There’s no place that matches the assortment and quality of fantastic free attractions that await you in DC, from the magnificent memorials and monuments on the National Mall to must-see sites like the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress and the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. In 2011, Travel & Leisure named DC the #1 U.S. destination for museums and galleries. Foodies will love the more than 4,000 restaurants in the DC area, catering to every palate, ethnicity, and budget. Scholars have many of the world’s leading libraries at their fingertips, and NASSR 2014 features a session at the Library of Congress. The conference hotel in Bethesda offers easy access to DC, along with a roof-top swimming pool.