Travel and Accommodations

HOTEL

Although there are many hotels in the immediate area surrounding Virginia International University campus and the Fairfax Government Center, we recommend one of our local partners, Comfort Inn University Center.  Comfort Inn University Center offers a special rate to Summit Participants.  Information regarding Comfort Inn is listed below:

Comfort Inn University Center
11180 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 591-5900
Fax: (703) 591-3507

Mention that you are a "VIU Summit" participant when making your reservation to get the VIU's participant/student rate. If you would like to make your reservation online, follow the instructions in our guide.

Rate: $69.99 per Night
Security Deposit: No
Distance from VIU: 0.5 mi/0.8 km
Public Transportation: Yes

Amenities: Free high-speed internet; indoor heated pool; game room; guest laundry; free breakfast; free shuttle to local companies; business center with copy/fax service; fitness center; free local calls; free television; fully equipped kitchenettes

FLIGHT

The Washington, DC area has three airports servicing the region (Baltimore Washington Airport-BWI, Washington Dulles International Airport-IAD, and Reagan National Airport-DCA).  Because of the close proximity to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Summitparticipants are strongly encouraged to use this as an option for flights.
The other airports are accessible to/from the Summit location, but are at a considerable distance in relation to the location of the Summit.
Information regarding IAD is provided here: http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/dulles.htm

THINGS TO DO IN THE WASHINGTON, DC AND FAIRFAX AREA

Washington, DC's close proximity to Virginia International University campus and the Fairfax Government Center makes it a prime place to take in some site seeing either before or after the Summit.  Here is a website that hosts information on things to do in the Washington, DC area: http://www.365thingsdc.com/

Fairfax, VA offers a mixture of historical attractions and metropolitan life.  If you are looking to find things to do around the Virginia International University Campus, the City of Fairfax offers a useful Trip Planner: http://www.fxva.com/seedoplan/

SUMMIT LOCATION

The Summit registration and panel sessions will take place at the Fairfax Government Center at:

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX GOVERNMENT CENTER

Detailed driving directions are available through the City of Fairfax at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/maps/county/government-center.htm

GETTING AROUND DC

Washington, DC's close proximity to Virginia International University campus and the Fairfax Government Center makes it a prime place to take in some sightseeing.  Here is a website that hosts information on things to do in the Washington, DC area: http://www.365thingsdc.com/

Fairfax, VA offers a mixture of historical attractions and metropolitan life.  If you are looking to find things to do around the Virginia International University campus, the City of Fairfax offers a useful Trip Planner: http://www.fxva.com/seedoplan/

Information on transportation within the immediate area around the University can be found here: http://viu.edu/our-university/about-viu/location-and-transportation.html

Also, consider exploring the Washington Metropolitan Area's Trip Planner at wmata.com.