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					                             View across the Potomac
                             from Arlington at sunset.

                                      Marine Corps
                                      War Memorial                               Rosslyn skyline.
                                      (Iwo Jima).

                                                                                TAblE of

2 Welcome to Arlington, Virginia!
  Where big-city cool meets small-
  town charm.

4 Arlington’s Arts and Culture                  36 Arlington Attractions While
   Home to 55 arts organizations, Arlington        we’re proud to have some of our
   hosts over 1,500 arts events annually.          nation’s most moving memorials and
                                                   monuments, you’ll also find attractions
7 Arlington’s Urban Villages Each of               with an Arlington edge: different,
   our neighborhoods – we call them urban          intriguing and off the beaten path.
   villages – has a character all its own.
                                                40 Washington, D.C. – Metro
10 Restaurants and Nightlife                       Area Attractions Find out why
   Whether you’re in the mood for haute            Arlington is the perfect hub for
   cuisine or something casual, we’ve              visiting the Washington region.
   got you covered with award-winning
   restaurants and unique local hot spots.      51 Tours Discover Arlington by bike, by
                                                   boat and by foot.
22 Shopping in Arlington’s
   Urban Villages Designer-clad                 52 Calendar of Events It’s been said that
   fashionistas, avant-garde trend setters and     Arlington is a place where history and
   traditionalists alike will enjoy our diverse    fun intersect. So whether you’re after
   shopping – from luxury brands to funky          history or fun – or both! – our calendar
   boutiques and everything in between.            is packed with historical events, fun-filled
                                                   festivals, performances and more.
28 Visitor Resources and Services
   Stock up on maps, guides and                 57 Accommodations Stay in
   invaluable insider info from our                Arlington and you’ll be in the heart
   Visitors Center’s dynamite staff.               of the action. We have more than 40
                                                   quality hotels to choose from, so take
29 Getting Around & Maps Getting                   your pick!
   around Arlington and to regional
   attractions is easy with Metro, renowned 65 Index
   as one of the safest, cleanest and most
   reliable transit systems in the world.
   The cherry blossoms mark
   the beginning of spring
   throughout the region.


to ArlInGton!
                                            Enjoy the views of the
                                             District of Columbia
                                                  from across the
                                              Potomac in Rosslyn.

 Ask someone to describe       In addition to our many historical
                               attractions, Arlington offers visitors
 Arlington in one word,        first-class shopping, diverse dining
 and you’ll get a variety of   and an eclectic local arts and
                               entertainment scene. Here, you can
 responses: urban, exciting,   discover American treasures including
 hip and accessible are the    Arlington National Cemetery, the
                               Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo
 obvious ones. throw in        Jima), the Air Force Memorial and
 hospitable and charming,      the Pentagon Memorial.
 add in easy and affordable,   And when you’re done, you can
 and you’ll have a pretty      experience Arlington’s charming
                               restaurants and cafes, funky
 clear picture of all that     boutiques, nationally-renowned
 Arlington has to offer.       theater and intimate live music
                               venues. Plus, we’re just minutes by
                               Metro or car to the National Mall and
                               other regional attractions.

                               When you stay in Arlington’s walkable,
                               Metro-centered “urban villages,” you
                               get the best of everything when it
                               comes to national historic attractions,
                               local culture and fun!

 2 Welcome
ARlINGToN THRoUGH                          fAVoRITE MoMENTS
THE SEASoNS                                IN ARlINGToN
Each season in Arlington brings with it    There are countless ways to enjoy
plenty of reasons to visit.                yourself in Arlington, but if your time is
                                           limited, be sure to sample these unique
Winter is festive in Arlington, with       Arlington experiences:
numerous seasonal celebrations and
cultural events. Ice skating is a favorite •	 Enjoy	dinner	al	fresco	in	Shirlington,	
outdoor pastime at Pentagon Row, and            then catch one of Signature
indoor fun abounds at local restaurants         Theatre’s critically acclaimed shows.
and venues.
                                             •	 Indulge	your	inner	rocker	in	
Bright azaleas, blooming fruit trees            Clarendon, known for its cutting-
and warming weather make spring a               edge music and lively nightlife –
perfect time to visit. Stay in Arlington for    you may even catch a superstar in
the National Cherry Blossom Festival            the making!
(usually early April), and stroll through
our neighborhoods sampling shopping,         •	 Hold	your	own	“extreme	makeover”	
sidewalk cafes, and historic attractions.       at The Fashion Centre in Pentagon
                                                City and return home with a new
Summer brings festivals, live music             look from head to toe.
and countless reasons to get outside
and discover Arlington. The streets are •	 Take	a	‘round-the-world	
alive with residents and visitors taking        gastronomical tour in Crystal City,
in the sights and sounds of Arlington in        followed by American theater at
the summertime.                                 Arena Stage.

Beautiful, crisp weather and the rich      •	 Get	up-close-and-personal	with	
colors of fall foliage set a memorable        NHL hockey players at the Kettler
stage for the Army 10-Miler, the Marine       Capitals Iceplex in Ballston. Watch
Corps Marathon, and other local               the Washington Capitals practice
outdoor events.                               then test your own skills on the ice.

Average Seasonal Highs and lows:           •	 Visit	Arlington	National	Cemetery	in	
                                              Rosslyn and take a quiet moment to
MoNTH        HIGH (°f/°C)   loW (°f/°C)
                                              consider the sacrifices of thousands
January             44/5          30/-1       of brave men and women.
February            46/8          29/-1
March              54/12           36/2
April              66/19           46/8
May                76/25          56/14
June               83/29          65/19
July               87/31          69/20
August             85/30          68/20
September          79/26          61/16
October            68/20          50/10
November           57/14           39/4
December            46/8           32/0
                                                     Watch planes take off and land at
                                                    Gravelly	Point	near	Ronald	Reagan	
                                                        Washington National Airport.

                                   Planet Arlington
                                   World Music Festival

                                   Signature Theatre –
 Synetic performing Romeo and
                                   Max Theatre Mead Lobby
 Juliet at the Rosslyn Spectrum.
                                   (Photo by: Scott Suchman).


ArtS & CulturE
                                                                   Playing Bass at the
                                                                 Rosslyn Jazz Festival.

 looking for something                          The American Century Theater
                                                Classic American theater from
 different – maybe a little edgy?               1920 to 1975.
                                                2700 S. Lang St.
 You’re in the right place. Home to             Arlington, VA 22206
 over 55 arts organizations, Arlington’s        (703) 998-4555
 arts scene has been called “a hotbed of
 cultural abandon” by The Washington
 Post and described as “…one of the             Arena Stage
 hippest local jurisdictions at attracting      Washington’s premier theater for over
 adventurous arts and artists.”                 50 years, specializing in new and classic
                                                American plays.
 Arlington is second only to Washington,        1800 S. Bell St.
 D.C., in its abundance of arts events,         Arlington, VA 22202
 with more than 1,500 annually. Check           (202) 488-3300
 out Arlington’s galleries and theaters         Metro: Crystal City
 and you’ll find original works, world-
 renowned artists and critically acclaimed
 performances just about any time.              Arlington Arts Center
                                                Exhibitions, classes, workshops, artist
 For more information on individual             studios. Free parking.
 performances or tickets, contact the           3550 Wilson Blvd.
 theaters or galleries directly. Or, call       Arlington, VA 22201
 the Arts Hotline at (703) 228-6966 or          (703) 248-6800
 visit                    Metro: Virginia Square
 4 Arlington’s Arts & Culture
 bowen McCauley Dance                          Jane franklin Dance
 Contemporary dance featuring the              A blend of dance, theatre and humor.
 choreography of Lucy Bowen McCauley.          3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
 2016 N. Woodstock St.                         Arlington, VA 22206
 Arlington, VA 22207                           (703) 298-3235
 (703) 524-4641                      
                                               lubber Run outdoor
 Center Dance Company                          Amphitheatre
 Classical and contemporary ballet,            Amphitheatre for summer Arts al
 modern dance and theatrical tap.              Fresco performances.
 3808 Wilson Blvd.                             N. Columbus and N. 2nd Sts.
 Arlington, VA 22203                           Arlington, VA 22203
 (703) 522-2414                                (703) 228-1850                    

 Classika Theatre                              Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre
 Theater, classes and workshops for            387-seat thrust stage. Free parking in
 children and adults.                          building garage during performances.
 4041 Campbell Ave.                            1611 N. Kent St.
 Arlington, VA 22206                           Arlington, VA 22209
 (703) 824-6200                                (703) 228-1850                              Metro: Rosslyn
 Ellipse Arts Center                           RosslynSpectrum.htm
 4,000 sq. ft. facility offering visual arts
 exhibitions and performances. Paid            Signature Theatre
 parking in building garage.                   A leading force in innovative
 4350 Fairfax Dr.                              musical theater.
 Arlington, VA 22203                           4200 Campbell Ave.
 (703) 228-7710                                Arlington, VA 22206
 Metro: Ballston                               (800) 955-5566 (tickets)   (703) 820-9771 (theater)
 Gunston Arts Center
 Home of Dominion Stage and Teatro             Synetic Theater
 de la Luna. The American Century              Specializing in producing unique works
 Theater also performs here. Free              which fuse drama, movement, music,
 parking. Theatre One: 460-seat                mime and dance.
 proscenium stage; Theatre Two:                4041 Campbell Ave.
 125-seat black box space.                     Arlington, VA 22206
 2700 S. Lang St.                              (703) 824-6200
 Arlington, VA 22206                 
 (703) 228-1850                                         Teatro de la luna
                                                               Theater in Spanish,
                                                      annual theater festival, plus poetry
                                                       marathons and shows for kids.
                                                          3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
                                                            Arlington, VA 22206
                                                            (703) 548-3092
Bowen McCauley Dance.                            
Theatre on the Run
85-seat black box theater. Available for
rental. Free parking.
3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 228-1850

Thomas Jefferson Community                                           Arena Stage
Center Theatre                                                performance of Ella.
The Arlington Players, 750-seat
proscenium stage. Free parking.            John f. Kennedy Center
125	S.	Old	Glebe	Rd.                       for the Performing Arts
Arlington, VA 22204                        2700 F St., NW
(703) 549-1063                             Washington, DC 20566                   (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324
                                           No tickets required for Millenium
Washington Shakespeare Company             Stage performances, 6 p.m. daily.
Dedicated to producing classic works,      Metro: Free shuttle to/from Foggy
both time-tested and contemporary.         Bottom-GWU	Station
601 S. Clark St.                 
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 418-4808                      The National Theatre       1321 E Street, NW
                                    Washington, DC
other Arts & Cultural Venues in the (202) 628-6161 or (800) 447-7400
Washington, D.C. – Metro Area       Metro: Metro Center
ford’s Theatre
511 10th St., NW                    The Shakespeare Theatre Company
Washington, DC 20004                450 7th St., NW and 610 F St., NW
Box office: (202) 347-4833          Washington, DC 20004
Metro: Metro Center                 (202) 547-1122 or (877) 487-8849                Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial

                                           Warner Theatre
   Arlington Arts Center.                  1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
                                           Washington, DC 20004
                                           (202) 783-4000
                                           Metro: Metro Center

                                           Wolf Trap farm Park for the
                                           Performing Arts
                                           1624 Trap Rd.
                                           Vienna, VA 22182
                                           Park: (703) 255-1900
                                           Tickets: (703) 255-1868
                                           Metro: Shuttle Bus Express from the
                                           West Falls Church Metro Station
6 Arlington’s Arts & Culture
                            Arlington Farmers Market
                                       at Courthouse
                              (Photo by: David Hills).


                 urbAn VIllAGES
          The Market Common Clarendon.

Arlington is urban, exciting, hip and
full of energy. But we’re also
                                              Depending on who you
hospitable, charming, easy and                ask, Arlington is either the
affordable. Our neighborhoods (we             biggest small town or the
call them urban villages) mix soaring
high-rises and turn-of-the-century            smallest big city you’ll ever
homes, high-end shopping and                  visit. And we think they’re
funky boutiques, five-star dining and
neighborhood pizza places. We’re big          both right.
but accessible, fast but friendly.

bAllSToN                                                 Shopping, dining and entertainment
A City Within a City                                                       galore in Ballston.

Look no further than Ballston for
everything you need while you’re in
town. A variety of hotels, shopping
and dining fit every taste and budget,
whether you’re here on a family
vacation or a quick business trip. The
Ballston Metro station is centrally
located, one block from Ballston
Common Mall and within easy walking
distance from hotels and dining. If
you’re staying in Ballston, plan to
ice skate or spectate – the Kettler
Capitals Iceplex is located atop
the Ballston Common Mall parking
garage, and is home to the NHL’s
Washington Capitals.

                                           CRySTAl CITy
   Clarendon Ballroom.                     A Bright Place to Be

                                           Crystal City, Arlington’s largest
                                           downtown, is transforming. Bright
                                           and vibrant, Crystal City features an
                                           abundance of fine restaurants, cafes,
                                           specialty stores, outdoor movie
                                           nights, bike trails and more. Many of
                                           Arlington’s largest hotels are in Crystal
                                           City, connected via the Crystal City
                                           Underground	to	Metro.	Adjacent	to	
                                           Ronald Reagan Washington National
                                           Airport and minutes from D.C., Crystal
                                           City is not just’s brilliant!

Best Streets in America!

