Travel

The National Geographic Society is in the heart of Washington, D.C., at 1145 17th Street NW, within walking distance of Metrorail’s Farragut North and Farragut West stations. Street parking and commercial garages are nearby. All facilities are wheelchair accessible. Over a dozen hotels are found within a ¼ mile (0.4 kilometers) of the National Geographic campus.

National Geographic location map
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Nearby Airports:

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Take 66 east toward Washington approximately 28 miles (45 kilometers). Keep following until you reach the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. Cross over the bridge. This road will turn into Constitution Avenue. Follow Constitution Avenue until it is possible to turn left onto 17th Street (left turns are restricted during rush hour). Follow 17th Street to K Street and make a right. Make a left at 17th Street (17th Street is offset on K Street). The National Geographic Society is two blocks up and will be on your right at the intersection of 17th Street and M Street. The Beacon Hotel is one block further north on 17th Street at the corner of 17th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. The hotel is on the right hand side.

From Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Exit the airport onto George Washington Parkway and follow to the 14th Street Bridge exit. Cross the 14th Street bridge and follow 14th Street to Thomas Circle about 1 mile (approximately 1.6 kilometers). Follow circle 3/4 of the way around until it is possible to exit onto Massachusetts Avenue. Stay on Massachusetts Avenue until reaching Scott Circle. Follow Scott Circle 3/4 of the way around until it is possible to exit onto 16th street. Make a right on M Street. The National Geographic Society will be on your left.

Metro from National Airport
Take the Blue-Line train toward DC from National Airport and exit at “Farragut West.”  Walk approximately 3 blocks north on 17th Street to the National Geographic Society building (or 4 blocks to the Beacon Hotel).

Link to Metrorail System Map
http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm



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Driving:

From Route I-270 Northwest/Frederick & Hagerstown, MD
Follow I-270 South towards Washington, D.C. to where I-270 forks. Take the I-495 Maryland fork. Follow the I-495 exit onto Georgia Avenue South. After about 1 mile (approximately 1.6 kilometers) make a right onto 16th Street South. Follow this road for about 10 miles (approximately 16 kilometers) and make a right onto M Street. The National Geographic Society will be on your left.

From Virginia and Points South
Follow I-95 North towards Washington. I-95 will turn into I-395 after you cross the beltway.  Stay on I-395 North/US-1 North exit toward Washington.  Cross the 14th Street Bridge.  Follow signs for US-1 North (left two lanes veer off at far end of bridge).  This will put you on 14th Street SW.  Continue north on 14th Street, it becomes 14th Street NW.  Continue north to K Street NW and turn left on K Street. Make a right at 17th Street NW. The National Geographic Society is two blocks up and will be on your right at the intersection of 17th Street and M Street. The Beacon Hotel is one block further north on 17th Street at the corner of 17th  Street and Rhode Island Avenue on the right hand side.

Metrorail
From Farragut North METRORAIL Station
Location: Connecticut Avenue, NW
Approximately 2 blocks to the National Geographic Society
http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm

Walk east 1 block to 17th Street, NW. Turn left on 17th Street, NW. Follow 17th Street, NW for 1 block and the National Geographic Society will be on your right.


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Lodging:


National Geographic has arranged with the Beacon Hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special rate for ABIS attendees. In addition to the Beacon, over a dozen hotels are found within 0.2 miles (approximately 0.4 kilometers) of the National Geographic campus.

BEACON HOTEL
1615 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20036
(202) 296-2100    (800) 821-4367
Located on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., the Beacon Hotel is one block from the National Geographic Society, four blocks from the White House, and 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the National Zoo and Georgetown. The Smithsonian museums, Washington Convention Center, Jefferson Memorial, and the Arlington National Cemetery are within 2 miles (approximately 3.2 kilometers) of the property. Ronald Reagan National Airport is 5 miles (approximately 8 kilometers) from the hotel. A multilingual front desk staff is available 24 hours a day. Most guestrooms have sofa beds and dining areas. All guestrooms include high speed Internet access and flat screen televisions with premium channels.


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