National Geographic

Plan Your Visit


National Geographic Society
1145 17th St. NW | Washington, DC 20036

Lisner Auditorium
George Washington University
730 21st St. NW | Washington, DC 20052



Free parking is available at National Geographic during the festival’s Saturday and Sunday events. The garage is accessed on M Street NW between 16th and 17th Streets. Free valet parking will be available at Lisner Auditorium.

For all events, we encourage the use of public transportation or ride sharing.

National Geographic: Farragut North Metro Station on Red Line and Farragut West Metro Station on the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines.

Lisner Auditorium: Foggy Bottom Metro Station on Blue Line.



There are a number of hotels within walking distance to National Geographic's headquarters. We recommend staying at one of these nearby establishments.

Holiday Inn Washington Central/White House
1501 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
800-972-3159 | Website | 0.3 Miles

Loews Madison Hotel
1177 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
877-875-5288 | Website | 0.3 Miles

Hamilton: A Crowne Plaza Hotel
1001 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
877-270-1393 | Website | 0.5 Miles

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-347-3000 | Website | 0.2 Miles

If you are a National Geographic Explorer and have questions regarding travel, please contact



The National Geographic Society is located in downtown Washington, D.C. Our headquarters and a variety of hotels are accessible via flights into Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport, and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.


photo credit

TOP IMAGE: Randall Scott