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Arlington, Virginia, USA
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Ask someone to describe Arlington in one word, and you'll get a variety of responses: urban, exciting, hip and accessible are the obvious ones. Throw in hospitable and charming, add in easy and affordable, and you’ll have a pretty clear picture of all that Arlington has to offer.
In addition to the many historical attractions, Arlington offers visitors first-class shopping, diverse dining and an eclectic local arts and entertainment scene. Here, you can discover American treasures including Arlington National Cemetery, the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima), the Air Force Memorial and The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. And when you’re done, you can experience Arlington’s charming restaurants and cafes, funky boutiques, nationally-renowned theatre and intimate live music venues. Plus, it’s just minutes by Metro or car to the National Mall and other regional attractions.
The newest attraction in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighbourhood provides visitors not only with a fresh experience, but a whole new perspective on the region. Perched 387 feet above street level at the Rosslyn Metro stop is a brand-new experience, The Observation Deck at CEB Tower. With floor-to-ceiling windows, custom millwork benches wrapping the entire interior wall, and technology installations that provide interactive views into history – the views are only part of what make this a must-see part of every trip to Arlington.
When you stay in Arlington's walkable, Metro-centred "urban villages," you get the best of everything when it comes to national historic attractions, local culture and fun! And with exclusive indoor shopping malls, old-style European promenades and hundreds of specialty and antique stores, Arlington's stores will help you find exactly what you're looking for.
No matter when you visit, Arlington offers hundreds of restaurants – from family-friendly favourites, to the newest in haute cuisine showcasing world-renowned chefs. And, Arlington maintains its urban energy until well after dark: nightlife and culture abound. On any given weekend, you’ll find hundreds of visitors and residents enjoying Arlington’s restaurants, clubs, theatre and more. Best of all, it's easy and affordable: there’s no need to wait for weeks to get into the newest hot restaurant, and the velvet ropes part for anyone looking for fun!
It's been said that Arlington is the place where history and fun intersect. It’s been part of Washington's history since the very beginning: Arlington was once part of the original Federal City designed by Pierre L'Enfant and has some of the nation's most impressive and world-renowned monuments and memorials. You'll also find attractions here with an Arlington edge: different, intriguing, off-the-beaten-path and perhaps unexpected.
Arlington is the ideal hub for visiting the Washington region. Many of the region's most popular attractions are conveniently accessible by the Metro subway system, and virtually all of Arlington's 44 hotels are just minutes from one of 11 Metro stations in the County. Arlington is also super-walkable with bike paths, sidewalks and pedestrian-friendly bridges meaning you can park your car and head out on foot.
With over 75 miles of trails and 1100 acres of park and open space, Arlington is an urban area with outdoor appeal. The Washington and Old Dominion Trail is a 100-foot wide park and one of the skinniest in Virginia, but also one of the longest being 45 miles in length.
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Iconic Landmarks. Modern Vibe.
Arlington's ‘Urban villages’ Blend U.S. History and Politics with a Friendly Virginia Vibe
Located just 25 minutes away from Washington Dulles International Airport, Northern Virginia’s Arlington, known for iconic landmarks such as the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, is an eclectic urban hub of culture and history. Since being part of the original ’10-mile square’ surveyed in 1791 to be the U.S. capital, Arlington has been at the centre of many pivotal moments in history including the Civil War, Watergate, 9/11 and more.
Perfectly placed along the Potomac River with spectacular views of Washington, DC, Arlington is home to dynamic, lively ‘Urban villages’ that mix soaring high-rises and turn-of-the-century homes with high-end shopping and funky boutiques. Perched 387 feet above street level at the Rosslyn Metro stop is a brand-new experience, The Observation Deck at CEB Tower. With floor-to-ceiling windows, custom millwork benches wrapping the entire interior wall, and technology installations that provide interactive views into history – the views are only part of what make this a must-see part of every trip to Arlington.
Arlington is a shopper’s mecca, mixing major neighbourhood shopping venues with charming local speciality stores. The county is also home to Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Pentagon Row, Market Common Clarendon, and the exciting new Ballston Quarter (coming in spring 2018), all offering world-class shopping.
Award-winning cuisine is found in abundance in Arlington. The culinary scene is reflective of the friendly, laid-back vibe and includes the most diverse selections of cuisines and outdoor dining options, from American to Asian, Indian to Italian and Mediterranean to microbrews. Favourite dining spots include Hula Girl that brings an Aloha flavour to the Shirlington neighbourhood, Jaleo in Crystal City, inspired by internationally recognised culinary innovator José Andrés, which vibrantly showcases the rich regional diversity of Spanish cuisine, and Cheesetique, an award-wining cheese and wine boutique.
Those looking for something different, maybe a little edgy, should uncover Arlington’s colourful art scene, described by the Washington Post as "one of the hippest local jurisdictions at attracting adventurous arts and artists." With 55 arts organisations and more than 1,500 arts events annually, visitors can enjoy original works, world renowned artists and critically acclaimed performances at any time of year.
Washington, DC is easily accessible via the region’s Metrorail system, taxi, foot, bus, and Capital BikeShare, so visitors can experience the best of both worlds, the power city of DC and the friendly, laid-back vibe of Arlington. There are 44 hotels in Arlington offering a variety of accommodation options which, on average, are 20% cheaper than downtown DC.