Forum 2017 Area Information

Are you interested in extending your trip to D.C. outside of the Forum? The city has an extensive number of interesting things to do. A list of popular tourist spots, places to dine, and transportation options near the Convention Center is enclosed below.

Local Tourist Attractions

The following popular locations are Metro accessible:

Arlington National Cemetery (5.4 miles) Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22211

FBI Building (0.9 miles) J. Edgar Hoover Bldg, Washington, D.C. 20004

National Zoo (3 miles) 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008

Smithsonian Museums (1 mile) Washington, D.C. 20560

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2.3 miles) 2700 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20566

U.S. Capitol Building  (1.4 miles) Washington, D.C. 20016

Washington, D.C., Monuments on the Mall (1.6 miles)

Washington National Cathedral (3.6 miles) 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

White House  (0.8 miles) 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20500


Busboys and Poets (0.3 miles)
1025 5th St, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
American cuisine

Sixth Engine (0.4 miles)
435 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
American cuisine

Acadiana Restaurant (0.2 miles)
901 New York Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Creole-Cajun cuisine

Del Campo (0.2 miles)
777 I St, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Latin American cuisine


The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is immediately next to the Mt. Vernon Square/7th St-Convention Center Metro station.

Useful Links:

If you are interested in a private cab or pick up service, please consider using one of the following services:

  • Taxi Transportation Service is available online as well as on smartphones. Taxi Transportation Service offers competitive fares as well as a fare calculator that will estimate your trip and explain the breakdown of charges. 
  • Uber is available on smartphones and allows users to locate a taxi quickly and easily, and to see other reviews prior to pick up.

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