Washington, DC, Info

Washington Monument in Spring
Washington Monument
in Spring
Photo credit: Destination DC

Want to figure out what to see and do in Washington, DC, when you're not attending Annual Meeting sessions? Need to know how to get around the city?

Then check out Destination DC's, formerly known as the Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation, Visitor's Guide and website.

Want to explore Washington, DC, but not sure how to use the Metro?

Find information about how the Metro works and plan your trip using the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Trip Planner!


International Spy Museum in Penn Quarter
International Spy Museum in
Penn Quarter
Photo credit: Destination DC

Show Your Badge Restaurant and Bar Discounts

Destination DC partners with Washington, DC, businesses to offer discounts and special offers to visitors in the city for a meeting. To take advantage, you need only show your SBM Annual Meeting badge. Through the “Show Your Badge” program, meeting attendees can receive complimentary appetizers, discounted meals, free desserts, half-off admissions, and more at about 60 establishments. All you have to do is show employees your meeting badge.

Visit washington.org/syb to see what “Show Your Badge” offers are currently available.


Stay Active While in ‘the Nation’s Fittest City’

The American College of Sports Medicine rated Washington, DC, as the nation's “fittest city” this year!

SBM’s Local Arrangements Committee is proud of that designation, and has compiled recommendations for how Annual Meeting attendees can stay fit by walking, running, or biking.




  • Capital Bikeshare has more than 300 stations. Get a one- or three-day pass.
  • Rent a sized bike and a helmet from Bike & Roll, and go on a guided (or self-guided) ride.
  • The Mount Vernon Trail is paved and spans 18 miles. It follows the Potomac River's Virginia shoreline from Theodore Roosevelt Island to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate.
  • Georgetown’s Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath is unpaved and leads to Cumberland, MD. It passes the Potomac River canal and locks.


Local Arrangements Committee

Special thanks to 2016 Local Arrangements Committee members:

  • Gerald J. Jerome, PhD, chair
  • Erin Hennessy, PhD, MPH
  • Devlon N. Jackson, PhD, MPH