Travel and Safety Information

Travel times and cost estimates noted are approximate and may vary significantly depending on local traffic during commuter rush hours.


Airports

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

    Ronald Reagan National airport is approximately 4.3 miles from the hotel. Ground transportation options to the hotel include:

    • Lyft: Cost estimate is $15-25 one-way
    • Uber: Cost estimate is $16-21 one-way
    • Taxi:  A $3.00 airport fee plus an approximate fare of $14. Fares are calculated $5.39 for the first mile and each additional mile is $2.16 each. There is a $1.00 for each additional passenger. Make sure the taxi driver has an Airport Taxi Operator's Permit prominently displayed.
    • Metrorail: Cost estimate is $2.20 one-way. Check out the metro's trip planner for the exact trains and walking directions.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

    Washington Dulles airport is approximately 29.9 miles from the hotel. Ground transportation options to the hotel include:

    • Lyft: Cost estimate is $42-74 one-way
    • Uber: Cost estimate is $51-86 one-way
    • Taxi: Cost estimate is $63-71 one-way. A $3.00 airport surcharge plus fare. Fares are calculated $3.50 for the first 1/4 mile and each additional 1/4 mile is $0.54 each and a $0.40 for each 60 seconds of waiting time. There is a $1.50 for each additional passenger. If a toll is charged on the trip then it will be added to the final meter rate (provided passenger was informed of the toll or given an alternate route). Only use the Washington Flyer taxicabs leaving the Washington Dulles airport.
    • Metrorail: Cost estimate is $8.35 one-way. The Silver Line Express Bus provides a connection from the airport to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station on the silver line. The bus ride is approximately 15 minutes, costs $5.00 one-way, and runs every 15-20 minutes. Check out the metro's trip planner for connecting from the Wiehle-Reston East station to the closest stop to the hotel.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

    BWI Marshall airport is approximately 30.6 miles from the hotel. Ground transportation options to the hotel include:

    • Lyft: Cost estimate is $74-120 one-way
    • Uber: Cost estimate is $96-130 one-way
    • Taxi: Cost estimate is $86 one-way
    • Train: Cost estimate is $12 one-way. BWI Marshall airport offers free, frequent shuttle service between the MARC/Amtrak station and the airport. Shuttles run 24 hours a day every 10 minutes. Go to www.amtrak.com to reserve your train seats from the BWI MARC/Amtrak station to Union Station, D.C.

Local Transportation
 

Washington, D.C. is extremely walkable but there are easy and affordable options to make your trip go smoothly. Lyft and Uber are available throughout the district area.

  • Metrorail (Metro)

    This is the cheapest and easiest way to get around the city. The Metro costs approximately $2.20 - $6.00 per ride depending on the distance and the time of day (peak or off-peak). SmarTrip fare cards can be purchased at each metro station and allow you to load money onto the card for your ride. Metro offers daily passes as well. It is best to use Metro's Trip Planner to calculate your trip fare to ensure you have the correct amount on your SmarTrip card. Check out wmata.com for maps, schedules, and fare estimates.

    The closest station to the Hyatt Regency hotel is Union Station.

  • DC Circulator Bus

    The bus is $1 for all riders and travels along six specific routes designated for easy-on, easy-off access at points of interests throughout the district. You can pay with exact change, SmarTrip card, or seven-day WMATA regional bus pass. Explore neighborhoods such as Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Woodley Park, U Street, and Capitol Hill with this bus. The bus offers a dedicated National Mall route for super easy access to DC's monuments and memorials. Buses run every 10 minutes.

  • Rental Bikes

    Those that like to explore the city on two-wheels have a variety to choose from. Unlimited Biking and Capital Bikeshare offer rental bikes from stations across D.C. Ride apps need to be downloaded to use the bike services. Use caution when riding the city.

    Please note: Electric Scooter rentals are not recommended and can cause injury.

Local Parking

  • Hyatt Regency Hotel Parking
    • Self-Parking is available at this time across the street at 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW for $40 per night.
    • Valet Parking is available for $33 per hour for 0-2 hours, $46 per hour for 2-10 hours, and $62 per day.
    • The parking garage has a clearance of six feet so oversize vehicles are $66 per day. 
  • Washington, D.C. Parking
    • Go to spothero.com, enter Washington, D.C. for area parking venues and prices. Ensure you will have in and out privileges or access to your vehicle at all times.
  • Oversized Vehicle/Bus Parking and Information
    • Motor coaches are precluded from traveling within certain locations on and around the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and utilizing many of the residential streets in the Capitol Hill Historic District. Motorcoach operators are also required to have apportioned plates or obtain permits for operation in the District. For up-to-date information on all motorcoach news, information and regulations, visit GoDCGo.com.
      • Motorcoach Hotline - DDOT and Destination DC offer a one-stop-shop for all motorcoach and group tour operators visiting the District. Call the hotline for information on parking, permitting, routing, and more!
        • 1-800-67-BUSES (28737) Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET

    Parking for Buses and Motorcoaches is available at:

    Union Station

    30 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washinton, DC 20002
    Contact 202-898-1950 or businfo@uspgllc.com for more information.