If you’re searching for the
quintessential Arlington experience,
you’ll find it in Clarendon. The heart
of Arlington’s original urban village,
Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards,
were recently named Best Streets in
America by the American Planning
Association. Blending nationally-known
retailers with funky, one-of-a-kind
                                                                  Jaleo in Crystal City.
boutiques and well-known favorite
restaurants with “only-in-Arlington”
eateries, Clarendon hums with activity     PENTAGoN CITy
morning, noon and night.                   A Shopper’s Mecca

CoURTHoUSE                                 If you can’t find it in Pentagon
The Verdict is Fun                         City, it probably doesn’t exist. The
                                           Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
The civic center of Arlington,             and the Pentagon Row shopping
Courthouse is a neighborhood that’s        and entertainment complex offer
packed with amenities and still growing.   a complete shopping experience,
During the workday, Courthouse             whether you’re a designer-clad
teems with activity. And at night, the     fashionista or an avant-garde trend-
young, urbane residents of Courthouse      setter. But a girl’s gotta eat, and
relax at its many restaurants, clubs and   there’s no shortage of sustenance
lounges. When you’re in Arlington, be      at Pentagon City’s many eateries.
sure to make a Courthouse appearance       Whether you linger over dinner or
and plead guilty to fun.                   scarf a quick bite before diving back
                                           into the racks, Pentagon City has you
                                           covered – fabulously.

8 Arlington’s	Urban	Villages
RoSSlyN                                       VIRGINIA SqUARE
A Capital Place with a Capitol View           Arlington’s Center for Smart

Rosslyn is located along the Potomac          You don’t have to be a rocket scientist
River and boasts monumental views of          to know that Arlington is a great place
Washington, D.C. Always a destination         to be – but frankly, you’ll find a lot
for tourists, Rosslyn proudly welcomes        of them in Virginia Square. Home to
visitors to the Marine Corps War              George	Mason	University’s	Graduate	
Memorial (Iwo Jima), Arlington National       School and many of the Defense
Cemetery and Arlington House, the             Department’s research facilities, Virginia
Robert E. Lee Memorial. A wide variety of     Square boasts some major IQ points.
hotel and dining options near Metro make      But Virginia Square is no slouch when it
Rosslyn an easy and convenient choice.        comes to great dining and nightlife. An
                                              array of restaurants are available within
                                              easy walking distance of the Virginia
   Nighttime view of Rosslyn.                 Square Metro along Wilson Boulevard
                                              and Fairfax Drive.

Arlington’s Arts and Entertainment District

Shirlington’s the place to go for dinner
and a show. Arlington’s Signature
Theatre anchors Shirlington’s
European-style promenade with fun
shops, restaurants, nightlife and art-
house cinema. When the sun goes
down, Shirlington becomes a hot spot
for nightlife. From American to Asian,
Indian to Italian and Mediterranean to
microbrews, Shirlington has it all.

                                                                     Signature Theatre.

                                       Outdoor dining
                                       in Clarendon.

    Salsa dancing at               Chilling at Eleventh
    Clarendon	Grill.               Street Lounge.


& nIGHtlIFE                                                    Brunch in Shirlington.

 ballston-Virginia Square                        CarPool
                                                 4000 Fairfax Dr.
 bailey’s Pub & Grille                           (703) 532-7665
 4238 Wilson Blvd.                     
 (703) 465-1300                                  Beer, pool and more – a favorite happy                                hour hangout with great outdoor seating.
 Local favorite for sports; over 50 TV
 screens	broadcast	all	the	games.	Great	 Grand Cru
 food, happy hour specials, fun for the  4401 Wilson Blvd.
 entire family.                          (703) 243-7900
 big buns Gourmet Grill                  Terrific international menu with
 4401 Wilson Blvd.                       tantalizing wine pairings.
 (703) 276-3032             Matsutake Hibachi Steak & Sushi
 Burgers and more, located in a          4121 Wilson Blvd.
 beautiful off-street courtyard.         (703) 351-8787
                                         Japanese steakhouse featuring sushi
 Caribbean breeze                        and table-top cooking.
 4100 Fairfax Dr.
 (703) 812-7997                          P.f. Chang’s China bistro                 901	N.	Glebe	Rd.
 The latest in Latin fusion.             (703) 527-0955
                                         Everyone’s favorite Chinese place.
 10 Arlington’s Restaurants & Nightlife
801	N.	Glebe	Rd.
(703) 537-4200
Upscale	Italian	on	the	ground	floor	of	
the	Westin	Arlington	Gateway	hotel.

Rio Grande Café
4301 Fairfax Dr.
(703) 528-3131
Local favorite for Mexican food and
fun for families with a small outdoor
dining area.

Rock bottom
Restaurant & brewery
4238 Wilson Blvd.
(703) 516-7688
Microbrews, salads, steaks and sandwiches.

Rocklands barbeque & Grill
4000 Fairfax Dr.
(703) 528-9663
Get	your	fingers	sticky	at	this	classic	
BBQ joint, featuring some of the best
food around.

Sangam Restaurant
1211	N.	Glebe	Rd.
(703) 524-2728
Excellent Indian cuisine in a quiet
setting. Named best restaurant two
years in a row at Taste of Arlington.

Tara Temple
4001 Fairfax Dr.
(703) 908-4999
Thai food in a beautiful and eclectic setting.

Ted’s Montana Grill
4300 Wilson Blvd.
(703) 741-0661
Bison burgers. Need we say more?

The front Page                              Willow Restaurant
4201 Wilson Blvd.                           4301 Fairfax Dr.
(703) 248-9990                              (703) 465-8800        
Great	happy	hour	location	with	steaks,	     One of Arlington’s favorite upscale
pastas and more.                            restaurants. An ever-changing menu
                                            features American-inspired entrees
Union Jack’s british Style Pub              and to-die-for desserts.
4238 Wilson Blvd.
(703) 778-3568                              Clarendon
Premier spot for lunch and dinner as well   boulevard Woodgrill
as late night and weekend entertainment.    2901 Wilson Blvd.
                                            (703) 875-9663
4401 Wilson Blvd.                           Excellent American entrees featuring a
(703) 528-3113                              variety of sandwiches, salads and sides;                              nice happy hour location in the heart
Pizza, pastas and salads made to order      of Clarendon.
right before your eyes, featuring wine
specials and a modern lounge.

12 Arlington’s Restaurants & Nightlife
Clarendon ballroom                                Harry’s Tap Room
3185 Wilson Blvd.                                 2800 Clarendon Blvd.
(703) 469-2244                                    (703) 778-7788               
One of Clarendon’s favorite night                 Beautiful upscale restaurant and lounge
spots with multiple levels, a dance               near the Market Common Clarendon.
floor and a popular rooftop bar.                  Lively nightlife and terrific food. Also
                                                  features nice lunch specials.
Clarendon Grill
1101 N. Highland St.                              la Tasca
(703) 524-7455                                    2900 Wilson Blvd.                                    (703) 812-9120
Tasty sandwiches and salads, featuring  
live music and a dance floor.                     The place for tapas in the heart of
                                                  Clarendon, multiple levels feature
Delhi Club                                        beautiful old-style Spanish décor.
1135 N. Highland St.
(703) 527-5666                                    Mexicali blues                                 2933 Wilson Blvd.
Color, ambiance and service plus the              (703) 812-9352
artistic qualities of authentic Indian Cuisine.
                                                  This packed restaurant serves some of
Endo Sushi                                        the best Mexican food around. Small
3000 Washington Blvd.                             and intimate, packing a big punch of
(703) 243-7799                                    satisfaction.	Great	outdoor	dining.
Clarendon’s favorite location for sushi.
                                                  Nam Viet Restaurant
Eventide Restaurant                               1127 N. Hudson St.
3165 Wilson Blvd.                                 (703) 522-7110              
New restaurant in historic Clarendon              French and Southern Mekong Delta
building, featuring rising culinary star          flavors combine for unique “Can-Tho-
Miles Vaden as executive chef.                    nese” style of cooking.
faccia luna                                       Restaurant 3
2909 Wilson Blvd.                                 2950 Clarendon Blvd.
(703) 276-3009                                    (703) 524-4440                      
An Arlington tradition featuring                  One of Clarendon’s newest upscale
excellent pizzas, salads and pastas, with         restaurants, from the folks who
charming outdoor dining along Wilson              brought us Whitlow’s on Wilson.
Boulevard in the heart of Clarendon.              Delicious American-inspired cuisine
                                                  and beautiful décor.
Hard Times Cafe
3028 Wilson Blvd.                                 Sette bello
(703) 528-2233                                    3101 Wilson Blvd.                                 (703) 351-1004
Chili, chili and more chili – anyway you
want it.                                          Upscale	Italian	–	the	place	to	see	and	be	seen.

Spider Kelly’s                              The liberty Tavern
3181 Wilson Blvd.                           3195 Wilson Blvd.
(703) 312-8888                              (703) 465-9360              
New hip eatery in Clarendon featuring       Featuring hip nightlife in the downstairs
amazing burgers, hand cut fries and         bar and sophisticated entrees in the
inventive cocktails. Perfect for a pre      upstairs dining room.
(or post!) night out in Clarendon.
                                            Whitlow’s on Wilson
Tallula and Eatbar                          2854 Wilson Blvd.
2761 Washington Blvd.                       (703) 276-9693
(703) 778-5051                              A Clarendon staple – don’t miss half                   price burgers on Mondays!
Gourmet	entrees	in	the	main	dining	
room at Tallula, fun nightlife at EatBar.   Columbia Pike

Tandoori Nights                             bangkok 54
2800 Clarendon Blvd.                        2919 Columbia Pike
(703) 248-8333                              (703) 521-4070            
Indian cuisine in a beautiful setting       Flavorful dishes that blend classic Thai
upstairs at the Market Common.              creations with a touch of Indian spice.

The Cheesecake factory                      Matuba
2900 Wilson Blvd.                           2915 Columbia Pike
(703) 294-9966                              (703) 521-2811      
Entrees, appetizers and a huge              Awarded Washingtonian “Best Bargain
selection of cheesecakes.                   Restaurant” since its opening in 1979.

Enjoy dinner with
friends at EatBar.
Pike Pizza                                          Harry’s Tap Room, voted
4111 Columbia Pike                                “Top After-Work Meeting
                                                  Place in Northern Virginia”
(703) 251-3010                                     by Washingtonian readers.
Known for their hearty Bolivian dishes
and weekend salteñas.
Thai Square                                     1345 N. Courthouse Rd.
3217 Columbia Pike                              (703) 243-4003
(703) 685-7040                                            Wide array of salads and sandwiches, a
Small neighborhood setting with an              favorite in Courthouse.
authentic Thai taste.
                                                Rhodeside Grill
Courthouse                                      1836 Wilson Blvd.
                                                (703) 243-0145
2039 Wilson Blvd.                               A popular spot for dinner and nighlife.
(703) 528-6500                           Sawatdee Thai
Couches, cocktails and a sleek lounge           2250 Clarendon Blvd.
vibe to Arlington with its Latin flavor         (703) 243-8181
and upscale, swanky décor.            
                                                Fun, friendly and warm.
2300 Wilson Blvd.
(703) 465-4440
Fine Lebanese cuisine in a beautiful setting.
Crystal City                                   Cucina Vivace
                                               509 S. 23rd St.
Athena Pallas                                  (703) 979-7676
556 S. 22nd St.                      
(703) 521-3870                                 Contemporary Italian cuisine, voted                 one of the 10 Best Italian in D.C.
Excellent	Greek	cuisine,	tucked	away	          Metro area.
behind 23rd Street; outdoor dining.
                                               Harar Mesob Ethiopian
bailey’s Pub & Grille                          Restaurant
2010 Crystal Dr.                               542 S. 23rd St.
(703) 416-0452                                 (703) 553-5500
Local favorite for sports; over 50 TV
screens	broadcast	all	the	games.	Great	        Authentic Ethiopian cuisine with authentic
food, happy hour specials, fun for the         mesob tables in a family atmosphere.
entire family.
                                               Jaleo Spanish Tapas & bar
bebo Trattoria                                 2250 Crystal Dr.
2250 Crystal Dr.                               (703) 413-8181
(703) 412-5076                                                 Terrific tapas and a beautiful décor.
Famous chef Roberto Donna prepares
Italian comfort food and wood-fired pizzas.    legal Sea foods
                                               2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
bonsai Grill                                   (703) 415-1200
553 S. 23rd St.                      
(703) 553-7723                                 Great	seafood	and	more.
Favorite for sushi in Crystal City.
                                               McCormick & Schmick’s
Café Italia                                    Seafood Restaurant
519 S. 23rd St.                                2010 Crystal Dr.
(703) 521-2565                                 (703) 413-6400       
Pizza, pasta and more.                         Great	seafood	and	more.
Café Pizzaiolo                                 Morton’s The Steakhouse
507 S. 23rd St.                                1750 Crystal Dr.
(703) 894-2250                                 (703) 418-1444                
Pizza, sandwiches and gelato in a              A quintessential D.C. steakhouse
family-friendly setting.                       experience.
Crystal City Sports Pub                        Neramitra Thai
529 S. 23rd St.                                2200 Crystal Dr.
(703) 521-8215                                 (703) 413-8886         
Two-for-one happy hour specials. Named         Authentic Thai cuisine in Crystal City.
one of Sports Illustrated’s top sports bars.

16 Arlington’s Restaurants & Nightlife
Ruth’s Chris Steak House                        la Creperie
2231 Crystal Dr.                                1201 S. Joyce St.
(703) 979-7275                                  (703) 415-0560                    
Top-notch steaks, sides and more with           French crepes and more.
a fabulous view of D.C.
                                                lebanese Taverna
Hamlet                                          1101 S. Joyce St.
1601 Crystal Dr.                                (703) 415-8681
(703) 413-0422                                                 Lebanese cuisine in a beautiful setting.
Great	burgers	and	more.
                                                Ristorante Murali
The Portofino Restaurant                        1101 S. Joyce St.
526 S. 23rd St.                                 (703) 415-0411
(703) 979-8200                                          Classic Italian at Pentagon Row.
Classic Italian in the heart of Crystal City.
                                                               Enjoy a round with dinner at
Pentagon City                                                        Whitlow’s on Wilson.

