5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerDec 28, 2019
Walked around a bit found some nice friendly bars.
See sober memorials and grand monuments, and explore the country’s vast national cemetery in this city, which was originally part of the national capital.
Set just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., Arlington straddles the boundary between the urban center and the countryside of Northern Virginia. Visit its somber memorials and monuments, which pay tribute to the victims of tragic events from America’s past.
For many Americans, Arlington is synonymous with the Pentagon, the imposing headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. Book online well in advance to secure a spot on a guided tour of the building's interior. Look for the Pentagon Memorial outside, which honors the victims of the September 11, 2011 attack on the Pentagon. The memorial features 184 illuminated benches, each of which represents a victim.
Arlington’s other headline attraction is the Arlington National Cemetery, where some 400,000 people, including veteran soldiers and famous figures, are buried. Search for President John F. Kennedy’s headstone and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where a changing of the guard ceremony takes place at least every hour, and more regularly during summer months.
Among the other famous memorials found here are the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial and the USS Maine Mast Memorial, which includes the main mast from the battleship which was blown up in 1898 while anchored in Havana Harbor. The Iwo Jima Memorial depicts the six soldiers raising the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Don’t leave the cemetery without seeing Arlington House, the Greek Revival-style mansion that was once home to Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Walkers looking for some gentle trails in the vicinity can follow the paths of Theodore Roosevelt Island wilderness preserve, which lead past swamps, marsh and forested areas. Rent a bike and pedal your way along the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. Beginning at Shirlington in Arlington, the trail extends for 45 miles (72 kilometers) into the countryside.
Use Arlington’s excellent public transportation system, which includes some D.C. area metro lines as well as an extensive bus network, to get around. From Arlington, it is just a short journey to all the monuments, museums and memorials of Washington D.C.
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Crystal City is a top choice for travellers interested in popular shops. If you want to see more of the city and surrounding neighbourhoods, jump on the metro at Crystal City Station.
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Abundant dining options and important monuments are just a few notable features Rosslyn is known for, and you can get around the area by hopping on the metro at Rosslyn Station.
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Known for its fascinating museums and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Southwest. Check out top attractions like Jefferson Memorial and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and jump on the metro at Waterfront Station or L'Enfant Plaza Station to see more of the city.
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Travellers can't get enough of the abundant dining options in Ballston. If you want to get around town and see some sights, jump on the metro at Ballston Station.
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If you're looking for abundant dining options, a trip to Court House might be just the ticket. Explore top sights in the area like Arlington City Hall and get around town on the metro at Courthouse Station.
If you're spending time in Pentagon City, you might enjoy attractions like Fashion Center at Pentagon City and Pentagon Row. You might also enjoy the neighbourhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Pentagon City Station to see more of the city.
Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020
Reviewed on 17 Jan 2020
Pay tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country in the best-known military cemetery in America.
Pentagon is just one of the places to see in Arlington, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Experience the area's acclaimed theatre scene and great live music.
You can find out about the history of Arlington with a stop at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Discover the area's acclaimed theatre scene and notable monuments.
Find out about the history of Arlington when you spend time at Iwo Jima Memorial. Add the area's notable monuments or shops to your travel plans.
Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington. Add the area's shops or notable monuments to your travel plans.
During your visit to Addison Heights, you can enjoy retail therapy at Pentagon Row. Discover the area's fascinating museums and notable monuments.
Travel over the Potomac to Arlington, Virginia to walk among the sober gardens and clean white gravestones in the 600-acre (242-ha) Arlington National Cemetery. Explore the reverent monuments and memorials of this hallowed ground on a convenient trolley that takes you to the cemetery's major sites.
Jump on a double-decker bus to explore Washington, D.C. at your leisure. As the authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, this is the official tour of the National Mall and an ideal way to explore the Nation’s Capital.
Stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of simple white gravestones commemorate the dead. Visit JFK’s burial place, watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, and then head to D.C. to visit the major landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and more.
On this Private Tour, Learn about the more famous tombs of President John F. Kennedy, soldier Audie Murphy, and military genius General William Sheridan on this intimate group tour. We’ll even explore a few less known graves, like that of famed boxer Joe Louis.
Take this 5 to 5 hour Semi-Private guided combo tour, which welcomes no more than 8 guests, that gives a comprehensive overview of essential Americana. Visit both the Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History to get the most out of your trip to DC with one of our delightfully enthusiastic guides.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211 Changing of the Guard ceremony Duration: 10 minutes Pass By: Arlington House - The Robert E.
AzizSep 12, 2019
Ballston area was good with lots of shops and dining option next to the apartment building and within easy access to DC. We took lyft cab to US Capitol costing around $20 for 4 of us.
Savoring America’s melting pot of cheap eats and unique treats
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