Many of Northern Virginia’s most interesting sights can be found close to Arlington, making it a convenient place to base yourself. The Ballston Common Mall and the Arlington City Hall are amongst the popular places to discover here. Two more worthwhile attractions you’ll find nearby Arlington are the Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial and the Marine Corps War Memorial.
Savvy travelers in Arlington, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, will love the nearby cultural attractions. Step inside the many fascinating exhibit spaces such as Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DEA Museum and DAR Museum. To experience Northern Virginia’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the acclaimed live performance venues such as Kennedy Center in Washington and Birchmere in Alexandria. If you enjoy art, enjoy the local artwork and other exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington and the Fine Art and Artists Gallery.
If the sun is shining, follow the locals and make the most of the local natural destinations. Have a break in one of the parks and gardens, which include the Gravelly Point Park, the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington and Montrose Park. De-stress at theodore Roosevelt Island Park in Washington.
To really get a feel for the area, head to the nearby local attractions such as Pentagon, Lincoln Memorial in Washington and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. These are much-loved by travellers from all over the world. To discover the nearby historic attractions, be sure to check out Fort Ward in Alexandria. Admire some of the sacred places such as the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Washington and the St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Enjoy the atmosphere and get an appreciation of the religious history of the area.
If you are ready to indulge in some retail therapy, explore the many stores of the Fashion Center at Pentagon City, Georgetown Park in Washington and Cady's Alley.
Sports fanatics visiting Arlington should book tickets for Bender Arena, Washington to see the American University playing visiting rivals. Look like a local and pull on the blue, red and white, the colors of the American University.
When it’s time to wind down after a day spent exploring the delights of Arlington, check in to one of the area’s convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City, the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport and the Melrose Georgetown Hotel, Washington are just some of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.