You may have visited America’s capital before, but Washington, D.C., home of the United Fresh Washington Conference, is experiencing a rebirth throughout its many diverse neighborhoods. The city is abuzz with excitement as new developments continue to make D.C. a top destination for both residents and tourists alike. Explore the host city during your stay for the 2018 Washington Conference, September 24-26.
A Taste of D.C.’s Culinary Culture
- The D.C. restaurant scene has been booming in recent years boasting a taste of the globe. Some hot notables include: the Middle Eastern Sababa, the Mexican Mayahuel, the French Gaslight Tavern, and A Rake’s Progress by James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde
- District Wharf, D.C.’s new waterfront destination along the Potomac River, offers a mile-long stretch of Instagram-able views and Yelp-worthy food destinations, including fine dining, casual cafes, and gourmet on the go.
- James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Humanitarian of the Year restaurateur José Andrés runs several coveted restaurants throughout the city, including his newest creation, the historically-themed America Eats Tavern in Georgetown.
Root, Root, Root For the Home Team(s)
- Boasting this year’s MLB Home Run Derby heavy hitter Bryce Harper, theWashington Nationals are making more headlines than their neighbor on Pennsylvania Avenue (1600, to be exact). Home to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game just a week ago, Nationals Park is celebrating its 10th anniversary as an MLB stadium. (Don’t fret, we’ve added a ballgame to the Washington Conference agenda.)
- Goal! The World Cup just wrapped up with a nail-biting match between France and Croatia, but soccer never sleeps in this Capital! D.C. United’s new MLS StadiumAudi Field has finally opened a mere two blocks from Nationals Park.
- The city is still celebrating the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup win this June. Get a firsthand glimpse at the pride of D.C. sports fans as you traverse throughout the city. You may even find Alex Ovechkin still participating in his celebratory swim in the fountains on the Georgetown waterfront.
The Sky’s The Limit
- There’s nothing like an early morning sunrise run on “The Mall”. Commonly confused by visitors as a place to window shop, The National Mall contains and borders a number of museums, art galleries, cultural institutions, and various memorials, sculptures, and statues, all Instagram worthy of the tag #seenonmyrun.
- Construction cranes dot the skyline across the DMV (a reference to the area of DC, Maryland and Virginia). Despite the disruption to our nation’s iconic features, the cranes are proof of the scale of development taking place in this growing city.
- This summer, Wonder Woman turned back the clocks in the District while filming‘Wonder Woman 2’. The film, set in 1984, had storefronts converted with 80’s merchandise, deposited vintage cars along main thoroughfares, and for a brief moment, brought life back to shopping malls long since abandoned. Catch up onnotable movies filmed in Washington, D.C. before experiencing the set for yourself!
Experience this gem of the Atlantic Coast while attending the Washington Conference this fall, September 24-26, 2018.