Here are three quick ‘survival tips’ if you are attending AEA 13 in Washington.
1) Free wifi is provided in the lobby of the Washington Hilton. There is no free wifi coverage in the conference areas. There is no free wifi in rooms if you are staying at the Washington Hilton. Alternatively, the Office Depot across the street offers free wifi.
2) Buy a jug or two of water from the nearest pharmacy or convenience store. If you are staying at the Washington Hilton, the nearest pharmacy is called Rite-Aid. It’s 350 ft, or one minute of walking, away, from the Hilton.
3) There are many reasonable lunch and dinner options along Connecticut if you go south. Aim for the Dupont Circle area.
Bonus: There are two Starbucks within close walking distance if you go south on Connecticut. They have cheap sandwiches for around $5. Possible lunch options if you are on a (grad student) budget.