Asia bistro
1101 S. Joyce St.
(703) 413-2002
Asian cuisine and sushi; live music on

California Pizza Kitchen
1201 S. Hayes St.
(703) 412-4900
Pizza and more.
                                                Zen bistro and Wine bar
Champps Restaurant & bar
                                                1101 S. Joyce St.
1101 S. Joyce St.
                                                (703) 413-8887
(703) 415-3747
                                                Asian tapas, noodles, sweets
Sports bar featuring burgers,
                                                and a fine selection of wines from all over
sandwiches, salads and more.
                                                the world.
Harry’s Tap Room
1100 S. Hayes St.
(703) 415-1575                                  Café Asia
Beautiful upscale restaurant and                1550 Wilson Blvd.
lounge.	Great	nighlife	and	terrific	food.	      (703) 741-0870
Also features nice lunch specials.    
                                                Eclectic Chinese menu featuring a
                                                popular bar.

Rosslyn (Cont.)                          Pho 75
                                         1721 Wilson Blvd.
China Garden                             (703) 525-7355
1100 Wilson Blvd.                        Popular Vietnamese “Pho” restaurant.
(703) 525-5317                    Piola
Classic Chinese cuisine in Rosslyn;      1550 Wilson Blvd.
large dining room accomodates groups. (703) 528-1502
City House                               Excellent thin-crust pizzas featuring
1325 Wilson Blvd.                        fresh ingredients.
(703) 276-8999                  Ray’s Hell burgers
Brand new Hyatt Arlington restaurant 1725 Wilson Blvd.
serving Classic American cuisine with    (703) 841-0001
gourmet flair.                           The best burger you’ll ever have, from
                                         the owner of Ray’s the Steaks.
1121 N. 19th St.                         Ray’s the Steaks
(703) 351-1211                           1725 Wilson Blvd.                  (703) 841-7297
Beautiful setting overlooking            On of the best steaks you’ll ever have
Washington, D.C. at the Hotel            in a no-frills setting.
Palomar. Extensive menu and wine list.
                                         Red Hot & blue
    Venues like IOTA Club & Cafe         1600 Wilson Blvd.
    make Arlington a perfect place to    (703) 276-7427
    catch up-and-coming musical talents.
                                         Southern-style BBQ and more.

                                         Santa fe Café
                                         1500 Wilson Blvd.
                                         (703) 276-0361
                                         Authentic New Mexican cuisine.

                                         Tomo Sushi
                                         1735 N. Lynn St.
                                         (703) 527-2499
                                         A Rosslyn staple for great quality sushi.
Guajillo Restaurant
                                         Village bistro
1727 Wilson Blvd.
                                         1723 Wilson Blvd.
(703) 807-0840
                                         (703) 522-0284
Popular Mexican eatery.
                                         A favorite neighborhood restaurant
Kanpai                                   that’s a little French, somewhat
1401 Wilson Blvd.                        Italian, sort of American with East
(703) 527-0110                           Indian Accents.
Rosslyn favorite for sushi, named
Editor’s Pick by The Washington Post.
18 Arlington’s Restaurants & Nightlife
Shirlington                                 Carlyle
                                            4000 Campbell Ave.
Aladdin’s Eatery                            (703) 931-0777
4044 Campbell Ave.                
(703) 894-4401                              Wide variety of entrees at this post-                      theater favorite.
Fresh Lebanese food with a variety of
juices and more.                            Extra Virgin
                                            4053 Campbell Ave.
Aroma Indian Cuisine                        (703) 998-8474
4052 Campbell Ave.                
(703) 575-8800                              Italian, with great outdoor dining and                     a fun bar.
Indian cuisine in a quiet setting with
daily lunch and dinner specials.            Guapo’s Restaurant
                                            4038 Campbell Ave.
bear Rock Café                              (703) 671-1701
4251 Campbell Ave.                
(703) 575-8055                              Classic Mexican entrées plus tasty                       Margaritas and outdoor dining.
Excellent sandwiches and more.
                                            Johnny Rockets
bistro bistro                               4251 Campbell Ave.
4021 Campbell Ave.                          (703) 845-2796
(703) 379-0300                                           Burgers, fries and shakes.
Eclectic American menu; don’t miss an
amazing Sunday brunch.                      luna Grill & Diner
                                            4024 Campbell Ave.
bonsai                                      (703) 379-7173
4040 Campbell Ave.                
(703) 824-8828                              Eclectic menu featuring vegetarian options.
Favorite for sushi in Shirlington.
                                            Ping by Charlie Chiang’s
busboys & Poets                             4060 Campbell Ave.
4251 Campbell Ave.                          (703) 671-4900
(703) 379-9756                                         Elegant, contemporary décor, creative
Sandwiches, entrees and more, with a        Asian-fusion cuisine and sushi bar.
full bar and bookstore. Features nighltly
author readings and discussions.            T.H.A.I. in Shirlington
                                            4029 Campbell Ave.
Capitol City brewing Company                (703) 931-3203
2700 S. Quincy St.                
(703) 578-3888                              A sophisticated approach to Thai, using                         fresh local ingredients.
Shirlington’s popular beer hall featuring
a variety of microbrews.

Wine tasting                             Grape Juice
                                         5707 Lee Hwy.
Arrowine                                 Arlington, VA 22207
4508 Lee Hwy.                            (703) 536-9463
Arlington, VA 2220
(703) 525-0990

best Cellars
2855 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 741-0404

Curious Grape
4056 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 671-8700

                                                                   Wine tasting at
                                                                   Vintage Crystal.

 Five	Guys	Burgers	&	Fries
(Photo by: Diana Sanchez).

local Favorites

Italian Store
3123 Lee Hwy.                            live Music
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 528-6266                           IoTA Club & Café
                                         2832 Wilson Blvd.
brunch                                   (703) 552-8340
Carlyle Grand
4000 Campbell Ave.                       Steak
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 931-0777                           Ray’s the Steaks
                                         1725 Wilson Blvd.
burgers                                  Arlington, VA 22201
                                         (703) 841-7297
five Guys
2300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 812-8440
20 Arlington’s Restaurants & Nightlife
Something Sweet                                Cakelove
                                               4150 Campbell Ave.
Artisan Confections                            Arlington, VA 22206
4815-B Lee Hwy.                                (703) 933-0088
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 239-0616                                 Maggie Moo’s
                                               1101 S. Joyce St.
                                               Arlington, VA 22202
                                               (703) 413-6611
                                               4014 S. 28th St.
                                               Arlington, VA 22206
                                               (703) 379-4823

                                               Tivoli Gourmet Pastry
                                               901 N. Stuart St.
                                               Arlington, VA 22203
                                               (703) 528-5200

      In tHE MooD For
                 Sweet indulgence at CakeLove

the local brew                                 What’s on tap?
Greenberry’s                                   CarPool
Coffee & Tea Company                           4000 Fairfax Dr.
1737 Wilson Blvd.                              Arlington, VA 22203
Arlington, VA 22209                            (703) 807-0091
(703) 465-7823
                                               Capitol City brewing Company
Java Shack                                     2700 S. Quincy St.
2507 N. Franklin Rd.                           Arlington, VA 22206
Arlington, VA 22201                            (703) 578-3888
(703) 527-9556

Murky Coffee           Enjoy a cup of coffee
3211 Wilson Blvd.      at one of Arlington’s
                         many coffee shops.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 312-7001

Rappahannock Coffee & Roasting
2406 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 271-0007
    Shopping at Sephora in Pentagon City.


 ballston                                    Macy’s
                                             4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 524-5100
 Agape bears
 4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 841-2444            Rainbow
                                             4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 243-9544
 Ascot Diamonds
 4301 Fairfax Dr. (703) 243-8929             Shades
                                             4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 465-8881
 b. Dalton bookseller
 4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 522-8822            The leather Store
                                             4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 528-5008
 bath & body Works
 4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 524-8152            Underground Station
                                             4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 243-7937
 Champs Sports
 4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 243-4988            Victoria’s Secret
                                             4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 841-9441
 Curious Kids
 4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 875-8999            Zara Jewelers
                                             4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 247-3411
 East bay Watches
 4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 243-6331            Clarendon

 f.y.E Music & Video                         a.k.a. spot
 4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 528-6940            2509 N Franklin Rd. (703) 248-0093

 fellas fashions                             Ann Taylor loft
 4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 807-1116            2700 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 243-0282

 Grand Cru Wine Store                        Apple
 4401 Wilson Blvd. (703) 243-7900            2700 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 875-9880

 Industry 247                                barnes & Noble
 4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 741-0151            2800 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 248-8244
 22 Shopping	in	Arlington’s	Urban	Villages
best Cellars                          Sisters3 boutique
2855 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 741-0404   2729 Wilson Blvd. (703) 525-3333

Chico’s                               South Moon Under
2700 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 248-8623   2700 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 807-4083

Clarendon Watch Company               The Container Store
3175 Wilson Blvd.                     2800 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 469-1560

Comfort one Shoes                     The Papery
2900 Wilson Blvd. (703) 816-0288      2871 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 875-0390

Crate&barrel                          Williams-Sonoma
2800 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 890-2300   2700 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 248-8150

Current boutique                      Columbia Pike
2529 Wilson Blvd. (703) 528-3079
                                      Capital Jewelry
Eastern Mountain Sports               3219 Columbia Pike (703) 892-1778
2800 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 248-8310
free People                           4801 Columbia Pike
2700 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 528-6718
Jos. A. bank
2800 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 243-3097   A Courthouse Jeweler
                                      2200 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 522-3357
Kinder Haus Toys
1220 N Fillmore St. (703) 527-5929    InStyle
                                      2200 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 875-0050
lady Hamilton
3100 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 521-0990   Crystal City

lululemon Athletica                   Crystal boutique
2847 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 807-0539   2160 Crystal Plaza Arc (703) 415-1400

2700 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 243-5373

2879 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 465-0004

3100 Clarendon Blvd. (703)248-6883

Pottery barn
2700 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 465-9425

Public Shoe Store
3137 Wilson Blvd. (703) 527-2004

2727 Wilson Blvd. (703) 243-6490                       A couple spends the day
                                                     shopping at Pentagon City.

Crystal City Watchmaker                     Richard Carroll Jewelers
1675 Crystal Square Arc                     1685 Crystal Square Arc
(703) 413-4400                              (703) 412-6066

Daniel’s boutique                           Ship’s Hatch
1627 Crystal Square Arc                     1677 Crystal Square Arc
(703) 412-1121                              (703) 413-6289

Gossip on 23rd                              Shoes by lara
566 S. 23rd St. (703) 920-1498              1622 Crystal Square Arc
                                            (703) 416-4162

                                            Signature leather & Travelware
                                            1686 Crystal Square Arc
                                            (703) 413-4171

                                            The boeing Store
                                            1638 Crystal Square Arc
                                            (703) 413-4107

                                            The Men’s Shop
                                            2156 Crystal Plaza Arc (703) 415-0330

                                            Washingtonian Shoes
                                            1628 Crystal Square Arc
                                            (703) 412-5004

   Shopping for a new watch at the          Pentagon City
   Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.
                                            A Pea in the Pod
                                            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-2900
Kelly’s Men’s Wear
1750 Crystal Dr. (703) 413-3400             A/X Armani Exchange
                                            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-0263
Khoury bros. fine Jewelers
2102 Crystal Plaza Arc (703) 418-1704       Abercrombie & fitch
                                            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-4210
l.A. Jewels
2137 Crystal Plaza Arc (703) 415-4444       Aeropostale
                                            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3636
l.A. Moves
1750 Crystal Dr. (703) 415-0500             Aldo Accessories
                                            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-9714
1624 Crystal Square Arc                     Aldo Shoes
(703) 416-7839                              1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 412-5890
Puppet Heaven                               America!
1750 Crystal Dr. (703) 414-7885             1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-5252
Réal Jewelers                               American Eagle outfitters
1642A Crystal Sq Arc (703) 413-7117         1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 413-0102

24 Shopping	in	Arlington’s	Urban	Villages
Ann Taylor                         Champs Sports
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3710   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3747

Ann Taylor loft                    Chico’s
1101 S. Joyce St. (703) 416-6531   1101 S. Joyce St. (703) 418-1060

Ann Taylor Petites                 Clarks
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3710   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-8195

Apple                              Club Monaco
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-1092   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 413-6642

Ardenb.                            Cole Haan
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 414-0011   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-0006

Aveda lifestyle Store              Crabtree & Evelyn
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 416-1534   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2232

babyGap                            DSW Shoe Warehouse
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 416-7820   1101 S. Joyce St. (703) 412-0818

bachrach                           Express
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 413-5068   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2260

bag ‘n baggage
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-5123                     Shopping in Clarendon

bailey banks & biddle
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-8888

banana Republic
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-2884

1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2390

bath & body Works
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-5440

bCbG                               Express Men
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3690   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2260

bebe                               frederick’s of Hollywood
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2323   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3400

borders books & Music              french Connection
1201 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-0166   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-1299

brookstone                         Gap
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 412-1107   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-4770

Caché                              GapKids
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 412-2905   1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-4990

Godiva Chocolatier                          MAC Cosmetics
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3811            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2212

Gotta Run                                   Macy’s
1101 S. Joyce St. (703) 415-0277            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-4488

Guess?                                      Marshalls
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 413-1211            1201 S. Hayes St. 703) 413-1668

Helzberg Diamonds                           MoVADo
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2440            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 413-2209

Hudson Trail outfitters                     Nine West
1101 S. Joyce St. (703) 415-4861            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2124

