Come out for party and board games on the Fourth of July at the Crystal City Shops in the open area called "The Landing."
The Landing is right at the Crystal City metro stop and, if you're driving, there is free parking after 4:00 pm in the garage. See below for more details.
Feel free to bring anything you might like to play. This is a fun group of non-competitive people who play everything from silly party to hard-core strategy games. First time gamers are very welcome! It's a wonderful opportunity to learn some fun games with very nice people.
If you're taking the metro, exit at Crystal City and you can walk to The Landing without having to go outside. When you come up the first set of escalators, turn right to enter the underground shops and then turn right at Rite Aide. Continue straight and The Landing will be the large open seating area on your right, next to San Antonio Bar & Grill and Subway.
If you're driving, parking after 4 pm is free in the garage. Enter the garage for 1750 Crystal Drive on 18th Street and take a ticket. (You'll need this to exit, but there's no charge). Drive straight until you have to turn left. Park near the elevators and take them up to Level S. "The Landing" will be the large open seating area in front of you when you exit the elevator.
If that parking garage is full, exit the garage and turn left on 18th and left again on Crystal Drive. A second parking garage is located on Crystal Drive between 18th Street and 15th Street.
This is a link to a map of the Crystal City Shops: http://www.thecrystalcityshops.com/ The Landing is in the yellow section on the map near the San Antonio Bar & Grill and Subway.