Washington, D.C.: Capitol Dome, Thomas Circle, Metrorail

Crystal City

The Crystal Gateway Marriott is situated just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C. in Arlington’s Crystal City. An urban neighborhood consisting of high-rise apartment buildings, corporate offices, hotels and numerous shops and restaurants, Crystal City combines street-level dining and outdoor pedestrian walkways with an extensive network of underground shopping areas and connecting corridors. Take a closer look by using the interactive Crystal City Shops map.

Pentagon City

A 15-minute walk or one Metro stop away from the Crystal Gateway Marriott, attendees can enjoy the sites and sounds of Pentagon City, an area well-known for shopping and restaurants. While you’re there, make sure to stop by The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Pentagon Row.

Dining and Entertainment

Searching for the perfect nearby place to gather with fellow attendees after a productive day of meetings? Start by reviewing this list and map; restaurants along Crystal Drive are accessible via the Crystal City Shops corridor located just below the hotel. Additionally, the Crystal Gateway Marriott's new 15th & Eads restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) makes the nearby monuments, museums and federal buildings accessible within a matter of minutes. Simply access the Metro via the Crystal City stop located just below the hotel site. For those wanting to plan their trip in advance, Metro routes and times are just a few mouse clicks away. Or, download the official WMATA map.

National Mall and Memorial Parks

The National Park Service National Mall and Memorial Parks map puts everything into perspective.

Images — Top: Capitol Dome Detail, Jake McGuire; Middle: Aerial View of Thomas Circle, Jason Hawkes; Bottom: Metrorail, Destination DC. Sourced from www.washington.org.