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TRAVEL

Get to all the comics, movies, anime, manga, science, and pride action with DC accommodations and travel directions to Awesome Con 2022! Reserve a hotel room at one of the official Awesome Con hotels today, find deals, or find your way by bus, metro, or train.

Awesome Con takes place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, located at 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001.

STAY IN AN OFFICIAL HOTEL

Stay close to the action! Reserve a hotel room at one of the official Awesome Con hotels today. Booking through our partner, Connections Housing, is the best way to save money, secure a great room close to the convention center, and unlock special perks. Plus, you get a FREE Awesome Bot patch!

BOOK A HOTEL ROOM

DC DEALS FOR WHEN YOU’RE IN TOWN

While you’re in town for Awesome Con, stay a few extra days to explore everything the city has to offer. Washington.org has compiled an array of deals and discounts you can advantage of while adventuring. Check out the deals now!

METRO

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown DC, right across from Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. The closest metro stop to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center stop on the Yellow/Green Line.

Weekend Metro Hours: 

Friday: 5 AM – 1 AM

Saturday: 7 AM – 1 AM

Sunday: 8 AM – 11 PM

For help planning your trip, please visit the WMATA website.

2017 System Map

PARKING

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Walter E. Washington Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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BUS

The 70, 79, 64, G8 and P6 bus lines all have bus stops within a few blocks of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. If you don’t mind walking a little, these may be good options to get to Awesome Con. You can find more out about bus service on the WMATA website.

The Georgetown-Union Station DC Circulator Bus also has stops close to the convention center at 9th Street and New York Ave NW and Massachusetts Ave and 7th Street NW. For more information on the DC Circulator, please visit their website.

TRAIN

Union Station (DC) is served by Amtrak’s high speed Acela Express, Northeast Regional, and several of their long distance lines.

Amtrak is located one mile from the Convention Center and blocks from the U.S. Capitol. For more information, please visit their website.

RIDE SHARE – ALTO

Alto Logo And Wordmark ObsidianBecome an Alto member and save $15 off 2 rides with the promo code: AWESOMECON. (Valid thru: 6/10/22)

Why choose Alto over other rise share options?

  • Alto owns its fleet of five-star crash-rated luxury vehicles that are easy to find, branded, and cleaned between every passenger ride.
  • Alto drivers are W2 employees (not contractors!) and are interviewed, background checked, trained, and performance managed – so you always get a great ride.
  • Alto is designed with you in mind including in-app music control (tap Vibes in the app!), chargers, WiFi, complimentary water, a signature scent, and backseat a/c controls in every car.
  • Alto Members save up to 30% on every ride and have access to rides during our busiest “members only” times, as well as our prescheduling feature. Your first month of Membership is free!
  • Alto is the safest way to get on the road! Our cars are cleaned between every ride and complete with HEPA air filters and a plexiglass barrier. Alto sets the highest standards for safety, cleanliness, and comfort – so you have the best ride every time.
  • Fun fact: You are legally allowed to bring an alcoholic beverage in your Alto!

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