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Venues close by worth checking out:
After traveling by plane, train and automobile, try out a trolley! Check out DC sightseeing trolley tours at: http://www.trolleytours.com/washington-dc/
Pike & Rose is two blocks from the conference hotels and spans 24 acres. This multipurpose space houses wonderful restaurants, shopping and a movie theater. http://www.pikeandrose.com/map/
Just south of the hotel, a mixed use complex has Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, Seasons 52 Wine Bar and Grill and even a Whole Foods. Just north of the hotel, there is a Giant Food grocery store in case dietary restrictions make purchasing food a more attractive option.
A short Metro ride away: