The cemetery was absolutely huge! I only had time for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the resting places of some of the Kennedys because it was absolutely freezing out. It is a very serene and thoughtful place to stroll through though. You can also take tours on a coach if you don't want to walk the whole way. It really is huge! One more fireworks shot. It didn't take much time to figure out how to take good fireworks shots, just learn your camera settings. My first year I went here, I simply asked a few photographers and they spent some time with me and helped me out immensely. Try the same. You can an orb in this photo
#iconicplaces View of the Francis Scott Key Bridge from Jack's Boathouse  Riggs Memorial Library, located in the south tower of Healy Hall #StunningStructures Gorgeous DC view from the Arlington House. The house is located right inside the Arlington National Cemetery which is at the top of the hill. It was the home of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee and his family. You can tour the house for free as well.
#LoveMyTown A sculpture in the Rossyln area new the U.S. Marines Memorial that consists of balls, just balls.
This one sort of reminded me of the Death Star. Hurray for gray days in DC Its a personal goal to visit at least a library in every city I visit. Made it to the world's largest :) #lifeatexpedia I seem to be in heron mode. Another beauty 
United States Marine Corps monument featuring the image capture of the raising of the US flag at Iwo Jima during WWII No better place to spend 4th of July than in DC. Right next to the Iwo Jima Memorial is the Netherlands Carillon that has a large expanse of open grass and open skies where you get this classic DC shot. Better yet, it has far fewer people than on the National Mall. A great place in Washington for fish and seafood. It's got a fish market up front with a fabulous restaurant in the back. The view from US Marine park Potomac river at dusk Ultimate Sacrifice! Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The cemetery's 624 acres are divided into 70 sections to bury the dead of the nation's conflicts.
The cemetery was established during the Civil War. Vacations are fun, but a number of places in D.C. like Arlington National Cemetery, The Holocaust Museum and many of the war memorials should provoke a more solemn and respectful behavior from its visitors.
Not every destination in life is an opportunity for a selfie.
Absorb the history, Enjoy the nature. Appreciate the artistry. Value the loss.
Take a break from the scourge of the selfie-stick and be in the moment and feel something. Beautiful and yet very sad sight
#iconicplaves Beautiful yet somber A beautiful and moving memorial located on a hill in Arlington. It is near the Rosslyn Metro stop (about a 4 block walk uphill) and worth a visit, especially at sunset. Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The cemetery's 624 acres are divided into 70 sections to bury the dead of the nation's conflicts.
The cemetery was established during the Civil War. This memorial has been designed to honor aviation pioneers, celebrated and It is the first memorial ever dedicated to the Air Force in the nation's capital. Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The cemetery's 624 acres are divided into 70 sections to bury the dead of the nation's conflicts.
The cemetery was established during the Civil War. The Spanish–American War Nurses Memorial was erected by the Order of Spanish–American War Nurses on May 2, 1905.
The Spanish-American War was the first war involving the United States in which nurses were assigned as a special, quasi-military unit. Many of the nurses who served and lost their lives during the war are now buried near the monument in Section 21 of Arlington National Cemetery. Beautiful but I had to wait for a woman to take 600 selfies first
#stunningstructures #veteransday2016 The United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) is a national monument located in Arlington County, Virginia, in the United States. Dedicated 62 years ago in 1954, it is located in Arlington Ridge Park, near the Ord-Weitzel Gate to Arlington National Cemetery. The war memorial is dedicated to all U.S. Marine Corps personnel who died in the defense of the United States since 1775.
The memorial was inspired by the iconic 1945 photograph of six Marines raising a U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. It was taken by Associated Press combat photographer Joe Rosenthal. Upon first seeing the photograph, sculptor Felix de Weldon created a maquette for a sculpture based on the photo in a single weekend at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, where he was serving in the Navy. He and architect Horace W. Peaslee designed the memorial. Their proposal was presented to Congress, but funding was not possible during the war. In 1947, a federal foundation was established to raise funds for the memorial. This is a must see when in DC. The reverence displayed by all is very moving. THANK YOU to all of our Military personnel, past, present and future!! #InStone Aligator sausage! #lateplates Great views of downtown #DC. This is the Air Force Memorial with the #Pentagon in the background. #trover Another view from the U.S. Marine park Beautiful morning to enjoy a latte and some beignets at Bayou Bakery.
Arlington has so many affordable options to stay and eat near downtown D.C. -- it's just a short metro ride away. The Cajun inspired bakery is run by New Orleans-born chef David Guas, and it's not to be missed! (There's one in D.C. proper as well, but the Arlington spot is the original.) Arlington House, is a Greek revival style mansion located in Arlington, Virginia, that was once the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It overlooks the Potomac River and the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
During the American Civil War, the grounds of the mansion were selected as the site of Arlington National Cemetery, in part to ensure that Lee would never again be able to return to his home. The Women in Military Service for America Memorial was dedicated on October 18, 1997.
The structure in which the memorial is housed was originally known as the Hemicycle, and built in 1932 to be a ceremonial entrance to the cemetery. It never served this purpose, and was in disrepair by 1986. Healey Hall is the first building I stepped foot on when I arrived at campus. So many great memories #StunningStructures Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in whose 624 acres the dead of the nation's conflicts have been buried, beginning with the Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars. The United States Department of the Army, a component of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), controls the cemetery.
The national cemetery was established during the Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, which had been the estate of the family of Confederate general Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee (a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington). The Cemetery, along with Arlington House, Memorial Drive, the Hemicycle, and the Arlington Memorial Bridge, form the Arlington National Cemetery Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in April 2014. Like nearly all federal installations in Arlington County, it has a Washington, D.C. mailing address.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or the Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to U.S. service members who have died without their remains being identified. Having no officially designated name, it is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States of America.
The John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame is a presidential memorial at the gravesite of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in Arlington National Cemetery. The permanent site replaced a temporary grave and eternal flame used during President Kennedy's funeral on November 25, 1963. The site was designed by architect John Carl Warnecke, a long-time friend of the President. The permanent John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame grave site was consecrated and opened to the public on March 15, 1967. The changing of the guard.
Remain silent when you enter this place of respect--the tomb of the unknown soldier--as a guard forever keeps a watchful eye on the area. If you speak, do so softly and not for very long as the soldier will pause his watch to turn to the group of onlookers and command your respect and silence. It isn't worth the embarrassment.
In the summer months the changing of the guard is much more frequent and while it may become tiresome to sit or stand as you wait for the change, consider the soldiers who remain there no matter the weather. But most certainly stay to see the change. It is emotional but worth it. Such a moving Place Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Arlington - 23/10/2015 #arlington #dc #washingtondc The Netherlands Carillon adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery was a gift from the people of the Netherlands to the people of the United States of America in 1954. The gift was made to thank the United States for its aid during and after World War II.
First installed at a nearby site in 1954, the 49-bell carillon was moved to the present tower in 1960.
A 50th bell was added following Dutch- and American-sponsored renovations in 1995, and dedicated on May 5, the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. Just outside the gate Arlington National Cemetery is a serene, somber place any time of year. But, it becomes particularly beautiful when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Just out there is the pentagon 😘 #pentagon #ArlingtonCemetery Memorial in silhouette AF Memorial During fall 2011, stunning foliage display! Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington D.C. - a great piece of nature in the city! The view of the National Mall, including the Washington Monument and the Capitol building, from high in side Arlington National Cemetery in front of the Arlington House. Eternal Flame - Arlington - 23/10/2015 John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame is a lit up fire that burns all year round at the grave site of President John F. Kennedy. At the site, he's buried along with his wife and children. The changing of the guards at 11 am at the Arlington National Cemetery. This cemetery is one of the most famous cemeteries in the world and the second largest military burial in the states. It is made famous by JFK and the Kennedy family buried in this cemetery. There is a hop on and off service that goes around the cemetery if you don't want to walk around.
Fall is coming! All fighting the same cause...freedom.#arlingtoncemetery #patriotic #soldier #respect #getaway #coupletravel #marquestra_inc #washingtondc Humbling. I felt really humbled in this place. I imagined the lives of these heroes. Each one of these gravestones told the story of man that believed in a nation. #Red Early morning ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Incredibly moving. Fun find for movie buffs, the stairwell from the Exorcist. Shopping isn't all there is to do in Georgetown. Walk through the University Campus and through the idyllic homes on surrounding streets. Based on an iconic image of the second flag-raising on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II, the US Marine Corps War Memorial is dedicated to A tucked away treasury on the Georgetown University campus. Beautiful with the Spring bloom during the wet season. 🇺🇸 President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and two Kennedy infants are interred in Lot 45, Section 30, Arlington National Cemetery. The permanent graves are located about 20 feet east of the site where the President was temporarily interred on 25 November 1963. Each is marked by a simply inscribed gray slate tablet.
Work on the permanent burial site began soon after the President's death and was completed on 20 July 1967. The grave area, which measures 18 by 30 feet, corresponds in size to many special lots in Arlington assigned for the burial of such other outstanding men as President William Howard Taft, Secretary of War John W. Weeks, General of the Armies John J. Pershing, and General Philip Henry Sheridan. It is surrounded by a stone grave terrace, which lies on the axis from the Lincoln Memorial across the Memorial Bridge to the Arlington House.
The grave area is paved with irregular stones of Cape Cod granite, which were quarried about 150 years ago near the site of the President's home and were located by members of his family. Fescue and clover have been planted in the crevices to give the appearance of stones lying naturally in a Massachusetts field.
Upon entering the general area, visitors approach the grave by way of a depressed circular walkway to a granite elliptical plaza overlooking the axial vista toward the city. The plaza is bounded by a granite wall, the relatively low top of which is tapered and inscribed with quotations from President Kennedy's Inaugural address and other speeches. From the plaza, another short flight of steps leads to the rectangular terrace and the grave plot. To provide access for handicapped persons to the President's site, a concealed greenstone walkway has been constructed on the slope north of the grave area.
The Eternal Flame, lighted by Mrs. Kennedy on the day of the funeral, now burns from the center of a 5-foot circular flat granite stone located at the head of the President's grave. The burner, a specially designed apparatus which was created by the Institute of Gas Technology of Chicago, consists of a nozzle and electric ignition system. A constantly flashing electric spark near the tip of the nozzle relights the gas if the flame is extinguished by rain, wind, or accidents. The fuel is natural gas mixed with proper quantities of air to control the color and shape of the flame.
The entire site, with a total area of about 3.2 acres, was set aside by the Secretary of the Army with the approval of the Secretary of Defense to honor the memory of the President. The land has been retained for the nation as a whole and has not been deeded to the Kennedy family. The steep hillside had never been considered suitable for graves or a general burial section. Key Bridge at sunset Nps In front of the Netherlands Carillon near Fort Myer, there is a ton of flowers that gives a lot of photographing options of the D.C. Skyline. Four years of undergrad in paradise. The campus took my breath every day #StunningStructures Hotel lighting reminiscent of a starry night Feel great for here #airforcememorial From the movie, “The Exorcist”. Morning overlooking Arlington Great view from of Arlington House in April. See where the Internet was created! This relatively nondescript building in Rosslyn is where a team in the Department of Defense built the foundation of the Internet from 1970-1975. This plaque was only recently constructed in 2008. Iwo Jima Memorial. Changing every half hour in the summer and you best be quiet and respectful! As far as the eye can see, the final resting place of so many true heroes. Washington DC has numerous treasure like this one. Take the time to walk this sacred ground. 1789 Restaurant in Georgetown is a cozy, romantic restaurant perfect for a special occasion dinner. Through September 11th, their offering a specially priced 3-course meal, where diners can choose from the entire menu, for $48. This soft shell crab with gumbo appetizer is rich in flavor and texture and a perfect way to capture the end of summer. #delicious Just a spontaneous walk! It's right next to a gas station .... A powerful place when you spend the day there. Arlington national cemetery 🇺🇸 DC view from ANC #btfl view This is my fav place 🇺🇸 It's DC- winter #Rosslyn - my area 🕍 Arlington National Cemetery (06/2009) USMC Memorial (10/2015) #TroveOnTuesday Beautiful grounds in Autumn Miso porky ramen @yonarestaurant from the acclaimed DC chefs @jkimsan and @MikeIsabellaDC #trover #DCEats
Yummy miso-ey with runny yolk ramen and the pork melts in your mouth. Noodles is al dente great!
I give this ramen joint a thumbs up for culinary innovation. There are many fusion restaurants in town but one steps it up by using Korean and Japanese flavours in non-Korean and non-Japanese dishes like chashu cubano and uni waffle. #flags of our #fathers. #Washington #dc #TroveOn #TroveOnTuesday NPS Changing of the Guard. A very moving event to witness. Metro Orange Line Dusk fishing around Fletcher's boat house. Great place to catch some catfish around dc.
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Free WiFi
Indoor pool
24-hour business center
Smoke-free property

