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RESOLVE Advocacy Day Travel Information

We've put together some information to help you plan your trip to Washington, D.C.  As the city is a popular destination for tourists throughout the spring and summer, we suggest booking your plans as soon as possible!


Follow one of the links below for more information:

Neighborhood Information Parking
Where to Stay
Managing Travel Cost
Airport Information
Saving Money for Your Advocacy Day Trip
Train Information
Bus Information


Neighborhood information:

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area covers a wide area including Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and southern Maryland. These areas are accessible by train or bus.

Where to Stay

The Advocacy Day Morning Training will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill and is walking distance to D.C.'s Union Station.

The Hyatt is right on Capitol Hill, just 1.6 miles from The White House (about a 15-minute drive or a 30-minute walk). They are two blocks away from The U.S. Capitol Building, one mile to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and nearby the city’s most popular tourist attractions, historic sites, museums, dining, shopping and entertainment. You can walk to popular destinations including the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, Verizon Center and Union Station.

Detailed directions to the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

Click here for a map of Capitol Hill.

Lodging Options:

  • As many hotels in the metro area can be pricey, is another great option to rent an apartment, condo or room for more reasonable rates.

  • Split costs: Once you have registered join the Advocacy Day Attendees Facebook page* and ask other Advocacy Day attendees if they would like to share a hotel room to split the cost or indicate that you are interested in sharing a room when you register.

* The Advocacy Day Attendees Facebook page is a closed group for registered Advocacy Day Attendees. 

Airport Information

There are three airports in the Washington, D.C. Area:

Train Information

What is Metro? (Using the Metro is highly recommended.)
Metro is a convenient way to get around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. You can explore the city without the hassle of traffic and parking or the expense of gas. It would be helpful for you to download the D.C. Metro app on your cell phones. For Android search: DC Metro Transit and for Apple IPhones seach: Find a Metro or DC Metro and Bus.

Buying Fares:
Metrorail fares vary by time of day and the distance between stations. Use Metro's Trip Planner to calculate the fare for your trip.

Visitor's Kit:
The Metro Visitor's Kit is the definitive guide to helping you use Metro to get around the greater Washington D.C. area. Also check out this Metro Pocket Guide which provides you with the Metrorail system map, points of interest near Metrorail stations, and information on system hours, fares, and passes.

The Washington D.C. Metro website has a trip planner, maps, station information, information about fares, and more.

Bus Information

Union Station is Washington D.C., major train station, transportation hub, and leisure destination. Most buses will arrive and depart from this station.

Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines have routes to Washington, D.C. Other commercial bus lines may have routes to Washington, D.C. Please check with your local bus company for more information.


For those of you who live or will be staying in the D.C. area, we strongly suggest using public transportation whenever possible. Street parking is extremely limited, particularly in the morning.


Does Hyatt Regency Washington offer Parking? 
The Hyatt provides on-property indoor valet parking with 24-hour in-and-out privileges. The cost is $56 per night for standard vehicles, or $62 for SUVs and vans. Self-parking is not available, and all vehicles must have a clearance below 6’. For RVs and larger vans, parking is available at Union Station (two blocks from the hotel). They offer hourly valet parking for visitors and conference attendees for $33 for 0-2 hour, $43 for 2-10 hours, or $56 for 10-24 hours. Find more information about parking at the Hyatt here.

Managing Travel Costs

Tax Deductible Costs

According to the IRS website, generally, you can claim a tax deduction for travel expenses incurred while you are away from home performing services for a charitable organization only if there is no significant element of personal pleasure, recreation, or vacation in the travel.

Deductible travel expenses include:

  • Air, rail, and bus transportation 
  • Out-of-pocket expenses for your car 
  • Taxi fares or other costs of transportation between the airport or station and your hotel 
  • Lodging costs 
  • The cost of meals

For complete information, visit the IRS website.

Ideas on how to save money for your Advocacy Day trip:

  • Once you have registered, find someone to share a hotel room with by connecting with other Advocacy Day participants on the Advocacy Day Attendees Facebook page* or indicate you would like to share a room when you register.

  • Ask your local family building professional to sponsor your trip 

  • Ask co-workers, family and friends to donate miles, points, etc.

* The Advocacy Day Attendees Facebook page is a closed group for registered Advocacy Day Attendees. 


You will be have access to luggage storage at the Hyatt Regency Morning Training location.


Union Station has a place where you can store your luggage for a fee. Union Station is about a 10 minute walk from Capitol Hill. Contact Information for Tiburon Lockers at Union Station: 50 Massachusetts Avenue, Gate A, Washington, D.C. 20002, telephone: (202) 898-1592. The hours of operation are 6 AM to 10 PM, DAILY.

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