View across the Potomac
from Arlington at sunset.
War Memorial Rosslyn skyline.
2 Welcome to Arlington, Virginia!
Where big-city cool meets small-
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.
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!
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.
• 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.
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 www.americancentury.org
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
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- www.arenastage.org
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 www.arlingtonarts.org 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 www.janefranklin.com
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
www.classika.org 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)
www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm (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 www.synetictheater.org
www.arlingtonarts.org 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
Bowen McCauley Dance. www.arlingtonarts.org
Theatre on the Run
85-seat black box theater. Available for
rental. Free parking.
3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
Arlington, VA 22206
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
www.arlingtonplayers.org (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. www.kennedy-center.org
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 418-4808 The National Theatre
www.washingtonshakespeare.org 1321 E Street, NW
other Arts & Cultural Venues in the (202) 628-6161 or (800) 447-7400
Washington, D.C. – Metro Area Metro: Metro Center
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
www.fordstheatre.org Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial
Arlington Arts Center. 1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
Metro: Metro Center
Wolf Trap farm Park for the
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
(Photo by: David Hills).
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
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 smart...it’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.
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. www.gocarpool.com
(703) 465-1300 Beer, pool and more – a favorite happy
www.tentcorp.com 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.
www.bigbunsgourmetgrill.com 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
www.caribbeanbreeze.com 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.
Upscale Italian on the ground floor of
the Westin Arlington Gateway hotel.
Rio Grande Café
4301 Fairfax Dr.
Local favorite for Mexican food and
fun for families with a small outdoor
Restaurant & brewery
4238 Wilson Blvd.
Microbrews, salads, steaks and sandwiches.
Rocklands barbeque & Grill
4000 Fairfax Dr.
Get your fingers sticky at this classic
BBQ joint, featuring some of the best
1211 N. Glebe Rd.
Excellent Indian cuisine in a quiet
setting. Named best restaurant two
years in a row at Taste of Arlington.
4001 Fairfax Dr.
Thai food in a beautiful and eclectic setting.
Ted’s Montana Grill
4300 Wilson Blvd.
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.
4401 Wilson Blvd. Excellent American entrees featuring a
(703) 528-3113 variety of sandwiches, salads and sides;
www.vapiano.us 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.
1101 N. Highland St. la Tasca
(703) 524-7455 2900 Wilson Blvd.
www.cgrill.com (703) 812-9120
Tasty sandwiches and salads, featuring www.latascausa.com
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
www.delhiclub.com 2933 Wilson Blvd.
Color, ambiance and service plus the (703) 812-9352
artistic qualities of authentic Indian Cuisine. www.mexicali-blues.com
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.
www.hardtimes.com (703) 351-1004
Chili, chili and more chili – anyway you www.settebellorestaurant.com
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
www.tallularestaurant.com 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 www.ragtimerestaurant.com
www.thaisquarerestaurant.com Wide array of salads and sandwiches, a
Small neighborhood setting with an favorite in Courthouse.
authentic Thai taste.
Courthouse 1836 Wilson Blvd.
2039 Wilson Blvd. A popular spot for dinner and nighlife.
www.latinconcepts.com 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. www.sawatdee.net
Fun, friendly and warm.
2300 Wilson Blvd.
Fine Lebanese cuisine in a beautiful setting.
Crystal City Cucina Vivace
509 S. 23rd St.
Athena Pallas (703) 979-7676
556 S. 22nd St. www.cucinavivace.com
(703) 521-3870 Contemporary Italian cuisine, voted
www.athenapallasrestaurant.com 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 www.harar-mesob.com
screens broadcast all the games. Great Authentic Ethiopian cuisine with authentic
food, happy hour specials, fun for the mesob tables in a family atmosphere.
Jaleo Spanish Tapas & bar
bebo Trattoria 2250 Crystal Dr.
2250 Crystal Dr. (703) 413-8181
(703) 412-5076 www.jaleo.com
www.bebotrattoria.com 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. www.legalseafoods.com
(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.
Hamlet 1101 S. Joyce St.
1601 Crystal Dr. (703) 415-8681
(703) 413-0422 www.lebanesetaverna.com
www.hamburgerhamlet.com Lebanese cuisine in a beautiful setting.
Great burgers and more.
The Portofino Restaurant 1101 S. Joyce St.
