This restaurant guide is merely a sampling of nearby choices. Included are eateries which will be open at some time during World Fantasy 2014 in or near the Hyatt Regency. Outside the hotel, few are within easy walking distance, although all of them are within a mile.
The two areas with the densest number of restaurants are the 500 block of 23rd St South and the Crystal City Shops, along 18th St South (both about 0.6 miles from the Hyatt).
Parking is noted only for those locations that offer off-street parking or validated parking in the public garages. The default is on the street, which is scarce and generally not free. Payment can be made by cellphone, online, or at the curbside meter, if there is one – at the nearest blue parking pylon, if there isn’t. A nifty parking Website/mobile app (ParkMe Alexandria) will highlight Crystal City parking garages, with comparative prices.
Vehicles dispaying handicapped license plates or placards may park up to four hours at any metered spot (free) and/or twice the posted time limit in time-restricted zones.
The hotel runs a shuttle every 20 minutes to the Crystal City Metro station, about 0.7 miles north.
Hyperlinks are provided for those restaurants with their own websites. For basic information, ratings and reviews, see Yelp.com, Menuism.com, Urbanspoon, and the like. (A few hyperlinks will take you to a ratings Webpage for restaurants that don't have websites.) Note that the information on the website (regardless of source) may not be entirely accurate.