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Plan a Visit

UVA Darden DC Metro is located in the Rosslyn district of Arlington, Virginia:

UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds
1100 Wilson Boulevard
Floors 30-31
Arlington, Virginia 22209

The Grounds occupy the top two floors of a state-of-the-art building that rises 31 stories above the Potomac River, offering sweeping views of the nation’s capital. View the facilities with this self-guided virtual tour.

The 40,000-square-foot facility features:

  • Meeting rooms: Two tiered classrooms, three flat classrooms, meeting rooms, an executive board room, flexible office space and banquet and event space
  • Onsite catering
  • Premium amenities: an expansive rooftop terrace, direct access to award-winning Freedom Park and various retail shops and restaurants.

If you are interested in scheduling a meeting or event on Grounds in the space, please review the information provided on our Host an Event page. 

Following are resources to help you plan your visit. Please contact us with additional questions.

  • Travel

    Traveling to Rosslyn

    There are several options for traveling to Rosslyn, including by air, Amtrak, Metro, bus, taxi or ride service such as Uber and Lyft. Bikeshare programs are also available in the D.C. area, including Limebike, Motobike and Jump.

    Rosslyn is easily accessible by car. Please note that, at certain times, traffic is heavy. Be aware of HOV lane rules and highway tolls in the area.

    Parking is available at 1100 Wilson Boulevard, where the Darden office is located, for $8 an hour or $16 a day.

    Airport Information

    Reagan National Airport is the closest airport. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Dulles International Airport also offer easy access.

    Amtrak Train Information

    Amtrak trains to the closest stations, Alexandria (ALX) or Union Station (WAS), can be booked via the Amtrak website

    Alexandria Station (ALX) - Also known as "King Street Alexandria" 
    110 Callahan Drive 
    Alexandria, Virginia 22301-2752

    Washington, D.C. Union Station (WAS) - Also known as "Washington, Union Station" 
    50 Massachusetts Avenue NE 
    Washington, D.C. 20002-4214

    Taxis are available at each Amtrak station, and ride request services like Uber or Lyft are available in the Washington, D.C., area.

    To travel by Amtrak train to or from Charlottesville:

    Charlottesville Station (CVS) 
    810 West Main St 
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    Two trains head North from Charlottesville each morning:

    1. Train #20 (The Crescent): Scheduled to depart Charlottesville at 7:09 a.m. (9:32 a.m. arrival in Alexandria, 9:53 a.m. in Washington). 

    2. Train #175 (Northeast Regional): Scheduled to depart Charlottesville at 8:52 a.m. (11:05 a.m. arrival in Alexandria, 11:20 a.m. in Washington). 

    Two trains head South from Washington, D.C. each afternoon:

    1. Train #171 (Northeast Regional): Scheduled to depart Washington Union Station at 4:50 p.m. (5:11 p.m. departure from Alexandria). Arrival in Charlottesville at 7:23 p.m.
    2. Train #19 (The Crescent): Scheduled to depart Washington Union Station at 6:30 p.m. (6:47 p.m. departure from Alexandria). Arrival in Charlottesville at 8:47 p.m.

    Metro Information

    To travel by Metro to the Darden Grounds in Rosslyn, take the Orange, Silver or Blue lines to the Rosslyn Metro Station (1850 N. Moore Street Arlington, Virginia 22209).

    Following are instructions for taking the Metro from ALX and WAS to UVA Darden DC Metro:

    Metro from Alexandria Amtrak Station (ALX) to Rosslyn:

    • Walk off Amtrak platform to “King Street, Old Town” Metro Station, approximately 0.25 miles
    • Take the Blue Line train to Largo Town Center (trains run every 12 minutes or less)
    • Travel to Rosslyn station (just after Arlington Cemetery Station) 
    • Once on the Metro, the trip should take less than 25 minutes

    Metro from Union Station Amtrak Station (WAS) to Rosslyn: 

    • From Amtrak platform, follow signs to Metro station
    • Take Red Line toward Shady Grove (trains run every 12 minutes or less)
    • Transfer at the Metro Center to the Blue, Orange or Silver lines (three stops, next stop after Gallery Place Station); the lines run every 12 minutes or less
    • Take four stops to Rosslyn station (just after Farragut North Station)
    • Once on the Metro, the trip should take less than 30 minutes 

    Bus Information

    Greyhound provides daily bus service to D.C. from most locations, including Charlottesville.

    There are two buses a day from Charlottesville to D.C. and from D.C. to Charlottesville, making stops in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Springfield, Virginia, and ending at D.C.’s Union Station (after D.C., the bus continues on to Baltimore). The Charlottesville bus station is located on West Main Street across from the Residence Inn.

    Bus travel typically takes approximately 3.5 hours, city to city, but timing will vary depending upon traffic, driver, etc.

    Trip options are as follows:

    Charlottesville to D.C. - 8:45 a.m./4:50 p.m.

    D.C. to Charlottesville - 9:40 a.m./5:05 p.m.

    Upon arrival at Union Station, take the Metro to Rosslyn or travel via taxi or ride service such as Uber and Lyft.

    Taxi Information

    To access a taxi near Darden’s Rosslyn office, use the taxi stand at the Waterview/Deloitte building, or flag a patrolling taxi in front of 1100 Wilson Boulevard on evenings from 4–6 p.m.

  • Accommodations

    Area Accommodations 

    Following are hotel options that are within walking distance of UVA Darden D.C. Metro.  


    Other Accommodations

    Suite Solutions offers short-term, corporate housing (furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments, with full kitchens, parking, gym, etc.) Most of their properties are in Arlington’s Pentagon City, with occasional offerings in Washington, D.C., and McLean, Virginia. 

    If staying with Suite Solutions in Pentagon City, Virginia, the Rosslyn office can be reached from the Blue Line Metro. See the Travel tab for instructions on reaching the office via Metro.

  • Dining

    Dining Suggestions

    Following are restaurants recommended by Darden faculty, staff and students familiar with the area. Please send additional recommendations to [email protected].