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Things to Do in the D.C. Metropolitan Area

Home to our nation's capitol, the D.C. are has something for everyone and far too much to name here. Below, we've identified below a few resources to help orient you and highlighted some local events that may be of particular interest.


Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage features FREE performances 365 days a year, no tickets required. This is a great way to view the beautiful Center and catch a special performance without breaking the bank. To view the upcoming schedule, click here.

Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon: The Blues Project   Kennedy Center|10/5-10/6

“Genius Grant”-winning tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance’s company is joined by renowned musician Toshi Reagon for an exciting Kennedy Center premiere. Information and tickets here.

VelocityDC Dance Festival   Sidney Harmon Hall|10/7-10/8

Featuring local dance companies with two days of site-specific and evening stage performances. Info and tickets here.
15% discount off tickets with code NDEO

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company: Margin   National Portrait Gallery|10/8

Open Rehearsal of Margin, Saturday, October 8th 11:30-2:00 p.m. by the National Portrait Gallery's inaugural Choreographer-in-Residence. Free, no tickets required. For more info, click here.

Synetic Theater: Dante's Infero   9/28-10/30

A short walk from the Conference hotel in the Crystal City neighborhood, Synetic is an award-winning physical theater company. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!” A lost traveler must navigate a treacherous journey through the nine circles of hell in search of spiritual redemption and his lost love. This revitalized, wordless version of Synetic’s emotionally-charged production promises to be a wicked whirlwind of stunning visuals, hauntingly vivid original music, and powerful physicality. This production is recommended for ages 16 & up for violence and partial nudity. This production will not have dialogue. Information and tickets here.

Local Resource Guides

Visit DC

Includes guides to local festivals, monuments, dining, and other attractions. Click here for more.

Crystal City

Don't want to venture far from the hotel? See what's in the immediate area here.

Getting Around

Public Transportation

The closest Metro stop to the hotel is Crystal City on the Blue and Yellow Lines (0.7 miles from the Hyatt). Hyatt runs free shuttles around Crystal City (including to the metro) every 15-30 minutes. For pick-up at the METRO, you may call Hyatt Regency Crystal City directly at 703-418-1234.
Metro will take you into Washington, D.C. and through much of the city, including to most popular tourist and nightlight destinations. Metro runs from 5am-12am Monday through Friday, and 7am-12am Saturday and Sunday.

By Car

It is not recommended that you rent a car while in the area as the public transportation system is easy to use and taxis and ride sharing services (such as Lyft and Uber) are easy to come by.