Dress for the meeting is business casual. Meeting room temperatures can vary so you may want to bring a light sweater or jacket.
Average temperatures in August range from a high of 87⁰ to a low of 70⁰ degrees. August can sometimes have high humidity.
Plan on spending extra time in our nation's capital? For additional information visit the Washington, DC Convention and Tourism Corporation.
- Pentagon City Mall – Just moments away from the hotel reveals a mall of more than 170 fascinating stores and restaurants including Macy's, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Apple, Banana Republic, Coach, and more.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial honors a man of conscience; the freedom movement of which he was a beacon; and his message of freedom, equality, justice and love. It is the first on the National Mall devoted, not to a United States President or war hero, but a citizen activist for civil rights and peace.
- Ford's Theater
Explore Ford's Theater National Historic Site and discover some of the motivations behind the assassination of President Lincoln.
- National Museum of Women in the Arts
This museum brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
America's first federal art collection dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of American art. The museum celebrates the extraordinary creativity of our country's artists, whose works are windows on the American experience.
- National Building Museum
Dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning.
- International Spy Museum
Featuring the largest collection of international espionage-related artifacts open to the public, the museum chronicles the history of spying throughout the ages, across the globe, and today.
- Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academies of Science
The museum explores current scientific issues at the core of many of the nation's public policy decisions, as presented in reports by the National Academies.
- National Museum of the American Indian
See over 10,000 years worth of objects dating from the pre-Columbian era through the beginning of the 21st century. Large crowds are anticipated and galleries are small so you may wish to order a timed, free admission pass online or by calling (866) 400-6624.
- World War II Memorial
Open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the memorial is located on 17th Street between Constitution and Independence Avenues.
- National Park Service
The Washington Monument, Arlington Cemetery, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials are all under the supervision of the National Park Service.
- National Geographic Society
Explorers Hall, the society's museum, offers free educational, interactive and visually stimulating changing exhibits on a broad variety of topics.
- Smithsonian Institution Museums
Composed of 16 museums and the National Zoo, the Smithsonian's exhibitions offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection numbering more than 142 million objects.
The following restaurants are located near the Westin Crystal City and are recommended by the concierge or NASBO staff.
- Many restaurants by Pentagon City Mall including Chipotle, California Pizza Kitchen, Thaiphoon Restaurant, Chevy's Mexican, Lebanese Taverna
- Potbelly Sandwich Shop - American
- Extreme Pizza - Pizza
- Jaleo – Spanish Tapas
- Pho 75 - Vietnamese
- Crystal City Sports Pub - American/Bar
- Ted’s Montana Grill – American
- McCormick & Schmicks – Seafood
- Legal Seafoods – Seafood
- King Street Blues – BBQ
- Cold Stone Creamery – Ice Cream