aka The Crystal City
Reasons why you should attend a conference in the DMV area
Located two miles from Washington DC, The Crystal City is the perfect transportation hub.
Both Reagan and Dulles International Airports offer direct flights to Arlington from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, and more!
With options to travel out of cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinatti, and Boston, both Amtrak and the Metrorail make it easy to get in and out of the city.
There will be no Yellow Line service, but Yellow Line stations north of Reagan National Airport will be accessible via the Blue or Green lines. Sept. 10, 2022 - May 2023: No Metrorail service between Pentagon and L'Enfant Plaza stations as crews work on the Yellow Line tunnel and bridge rehabilitation.
High End Hotels
This year’s conference will be held at the stylishly refreshed Crystal Gateway Marriott. The Crystal Gateway showcases deluxe bedding, smart TVs, walk-in showers and city views. All general sessions will be held in the spectacularly renovated Arlington Ballroom. The ballroom along with each breakout room features high-speed internet access and cutting-edge audiovisual technology.
Book your room today to receive the special FWCA conference rate!
Explore the Nation's Capital
Capital of the United States, Washington D.C. is well known for its rich heritage and political scene. It serves as a very important destination for many, with numerous Smithsonian museums and awe-inspiring monuments. Enjoy live entertainment, fine restaurants, and D.C.'s peaceful outdoor scene.
All Foodies Welcome
Good Stuff Eatery | 2110 Crystal Drive
Good Stuff Eatery® was inspired by Cathy Mendelsohn's vision for a place where people can enjoy the nostalgia of eating the best of their American favorites: handcrafted burgers, hand cut fries, handspun shakes and farm fresh salads made with the highest quality ingredients.
Enjera Restaurant | 549 23rd St S
Enjera Ethiopian Restaurant in Arlington, VA specializes in delicious and reasonably priced cuisine, including their house specialties and other customer favorites. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in something new or just want to enjoy some old favorites, we promise that our inventive menu and attentive service will leave you truly satisfied
Tacombi | 1550 Crystal Drive
As a Mexican company founded on the soft sands of the Yucatan, Tacombi is focused on sharing authentic taco culture. Their taqueros proudly work every day to preserve and share Mexico’s culinary traditions — and they do it sustainably with wholesome, simple ingredients free of antibiotics, hormones, genetic modification or artificial additives & preservatives.
Inca Social | 1776 Wilson Blvd
Imagined through the creative lens of Chef José Andrés and his team, Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain by showcasing the rich regional diversity of Spanish cuisine. Celebrating the traditional as well as the cutting-edge, Jaleo offers a taste of Spain in a festive, stylish, and casual atmosphere.
Nam-Viet Restaurant | 1127 N Hudson St
A long-time Arlington restaurant, Nam Viet in Clarendon is a community staple. This family-owned business is owned and operated by the Nguyen family, with matriarch Ngoc Anh Tran (also known as Mrs. Thoi) serving as the head chef joined by her son Richard Nguyen as the restaurant’s general manager. Their menu is expansive, with specials such as Can Tho Crispy Glazed Baby Back Ribs, a variety of appetizers, side dishes and much more. Visit Nam Viet and dig into delicious Vietnamese cuisine, in a warm and inviting setting.
Queen Mother's | Inside La Cocina Cafe | 918 South Lincoln Street #2
In August of 2020, Chef Rahman “Rock” Harper opened Queen Mother’s Fried Chicken as a loving tribute to his mom Carole Harper, affectionately known to most as “Mother." Experience the Queen Mother's difference. Nobody fries chicken like we fry chicken and nobody cooks like Queen Mother cooks. Chef Rock is the winner of Hell's Kitchen Season 3 and has appeared on the Food Network, the Today Show, FOX, ABC 7 and more.
Punch Bowl Social | 4238 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1180
Set in the Ballston Quarter mall, Punch Bowl Social Arlington takes fun to a whole new level. With 4 bars, a scratch-to-craft restaurant and ridiculous entertainment options such as: mini and full-size bowling, karaoke, ping-pong, wall scrabble, and old school arcade games.
Muse Paintbar | 4238 Wilson Blvd
When we opened our first location in 2012, we set out to become the premier paint & sip experience. We hope to create a fun and relaxing environment where anyone could pick up a brush and make something beautiful. We curate the perfect playlists, we make sure that you’re well fed and that your cup is full.
Escape Room | 2301 Columbia Pike Suite C
Escape Room Arlington has four unique escape room games that will challenge your mind and keep you guessing until the very end. Artifacts, cryptic symbols, and interactive materials guide players through exciting adventures. Only the most coordinated will escape to the outside. Does your team have what it takes?
The Village at Shirlington | 4280 Campbell Ave
For additional activities, check out the Village at Shirlington! Known as one of Arlington’s favorite shopping centers, the Village is an urban spot in Arlington, Virginia with shopping, restaurants, theaters, and a pedestrian friendly promenade.