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ArlingtonUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Arlington

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
4 out of 5
2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA
The price is CA $90 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

This family-friendly Arlington hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Fashion Center at Pentagon City, Pentagon Row and Birchmere. Arlington ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,386 reviews)

"Clean, accommodating, great customer service during my stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
3.5 out of 5
900 S Orme St, Arlington, VA
Free cancellation
The price is CA $88 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pentagon Row, Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon. Fashion Center at Pentagon City and ...

4/5Very Good! (1,854 reviews)

"The property was very nice and convenient getting in and out of the city. The bed wasn’t comfortable the pillows were extremely thin and due to covid no housekeeping on the weekend."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City
3.5 out of 5
300 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA
The price is CA $85 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Located in Crystal City, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Pentagon, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Arlington National Cemetery and Lincoln Memorial. Washington Monument ...

4.1/5Very Good! (973 reviews)

"The hotel cleanliness and treatment from the staff was fantastic. Perhaps I didn't take initiative to inquire but it wasn't so clear what measurements were in place for complimentary breakfast, if there was any. I guess overall, I would have appreciated some more orientation on how things operate ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City
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.

Vacation Rentals in Arlington

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 mile (2 km) of Pentagon Row, Fashion Center at Pentagon City and Pentagon. Arlington National Cemetery ...

3.9/5Good! (85 reviews)

"The property is well kept. The apartment was just like it appeared in the pictures. Very clean! My only feedback is that the property should inform you if limited parking spaces. We were assigned a space that could only accommodate a compact car and we y driving a large SUV. When asked what are my ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 4, 2020

Global Luxury Suites Crystal City
Oakwood Crystal City
Oakwood Crystal City
3.5 out of 5
400 15th Street South, Arlington, VA

Located in Crystal City, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pentagon Row and Fashion Center at Pentagon City. Arlington National Cemetery and Lincoln Memorial ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (614 reviews)

"Everything was good, just needs to update the furniture, the dining table was old and so were the chairs, the TVs were small. The bathroom was nice and I liked that you can enter to the bathroom from the kitchen and from the bedroom. The balcony was beautiful view but it was dirty and burnt marks ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 2020

Oakwood Crystal City
Oakwood Arlington
Oakwood Arlington
3.5 out of 5
1550 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA

Located in Rosslyn, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Iwo Jima Memorial, Georgetown University and Arlington National Cemetery. Kennedy Center ...

4.4/5Excellent! (207 reviews)

"Quiet, spacious rooms, had a washer/drier, kitchen, two TV's, I can recommend it, nice neighborhood"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2020

Oakwood Arlington
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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Reviews of Arlington

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Verified traveller

Mar 14, 2020

very close to Washington DC and easy to get across to visit but best to leave the car parked and take transit because no parking in DC.

5/5 - Excellent

Tee

Dec 27, 2019

Love the area, very quiet and peaceful. If you want a good nightlife you can just head over to DC 5 minutes away

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Oct 29, 2019

DC Trails tour buses cancelled even though I had a paid ticket plus had to spend $50 in taxis to get to pickup spot then get back to the hotel,. Saw no sights

5/5 - Excellent

Hein

Oct 28, 2019

Will be back for sure

4/5 - Good

Maggie

Aug 31, 2019

The location is great. 10 minute to all the DC attractions.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 27, 2019

Safe and a few metro stops from DC.

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