J. Crew                                     Nordstrom
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 414-3720            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-1121

J. Jill                                     origins
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-1630            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 412-2630

Johnston & Murphy                           Papyrus
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-6181            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-4319

Jos. A. bank                                Paradise Pen Company
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-6214            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2200

Kay Jewelers                                Perfumania
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-6758            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-0877

Kenneth Cole                                Rockport Shoes
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3522            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2210

lady footlocker                             Sephora
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-4377            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-4501

lane bryant                                 Steve Madden
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3550            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-2400

la’Vand                                     Sunglass Hut
1201 S. Joyce St. (703) 413-3434            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 413-5433

lids                                        Sur la Table
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3562            1101 S. Joyce St. (703) 414-3580

lindt Chocolatier                           Swarovski Crystal
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-6767            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-6665

l’occitane                                  Swatch
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2206            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3447

lucy                                        Talbots
1101 S. Joyce St. (703) 415-3072            1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-2280

26 Shopping	in	Arlington’s	Urban	Villages
Talbots Petite                       Trade Secret
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-2280     1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3900

The Art of Shaving                   True Religion brand Jeans
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2516     1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-0009

The body Shop                        United Colors of benetton
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2166     1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 412-0950

The Children’s Place                 Up Against the Wall
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 413-4875     1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 413-4590

The Coach Store                      Victoria’s Secret
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-6787     1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3921

The Denim bar                        Wentworth Gallery
1101 S. Joyce St. 703) 414-8202      1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-1166

The Icing                            Williams-Sonoma
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2434     1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 416-6700

The limited                          World Market
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-4973     1101 S. Joyce St. (703) 415-7575

                                     yankee Candle
                                     1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3512
   Fashion Center at Pentagon City
                                     Zales Jewelers
                                     1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-5415


                                     M & J Jewelers
                                     1700 N. Moore St. (703) 522-8390

                                     Malena ladies boutique
                                     1700 N. Moore St. (703) 522-0190


                                     one, Two, Kangaroo Toy Store
                                     4022 Campbell Ave. (703) 845-9099

The Sweet factory                    The Curious Grape
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-4240     4056 Campbell Ave. (703) 671-8700

The Walking Company                  Viera Italy
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 416-7040     4150 Campbell Ave. (703) 286-5732

Things Remembered                    le Village Marche
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3737     4150 Campbell Ave. (703) 379-4444

1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 414-8463

                                                  The Arlington Visitors Center
                                                                   Pentagon Row
                                                                 1301 S. Joyce St.

& SErVICES                                                   Arlington, VA 22202
                                                                  (800) 677-6267
                                                        Internet Access Available

                                                      Rosslyn Information Kiosk
 The Arlington Visitors Center
                                                           N. Lynn St. & N. 19th St.
                                                      (at the public elevator to the
 We know what you’re                                         Waterview esplanade)
 thinking: racks and racks of
 brochures with nary a helpful                 locating Us
 person in sight. but that just                If you have to eat and you have to
 wouldn’t be Arlington!                        shop, then you have to pay us a visit!
                                               We are located in the Pentagon Row
 Here you’ll find boundless information        shopping center amidst great shopping
 on all the best things to do and see in the   and dining. The Arlington Visitors
 entire region, plus the inside scoop on       Center is adjacent to the mega shoe
 what’s hot, what’s here and what’s about      store, DSW, and other well-known
 to close. Make dinner reservations, get       names like World Market and Ann
 hotel tips and more. Stock up on maps,        Taylor Loft, and near a number of
 guides and a brain-full of info from the      great restaurants, including Lebanese
 Center’s dynamite staff. With access to       Taverna, Zen Bistro Wine Bar,
 nearly 80 years of combined knowledge         Thaiphoon and Siné Irish Pub.
 of Arlington and Washington, D.C., just
 think of all the things you’ll learn!
 28 Visitor Resources & Services
                                                                       Riding Metro
                                                              (Photo by: David Hills).

       GEttInG ArounD
       Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Airports                               baltimore-Washington
                                       International (bWI) Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington               Linthicum, MD
National Airport                       (800) 435-9294
Arlington, VA                
(703)417-8000                          Getting	to	and	from	there:	Amtrak	and                  Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) trains
Getting	to	and	from	there:	Metrorail	  run	between	Washington’s	Union	Station	
runs to Reagan National, a stop on the and the BWI Rail Station. Amtrak trains
Blue and Yellow lines.                 run 24 hours a day. Call (800) 872-
                                       7245 for information. One-way adult
Dulles International Airport           fares range from $16 to $36; children
Chantilly, VA                          ages 2-15 pay half-fare; seniors over 62
(703) 572-2700                         receive a 15 percent discount on some                    trains. MARC Penn Line trains run from
Getting	to	and	from	there:	Washington	 Union	Station	to	BWI	Monday	through	
Flyer offers service between Dulles    Friday approximately every 30 minutes
and the West Falls Church Metro        during peak hours, and hourly at all other
Station (Orange Line); for schedules   times. No weekend or holiday service
see         is available. Adult fare is $6. Seniors pay
Metro bus 5A also runs hourly service half-price, and children under 6 ride
between L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, free. Contact (800) 325-7245 for details.
D.C. and Dulles International Airport  Taxis to/from Washington, D.C., cost
with stops along the way. For more     about $55 one way. Metrobus service is
information, visit      available	between	BWI	and	the	Greenbelt	
                                       Metro station for $3.
PUblIC                                     Metrorail Hours of operation
TRANSPoRTATIoN                             Open Mon.-Fri., 5 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.
                                           Closed Sun.-Thur., midnight; Fri and
Arlington is renowned                      Sat., 3 a.m. The last train leaves each
by both visitors and                       station at different times, so note the
                                           times posted in the station for the exact
residents for having an                    departure time. For more information,
exceptionally user-friendly                visit
transportation system.                     Metro Parking
Arlington encourages all who live,         Most Metro stations at the ends of
work or commute through Arlington          lines have the largest parking lots.
to use mass transit, car- and van-pools,   Others fill early by commuters. Parking
bicycles, walking, telecommuting and       is free at Metro lots on weekends and
other alternatives to driving alone. So    holidays. On weekdays, only SmarTrip
whether it’s by Metrorail or Metrobus,     cards may be used to pay for parking.
Arlington Transit, or walking, you’ll      SmarTrip cards may be purchased at
have plenty of options for getting to      Metro stations.
and around our urban villages.
                                           Metro System Phone Numbers
Transportation via Metro
                                           bus and Rail Information
Many attractions in the D.C. area can      (202) 637-7000
be reached by using Metro, the area’s
easy, efficient and safe subway system.    lost and found
Metro offers a combination bus and         (202) 962-1195
rapid-rail system with extensive rush-
hour service and express routes, and       other Area Transportation
connections to other transportation        Phone Numbers
services in the region. Each person
must have a fare card to enter and         Arlington yellow Cab
exit the system. Fare card machines        (703) 522-2222
accept $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills;
                                           blue Top Cab
machines give no more than $4.95 in
                                           (703) 243-TAXI (8294)
change. Fares are based on time and
distance traveled, and are posted in       Crown Cab Company
each station. It is highly recommended     (703) 528-0202
that you purchase a round-trip ticket
at your starting point. If you plan to     Enviro Cab Company of Arlington
ride Metro frequently in a single day,     (703) 920-3333
an unlimited-use pass is available for
travel after 9:30 a.m.                     Red Top Cab of Arlington
                                           (703) 522-3333

                                           (703) 416-7873

30 Getting	Around
Virginia Rail Express                   AlTERNATIVE
A commuter train rail system, VRE is    TRANSPoRTATIoN
a fast, convenient way to travel the
                                        bicycling in Arlington
Northern Virginia/D.C. metro area,
Monday through Friday. Trains run to/   Arlington County maintains 36 miles of
from Manassas and Fredericksburg.       off-street multi-use trails for bicycling,
                                        walking and jogging. Portions of these
For information, call (800) RIDE-VRE;
                                        trails pass through beautiful natural
(703) 684-0400 or visit
                                        areas of Arlington’s park system
                                        and connect to regional bike trails.

                                            Arlington, along with
                                            the greater Washington
                                            metropolitan area, leads
                                            the nation in promoting
                                            There is a company that provides on-
                                            demand, self-service cars by the hour or
                                            the day for personal and business needs:

                                            •	 Zipcar	hourly	and	daily	rates	include	
                                               gas, insurance, maintenance and
                                               parking. Choose from over 18 car and
                                               truck models. Zipcar has about 30
                                               great vehicles throughout Arlington’s
                                               urban villages. Join at
                                               arlington or call (866) 4ZIPCAR.

                                            The Commuter Page (see below) has
   Biking along the Potomac.                complete information at

In addition to these off-street trails,     TRANSPoRTATIoN
Arlington has 49 miles of marked, on-       & TRIP PlANNING
street bicycle routes, connecting the
off-street trails with each other and       RESoURCES
with destinations throughout Arlington.
                                            The Commuter Page
Free bike trail maps can be downloaded
at and are available is a great
in paper form at the Arlington Visitors     resource for navigating the public transit
Center. Bikes are available for rental at   system,	and	the	Metro	RideGuide	at	
these local retail outlets:        will help you
                                            plan your MetroBus and MetroRail trips.
big Wheel bikes
3119 Lee Highway                            The Commuter Store
(703) 522-1110                       The Commuter Store provides visitors
                                            to Arlington with convenient, one-
bike the Sites                              stop shopping for schedules, fares
The Old Post Office Pavilion, Rear Plaza    and information about the many
12th St, NW, Washington, D.C.               transportation options available in the
(202) 842-2453, ext. 302                    Washington Metropolitan Area. The                        courteous and knowledgeable staff at
                                            the four Arlington locations listed on
                                            pg. 33 will assist you in planning the
                                            best way to travel, whether by bus,
                                            rail, carpool, vanpool or bicycle.
ballston Common Mall            In addition to schedules and route
4238 Wilson Blvd., Suite 2232   information, maps and user guides
Arlington, VA 22203             (including special guides for people
(703) 528-3541                  with disabilities), the Commuter
Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.    Stores also sell all types of tickets and
Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.           farecards for Metrobus, Metrorail,
                                and for other local and regional public
Crystal City Shops North        transportation systems.
1615-B Crystal Square Arcade
Arlington, VA 22202             Parking
(703) 413-4287
Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.    Arlington has a tremendous amount
                                of parking, including over 53,000 on-
Rosslyn Metro Center Mall,      street spaces county-wide and 72,500
level 2                         off-street garage parking spaces just
1700 N. Moore St., Suite 235    in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. For
Arlington, VA 22209             more information on parking visit
(703) 525-1995        
Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Shirlington Station bus Depot
2975 S. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 820-4981
Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 #   Hotel Name                       Grid # Hotel Name                       Grid # Hotel Name                    Grid
 1   Comfort Inn Ballston              A-1 9 Americana Hotel Crystal City C-2 15 Embassy Suites                     C-2
 2   Hilton Arlington                  A-1 10 Crowne Plaza Washington – C-3 16 Hampton Inn & Suites                 C-3
 3   Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston A-1     National Airport Hotel              17 Hilton Crystal City at        C-3
 4   Westin	Arlington	Gateway          A-2 11 Crystal City Courtyard           C-3     National Airport
 5   Days Inn Pentagon                 B-2     by Marriott                         18 Holiday Inn National Airport C-3
 6   Sheraton National                 B-2 12 Crystal City Marriott at Ronald C-3 19 Hyatt Regency Crystal City     C-3
 7   Arlington Court Suites Hotel B-1          Reagan National Airport             20 Radisson Hotel Reagan         C-3
 8   Hilton	Garden	Inn                 B-1 13 Crystal	Gateway	Marriott         C-3     National Airport
                                           14 Doubletree Crystal City          C-2 21 Sheraton Crystal City         C-3
34 Getting	Around

# Hotel Name                     Grid # Hotel Name                   Grid # Hotel Name              Grid
22 Residence Inn by Marriott –    C-2 28 Hotel Palomar at Arlington   B-1 35 Comfort Inn Pentagon    B-3
    Pentagon City                     29 Hyatt Arlington              B-1 36 Days Inn Arlington      B-2
23 The Ritz-Carlton               C-2 30 Inn of Rosslyn               B-1 37 Econo-Lodge Metro in    A-1
    at Pentagon City                  31 Key Bridge Marriott          B-1      Arlington
25 Arlington/Rosslyn              B-1 32 Residence Inn by Marriott –  B-1 38 The Highlander Motel    A-1
    Courtyard by Marriott                  Rosslyn                        39 Inns of Virginia        A-1
26 Best Western Iwo Jima          B-1 33 The Virginian Suites         B-1
27 Holiday Inn Rosslyn Key Bridge B-1 34 Best Western Pentagon        B-3

    Arlington House,
    The Robert E. Lee Memorial.


