Washington D.C. Office Information

Washington D.C.The AOA's metropolitan Washington, DC office is tucked away in nearby Alexandria, Virginia. To be more precise, the office is located at: 1505 Prince Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314.   If you're planning a visit, call us at (703) 739-9200 and be sure to take advantage of the following travel guide.

Airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Arlington, Virginia, (approximately 10 miles, 16 minutes travel time and a $25 cab fare to the AOA office). US Airways is the dominant carrier, occupying the entire north pier (gates 35-46). Air Canada, American, Midwest Express, and United use the center pier (gates 23-34). The south pier (gates 10-22) is used by America West, Continental Express, Delta and Delta Shuttle.
Dulles International Airport, Sterling, Virginia, (approximately 32 miles, 40 minutes travel time and a $60 cab fare to the AOA office). Continental, Delta, US Airways and Virgin Atlantic are on Concourse B. Concourse C is primarily used by United and Lufthansa, while Concourse D serves American and British Airways.
Baltimore/Washington Airport, Baltimore, Maryland, (approximately 40 miles, 46 minutes travel time and a $75 cab fare to the AOA office). United uses Pier A. Southwest occupies Pier B. American, America West, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Northwest and Southwest airlines serve Pier C.

Transportation

The best way to get around is to use the Metro during the day, taxis and cars at night. Metro trains run weekdays 5:30 a.m. to midnight, weekends 8 a.m. to midnight.

Metro

The metro rail service will take you all over downtown DC, to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and into nearby Maryland and Virginia. Depending on distance and time of day, the fare is between 50 cents and $5 each day. The AOA office is approximately three blocks from the King Street Metro Station on the Yellow Line.

Taxi

You can hail a taxi on busy streets. Elsewhere -- such as at the AOA office - phone ahead for a cab. The system for DC cabs is based on zones rather than distance. A short ride crossing two zones can cost you double the fare of a long leisurely ride through one. Cab companies serving the DC area include:

Alexandria Yellow Cab - (703) 549-2500
Red Top of Arlington - (703) 522-3333
Dulles Taxi Service - (703) 481-8181
Airport Express Limo - (703) 241-9247
Washington Flyer Taxi - (703) 661-8230

Car Rental

The following major rental car companies have locations at all three DC-area airports:

Alamo Rent A Car - (800) 327-9633
Avis Rent A Car - (800) 831-2847
Budget Car & Truck Rental - (800) 527-7000
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - (800) 227-7368
Thrifty Car Rental - (800) 847-4389

Driving Directions

From Rte 495/95 (Capital Beltway), take Exit 1 onto Route 1 North toward Alexandria/Arlington. Go to the fourth traffic light. Turn left on Duke Street. Turn Right on Daingerfield and go one block to Prince Street. The AOA office is in that block, at the corner of Prince and S. Peyton streets.

Hotels

Staying overnight? Here are a few hotels within walking distance of the AOA office.
 
Embassy Suites Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia, ($145 to $205 per night; phone (703) 684-5900). Located on Diagonal Road, this hotel is across the street from the King Street Metro and three blocks to the AOA office.
 
Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, ($145 to $205 per night; phone (703) 837-0440). The Hilton, on King Street, is a newer facility. It is across the street from the King Street Metro and two blocks to the AOA office.
 
Holiday Inn Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, ($145 to $205 per night; phone (703) 549-6080). In the heart of Old Town, the Holiday Inn is an older property. But it is well situated and close to all that Old Town offers.
 
Morrison House, Alexandria, Virginia, ($145 to $270 per night; phone (703) 838-8000). On Alfred Street, the Morrison House conveys the architectural charm of its Old Town neighborhood. It is seven blocks from the King Street Metro Station.

Dining Out

The DC area is a melting pot of ethnic cuisines: Brazilian, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Lebanese, Korean, Mexican, Peruvian, Salvadorian, Thai and Vietnamese. If American fare is more to your taste, you can get a steak on practically any block downtown.
 
Closer to the AOA office are many pubs and restaurants. Here are a few that are nearby:
 
Hard Times Café, a chili joint just three blocks from the office. No need to dress up; it's casual dining here.
 
La Porta Restaurant offers excellent fare in a formal dining setting. It is one block from the office.
 
Joe Theisman and Stella's restaurants are business casual/informal. Both are close to the Embassy Suites and Hilton.

Alexandria Old Town Hotels

From Rte 495/95 (Capital Beltway), take Exit 1 onto Route 1 North toward Alexandria/Arlington. Go to the fourth traffic light. Turn left on Duke Street. Turn Right on Daingerfield and go one block to Prince Street. The AOA office is in that block, at the corner of Prince and S. Peyton streets.