    • The Union Station Bus Terminal is designed to accommodate a number of tour and charter buses and offers convenient drop off locations for tour groups. There are 32 bus spaces available daily and parking permits are issued on a first come, first serve basis. Only reservations are guaranteed a parking space.
    • Rates vary depending upon the time blocks through which the vehicle will be parked. If the vehicle will be parked during multiple time blocks, then the combined rates of those time blocks will be applied. Only parking reservations are sold at a flat rate and allow in and out privileges. All other parking permits expire upon exiting the building (even if there is time lefton the permit) and a new permit must be purchased for re-entry. Bus parking may be reserved by sending an email including the requested dates and times to businfo@uspgllc.com.
    • Off Peak and Non Special Event Rates are in effect when it is not tourism season (July-February) or when there isn't a special event happening at the station. Peak and Special Event Rates are in effect from July - February and whenever there is a special event taking place at the station.

    bus parking rates

    • Off Peak (July-February) and Non Special Event Rates
      • Early Bird: 9:00 PM - 9:59 AM - $20
      • Standard: 10:00 AM - 8:59 PM - $30
      • Reservations (guaranteed with in & out privileges) - $60
    • Peak (March-June) Rates and Special Events
      • Early Bird: 9:00 PM - 9:59 AM - $35
      • Standard: 10:00 AM - 8:59 PM - $45
      • Reservations (guaranteed with in & out privileges) - $75

    Bus parking may be reserved by sending an email including the requested dates and times to businfo@uspgllc.com.

    Pick up and drop off for Charter and/or Tour buses are strictly prohibited in front of Union Station, Columbus Plaza, and/or Massachusetts Ave. All violators will be ticketed immediately. These services are only valid within the Bus Deck Facility. Please make your drivers aware of this policy. If you have any questions or need immediate assistance, please contact USPG, LLC at 202-898-1950 during normal business hours. For after hours assistance, please call 202-834-0272.

Hotel Safety

  • Hotel Safety
    • Read the emergency instructions on the back of your hotel room door. Familiarize yourself with the fire escape route.
    • Count the number of doors between your room and the nearest exit.
    • Do not leave your door open, and always use the dead bolt.
    • Do not open your hotel door to anyone you don't know. Call the front desk to verify hotel staff, security guards, and others requesting entrance to your room.
    • Do not say your room number in public.
    • Do not leave valuables out in the open. Many hotels provide lock boxes for the security of valuable items.
    • Do not post names or identifiable information on hotel doors, hotel keys, or hotel key card packets.
  • Escalator Safety Tips
    • Use care when stepping on and off escalators.
    • Hold the handrail.
    • No bare feet, and avoid wearing floppy sandals and open-toes shoes.
    • Do not run up or down the steps.
    • Do not walk up the "down" escalator or down the "up" escalator.
    • Keep feet away from the side edges of steps.
    • No carts or strollers.
    • Tie all shoe laces.
    • Stand to the right when riding an esacalator.
    • Pass a person standing on an escalator on the left (stand to the right, walk to the left).

Health Protocols

National FCCLA considers the health and safety of all who attend the 2021 National Fall Conference and/or Capitol Leadership including our attendees, staff, partners, exhibitors, and on-site vendors/service providers as our top priority. We are committed to facilitating optimal health and safety conditions throughout our event as described below.

All attendees will be required to complete a COVID Safety Agreement and Waiver Form and provide it upon arrival at the conference. Attendees under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver. This form can be found in the 2021 Capitol Leadership & National Fall Conference Required Forms listed under resources.

Please read the 2021 Capitol Leadership & National Fall Conference Safety and Health Preparedness Plan to ensure all attendees on-site remain safe, healthy, and comfortable throughout the event. We are monitoring the COVID-19 status and are in constant contact with the Hyatt Regency team and local authorities. This plan is a living document and we will continue to make adjustments if the local protocols change.

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