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Arlington

Travel Guide
Arlington National Cemetery showing landscape views, a memorial and a park

Just across the river from Washington, D.C., this urban county is known for its giant military cemetery and memorials.

Arlington offers convenient access to the nation's capital while radiating its own unique cultural identity. This northwest Virginia county is noted for its historical significance, diverse attractions and central location.

Arlington is composed of nine urban villages, each with small-town appeal. Enjoy local cuisine in Clarendon, a neighborhood famous for its eateries, or exciting nightlife in Crystal City, Arlington’s downtown area. Columbia Pike features the county’s largest concentration of ethnic restaurants. Pentagon City is ideal for a shopping spree and Rosslyn offers unparalleled views of the Washington, D.C. monuments.

Plan a visit to Arlington Cemetery, the final resting place of more than 400,000 servicemen and women. As you walk through the picturesque 624 acres (252.5 hectares), look for the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument dedicated to the nameless men and women who died fighting for the United States.

View the US Marine Corps War Memorial at the northern end of the cemetery. Erected to honor Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the U.S since 1775, it is one of the area’s most popular attractions. At the southern tip of Arlington Cemetery, see the Air Force Memorial, a towering structure honoring the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. Air Force.

Take a guided tour of the Pentagon for a unique glimpse into the headquarters of the Department of Defense. Make your reservations at least two weeks in advance.

Known for its bike-friendly transportation system, Arlington and the surrounding area offer 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) of off-road trails. Take the family on the city’s self-guided biking tour to learn more about the region’s history.

Washington, D.C. is easily reachable by car, bike or metro. Dulles International Airport is 22 miles (35.4 kilometers) from Arlington with convenient access via the metro.

With rich historical significance and a diverse cultural atmosphere, Arlington is well worth a visit if you are planning a trip to the nation’s capital.

Crystal Gateway Marriott
Crystal Gateway Marriott
4 out of 5
1700 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA
The price is CA $116 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Located in Crystal City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pentagon Row, Arlington National Cemetery, and Fashion Center at Pentagon City. Lincoln Memorial ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (947 reviews)
"Staff was very helpful with an early check in and late checking out."

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2021

Crystal Gateway Marriott
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
4 out of 5
2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA
The price is CA $148 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
This family-friendly Arlington hotel is located near the airport, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Arlington National Cemetery, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Washington Monument ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,427 reviews)
"the hotel was very clean with friendly staff"

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2021

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C., an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C., an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA
The price is CA $117 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Located in Crystal City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pentagon Row and Fashion Center at Pentagon City. Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (949 reviews)
"Very clean!"

Reviewed on Jul. 30, 2021

Crowne Plaza Crystal City-Washington, D.C., an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Monroe Room #3
Monroe Room #3
Arlington, VA
The price is CA $62 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Located in Nauck, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Birchmere, Arlington National Cemetery, and Fashion Center at Pentagon City. Pentagon is 3 mi (4.8 ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
It’s pretty decent
"Affordable, quiet, friendly hosts"

Reviewed on Jul. 30, 2021

Monroe Room #3
Global Luxury Suites Crystal City
Global Luxury Suites Crystal City
4 out of 5
400 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA
Located in Crystal City, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pentagon Row, Arlington National Cemetery, and Fashion Center at Pentagon City. Lincoln ...
3.9/5Good! (90 reviews)
"First impression was it was beautiful. We later found a couple of problems. They fixed it though, no questions asked. So I would recommend."

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2021

Global Luxury Suites Crystal City
National at Pentagon
National at Pentagon
4.5 out of 5
575 12th Road South, Arlington, VA
Located in Crystal City, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pentagon Row, Fashion Center at Pentagon City, and Pentagon. Arlington National ...
National at Pentagon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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