                                                  The Air Force Memorial.

 to help plan your trip, or                 Air force Memorial
                                            This memorial honors the men
 for recommendations on                     and	women	of	the	U.S.	Air	Force.	
 attractions and itineraries,               Consisting of three stainless steel
                                            spires approximately 270 feet high, the
 contact the Arlington                      Memorial overlooks the Pentagon off
 Visitors Center at                         Interstate-395.
                                            1 Air Force Memorial Dr.
 (800) 677- 6267 or                         Arlington, VA 22202
 (703) 416-0784. or, visit                  (703) 247-5808
                                            Free. Hours of operation:
 us on the Web at                           Oct. 1 - Mar. 31, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.                     April 1 - Sept. 30, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
                                            Air Force Memorial Foundation
 NOTE: We have made every attempt 
 to verify all the information provided
 in this guide. Nevertheless, we            Arlington Historical Society
 recommend that you contact your            Built in 1891 as the Hume School,
 selected attractions and events directly   this is the oldest school building in
 when planning your visit.                  Arlington County. It now houses the
                                            Arlington Historical Museum. The
                                            building is designated as a Virginia State
                                            Historical Landmark and is also on the
                                            National Register of Historic Sites.
                                            1805 S. Arlington Ridge Rd.
                                            Arlington, VA 22202

 36 Getting	Around
(703) 892-4204                            Drug Enforcement
Sat. and Sun., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.            Administration (DEA)
Closed in Feb. Metro: Pentagon City       Museum and Visitors Center        Traces the impact of drugs on
                                          American society and the efforts of
Arlington House,                          federal law enforcement.
The Robert E. lee Memorial                700 Army-Navy Dr.
Former home of the Confederate            Arlington, VA 22202
General	and	Civil	War	hero.	Here,	in	     (202) 307-3463
1861,	General	Lee	wrote	the	letter	       Reservations required for groups of
resigning	his	commission	from	the	U.S.	   15 or more. Tue. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Army to fight for his native Virginia.    Free. Metro: Pentagon City.
Located in Arlington National Cemetery,
Arlington, VA 22211.
(703) 235-1530                            freedom Park
Daily 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.               The Spectrum of Freedom is made up
(except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.)              of 7 tile murals, by Karen Singer and
Free. Metro: Arlington Cemetery.          270 children from Arlington Schools.                          On the overpass between 1100 and
                                          1101 Wilson Blvd., 22209. Open daily,
Arlington National Cemetery               dawn to dusk.
A national shrine to the thousands        (703) 284-3710.
of men and women who have died            Free. Metro: Rosslyn.
defending	the	United	States	and	
freedom around the world. Popular         Marine Corps War Memorial
memorials include the Tomb of the         (Iwo Jima)
Unknowns,	the	Challenger	Space	           The largest cast bronze statue in the
Shuttle Memorial, and the gravesites of   world is dedicated to all Marines who
John F. and Robert Kennedy.               have given their lives since 1775.
Arlington, VA 22211                       Marshall Dr., off Rt. 110, between
(703) 607-8000                            Rosslyn and Arlington National
Daily 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Apr. - Sept.       Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Oct. - Apr. Free.        (703) 289-2500.
Metro: Arlington Cemetery                 Free Metro: Rosslyn.       

ball-Sellers House
The oldest house in Arlington, a
one-room log cabin with a loft built
by farmer John Ball, the house is a
rare example of the dwelling of the
ordinary person during the 1700s. The
Ball-Sellers House is on the Virginia
Landmarks Register and the National
Register of Historic Places in America.
5620 S. Third St
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 379-2123
Sat., 1 - 4 p.m. Apr. - Oct.
Free, donations appreciated.

Netherlands Carillon                         Pentagon Memorial
This 50-bell tower is a gift from the        The Pentagon Memorial honors the
Dutch in gratitude for American aid          184 people whose lives were lost at the
given during World War II. Concerts          Pentagon on American Airlines Flight 77,
throughout the summer. Westminster           their families and all those who sacrifice
chimes strike hourly and daily between       that we may live in freedom.
10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Marshall Dr., next        Open Daily, 24 hours a day, seven days a
to the Marine Corps War Memorial             week. Metro: Pentagon; Pentagon City.
(Iwo Jima). May be reached by car  
from route 110 N. or S, or on foot
from Arlington National Cemetery or          Seabee Memorial
the Iwo Jima Memorial,                       The	official	memorial	for	the	U.S.	
Arlington, VA 22211                          Navy Seabees/Civil Engineer Corps
(703) 289-2500                               honors past, present and future Navy
Daily, dawn to dusk.                         Seabees. Located along Memorial
Free. Metro: Rosslyn.                        Drive at Arlington National Cemetery,
                                             immediately before the entrance.
old Guard Museum                             Metro: Arlington Cemetery.
The	story	of	the	oldest	U.S.	Army	
Infantry Regiment, from 1784 to              Theodore Roosevelt Island
present, is told in the only Army            This 91-acre wooded island sanctuary,
museum in the Washington, D.C. area.         containing a memorial plaza, is a fitting
Building 249, Sheridan Ave., Fort Myer       tribute to outdoorsman and naturalist
Arlington, VA 22211                          Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th president.
(703) 696-6670                               On the Potomac River between Key
Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.;                Bridge and the Roosevelt Bridge. Trails
Sun., 1 - 4 p.m. Free.                       not paved for wheelchairs, no bicycles.
Photo ID required.                           Entrance	northbound	George                Washington Memorial Parkway only.
togmweb/index.htm                            (703) 289-2500
                                             Daily, 6 a.m. - dusk. Free.
The Pentagon                                 Metro: Rosslyn.
Headquarters	for	the	U.S.	Department
of Defense, this is the world’s largest
single-structure office building, with 3.7   Women in the Military Service
million square feet covering 583 acres.      for America Memorial
Arlington, VA 20301                          Located at the entrance to Arlington
(703) 697-1776.                              National Cemetery, the memorial
Tours available for schools,                 honors all women who have served
educational organizations, active            courageously, selflessly and with
military personnel and other select          dedication. Features an education
groups by reservation only.                  center and theater telling the history of
Metro: Pentagon.                             women in the armed forces, beginning                   with the American Revolution and
                                             continuing through present day.
                                             Oct. 1 - Mar. 31: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
                                             Apr. 1 - Sep. 30: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
                                             Closed Dec. 25.
                                             (800) 222-2294 or (703) 533-1155.
                                             Metro: Arlington Cemetery.

38 Getting	Around
                                   The Lincoln Memorial.

                                 The	United	States	
                                 Capitol Building.


 Smithsonian Institution                      (202) 633-1000;
                                              Daily, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 The Smithsonian Institution is the           Metro: Smithsonian
 largest museum complex in the world
 with fourteen national museums and           Anacostia Community Museum
 the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.         Collection, study and exhibition of African
 Most are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30     American history and culture.
 p.m., except as noted below. Extended        1901 Fort Pl., SE
 summer hours are determined annually.        Washington, D.C. 20020
 All are closed Dec. 25. Admission is free.   (202) 633-4820
 Smithsonian information:                     Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 (202) 633-1000 (voice)             
 (202) 357-1729 (TTY)
 Dial-a-Museum: (202) 357-2020                freer & Sackler Galleries, E-mail:              A major collection of Asian art and a
                                              specialized collection of American art.
 “The Castle”                                 12th St. & Jefferson Dr., SW
 Smithsonian Institution Building, the        Washington, D.C. 20560
 Castle, serves as the information            (202) 633-1000
 center for all of the Smithsonian            Daily, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 museums. Highlights include two     Metro: Smithsonian.
 orientation theaters, interactive touch
 screens in six languages, electronic         Hirshhorn Museum
 maps, scale models, and Volunteer            & Sculpture Garden
 Information Specialists to answer your       Modern and contemporary art.
 questions and provide directions.            7th St. & Independence Ave., SW
 1000 Jefferson Dr., SW                       Washington, D.C. 20560
 Washington, D.C. 20560                       (202) 633-1000

 40 Washington, DC-Metro Area Attractions
Sculpture garden, 7:30 a.m. - dusk.            National Museum
Museum, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.                    of Natural History                            More than 122 million items examine
Metro: L’Enfant Plaza.                         the history of humans and our
                                               environment, from dinosaur skeletons
National Air and Space Museum                  to the Hope Diamond, special hands-
History, science and technology of             on exhibits, an IMAX theater and
aviation and space flight. Includes the        activity centers.
Wright Brothers’ 1903 Flyer, Skylab and        10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
Beyond, a special 5-story IMAX movie           Washington, D.C. 20560
theater and a planetarium.                     (202) 633-1000
Independence Ave., SW at 6th St.               May 26 - Sept. 2: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Washington, D.C. 20560               
(202) 633-1000.                                Metro: Federal Triangle/Smithsonian.
Daily, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fees for theater or planetarium admission.     National Portrait Gallery Metro: L’Enfant Plaza.        Includes	portraits	of	all	U.S.	presidents	
                                               and of major contributors to American
National Museum of African Art                 history and culture. 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Collection, study, and exhibition of           every day except Dec. 25.
African art.                                   8th and F Sts., NW
950 Independence Ave., SW                      Washington, D.C. 20001
Washington, D.C. 20560                         (202) 633-1000
(202) 633-4600                       	Metro:	Gallery	Place. Metro: L’Enfant Plaza.
                                               National Postal Museum
National Museum of American                    Tells	the	story	of	the	United	States	
History, behring Center                        through postal history and stamp
Explores the history of science, technology,   exhibitions.
society and culture in America.                2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
14th St. & Constitution Ave., NW               Washington, D.C. 20002
Washington, D.C. 20560                         (202) 633-5555
(202) 633-1000                       
Reopening Nov. 21, 2008.                       Metro:	Union	Station.
Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian.        National Zoological Park
                                               Over 3,000 animals and exhibitions
National Museum                                make this one of the country’s great
of the American Indian                         zoological parks.
An institution of living cultures              3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
dedicated to the preservation, study           Washington, D.C. 20008
and exhibition of the life, languages,         (202) 633-4800
literature, history and arts of the  
native peoples of the Americas.                Open Daily, except Dec. 25.
4th St. & Independence Ave., SW                Paid Parking fee required.
Washington, D.C. 20560                         Metro: Woodley Park/Zoo, Adams-
(202) 633-1000                                 Morgan, or Cleveland Park.
Metro: L’Enfant Plaza.

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian         Sun, Jewish and federal holidays. Free,
American Art Museum                        donations appreciated. Reservations
Exhibits American crafts, design and       required.
decorative arts.                           Metro: Farragut West; Foggy Bottom.
17th St. & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20560                  bureau of Engraving & Printing
(202) 633-2850                          View various steps of the production of                  U.S.	currency,	securities	and	stamps.
Metro: Farragut West.                   14th & C Sts., SW
                                        Washington, D.C. 20228
The Steven f. Udvar-Hazy Center (202) 874-2330
The	Steven	F.	Udvar-Hazy	Center,	       Continuous guided tours,
located at Washington Dulles            Mon. - Fri., 9 - 10:45 a.m.,12:30 -
International Airport, displays and     2 p.m. May - Aug., 5 - 7 p.m.
preserves a collection of historic      Extended hours, May - Aug. 12:30 p.m. -
aviation and space artifacts, including 3:45 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. Closed federal
an SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance       holidays and Christmas through New
plane, an F-4 Phantom and the B-29      Years. Tickets required; booth opens at
Super	Fortress	Enola	Gay.               8:00 a.m., and closes after all tickets have
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy.        all been distributed. Mar. - Aug., available
Chantilly, VA 20151                     at ticket booth on Raoul Wallenberg
(202) 633-1000                          Place.
Open daily 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.          Metro: Smithsonian.
                                        Corcoran Gallery of Art
other Museums and Places to See Washington’s oldest and largest private
                                        gallery houses an extensive American art
b’nai b’rith Klutznick                  collection and some European artworks.
National Jewish Museum                  500 17th St., NW
Permanent collection of Judaic          Washington, D.C. 20006
ceremonial and folk art and changing    (202) 639-1700
exhibits related to Judaism.            Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun, 10 a.m - 5 p.m.;
2020 K St., NW                          Thurs, 10 a.m - 9 p.m.; closed Mon. and
Washington, D.C. 20006                  Tue. Admission fee required except
(202) 857-6583                          under age six.
Mon - Thurs, 12 - 3 p.m. Closed Fri -   Metro: Farragut West.
Crime & Punishment Museum                   (202) 842-0920
D.C.’s newest museum sheds light on crime   Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
and punishment in America. The National     Sun, 12 - 4 p.m. Admission fee.
Museum of Crime & Punishment is open
to the public daily except Thanksgiving,    Metro: Farragut West.
Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
575 7th St., NW                             Dumbarton House
Washington, DC 20004                        Federal-period Historic House Museum in
(202) 393-1099                              Georgetown,	circa	1798.                         2715 Q St., NW
                                            Washington, D.C., 20007
Daughters of the American                   (202) 337-2288.
Revolution Museum                           Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed federal
Permanent collection includes ceramics,     holidays. Admission fee.
glass, silver, paintings, furniture,
children’s section and 33 period rooms      Metro: Dupont Circle.
from the colonial period to the mid-
19th century. Closed to public late June    Dumbarton oaks
and early July for annual Congress.         Site of the first international conference
1776 D St., NW                              leading	to	the	formation	of	the	United	
Washington, D.C. 20006                      Nations in 1944. Today, this 19th-century
(202) 628-1776                              mansion serves as a museum with an
Guided	Tours:	Mon	-	Fri,	8:30	a.m.	-	       extensive garden library, fine Byzantine
4p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed Sun.    and pre-Columbian art collections, and 10
Free; donations accepted. Advance calls     acres of formal gardens.
recommended.                    1703 32nd St., NW
Metro: Farragut West.                       Washington, D.C. 20007
                                            (202) 339-6409
Decatur House Museum                        Museum and museum shop are closed for
Former residence of naval hero              renovation.	Gardens	remain	open	to	the	
Commodore Stephen Decatur,                  public: Mar. 15 - Oct. 31, Tue - Sun, 2 - 6
this Federal-style home is now              p.m.; Nov. 1 - Mar.14, Tue - Sun, 2 - 5
headquarters for the National Trust         p.m., entrance at R & 32nd Sts. Closed
for Historic Preservation.                  federal holidays and during bad weather.
1610 H St., NW                              Admission fee.
Washington, D.C. 20006
fbI Headquarters                                (202) 426-6841
Headquarters for the top law                    Daily, 8 a.m. - midnight, Visitors Center
enforcement	agency	in	the	U.S.	Tours	           closes at 11:30 p.m. Free.
examine crime-fighting techniques,     Metro: Smithsonian.
laboratories and live firearms display.
935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW                       frederick Douglass
Washington, D.C. 20535                          National Historic Site
(202) 324-3447                                  Former home of famous African American
Tours temporarily cancelled.                    orator, statesman and writer. Metro: Archives.                   1411 W St., SE
                                                Washington, D.C. 20020
folger Shakespeare library                      (202) 426-5961
World’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s     Mid-Oct. to mid-Apr., daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
printed works and a working Elizabethan         mid-Apr. to mid-Oct., daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
theater. Changing exhibitions.                  Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
201 E. Capitol St., SE                          Reservations strongly recommended.
Washington, D.C. 20003                
(202) 544-4600                                  Metro: Anacostia.
Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sun,
federal holidays. Tours daily at 11 a.m., Sat   Mount Vernon: George
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free.        Washington’s Estate and Gardens
Metro: Capitol South.                           The great 18th-century plantation
                                                home	and		gardens	of	George	and	
ford’s Theatre and The House                    Martha Washington.
Where lincoln Died                              George	Washington	Memorial	Pkwy.
Location of President Abraham Lincoln’s         Mount Vernon, VA 22121
assassination in 1865; the restored site        (703) 780-2000
remains a functioning theater. Also open        Daily, Nov. - Feb., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
across the street is Petersen House,            Mar., Sep., Oct., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
where the wounded President later died.         Apr. - Aug., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
511 10th St., NW                                Admission fee.
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 426-6924                              Hillwood Museum and Gardens
                                            Former home of Marjorie Merriweather
Building is closed for renovations until Fall
2009 but Petersen House is open. Daily,     Post, includes a fine collection of 18th-
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Dec. 25. During      and 19th-century Russian and French art,
matinees, the theatre is closed to tours.   Fabergé objects and landscaped gardens.                        4155 Linnean Ave., NW
Metro: Metro Center.                        Washington, D.C. 20008
                                            (202) 686-5807
franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Tours Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and on
Located near the Tidal Basin, this memorial select Sundays and evenings. The museum
consists of four outdoor gallery rooms      is closed Sun, Mon, the month of Jan.
featuring 10 bronze sculptures depicting    and most federal holidays. Reservations
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt,        required for home tours; no children
Eleanor Roosevelt and events from the       under 6 for tours, please. Admission fee.
Great	Depression	and	World	War	II.
West Basin Dr., SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