Near shopping

2.5 blocks away from Ballston Metro Station and 5 short metro stops outside of Washington DC, this Westin is perfectly situation near Arlington National Cemetery, National Mall, and Georgetown.

Starbucks, Pinzimini

The modern Italian restaurant, Pinzimini, serves flatbreads and local craft beers. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary for guests in public areas.

Luxurious baths

Guestrooms feature Westin Heavenly Beds, with foot-thick pillowtop mattresses, and Heavenly Baths, with luxurious bath amenities. Also included are 40-inch LCD TVs with HBO, and free WiFi.

Languages Spoken

The Westin Arlington Gateway

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Westin Arlington Gateway is situated in the energetic, mixed-use, urban center of Ballston, just a 2-block stroll down tree-lined streets from the Ballston Common Mall. Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, and Georgetown are all within 4 miles (6.4 kilometers). The National Mall is 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.

On-site Italian restaurant, Pinzimini, serves signature flatbreads and local craft beers. A 24-hour health club with state-of-the-art equipment is located on the 3rd floor with skyline views of Arlington. An indoor pool and spa tub are also on site, as is a 24-hour business center with 2 computer stations, a printer, and complimentary wired and wireless Internet access throughout. The hotel also offers concierge services and valet parking (surcharge).

This hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 2006 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 338 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 15 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour health club 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Towels included 
  • Linens included 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LCD TV 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Fan 
  • Heating 

Where to Eat

Pinzimini - Pinzimini brings its Italian-inspired cuisine to the heart of Ballston, the vibrant neighborhood in Arlington. Share a signature flatbread over lunch, or unwind with a local craft beer and good company after a long day at the office. With its warm and contemporary atmosphere, Pinzimini is the perfect place for a relaxed and casual meal.

Pinzimini Bar - Cocktails. Open noon till late.

Starbucks - Coffee, espresso drinks. Pastries, salads, light fare. Open from early till late.

Room service - 24 hours a day.

Nearby Things to Do

The Westin Arlington Gateway has a 24-hour health club on the third floor with views of the Arlington skyline. State-of-the-art equipment includes cardio machines with built-in TVs. A heated indoor pool and spa tub are also on site.

Maps of jogging and walking routes, designed and certified by Runner's World magazine, are available at the hotel's concierge desk. Upon returning from runs, guests are greeted with complimentary bottled water and towel service.

Two blocks away, in the Ballston Common Mall, the Kettler Capitals Iceplex offers daily public ice-skating hours.

The 18-hole Reston National Golf Course, located midway between Washington DC and Dulles International Airport, is within 16 miles.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Free bicycles nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!


  • Pets stay free
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 40 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Only service animals are allowed
Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 34.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 34 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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