Welcome back to the Grand Prix Washington DC countdown blog! Yesterday, I introduced you to the wonderful cosplayers who will be joining us at Grand Prix Washington DC this weekend. So if you're looking to get a photo with one of Magic's characters come to life, our nation's capital is the place to be on September 1 - 3.
Now that you know all of the reasons to attend Grand Prix Washington DC, the only thing left to do is figure out how to get there and where to lay your head at night. So let's talk travel and lodging today, shall we?
If you're flying to Grand Prix Washington DC, you've got two airports to choose from – Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Note that IAD is closer to the Grand Prix Washington DC venue than DCA is (eleven minutes vs. 37 minutes), so if being in close proximity to an airport is important to you, IAD is the way to go. As someone who has flown through both airports, I find them both fairly simple to navigate, so complexity shouldn't be a concern.
Dulles International Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Finding a place to stay this late in the game can be difficult, but here are three hotels that should be able to assist you in finding a place to lay your head at night:
4335 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Distance from venue: .1 mile
Rate: $107/night (Single King and Double Queen)
3935 Centerview Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
Distance from venue: 1.6 miles
Rate: $99/night (Single King and Double Queen)
14036 Thunderbolt Place
Chantilly, VA 20151
Distance from venue: 1.7 miles
Rate: $79/night (Single King Suite)
Free parking is available on site at the Dulles Expo Center.
What Tomorrow Brings
Now that you know more about how to make your way around Washington DC, you're gonna need to find some good places to eat. Fortunately for you, I'm a foodie through and through. So for tomorrow's entry in the Grand Prix Washington DC Countdown Blog, I'll be telling you about all of the excellent places to eat at during your stay at Grand Prix Washington DC. See ya then!
Previous Grand Prix Washington DC Blogs
- Countdown To Grand Prix Washington DC: 11 Days Out – Event Overview!
- Countdown To Grand Prix Washington DC: 10 Days Out – Registration Options And Rewards!
- Countdown To Grand Prix Washington DC: 9 Days Out – Main Event Registration!
- Countdown To Grand Prix Washington DC: 8 Days Out – Side Event Registration!
- Countdown To Grand Prix Washington DC: 7 Days Out – Guest Of Honor!
- Countdown To Grand Prix Washington DC: 4 Days Out - Artists Alley!
- Countdown To Grand Prix Washington DC: 3 Days Out - Cosplayers!