Capital cities usually attract the country's brightest and best. Its neighborhoods and communities are often vibrant and colorful places. Ballston in Washington is certainly no exception. You can find it 5 miles west of the capital's downtown area.
Washington is renowned for its many attractions, including the United States Capitol, the Ford's Theater and the Washington Monument.
Pre-arrange a visit to Fort Myer and piece together the stories of the events and people that have played an integral part in the area's military history. After all that sightseeing, spend the night at a comfortable hotel nearby. The Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C. and Rosewood Washington, D.C. are two great options. Allow some time to reflect upon the happenings of this place's past at Canadian Cross of Sacrifice. You can throw down your bags and bed down at the Oakwood Arlington and Georgetown Suites Harbour if you visit this attraction.
One of Ballston's cheaper hotels is the Comfort Inn Ballston.
Looking for a place to stay that is a bit more upmarket? Why don't you investigate the Westin Arlington Gateway.
Follow the sweet smell of coffee to Dunkin' Donuts, a well-known Ballston eatery where you can take some time out. When dinner rolls around, savor another taste of the local food scene at Cafe Tirolo. At the end of a busy day, ask for a beer and make some new friends at A-Town Bar & Grill.
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