Destination DC

DC has all you need for a great spring trip.

See it all when you come to The ESOP Association’s National Conference this May!

You already know that the National Conference offers great content with more than 70 sessions, and a unique opportunity to visit your elected officials with your peers in the ESOP community. But you might be surprised by all the entertainment options that will be available to you when you come to our nation’s capital in May.

Washington is an exciting  city with a metropolitan population of more than six million people and host of unique options to quench your thirst, sate your hunger, and satisfy your desire for an entertaining spring visit.

Look at some of the options below, and be sure to check out our Going Out Guide for additional information.

Start with the Classics

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Visit the multitude of DC museums, many of them a short trip from the conference hotel and most of them absolutely free! Or take a walk to the National Mall and get great views of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, and the World War II Memorial.

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Save yourself the walking and sign up for our exclusive and wildly popular Night Tour of the Monuments when you register for the National Conference.

More interested in DC’s Night Life?

See a concert, laugh at a comedy club, see one of our resident spirits on a ghost tour, or find the kind of spirits that come in a bottle at one of the thousands of restaurants and bars in the city.

DC is home to rooftop bars, sidewalk cafes, and even a floating paddle bar on the Potomac River. If you can’t find something great to do at night here, you just haven’t tried.

Just want to hang out?

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Head over to Buffalo Billiards for daily food and drink specials and games like skeeball or pool. Or visit the thriving new waterfront area known as the District Wharf.

Get in touch with your wild side!

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Did you know if you want to see a Giant Panda in the flesh (and don’t want to leave the country) you’ve got only four options, and D.C. is one of them? Preview the experience with the live, Panda Cam. The national zoo has animals of all shapes and sizes—including the giant panda’s less famous cousin, the Red Panda—and best of all, the entry is free!
While you are at the Zoo, consider taking a hike in Rock Creek Park, or just going for a relaxing drive through this oasis of green in the heart of DC.

Speaking of Capitol Hill…


After visiting your elected officials, stop by one of our favorite spots, the Library of Congress. This library is the largest in the world with more than 168 million items. It’s also completely free to visit!

Whatever you decide to do, be sure to tag us with our conference hashtag #ESOPDC or show us how you’re living the ESOP rock star lifestyle with #ESOPsRock.

If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?

Register Today Before Early Bird Pricing Ends April 24, 2019

Have questions? E-mail Meetings@ESOPAssociation.org or call (202) 293-2971

See you in May!

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