44 Washington, DC-Metro Area Attractions
Holocaust Memorial Museum                       Korean War Memorial
Bears witness to the horrors of the Nazi        Serves as a remembrance of those who
Holocaust and remembers the victims.            fought in the Korean War. Southeast
Raoul Wallenberg Place between                  of the Lincoln Memorial.
Independence Dr. and East Basin Dr., SW         900 Ohio Dr., SW
Washington, D.C.                                Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 488-0400                                  (202) 426-6841
Daily, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., except Yom          Open daily, 8 a.m. - midnight. Free.
Kippur & Dec. 25. Extended hours: Tue 
& Thu, April 5 - June 16. Free, but passes      Metro:	Foggy	Bottom/GWU.
required for permanent collection. Same-
day passes available at the box office at       Kreeger Museum
10 a.m., daily. During busy summer              Designed by Phillip Johnson, the
months, a line for tickets forms early in the   museum showcases the art collection
morning. Reserve tickets through                of Carmen and the late David Kreeger. or by calling                   Collection includes works by Picasso,
(800) 400-9373; a small service fee will        Monet,	Van	Gogh,	Miro	and	others.	
be charged. Tickets are currently not           2401 Foxhall Rd., NW
required for admission to the museum            Washington, D.C. 20007
to see two special exhibitions. Except for      (202) 338-3552. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
the two exhibits, the museum may not be         Reservations required for guided
appropriate for children under 11 years of      tours, Tue - Fri, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
age. No tickets required for permantent         Suggested donation: $8. Free parking
collection from Sept. 2008 - Feb. 28, 2009.     on grounds. Metro: Smithsonian.

International Spy Museum
The world’s largest collection of
international espionage artifacts on public                      The Reflecting Pool and
display, with exhibits about disguise,                     Washington Monument as seen
surveillance, threat analysis and more.                       from the Lincoln Memorial.
800 F St., NW,
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 393-7798
Daily admission via timed tickets, hours
vary; call or visit for
details. Closed Dec. 25.
Metro:	Gallery	Place/Chinatown.

Jefferson Memorial
Dedicated to the third President of the
U.S.	and	writer	of	the	Declaration	of	
Tidal Basin (South Bank)
West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.;
(202) 426-6841
Daily, 8 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Closed Dec. 25.
Metro: Smithsonian.

library of Congress                          Marian Koshland Science Museum
World’s largest library and one of           The Museum explores current
Washington’s most attractively               scientific issues as presented in reports
decorated buildings.                         by the National Academies. Museum
101 Independence Ave., SE                    is open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Daily,
Washington, D.C. 20540                       except Tuesdays. Closed New Year’s
(202) 707-8000.                              Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Sun and
federal holidays. Tours available. Free. Metro: Capitol South.           National Aquarium
                                             Oldest	public	aquarium	in	the	U.S.	Over	
                                             1,700 aquatic specimens, a touch tank
                                             and theater. Dept. of Commerce Bldg.
                                             14th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
                                             Washington, D.C. 20230
                                             (202) 482-2825
                                             Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
                                             closed Thanksgiving and Dec. 25. Fee.
                                             Metro: Federal Triangle.

                                             National Archives
                                             Rotunda exhibits feature the
                                             Declaration of Independence,
                                             Constitution and Bill of Rights.
   The Lincoln Memorial.                     8th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
                                             Washington, D.C. 20408
                                             (202) 357-5000. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.,
lincoln Memorial                             After Sept. 3rd: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Honors the 16th President of the             closed Dec. 25. Free.
United	States.                               Metro: Archives.
900 Ohio Dr., SW,
Washington, D.C.                         National building Museum
(202) 426-6841.                          (old Pension building)
Open daily, 8 a.m. - midnight.           Site of Presidential Inaugural Balls, the
Free.                   building contains the tallest interior
Metro:	Foggy	Bottom/GWU	or	              Corinthian columns in the world. Only
Arlington Cemetery.                      museum	in	the	U.S.	dedicated	to	the	
                                         building arts.
Madame Tussauds                          401 F St., NW,
Who do you want to meet? All celebrities Washington, D.C. 20001
appear in wax. Museum is open Mon-       (202) 272-2448
Wed, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Thurs-   Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m. -
Sun 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.               5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 25 &
1025 F St., NW (Corner of 10th & F Sts.) Jan. 1. Free, donations suggested.
Washington, DC 20004            Metro: Judiciary Square.
(202) 942-7300                 National Gallery of Art
                                         Consists of two buildings connected
                                         by an underground concourse. The
                                         West Building, designed by John
                                         Russell Pope, houses an extensive
46 Washington, DC-Metro Area Attractions
collection of European art from the 13th      1250 New York Ave., NW
through the 20th centuries. The East          Washington, D.C. 20005
Building, designed by I.M. Pei, features      (202) 783-5000
contemporary art by European and              Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
American artists.                             Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. Fee.
Constitution Ave., between                    Metro: Metro Center.
3rd & 7th Sts., NW
Washington, D.C. 20565                     Navy Museum
(202) 737-4215                             Located at the nation’s oldest naval
Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m. -facility, the Navy Museum offers hands-
6 p.m. Closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. Sculpture  on exhibits, from antiaircraft guns to
garden west of West Building open during   a submarine room with operating
Gallery	hours	with	extended	summer	        periscopes,	to	the	destroyer	USS	Barry	
hours, Memorial Day through Labor Day.     moored in the harbor. Also includes Metro: Archives.              changing displays of naval-related art.
                                           Washington Navy Yard
National Geographic Museum                 Building 76, 805 Kidder Breese, SE
at Explorers Hall                          Washington, D.C. 20374
Contains the world’s largest unmounted (202) 433-4882
globe. Changing exhibits highlight         Mon - Fri, 9 a.m - 5 p.m.; weekends
the	National	Geographic	Society’s	         and holidays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
exploration and research of the world.     Reservations and photo ID required.
17th & M Sts., NW                
Washington, D.C. 20036                     Metro: Navy Yard.
(202) 857-7588
Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m. - Newseum
5 p.m. Closed Dec. 25. Free.               Tells the story of News, and explores          the importance of free press as a
Metro: Farragut North.                     cornerstone of democracy. The
                                           Newseum is open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
National law Enforcement                   Daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas,
officers’ Memorial                         and New Year’s Day.
More	than	17,000	U.S.	law	                 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
enforcement officers who lost their        Washington, DC 20001
lives in the line of duty since 1792 are   (888)	NEWSEUM
remembered and honored.          
5th & E. Sts., NW.
Washington, D.C. 20004                     old Post office Pavilion
(202) 737-3213                             A former city post office, this Romanesque
Daily, 24 hours. Visitors Center at        building now houses restaurants, shops
605 E St., NW. Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and an observation tower that provides
Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 12 - 5 p.m.      splendid views of the city.
Closed Dec. 25. Free.       1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Metro: Judiciary Square.                   Washington, D.C. 20004
                                           Tower: (202) 606-8691
National Museum                            Daily tours of the Clock Tower,
of Women in the Arts                       9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Tower closed
The only museum in the world               during bad weather, high winds and
dedicated exclusively to recognizing       demonstrations. Building open 6 a.m. -
the contributions of women artists,        8 p.m.; stores open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
with permanent collections and             Free.
changing exhibitions.                      Metro: Federal Triangle.
Phillips Collection                            first-come, first-served basis beginning at
The first modern art museum in the             9 a.m. Tours Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
U.S.,	housed	in	the	founder’s	mansion.	        Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 25 & Jan. 1.
Includes masterworks by Daumier,      Metro: Capitol South.
Renoir,	Degas,	Cezanne,	Van	Gogh,	as	
well as modern masters Matisse, Picasso        U.S. Department of State
and O’Keeffe among others.                     Housed since 1947 along with the
1600 21st St., NW                              Agency of International Development
Washington, D.C. 20009                         and the Arms Control and
(202) 387-2151                                 Disarmament Agency. Tour includes the
Tue - Wed and Fri - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;     Diplomatic Reception Rooms as well as
Thurs, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sun, 11 - 6        more work-a-day parts of the building.
p.m. Closed federal holidays. Admission        2201 C St., NW
fee.                Washington, D.C. 20032
Metro: Dupont Circle.                          (202) 647-3241
                                               Tours 9:30, 10:30 a.m., 2:45 p.m.,
Union Station                                  Mon - Fri, reservations.
A historic landmark, this restored             Metro:	Foggy	Bottom/GWU.
Beaux-Arts style train station’s lobby
is often used for presidential inaugural       U.S. National Arboretum
celebrations. Still serves as a functioning    Over 400 acres offer a variety of trees,
passenger rail station and includes shops,     shrubs, flowers and herbs as well as a
movie theaters and restaurants.                fantastic collection of Japanese, Chinese
50 Massachusetts Ave., NE                      and American bonsai.
Washington, D.C. 20002                         3501 New York Ave., NE
(202) 289-1908                                 Washington, D.C. 20002
Free.                   (202) 245-2726
Metro:	Union	Station.                          Daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., except Dec. 25.
                                               Bonsai collection open 10 a.m. - 3:30 pm.
U.S. botanic Garden                            Free.
Near	the	U.S.	Capitol,	this	glass	
building houses a variety of flora, both       U.S. Navy Memorial
familiar and exotic, and is the oldest         Honors and remembers the men and
botanic garden in America.                     women	who	have	served	in	the	U.S.	
100 Maryland Ave., SW                          Navy. Includes statue of the “Lone Sailor”
Washington, D.C. 20004                         and an amphitheater that is a site for
(202) 225-8333                                 outdoor summer concerts.
Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., including Dec. 25th.   Pennsylvania Ave.
Free.                             between 7th & 9th Sts., NW
Metro: Federal Center.                         Washington, D.C.
                                               (202) 737-2300
U.S. Capitol building                          Outdoor memorial open daily, 24 hours.
Home of the legislative branch of the          Visitors Center: Open 7 days a week,
U.S.	Federal	Government.	Elected	U.S.	         9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
Senators and Representatives meet here Metro: Archives.
to make federal laws.
On the National Mall                           U.S. Supreme Court
Washington, D.C. 20004                         Home	to	the	judicial	branch	of	the	U.S.	
(202) 225-6827                                 Government.	Here,	nine	Justices	preside	
Free timed tickets available on-site on a      over the highest court in the land.
                                               First St. & Maryland Ave., NE
                                               Washington, D.C. 20543
48 Washington, DC-Metro Area Attractions
(202) 479-3000, (202) 479-3211              Washington Monument
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. When Court      Dedicated to the memory of the first
is in session, public attendance for oral   President	of	the	United	States	and,	
arguments is first-come, first-served.      at 555 feet, is the tallest masonry
Public lectures Mon - Fri 9:30 a.m. -       structure in the world. Elevator takes
3:30 p.m., except federal holidays when     visitors to observation windows at top.
Court	is	not	in	session.	Guided	tours	      National Mall at 15th St., NW
through reservations with one’s local       Washington, D.C.
Congressperson. Free.                       (202) 426-6841                      Daily, 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Advance
Metro:	Union	Station	or	Capitol	South.      tickets available through NPS at
                                   Free tickets
Vietnam Veterans Memorial                   distributed on-site on a first-come,
“The Wall” remembers those who              first-served basis beginning at 8:30 a.m.
died or remain missing from the    Metro: Smithsonian.
Vietnam conflict.
Constitution Ave. between                   White House
Henry Bacon Dr. & 21st St., NW              Official residence of the President
Washington, D.C.                            of	the	United	States	since	John	
(202) 426-6841                              Adams.1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Daily, 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Free.            Washington, D.C. 20500                            (202) 456-1414 (TTY)
Metro:	Foggy	Bottom/GWU.                    Tours, Tue - Sat, except federal
                                            holidays. Reservations through one’s
                                            congressional representative. It is not
                                            possible to drive in front of the White
                                            Metro: McPherson Square.