526 S. 23rd St. (703) 415-0411
(703) 979-8200 www.muraliva.com
www.theportofinorestaurant.com 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.
1101 S. Joyce St.
Asian cuisine and sushi; live music on
California Pizza Kitchen
1201 S. Hayes St.
Pizza and more.
Zen bistro and Wine bar
Champps Restaurant & bar
1101 S. Joyce St.
1101 S. Joyce St.
Asian tapas, noodles, sweets
Sports bar featuring burgers,
and a fine selection of wines from all over
sandwiches, salads and more.
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. www.cafeasia.com
Eclectic Chinese menu featuring a
Rosslyn (Cont.) Pho 75
1721 Wilson Blvd.
China Garden (703) 525-7355
1100 Wilson Blvd. Popular Vietnamese “Pho” restaurant.
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.
www.arlington.hyatt.com 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.
www.domasotrattoria.com (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. www.redhotandblue.com
Southern-style BBQ and more.
Santa fe Café
1500 Wilson Blvd.
Authentic New Mexican cuisine.
1735 N. Lynn St.
A Rosslyn staple for great quality sushi.
1727 Wilson Blvd.
1723 Wilson Blvd.
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
4000 Campbell Ave.
Aladdin’s Eatery (703) 931-0777
4044 Campbell Ave. www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/carlyle
(703) 894-4401 Wide variety of entrees at this post-
www.aladdinseatery.com 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. www.extravirginva.com
(703) 575-8800 Italian, with great outdoor dining and
www.aromarestaurant.com 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. www.guaposrestaurant.com
(703) 575-8055 Classic Mexican entrées plus tasty
www.bearrockfoods.com Margaritas and outdoor dining.
Excellent sandwiches and more.
bistro bistro 4251 Campbell Ave.
4021 Campbell Ave. (703) 845-2796
(703) 379-0300 www.johnnyrockets.com
www.bistro-bistro.com 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. www.lunagrillanddiner.com
(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 www.charliechiangs.com
www.busboysandpoets.com 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. www.thaiinshirlington.com
(703) 578-3888 A sophisticated approach to Thai, using
www.capcitybrew.com 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
2855 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
4056 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
Wine tasting at
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
(Photo by: Diana Sanchez).
3123 Lee Hwy. live Music
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 528-6266 IoTA Club & Café
2832 Wilson Blvd.
brunch (703) 552-8340
4000 Campbell Ave. Steak
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 931-0777 Ray’s the Steaks
1725 Wilson Blvd.
burgers Arlington, VA 22201
2300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
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
4014 S. 28th St.
Arlington, VA 22206
Tivoli Gourmet Pastry
901 N. Stuart St.
Arlington, VA 22203
In tHE MooD For
Sweet indulgence at CakeLove
the local brew What’s on tap?
Coffee & Tea Company 4000 Fairfax Dr.
1737 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203
Arlington, VA 22209 (703) 807-0091
Capitol City brewing Company
Java Shack 2700 S. Quincy St.
2507 N. Franklin Rd. Arlington, VA 22206
Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 578-3888
Murky Coffee Enjoy a cup of coffee
3211 Wilson Blvd. at one of Arlington’s
many coffee shops.
Arlington, VA 22201
Rappahannock Coffee & Roasting
2406 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
Shopping at Sephora in Pentagon City.
IN ARlINGToN’S URbAN VIllAGES
4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 524-5100
4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 841-2444 Rainbow
4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 243-9544
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
4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 243-4988 Victoria’s Secret
4238 Wilson Blvd. (703) 841-9441
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
2800 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 890-2300 2700 Clarendon Blvd. (703) 248-8150
Current boutique Columbia Pike
2529 Wilson Blvd. (703) 528-3079
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
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
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
Signature leather & Travelware
1686 Crystal Square Arc
The boeing Store
1638 Crystal Square Arc
The Men’s Shop
2156 Crystal Plaza Arc (703) 415-0330
1628 Crystal Square Arc
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
2137 Crystal Plaza Arc (703) 415-4444 Aeropostale
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3636
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
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
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
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 412-1107 1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 418-4770
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
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
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-2206 1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3447
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
1100 S. Hayes St. (703) 415-3512
Fashion Center at Pentagon City
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
1301 S. Joyce St.
& SErVICES Arlington, VA 22202
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
(Photo by: David Hills).
