Visitor Information

EVENT LOCATION: GSA Auditorium at D & 7th SW 20410

TIME:  Check-in is from 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.  The event will start promptly at 1:00 PM. We strongly suggest you arrive as close to 12:30 PM as possible to get through the security line.  

NOTE: A government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) is necessary to enter the building. Please arrive in plenty of time in order to process through security.

DIRECTIONS

Metro Accessible: Take the Green line to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. Follow the signs to the Exit D Street between 6th & 7th Streets SW. (Note: L’Enfant Plaza is a big Metro station. Make sure you know what direction you are heading before you leave the station. You can end up blocks from your destination if you pick the wrong exit.)

Walking Directions From L’Enfant Plaza (1 minute):

Head south on D Street, enter the building through that entrance. It is very close to the metro exit.

Parking: There are a few  parking garages nearby, however, be aware that during normal business hours, these facilities are often full.

Parking Garage list:

  • Capital Gallery: Parking Garage · 600 Maryland Ave SW
  • Lot 96 – Federal Center: Parking Garage · 409 3rd St SW
  • Colonial Parking: Parking Garage · 500 C St SW
  • The Portals III: Parking Garage · 1201 Maryland Ave SW
  • L’Enfant Plaza: Parking Garage · 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW

By Bus: You can find the Metro Bus schedule and a “trip planner” by following this link: http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tripplanner/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm

Restaurants Nearby

There are many  restaurants within walking distance. The L’Enfant Plaza Food court offers many options, and other establishments are in the area as well. We have provided a list below. This list does not represent endorsement and they are somewhat in order of proximity.

L’Enfant Plaza Food Court: 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW

Roti Modern Mediterranean

  • $ · Mediterranean
  • Casual fast-food Mediterranean chain eatery serving pita sandwiches & build-your-own salads.
  • 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW
  •  Healthy options
  • Quick bite
  •  Casual

Amsterdam Falafelshop

  • $ · Falafel Restaurant
  • This late-night quick-serve spot offers falafel in pita, plus Middle Eastern salads & Belgian fries.
  • 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW #420
  • Comfort food
  •  Quick bite
  •  Casual

Pie Five Pizza Co.

  • $- Pizza
  • Sleek counter-serve chain serving design-your-own pizza baked in 5 minutes, plus salads.
  • 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW #417
  • Comfort food
  •  Quick bite
  •  Casual

Naan & Beyond

  • $- Indian
  • 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW #340
  • Comfort food
  •  Quick bite
  •  Casual

California Tortilla

  • $· Mexican
  • Counter-serve chain for made-to-order burritos, quesadillas & other California-style Mexican fare.
  • 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW #335
  • Quick bite
  •  Fast service
  •  Casual

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

  • $ · Sandwich
  • Retro-style counter-serve chain known for made-to-order toasted sandwiches, salads & baked goods.
  • 470 L’Enfant Plaza East SW
  • Comfort food
  •  Quick bite
  •  Healthy options

Further Afield 

Capitol Bistro

  • $$ · Bistro · 550 C St SW
  • Contemporary American eatery in a hotel

U.S. Capitol Restaurant

  • $$-Continental Restaurant · First Street and East Capitol Street NE
  • Cafeteria-style breakfast & lunch
  • Open until 4:00 PM

Lapidus Restaurant

  • $$ · American · 10 I St SW
  • American eats in a contemporary space
  • Opens at 6:30 AM

Sweet Home Cafe

  • $$ · Soul · 1400 Constitution Ave NW
  • Buzzy African-American museum cafeteria
  • Open until 5:00 PM

Station 4

  • $$ · New American Restaurant · 1101 4th St SW
  • Chic New American eatery
  • Open until 2:00 AM

INCLEMENT WEATHER OR GOVERNMENT CLOSURE:

In the event of inclement weather, or a Government Closure, ascertain the authorized Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating status for the Federal Government in the DC Metro Area by visiting OPM’s Snow Dismissal Procedures page.

In the event of inclement weather,  information will be provided via the contact numbers you provided on the registration tab. However, in general, we will follow these guidelines:

  • If the Federal Government is open, the event will begin at the published time.
  • If the Federal Government has a delayed opening, the event will be held with the start time matching the delayed opening time.
  • If the Federal Government is closed, the event will be canceled and rescheduled.
  • If OPM states that unscheduled telework or unscheduled leave are authorized because of bad weather AND the Metro is operational, we will conduct the event for those who arrive. If the metro is not running, our event will be rescheduled.

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