                                                             The National Cathedral.

White House Visitors Center                National Shrine of the
Lectures, video and museum devoted         Immaculate Conception
to the history of the White House.         Largest Roman Catholic Church in the
1450 Pennsylvania Ave., NW                 Western Hemisphere.
Washington, D.C. 20500                     400 Michigan Ave., NE
(202) 208-1631                             Washington, D.C. 20017
Daily 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free.             (202) 526-8300 Metro: Federal Triangle.      Daily, Nov. 1 - Mar. 31, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.;
                                           Daily, Apr.1 - Oct. 31, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.;
Woodlawn Plantation and                    Tours, Mon - Sat 9 - 11 a.m.; 1 - 3 p.m.;
Pope-leighey House                         groups by special arrangement. Free.
Georgian	style	home	and	gardens	of
Martha Washington’s granddaughter. On      Metro:	Brookland/CUA.
the grounds nearby is the Pope-Leighey
House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.     Washington Mormon Temple
9000 Richmond Hwy.                         Visitors Center
Alexandria, VA 22309                       The Visitors Center has multimedia
(703) 780-4000                             presentations, a revolving diorama
Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed      and garden tours to acquaint visitors
Jan. & Feb.) Admission fee. Combination    with the Church of Jesus Christ of
ticket available for both houses.          Latter Day Saints.             9900 Stoneybrook Dr.
                                           Kensington, MD 20895
Woodrow Wilson House Museum                (301) 587-0144. Visitors Center open
From 1921-1924, home of the only           to the public daily, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
President to retire in Washington, D.C.    Temple itself is closed to non-
after his term.                            Mormons. Free.
2340 S St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20008                     Washington National Cathedral
(202) 387-4062                             Episcopal gothic cathedral is sixth largest
Tue - Sun, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed         in the world. Daily worship services follow
federal holidays. Admission fee.           the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer; all                 denominations welcome.
Metro: Dupont Circle.                      Mt. Saint Albans, Massachusetts &
                                           Wisconsin Aves., NW
Historic Churches, Shrines, and            Washington, D.C. 20016
Religious buildings                        (202) 537-6200
                                           Mon - Sat, 10 - 11:30 a.m., 12:45 - 3:15 p.m.;
Islamic Center                             Sun, 12:45 - 2:30 p.m. Donations requested.
House of worship for the Islamic faith.
2551 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 332-8343
Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 15-minute group
tours, motorcoach parking available.
Call in advance: (202) 332-8343. Free.

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Capitol Pedicab Tours
For the environmentally conscious – bike
your way to the sites. Set up the tour
itinerary of your choice. (202) 232-6086

Capitol Segway
The only authorized Segway tour of
Washington, D.C. (202) 682-1980.

C&o Canal barge Rides
One-hour narrated trip on a replica canal

boat pulled by mules. Day and evening trips
from	Georgetown	and	Great	Falls,	MD,	Apr.-
Sept. (301) 739-4200.

Capitol Entertainment Services
                                                            Nina’s Dandy.
Group	transportation	and	guided	
sightseeing tours. (202) 636-9203.                open Top Tours                       View the sighs of our Nation’s Capital aboard
                                                  a new open-top double-decker bus.
Capitol River Cruises                             (877)332-8689.
The 50-minute narrated tours aboard
Nightingale	II	depart	daily	from	Georgetown	      Potomac Riverboat Co.
Harbor, March-Oct. (301) 460-7447.                Take a 90-minute cruise of Washington,                       D.C. See Alexandria on a 40-minute narrated
                                                  cruise, or cruise from Old Town Alexandria
Nina’s Dandy                                      to Mount Vernon. (703) 548-9000.
Daily lunch and dinner-and-dancing cruises
depart historic Old Town Alexandria, VA,
gliding past majestic monuments.                  Scandal Tours
(703) 683-6076.          The critically acclaimed comedy group
cruise-nina.htm                                   Gross	National	Product	conducts	an	
                                                  irreverent tour of Washington, D.C.’s
D.C. Ducks                                        infamous scandal sites. April - Labor Day.
Narrated tours of the Potomac River on            (202) 783-7212.
“The Boats on Wheels” depart 10 a.m.-             ScandalTours.html
4	p.m.	from	Union	Station.	(202)	832-9800.                                   Spirit Cruises
                                                  Daily	cruises	to	George	Washington’s	Mount	
Martz Gold line/Gray line                         Vernon	Estate	and	Gardens.
Daily sightseeing tours of Washington, D.C.       (202) 554-8000.
(301) 386-8300.
odyssey Cruises                                   Daily narrated sightseeing tours with stops
Two- and three-hour lunch, dinner and             at the White House, National Mall with
moonlight	cruises	depart	from	the	Gangplank	      Smithsonian museums, and four stops in
Marina in Washington, D.C.                        Arlington National Cemetery.
(800) 946-7245.         (202) 554-5100; (888) 868-7707.
old Town Trolley Tours
Narrated tour of D.C. featuring 100 sites of      Washington Walks
interest. Convenient “on-off ” privileges at 16   Two-hour professionally guided walking
stops. (202) 832-9800.                            tours of D.C. depart from designated          Metro stops. (202) 484-1565.
    Gin	Blossoms	performing	at	Crystal	Rocks.

                                                    Annual Marine Corps Marathon.

 You’ve what?                     Early December
                                                Pageant of Peace
 there’s fun to be had nearly                   The lighting of the national Christmas
 every day of the year.                         tree on the Ellipse, south of the White
                                                House, kicks off a month of free
 In Arlington and the neighboring capital,      holiday activities. Washington, D.C.
 you can watch a parade, run 26 miles,          (202) 208-1631 or (202) 619-7222
 sample Virginia wines and listen to a
 rock concert with 2,000 of your closest
 friends. Well, maybe not all in one day.       Early December
                                                light Up Rosslyn
 NOTE: We have made every attempt               Dozens of high-rises in Rosslyn are lit
 to verify all the information provided         up with thousands of white lights. 6
 in this guide. Nevertheless, we                p.m., Arlington, VA. (703) 522-6628.
 recommend that you contact your      
 selected attractions and events directly
 when planning your visit.                      Mid-December
                                                Joy of Christmas Concerts
 Winter 2008 - 2009                             Washington National Cathedral. Fri,
                                                7:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun, 4 p.m. Admission
 November 26                                    fee. Washington, DC. (202) 537-6247.
 U.S. botanical Gardens Annual
 Holiday Exhibit: “A Midnight Clear”            December 24
 Model train garden display featuring           Washington National
 the	National	Mall,	U.S.	Capitol	and	           Cathedral Christmas Services
 the Lincoln Memorial adorned in                Christmas carols and seasonal choral
 poinsettias. Daily,10 a.m.-5 p.m.              performances are part of the special
 (202) 225-8333.                                services. 6 & 10 p.m., passes required.
                                                Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 9 a.m., noon,
                                                4 p.m. (202) 537-6200.

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December 31                                  february 16
first Night Celebrations                     George Washington’s birthday
(New year’s Eve)                             observance
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with alcohol-       Wreath-laying at Washington’s Tomb and
free, family-oriented festivals, featuring   performances by Army Fife Corps. Mount
music, dance, crafts and more.               Vernon, VA. (703) 780-2000. Free.
Alexandria: (703) 838-4200.
Leesburg: (540) 338-4640.                    february 16, 2009
Annapolis: (410) 268-8553.                   Washington’s birthday Ceremony
Admission fee.                               Observance with speeches and music.
                                             Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.
January 18                         
Martin luther King Jr.
birthday observance                          Spring 2009
Wreath-laying ceremony accompanied
by a recorded presentation of King’s         March 19-22
“I Have a Dream” speech, local choirs,       Washington Home and
speakers and military color guard.           Garden Show
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.           Tens of thousands of flowers will be
(202) 619-7222. Free.                        in bloom in this preparation for spring
                                             gardening. Washington Convention
february                                     Center, Washington, D.C.
Chinese New year Celebration                 (703) 823-7960. Admission fee.
Parade of marching bands, lion and
dragon dancers, clowns and entertainers. March 17
Chinatown, Washington, D.C.              St. Patrick’s Day Parade
(703) 851-8777. Free.                    Dancers, bagpipers and bands march
                                         along Constitution Avenue. 12 - 3 p.m.,
february 12                              Washington, D.C. (202) 637-2474.
Abraham lincoln’s birthday
observance                               March
Concerts by military bands, wreath-      White House Easter Egg Roll
laying	and	a	reading	of	the	Gettysburg	 Children ages 3 to 6, accompanied by
Address. Lincoln Memorial,               an adult, are invited to gather on the
Washington, D.C.             lawn for this traditional event. Eggs and
                                         entertainment are provided. Security
february 14                              concerns may restrict access. White
frederick Douglass birthday              House, Washington, D.C. (202) 456-2200.
Wreath-laying ceremony in conjunction
with Black History Month. Frederick      March 28-April 12
Douglass Memorial Site, 1411 W St., SE, National Cherry blossom festival
Washington, D.C.             The blooming of the cherry trees
                                         around the Tidal Basin is the center of
february 19 - 22                         this festival of music, special events and
Washington boat Show                     an annual parade. Parade date to be
Hundreds of sail and motor boats         announced. Washington, D.C.
prepare for summer vacation.             (202) 789-7000.
Washington Convention Center,  
Washington, D.C. (202) 249-3000.

Spring 2009 (Cont.)                    May-June
                                       Shakespeare Theatre Company
March 29                               Theater festival
Smithsonian Kite festival              The Shakespeare Theatre Company
Features competitions in design,       presents its annual outdoor theater
performance and other categories. On   festival. Carter Barron Amphitheatre,
the Mall, 14th St. near the Museum of  in Rock Creek Park at 16th & Kennedy
American History. Rain date, April 1.  Sts., NW, Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. (202) 633-3030. Free. (202) 547-1122. Free tickets distributed
                                       each day for that evening’s performance.
Thomas Jefferson’s birthday
A commemoration with military          late May
drills and a wreath-laying ceremony.   10th Annual CSC Invitational
Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C    10K professional men’s bike race on
(202) 619-7222.            the streets of Clarendon. Attracts
                                       national & world champion teams and
                                       Olympians. Kid’s race is a local favorite.
    10th Annual CSC Invitational.      In Clarendon, men’s invitational begins
                                       at noon. Arlington, VA. (703) 351-7200

                                              May 25
                                              Memorial Day Ceremonies
                                              Numerous ceremonies are scheduled.
                                              The	U.S.	Navy	Memorial,	701	
                                              Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington,
                                              D.C., 10 a.m. wreath-laying, 1 p.m.
                                              wreath-laying, 8 p.m.
                                              Navy Band: (202)737-2300
                                              Arlington National Cemetery:
April 12                                      (703) 607-8000
Easter Sunrise Service                        The Vietnam Veterans Memorial:
Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial         (202) 393-0090
Amphitheater. Arlington, VA.                  The Women in Military Service
(703) 607-8000.                               Memorial: (800) 222-2294
                                              May 25
April 23-26                                   National Memorial Day Concert
Smithsonian Craft Show                        The National Symphony Orchestra and
The creations of more than 200 artists,       guest performers celebrate Memorial
selected from thousands around the            Day with a free concert. On the
country, will be on sale. National            West	Lawn	of	the	U.S.	Capitol.	Public	
Building Museum, Washington, D.C.             dress rehearsal on May 27, 7:30 p.m,
(202) 633-5006. Admission fee.                Washington, D.C. (202) 416-8100.        
May 2
Virginia Gold Cup
Annual running of the steeplechase classic.
Great	Meadow,	Route	245,	The	Plains,	
VA. (540) 347-1215.
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Summer 2009                                    Military band Summer
                                               Concert Series
Arlington farmer’s Market                      One of Washington’s most popular
Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Apr. 12           summer activities! Outdoor concerts
through Dec. 13; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.,             held every evening all summer.
Dec. 13 - Apr. 2009. resh produce,             National Mall, June-Sept., 8 p.m. Free.
baked goods and more. Courthouse               For information, contact: Army Band:
parking lot, N. 14th St. & Courthouse          (703) 696-3399. Marine Band: (202)
Rd., Arlington, VA. (703) 228-6400.            433-4011;                 Navy Band: (202) 433-2525.
                                               Air Force Band: (202) 767-5658
U.S. Army band Concerts
Tuesdays and Thursdays through                 Jazz in the Gardens
winter. Bruckner Hall, Fort Myer,              Weekly Summer Jazz Concert series in
Arlington, VA. (703) 696-3399.                 the	Sculpture	Gardens	at	the	National                             Gallery	of	Art.	7th	&	9th	Sts.,	and	
                                               Constitution Ave., NW, Washington,
C&o Canal barge Rides                          DC. (202) 737-4215. Fridays, May -
April - Nov., 1057 Thomas Jefferson            Sept., 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free.
Street, NW., Washington, D.C. Also at
Great	Falls	Tavern,	MacArthur	Blvd.,	Great	
Falls, MD. 75 minutes of the canal’s history                      Arlington County Fair.
through stories and song. Admission fee.
(202) 653-5190.

