Logistics and Venue

Facility

Map and Directions

The 3rd Blue Planet Symposium will be hosted at the conference center of NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland, USA.

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction 5830 University Research Court College Park, MD 20740

Lodging

A room-block booking will not be set up for the Symposium. Hotels close to the Symposium venue are marked in the map below. It is recommended that you contact the hotel to confirm shuttle availability.

3-4 stars

1 – Greenbelt Holiday Inn
7200 Hanover Drive Greenbelt, MD
about 4 miles to NCWCP, Shuttle to Greenbelt Metro (one stop from College Park Metro)
Phone: +1-301-982-7000

2 – Hilton Garden Inn
7810 Walker Dr. Greenbelt, MD About 3 miles to NCWCP, Shuttle within 5 miles (Bus to near NCWCP also available within short walk)
Phone: +1-301-474-7400

3 – Courtyard by Marriott
6301 Golden Triangle Drive Greenbelt, MD About 3 miles to NCWCP, Shuttle within 5 miles (Bus to near NCWCP also available within short walk)
Phone: +1-301-441-3311

4 – Metro Points Hotel – Washington North
8500 Annapolis Rd New Carrollton, MD,4-5 miles to NCWCP
Phone: +1-301-459-6700

2 stars

5 – Comfort Inn & Suites
9020 Baltimore Ave. College Park, Maryland MD 20740, about 3 miles to NCWCP
Phone:+1-301-276-1000

6 – Clarion Inn 
8601 Baltimore Avenue , College Park, MD, US, 20740, about 2-3 miles to NCWCP, offers courtesy transportation to nearby destinations
Phone: +301-474-2800

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Getting to NCWCP

Located in the DC metro area, College Park is served by Dulles International Airport, Regan National Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport. NCWCP is easily reachable by car and metro.

Metro/Transit

The NCWCP is accessible via the Metro’s Green or Yellow Line to the College Park/University of Maryland station.

Walking from Metro: It is a 15-20 minute walk (to the east down River Road and then to the path that runs along the fence between the front of NCWCP and the rear of the USDA building at 4700 River Road) from the station to the NCWCP.

Shuttle from Metro: A shuttle is also available from the College Park/University of Maryland station to the NCWCP (M-Square stop #4) during peak commute periods (6 to 9 am and 3 to 6 pm).

Parking

NCWCP provides free, on-campus parking for tenants and small visiting groups. Individuals with NOAA issued badges must stop and present their badge at the access control reader at vehicle entry gate before proceeding. Any individual without an access badge must obtain clearance from the security guard stationed at the entry gate prior to driving onto campus. Individuals entering the security perimeter on foot may be asked for identification prior to being permitted onto campus. All persons wishing to enter the facility must present a valid, government-issued photo ID.

Nearby Restaurants

Dining In or Carry Out $

Fishnet – Fish Sandwiches

5010 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740

301-220-1070 Hours 11:30 am – 9:00 pm

 

Slices Pizza Co. – Wide range of classic & gourmet pies

7313 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD

240-582-5207 Hours 4:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

Sardi’s Pollo A La Brasa – Charcoal Broiled Chicken

104133 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD

301-595-3222 Hours 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

 

Nando’s PERi-PERi – Twist on Portuguese Chain serving grilled chicken

7400 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

240-582-8420 Hours 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

 

Conerstone Grill & Loft – American Food Sports Bar

7325 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

301-779-7044 Hours 11:30 am to 1:00 am

 

Sweetgreen – Vegetarian specializing in organic salads and soup

8300 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

240-770-4443 Hours 10:30 am to 10:00 pm

 

NuVegan Café – Vegetarian salads, meat free sandwiches & entrees, plus juices & soothies

8150 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

240-535-7567 Hours 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

 

Dining In Casual $$

Hard Times Café – Sports Bar Chili, Chicken Wings & Sports TV’s

4738 Cherry Hill Road, College Park, MD 20740

301-474-8880 Hours 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

 

Azteca Restaurant & Cantina – Casual Spot for Mexican & Salvadorean Food

9505 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

301-474-8226 Hours 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

 

Olive Garden – Italian

3480 East-West Highway, Hyattsville, MD 20782
301-853-0289 Hours 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

 

Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill – Southern home cooking

6501 America Blvd, Hyattsville, MD 20782

301-927-2929 Hours 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

 

Franklins – Brewery serving American burgers and steaks

5123 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781

301-927-2740  Hours 11:00 am to 9:30 pm

 

Dining In $$$

Kangnam BBQ – Korean BBQ offers tabletop grill

8503 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

301-220-1635 Hours 10:30 am to 12:00 am