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
International (bWI) Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington Linthicum, MD
National Airport (800) 435-9294
Arlington, VA www.bwiairport.com
(703)417-8000 Getting to and from there: Amtrak and
www.mwaa.com/national 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
www.mwaa.com/Dulles 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 www.washfly.com/metro.htm. 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 www.wmata.com. 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 www.metroopensdoors.com
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
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 www.vre.org.
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 www.zipcar.com/
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 www.arlingtonva.us and are available www.commuterpage.com 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: www.rideguide.wmata.com will help you
plan your MetroBus and MetroRail trips.
big Wheel bikes
3119 Lee Highway The Commuter Store
www.bigwheelbikes.com 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
www.bikethesites.com 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
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 www.arlingtonva.us.
Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Shirlington Station bus Depot
2975 S. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22206
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
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.
www.stayarlington.com. April 1 - Sept. 30, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Air Force Memorial Foundation
NOTE: We have made every attempt www.airforcememorial.org
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
www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org 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, www.deamuseum.org
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.
www.nps.gov/arho 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.
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
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 www.pentagonmemorial.org
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
www.army.mil/oldguard/Museum/ 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 www.nps.gov/this
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
www.whs.mil/visit_pent.cfm 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.
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The Lincoln Memorial.
The United States
WASHINGToN, D.C.-METRo AREA
Smithsonian Institution (202) 633-1000; www.si.edu
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) www.anacostia.si.edu
(202) 357-1729 (TTY)
Dial-a-Museum: (202) 357-2020 freer & Sackler Galleries
www.si.edu, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.asia.si.edu. 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
www.hirshorn.si.edu 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 www.mnh.si.edu
(202) 633-1000. Metro: Federal Triangle/Smithsonian.
Daily, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fees for theater or planetarium admission. National Portrait Gallery
www.nasm.si.edu. 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 www.npg.si.edu. Metro: Gallery Place.
www.africa.si.edu. 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 www.postalmuseum.si.edu
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 www.nationalzoo.si.edu
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. www.bnaibrith.org
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
www.americanart.si.edu 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. www.moneyfactory.gov
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. www.corcoran.org
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 www.decaturhouse.org
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.
www.crimemuseum.org 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, www.dumbartonhouse.org
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. www.dar.org 1703 32nd St., NW
Metro: Farragut West. Washington, D.C. 20007
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. www.doaks.org
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, www.nps.gov/fdrm. 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.
www.fbi.gov. 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 www.nps.gov/frdo/freddoug.html
(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. www.folger.edu. 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. www.mountvernon.org
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.
www.fordstheatre.org 4155 Linnean Ave., NW
Metro: Metro Center. Washington, D.C. 20008
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. www.hillwoodmuseum.org
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 www.nps.gov/kwvm/home.htm
& 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.
www.tickets.com 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. www.kreegermuseum.org
www.ushmm.org. 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
Daily admission via timed tickets, hours
vary; call or visit www.spymuseum.org for
details. Closed Dec. 25.
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown.
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.;
Daily, 8 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Closed Dec. 25.
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 www.koshland-science-museum.org
federal holidays. Tours available. Free.
www.loc.gov. 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
Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
closed Thanksgiving and Dec. 25. Fee.
Metro: Federal Triangle.
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. www.archives.gov
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. www.nps.gov/linc 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
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 www.nbm.org. Metro: Judiciary Square.
www.madametussaudsdc.com 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. www.nmwa.org
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
www.nga.gov. 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 www.history.navy.mil/branches/nhcorg8.htm
Washington, D.C. 20036 Metro: Navy Yard.
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
www.nationalgeographic.com/museum 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. www.newseum.org
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. www.nleomf.org 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. www.oldpostofficedc.com
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, www.aoc.gov. 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. www.phillipscollection.org 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. www.state.gov.
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. www.unionstationdc.com (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. www.usna.usda.gov
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. www.usbg.gov between 7th & 9th Sts., NW
Metro: Federal Center. Washington, D.C.
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 www.navymemorial.org. 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
www.supremecourtus.gov Daily, 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Advance
Metro: Union Station or Capitol South. tickets available through NPS at
reservations.nps.gov. 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 www.nps.gov. Metro: Smithsonian.
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
www.nps.gov/vive (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
www.nps.gov. 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 www.nationalshrine.com
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.
www.nationaltrust.org/woodlawn 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. www.lds.org
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
www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org 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. www.nationalcathedral.org
2551 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 15-minute group
tours, motorcoach parking available.