Arlington Arts Al fresco – May
through September each year
Throughout the summer, various
locations. A series of exciting outdoor
arts performances, including jazz, rock,
swing and classical music, drama, dance,
puppeteering, and more. Free. Contact
Arlington Events Hotline at (703) 228-
6966, or go to

Marine Corps Tuesday Evening
Sunset Parades
Featuring	the	U.S.	Marine	Drum	and	
Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Team.
                                               August 19-23
Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington, VA.
                                               Arlington County fair
Late May-Late Aug., every Tue, 7 p.m.
                                               Rides, entertainment, arts, crafts,
Free shuttle bus service available from
                                               international foods and much more.
Arlington Cemetery Visitors Center
                                               This annual event draws as many as
starting at 6 p.m. Free. (202) 433-4073.
                                               60,000 visitors. Thomas Jefferson
                                               Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington, VA.
                                               Free. (703) 920-4556.

fall 2009                                 late September
                                          Virginia Wine festival
September                                 Sample Virginia vintages at this festival of
Planet Arlington                          wine, music and entertainment. Morven
World Music festival                      Park Equestrian Center, Leesburg, VA.
Celebrates Arlington’s commitment         (866) 877-3343 or (703) 823-1868.
to diversity in a concert featuring an
array of the most acclaimed artists on
the world music scene. Netherlands        Early october
Carillon/Iwo	Jima	Memorial	Grounds,	      Army Ten-Miler
Arlington, VA. Shuttles from Rosslyn      Run begins at 8 a.m. and ends in the
Metro. Free. (703) 228-1850.              Pentagon parking lot. Largest 10-mile                   race in the country. Registration fee.
                                          (202) 685-3361, ext. 4,
September                                 or
NSo labor Day Concert
The National Symphony Orchestra           october 12
marks the end of summer with a            Columbus Day Ceremonies
free	concert.	West	lawn	of	the	U.S.	      Annual tribute to Christopher
Capitol, 8 p.m., Washington, D.C.         Columbus by the Knights of Columbus
(202) 416-8113.                           and other groups. Columbus Memorial
                                          Plaza,	in	front	of	Union	Station.	
September 19                              Washington, D.C. (202) 619-7222.
Kennedy Center open House       
Annual event to celebrate the arts with
free concerts and other performances      october 25
on multiple indoor and outdoor stages.    Marine Corps Marathon
Noon - 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, 2700 F     The 34th “People’s Marathon,” starts
Street, NW, Washington, D.C.              at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington,
(202) 467-4600.    following a course into the District
                                          and along the Mall, ending back at the
September 12                              Memorial. Limited to 30,000 pre-
18th Annual Rosslyn Jazz festival         registered runners. (800) 786-8762.
Enjoy entertainment, food, activities,
and, of course, jazz, at this annual event.
1-7	p.m.,	Gateway	Park	in	Rosslyn.	         November 11
Arlington, VA. Admission fee.               Veterans Day Ceremonies
(703) 522-6628.           Veterans of America’s armed services
                                            are honored with ceremonies.
Mid-September                               Arlington National Cemetery, the
black family Reunion                        U.S.	Navy	Memorial	and	the	Vietnam	
24th annual cultural celebration of         Veterans Memorial. (202) 619-7222.
African American families, featuring
live entertainment, exhibits, arts, crafts
and food vendors. Sponsored by the
National Council of Negro Women.
On the grounds of the Washington
National Mall. Washington, D.C.
(202) 416-8113.

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ballston                                    Westin Arlington Gateway
                                            801	N.	Glebe	Rd.,	22203
Comfort Inn ballston                        (703) 717-6200, (888) 627-7076
1211	N.	Glebe	Rd.,	22201                    336 rooms, near Ballston Metro,
(703) 247-3399, (800) 787-6589              indoor pool, WestinWorkout®
126 rooms, near Metro, restaurant,          powered by Reebok fitness center,
free high-speed Internet, free parking.     high-speed Internet, Pinzimini                 Restaurant, Starbucks, conference/
                                            banquet facilities, valet parking only.
Hilton Arlington                  
950 N. Stafford St., 22203
(703) 528-6000, (800) 445-8667              Columbia Pike
209 rooms, above Ballston Metro, fitness
center, restaurant, conference/banquet      Days Inn Pentagon
facilities, high-speed Internet.            3030 Columbia Pike, 22204                  (703) 521-5570, (800) 329-7466
                                            75 rooms, near Metro, bus, exercise
Holiday Inn Arlington at ballston           room, restaurant, conference facilities,
4610 N. Fairfax Dr., 22203                  free parking, free high-speed internet.
(703) 243-9800, (800) 465-4329    
221 rooms, 2 1/2 blocks from Ballston
Metro, restaurant/lounge, fitness
center, outdoor pool, free shuttle
within 1 mile, conference/banquet
facilities, high-speed Internet, same-day
valet services, gift shop, free parking
on Fridays and Saturdays.
Columbia Pike (Cont’d)                       Hilton Garden Inn
                                             1333 N. Courthouse Rd., 22201
Sheraton National                            (703) 528-4444, (800) 445-8667
900 S. Orme St., 22204                       189 rooms, near Metro, fitness center,
(703) 521-1900 (888) 325-3535                restaurant, conference/banquet facilities,
408 rooms, free shuttle to Reagan            hair salon, garage parking, free high-
National Airport & Pentagon City,            speed internet.
indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant,
conference/banquet facilities, high-
speed internet, parking fee.                 Crystal City
                                             Americana Hotel Crystal City
Courthouse                                   1400 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202
                                             (703) 979-3772, (800) 548-6261
Arlington Court Suites Hotel                 100 rooms, 1 block to Metro,
1200 Courthouse Rd., 22201                   free hotel shuttle, free continental
(703) 524-4000                               breakfast, free parking.
187 suites with full kitchens, near
Courthouse Metro, meeting facilities,
free breakfast, fitness center, high-speed
internet, shuttle service.

Crystal City (Cont.)                            Doubletree Crystal City
                                                300 Army Navy Dr., 22202
Crowne Plaza Washington-                        (703) 416-4100, (866) 999-VIEW
National Airport Hotel                          632 rooms, near Metro, indoor pool,
1480 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202                free Metro and Reagan National Airport
(703) 416-1600                                  shuttles, fitness center, 2 restaurants,
308 rooms, near Metro, outdoor pool,            conference/banquet facilities, free high-
free Reagan National Airport shuttle,           speed Internet, parking fee.
fitness center, restaurant, lounge,   
business center, conference & banquet
facilities. Starbucks, Pizza Hut on             Embassy Suites
property, parking fee.                          1300 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202                       (703) 979-9799, (800) EMBASSY
                                                267 rooms, near Metro, indoor pool,
Crystal City Courtyard by Marriott              free airport shuttle, fitness center,
2899 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202                restaurant, conference/banquet
(703) 549-3434, (800) 228-9290                  facilities, free breakfast, complimentary
272 rooms, near Metro, indoor pool,             manager’s reception, free high-speed
free Reagan National Airport shuttle,           Internet, parking fee.
fitness center, restaurant, conference/
banquet facilities, high-speed internet,
parking fee.             Hampton Inn & Suites
                                                2000 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202
Crystal City Marriott at Ronald                 (703) 418-8181, (800) 426-7866
Reagan National Airport                         119 standard rooms and 42 suites,
1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202                near Metro, free continental breakfast,
(703) 413-5500, (800) 228-9290                  indoor pool, fitness center, shuttles to
340 rooms, near Metro, indoor pool, free        Metro and Reagan National Airport,
Reagan National Airport shuttle, fitness        free high-speed Internet, parking fee.
center, restaurant, conference-banquet
facilities, high-speed Internet, parking fee.                     Hilton Crystal City
                                                at National Airport
Crystal Gateway Marriott                        2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202
1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202                (703) 418-6800, (800) Hiltons
(703) 920-3230, (800) 228-9290                  386 rooms, near Metro, indoor pool, free
694 rooms, near Metro, indoor/outdoor           Reagan National Airport shuttle, fitness
pool, free Reagan National Airport              center, restaurant, conference/banquet
shuttle, fitness center, restaurant,            facilities, high-speed Internet, parking fee.
conference/banquet facilities, high-speed
Internet, parking fee.
                                                Holiday Inn National Airport
                                                2650 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202
                                                (703) 684-7200, (800) HOLIDAY
                                                280 rooms, near Metro, free shuttles
                                                to Metro and Reagan National Airport,
                                                fitness center, restaurant, lounge,
                                                conference/banquet facilities, business
                                                center, free high-speed Internet, parking

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Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202
(703) 418-1234, (800) 233-1234
685 rooms, near Metro, outdoor pool,
free Reagan National Airport shuttle,
fitness center, restaurant, conference/
banquet facilities, high-speed Internet,
parking fee.

Radisson Hotel
Reagan National Airport
2020 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202
(703) 920-8600; (800) 333-3333
245 rooms, near Metro, outdoor pool,
free shuttle to Metro, Reagan National
Airport and Pentagon, Restaurant,
conference/banquet facilities, free high-
speed Internet, parking fee.

Sheraton Crystal City
1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202
(703) 486-1111, (888) 627-8209
217 rooms, at Crystal City Metro,
outdoor pool, free Reagan National
Airport shuttle, fitness center,
restaurant, conference/banquet facilities,
high-speed Internet, parking fee.

Pentagon City

Residence Inn by Marriott –
Pentagon City
550 Army Navy Dr., 22202
(703) 413-6630, (800) 331-3131
299 rooms, near Metro, shuttle to
airport, indoor pool, fitness center,
conference/banquet facilities, free high-
speed Internet, free breakfast, social hour
Mon - Wed, dessert and movie Thurs,
parking fee.

The Ritz-Carlton                             Hyatt Arlington
at Pentagon City                             1325 Wilson Blvd., 22209
1250 S. Hayes St., 22202                     (703) 525-1234, (800) 233-1234
(703) 415-5000, (800) 241-3333               302 rooms, near Metro, fitness center,
366 rooms, at Pentagon City Metro,           restaurant, conference/banquet
indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant,     facilities, free high-speed Internet,
conference/banquet facilities, adjacent to   parking fee.
Pentagon City mall, high-speed Internet,
parking fee.             Inn of Rosslyn
                                             1601 Arlington Blvd., 22209
Rosslyn                                      (703) 524-3400, (800) 504-4888
                                             38 rooms, 2 blocks to Metro, free
Arlington/Rosslyn                            shuttle to Reagan National Airport,
Courtyard by Marriott                        free high-speed Internet, free
1533 Clarendon Blvd., 22209                  continental breakfast, free parking.
(703) 528-2222, (800) 321-2211     
162 rooms, free shuttle within 2
miles, near Metro, indoor pool, fitness      Key bridge Marriott
center, restaurant, free high-speed          1401 Lee Hwy., 22209
Internet, parking fee.                       (703) 524-6400, (888) 256-2427                             584 rooms, near Metro, indoor/outdoor
                                             pool, Revival Restaurant and Connextion
best Western Iwo Jima                        Lounge, conference/banquet facilities,
1501 Arlington Blvd., 22209                  high-speed Internet, parking fee.
(703) 524-5000, (800) 528-1234     
141 rooms, 3 blocks to Rosslyn Metro,
enclosed pool, exercise room, restaurant,    Residence Inn by Marriott – Rosslyn
meeting rooms, high-speed Internet,          1651 N. Oak St., 22209
parking fee.             (703) 812-8400, (800) 331-3131
                                             176 rooms, near Metro, exercise
Holiday Inn Rosslyn Key bridge               room, free breakfast, dinner Mon -
1900 N. Fort Myer Dr., 22209                 Wed, dessert Thurs, free high-speed
(703) 807-2000, (800) 368-3408               Internet, parking fee.
308 rooms, near Metro, indoor pool,
fitness center, restaurant, conference/
banquet facilities, free high-speed          The Virginian Suites
Internet, parking fee.                       1500 Arlington Blvd., 22209           (703) 522-9600, (800) 275-2866
                                             Near Rosslyn Metro, shuttle, outdoor
Hotel Palomar Arlington                      pool, fitness center, daily/monthly rates,
1121 N. 19th Street, 22209                   free high-speed Internet, parking fee.
(703) 351-9170, (866) 505-1001     
154 rooms, near Rosslyn Metro,
restaurant, event space and meeting
rooms, pet friendly, free Internet, and
fitness center.

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Shirlington                                  other

best Western Pentagon                        Days Inn Arlington
2480	S.	Glebe	Rd.,	22206                     2201 Arlington Blvd., 22201
(703) 979-4400, (800) 426-6886               (703) 525-0300
205 rooms, free shuttle service to           128 rooms, near Metro, shuttle,
Metro and Reagan National Airport,           outdoor pool, restaurant, conference
outdoor pool, restaurant, conference/        & banquet facilities, free high-speed
banquet facilities, free high-speed          Internet, free parking.
Internet, free parking.            
                                             Econo-lodge Metro in Arlington
Comfort Inn Pentagon                         6800 Lee Hwy., 22213
2480	S.	Glebe	Rd.,	22206                     (703) 538-5300, (800) 785-6343
(703) 682-5500, (800) 228-5150               47 rooms, near Metro, free parking,
120 rooms, shuttle, health club,             free high-speed Internet, free
outdoor pool, free high-speed Internet.      continental breakfast.               

                                             The Highlander Motel
                                             3336 Wilson Blvd., 22201
   Arlington’s “Rolling Concierges”          (703) 524-4300, (800) 786-4301
   assist summer visitors in Crystal City.
                                             46 rooms, near Virginia Square Metro,
                                             free continental breakfast, free parking.

                                             Inns of Virginia
                                             3335 Lee Hwy., 22207
                                             (703) 524-9800, (800) 677-4797
                                             53 rooms, free continental breakfast,
                                             free parking.

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