About Washington, D.C.

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Washington, DC is one of the world’s leading destinations for travel and tourism. The city offers easy access and navigation through three airports, a world-class public transportation system, unique venues, award-winning hotels and hundreds of free things to do.

During your visit, explore the iconic monuments along the beautiful National Mall as well as the city’s vibrant neighborhoods filled with character and charm. There’s no shortage of entertainment, from outstanding shopping to the wonders of free museums to can’t-miss theater to outdoor playgrounds like Rock Creek Park. DC’s renowned dining scene is filled with culinary talent and variety, a fact proven when the city recently received its first Michelin Guide.

For more information, visit washington.org.

Washington, D.C. Weather in March

March in the nation’s capital brings the beginning of spring but it will still have a few colder days.  especially during the early part of the month. Daytime high temperatures tend to be mostly in the mide 50's - 60 degrees.  Overnight low temperatures early tend to be in the low to mid 30s f (0-2C) with a few morning dropping down into the mid-20s f (-3C) or lower. By then end of March, however, the morning low temperatures are more likely to be in the low 40s (5-6C).

What to Pack/What to Wear

The dress code for the AAS Conference is Business Casual. Pack a few warmer layers as meeting room temperatures can vary.  Also make sure to bring comfortable shoes – the Marriott Wardman Park is a very large hotel with multiple meeting room levels.

Getting around Washington, DC.

The Conference headquarters location is located just 3.5 miles from downtown DC and close to all major attractions.  Washington DC has many great neighborhoods with great shopping and dining.  The district offers both a convenient Metro rail at a reasonable price to get around the city, while also offering a fun transportation bus that will take you from different tourist stops along the way. 

  • The DC Circulator provides public transportation to the District’s main attractions and most lively neighborhoods for business, culture and entertainment at a cost of only $1.  The Circulator provides visitors, commuters and residents door-to-door transportation to more than 25 museums, monuments and memorials along the National Mall.

The Circulator stops outside at Woodley Park-Adams Morgan Metro stop right outside the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.  The bus runs every 10 minutes. Click map and website below for more information.

Circulator Map and Information Guide

DC Circulator Website


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