washington, DC is an exciting place, no matter your reason for visiting. Celebrity chefs, monuments, museums, shopping and more are all found here in DC, the nation's capital. Whether you are looking for world-class restaurants or want to put on your tennis shoes and hit the sidewalks as an urban explorer in our own historic Shaw neighborhood, the District of Columbia is a location that truly captures the excitement and bustle of a thriving metropolis.