Call in advance: (202) 332-8343. Free.
50 Washington, DC-Metro Area Attractions
Capitol Pedicab Tours
For the environmentally conscious – bike
your way to the sites. Set up the tour
itinerary of your choice. (202) 232-6086
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. www.nps.gov/choh
Capitol Entertainment Services
Group transportation and guided
sightseeing tours. (202) 636-9203. open Top Tours
www.washington-dc-tours.com View the sighs of our Nation’s Capital aboard
a new open-top double-decker bus.
Capitol River Cruises (877)332-8689. www.opentopsightseeing.com
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,
www.capitolrivercruises.com 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 www.potomacriverboatco.com
depart historic Old Town Alexandria, VA,
gliding past majestic monuments. Scandal Tours
(703) 683-6076. www.dandydinnerboat.com/ 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. www.gnpcomedy.com/
“The Boats on Wheels” depart 10 a.m.- ScandalTours.html
4 p.m. from Union Station. (202) 832-9800.
www.dcducks.com 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. www.spiritofwashington.com
(301) 386-8300. www.graylinedc.com
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. www.odysseycruises.com/dc (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
www.oldtowntrolley.com/washingtondc.html Metro stops. (202) 484-1565.
Gin Blossoms performing at Crystal Rocks.
Annual Marine Corps Marathon.
You’ve arrived...now 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 www.nps.gov
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 www.rossylnva.org
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 www.washingtonbirthday.net
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
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. www.nps.gov 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. www.nps.gov 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, www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
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. www.nps.gov 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
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
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.
Virginia Gold Cup
Annual running of the steeplechase classic.
Great Meadow, Route 245, The Plains,
VA. (540) 347-1215. www.vagoldcup.com
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Summer 2009 Military band Summer
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; www.marineband.usmc.mil.
www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com 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
www.usarmyband.com 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. www.nsa.gov
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. www.nps.gov
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 www.arlingtonarts.org.
Marine Corps Tuesday Evening
Featuring the U.S. Marine Drum and
Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Team.
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 www.virginiawinefestival.org
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
www.planetarlington.com race in the country. Registration fee.
(202) 685-3361, ext. 4,
September or www.armytenmiler.com
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 www.nps.gov
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. www.kennedy-center.org 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, www.marinemarathon.com
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. www.rossylnva.org 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 www.nps.gov
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.
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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
www.comfortinnarlington.com Restaurant, Starbucks, conference/
banquet facilities, valet parking only.
Hilton Arlington www.westin.com
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
www.arlingtonva.hilton.com (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 www.daysinn.com
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, www.arlingtoncourthouse.gardeninn.com
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 www.americanahotel.com
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, www.doubletreecrystalcity.com
business center, conference & banquet
facilities. Starbucks, Pizza Hut on Embassy Suites
property, parking fee. 1300 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 22202
www.cpnationalairport.com (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/ www.crystalcity.embassysuites.com
banquet facilities, high-speed internet,
parking fee. www.marriott.com/wasct 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 www.hamptoninn.com
facilities, high-speed Internet, parking fee.
www.crystalcitymarriott.com 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 www.crystalcitynationalairport.hilton.com
Internet, parking fee. www.marriott.com
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
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. www.crystalcity.hyatt.com
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.
Residence Inn by Marriott –
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. www.marriott.com/waspt
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. www.arlington.hyatt.com
Pentagon City mall, high-speed Internet,
parking fee. www.ritzcarlton.com 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 www.innofrosslyn.com
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
www.marriott.com 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 www.keybridgemarriott.com
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. www.bestwestern.com (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, www.marriott.com/wasrr
fitness center, restaurant, conference/
banquet facilities, free high-speed The Virginian Suites
Internet, parking fee. 1500 Arlington Blvd., 22209
www.holiday-inn/rosslynkbridge.com (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 www.virginiansuites.com
154 rooms, near Rosslyn Metro,
restaurant, event space and meeting
rooms, pet friendly, free Internet, and
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. www.arlingtondaysinn.com
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,
Embassy Suites Hotel 61
Hilton Garden Inn 58
Palomar Arlington 59
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Kettler Capitals IcePlex 39
Chart House 12
McCormick & Schmick’s 11
Washington Metro Area Transportation Authority 33