Big Business in the Nation's Capital

Washington, D.C., our nation's capital, is one of the largest and busiest metropolitan area in the United States. If you've got an important event coming up in Washington, D.C., we can help you out.

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The Business Trip

Washington, D.C. is one of the largest and most important cities in the United States. With so many businesses, government institutions, and cultural icons located in the area, Washington D.C. constantly attracts visitors from across the globe. Ally Bus provides charter bus and minibus transportation services that simplify the transportation process for groups that visit the city for both business and pleasure.

Ally Bus is prepared to provide the services that any group needs, regardless of their size or destination. To give you an idea of what’s possible, we’ve compiled an itinerary from a client’s past trip in Washington, D.C.

A Fortune 500 company flew into Arlington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport ahead of a summit located in Washington, D.C. The company brought a team of 19 people with them, booking a 20-passenger minibus for the duration of the trip to get them to and from their activities in Washington D.C., as well as their hotel in Arlington.

Day 1

The team departed their headquarters in Dallas, Texas and flew into Ronald Reagan International Airport around 9:00 a.m. From there, they rode straight to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to commence the first day of the summit. They spent the morning and afternoon networking and attending panels, building connections with executive teams from other corporations.

Later, they went to lunch at Bub and Pop’s before returning to the convention center for the second half of day one. After the workday was finished, they enjoyed happy hour at Jaleo and returned to their hotel for check-in. After getting settled, they had dinner at Restaurant Eve and then returned home.

 

Morning

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Address: 2401 Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202

Phone: (703) 417-8000

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the most commonly-used airport for travelers entering Washington, D.C. Located right across from the Potomac River, this modern airport facilitates quick transfers of people.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Address: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 249-3000

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the largest convention center in Washington, D.C. It hosts a number of major government events throughout the year, as well as monthly events such as church services, expos, and learning programs.

Afternoon

Bub and Pop’s

Address: 1815 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 457-1111

Bub and Pop’s is one of the most popular sandwich shops in Washington, D.C. The establishment sells handmade hoagie sandwiches as well as soups and salads as sides.

Evening

Jaleo

Address: 480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 628-7949

A highly sought-after Happy Hour spot, Jaleo has a Spanish origin. Chef Jose Andres serves tapas, sangria, and a number of signature drinks at this eclectic hangout.

The Westin Alexandria

Address: 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 253-8600

One of the Westin hotel chain’s many locations. An 8-minute walk from the King Street metro station and less than 7 miles away from The Pentagon.

Restaurant Eve

Address: 110 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 706-0450

Restaurant Eve specializes in New American cuisine, such as chicken wings, fish filet, sirloin steak, and more.

Day 2

On day two, the team returned to the convention center after having breakfast at the hotel. In the afternoon they had lunch at Sushi Taro before resuming meetings. At the conclusion of the day’s activities, they enjoyed Happy Hour at Chef Geoff’s and returned to their hotel. They went to Blackwall Hitch for dinner, before heading back into Washington, D.C. for a night out.

Once back in D.C., they went bar hopping at a few locations on U Street. They started at Service Bar DC, then visited Brixton and Exiles Bar. At the conclusion of the night they returned to their hotel.

 

Morning

Return to Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Afternoon

Sushi Taro Japanese Restaurant

Address: 1503 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 462-8999

A perfect example of Washington, D.C.’s diverse dining scene, Sushi Taro is a high-end sushi restaurant with options such as bento boxes, choice dinners, and sake.

Evening

Chef Geoff’s

Address: 3201 New Mexico Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Phone: (202) 237-7800

Chef Geoff’s specializes in American staples with a slight twist. Voted ‘The Best Happy Hour in Washington, D.C., Chef Geoff’s offers individually crafted drink specials and a number of favorably priced bar foods.

 

Return to the Westin Alexandria

 

Blackwall Hitch

Address: 5 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 739-6090

This is an American spot with an ocean-inspired theme. Patrons can choose from some high-quality catches, as well as traditional burgers and fries.

Service Bar DC

Address: 926-928 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 462-7232

Service Bar has an eclectic, relaxed feel. It’s popular for its good cocktails and fried chicken, and has a unique bar-within-bar setup.

Brixton

Address: 901 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 560-5045

This three-story dance spot is one of the most popular bars in Washington, D.C. The first floor contains the Irish pub, while the second floor has a lounge, and the third floor has a roofed-deck for relaxation.

Exiles Bar

Address: 1610 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 232-2171

This two-story tavern is another hot spot on the famed U-Street strip. Patrons can come in and play billiards, enjoy pub grub, or dance.

Day 3

The third and final day of the summit, the team once again arrived at the convention center for a day of meetings, panels, and keynotes. They had lunch at The Market Lunch, then returned to the convention center to close out the weekend. After the last meeting, the team spent Happy Hour at Level One.

They went back to the hotel to change and unwind before having dinner at Brabo. The team then went back into Washington, D.C. to celebrate their success at Echostage Nightclub.

 

Morning

Return to Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Afternoon

The Market Lunch

Address: 225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 547-8444

The Market Lunch serves hearty breakfast and lunch comfort foods in Washington, D.C.’s Eastern Market. They’re known for their delicious crab cakes, local seafood, and regional staples.

Evening

Level One

Address: 1639 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (202) 745-0025

Level One is a highly-popular brunch location in Washington, D.C. During the week, they operate normal business hours, closing for an hour to prepare for happy hour and their nighttime crowd.

Brabo

Address: 1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 894-3440

Another one of Alexandria’s most renowned eating establishments. Brabo offers Belgian-French food and a large selection of fine wines.

Echostage

Address: 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018

Phone: (202) 503-2330

Echostage is one of the biggest attractions in Washington, D.C. This nightclub and event space is famous for booking some of the biggest artists, DJs, and bands in the music industry. It’s consistently been voted as one of the top 10 nightclubs in the world.

Day 4

The team returned to Dallas on an early flight from Ronald Reagan Airport.

 

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