Conference & Meetings World Washington, DC - Page 2

The U . S . capital is 226 miles ( 363.7km ) south of New York City in the mid-Atlantic region .

Warm summers ( 87oF / 30.5oC max ), cool and sometimes snowy winters ( 26 o F / -3.5 o C low ) and pleasant spring and autumn temperatures
3 airports ; Metrorail and Metrobus underground systems and a DC circulator . There are many options for hiring bikes and scooters , including battery-powered .
March and June are the busiest months , followed by September and October .
Peak visitor season
706,000 people live in DC proper , with 6.2m in the greater DC metro area .
U . S . style grid system , with numbered streets running north-south and lettered streets running east to west . Diagonal streets have state names .
Street layout


As the world looks to the U . S . economic powerhouse to drive a global recovery , there ’ s an energy and anticipation of what the capital , Washington , DC has to offer .
Condé Nast Traveler put Washington , DC at the top of its Gold List of favourite destinations in the world for 2021 , and DC was also the number one city to visit on The New York Times ’ list of ‘ 52 places to go in 2020 ’. There is surely no better destination in which to connect to drive your business event to new levels .
It may be the nation ’ s capital , but Washington , DC is much more than a political hub and a great collection of sights to see on Capitol Hill and beyond .
DC is about knowledge transfer , advocacy , discovery and inspiration , with 68-square miles ( 176.11-sqkm ) packed with experiences waiting to be discovered at every turn .
A mighty canvas for events , with exciting venues both modern and heritage , and activities to excite your delegates , with stimulating hands-on experiences , be they cultural , culinary , theatrical , sporting , sustainable , or charitable .
Adventure is around every corner and Destination DC ’ s website , washington . org , has everything from neighbourhood guides and suggested tours , to lists of places to visit and experiences to be had , including a new section revealing the full palette of experiences connected to the city ’ s proud achievements in diversity , equity and inclusion .
In DC you can learn to connect at multiple levels and to make the most of whatever journey of discovery you choose .
The Real DC will amaze , entertain and educate and hopefully leave room for you to add your own event legacy story .
So , get connected , and draw some inspiration from this short tasting meetings menu , produced with the support of the team at Destination DC .
Paul Colston , CMW Managing Editor