Travel to Washington, DC
The closest airport to the Embassy Suites is Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, VA. Reagan National Airport is located five miles from the hotel. You can take a quick taxi to the Embassy Suites or use Washington Metro’s Blue Line from the National Airport Station to the King Street Station. The Embassy Suites is 2 blocks from the King Street Station. Ride sharing options are available from the airport. Please be aware of pick up locations when using your ride-sharing app. Depending on traffic in the area, which can be challenging, you can expect a 15-20 minute ride by car or Metro.
Dulles International (IAD) and Baltimore Washington (BWI) Airports are also in the area but are 25-35 miles away, making transportation to the hotel in Alexanria more challenging. We recommend flying into DCA if possible. You can also take the Amtrak train to the King Street Station in Alexandria, VA, just two blocks from the hotel.
Weather and Attire for the Weekend
The DC area in June can be delightful, but also hot and humid, with temperatures in the low to mid 80s or 90s. Please track the weather as you are packing to know what to expect while you are here. Thunderstorms are always a possibility in the afternoon and evening as the heat of the day builds. Our day tours will go on as scheduled regardless of the weather, unless severe storms make it impossible. We don’t anticipate the weather impacting the tour like it could cancel the ferry if we were going to Block Island.
If you plan on walking the city, bring comfortable shoes and appropriate attire for the heat. And don’t forget your sunscreen. Just because we aren’t at the beach on Block Island this year doesn’t mean you won’t need it! Restaurants, museums, shops and the hotel may have the air conditioning running on high. A light sweater may be needed, especially for the evening events at the hotel.
About the “DMV”
The DMV is made up of Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Marie picked DC for her fan-favorite Fatal Series and we’re so excited to bring you to here for reader weekend!
We’ll be at the Embassy Suites in Alexandria, VA, just 7 miles south of DC, for the evening events. Alexandria offers easy access to DC and is just two blocks from the Metro, the local subway serving the DMV. Take Metro or hop on the bus tour to join us for the day and evening tours on Saturday to see some of the city’s most famous monuments and neighborhoods. Our Saturday daytime tour will visit two popular neighborhoods: Eastern Market and Georgetown. The evening tour will drive by several monuments, the National Mall and stop at the Lincoln Memorial.
If you prefer to explore on your own, consider visiting any of the Smithsonian museums. Many are on the National Mall, are free to attend and offer a break from the heat. You can also tour George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, about 8 miles south of Alexandria or take the King Street Trolley about a mile and a half to the Alexandria waterfront and explore shopping and dining. There is something for everyone!
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