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ArlingtonUnited States of America

Just across the river from Washington, D.C., this urban county is known for its giant military cemetery and memorials.

Arlington offers convenient access to the nation's capital while radiating its own unique cultural identity. This northwest Virginia county is noted for its historical significance, diverse attractions and central location.

Arlington is composed of nine urban villages, each with small-town appeal. Enjoy local cuisine in Clarendon, a neighborhood famous for its eateries, or exciting nightlife in Crystal City, Arlington’s downtown area. Columbia Pike features the county’s largest concentration of ethnic restaurants. Pentagon City is ideal for a shopping spree and Rosslyn offers unparalleled views of the Washington, D.C. monuments.

Plan a visit to Arlington Cemetery, the final resting place of more than 400,000 servicemen and women. As you walk through the picturesque 624 acres (252.5 hectares), look for the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument dedicated to the nameless men and women who died fighting for the United States.

View the US Marine Corps War Memorial at the northern end of the cemetery. Erected to honor Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the U.S since 1775, it is one of the area’s most popular attractions. At the southern tip of Arlington Cemetery, see the Air Force Memorial, a towering structure honoring the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. Air Force.

Take a guided tour of the Pentagon for a unique glimpse into the headquarters of the Department of Defense. Make your reservations at least two weeks in advance.

Known for its bike-friendly transportation system, Arlington and the surrounding area offer 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) of off-road trails. Take the family on the city’s self-guided biking tour to learn more about the region’s history.

Washington, D.C. is easily reachable by car, bike or metro. Dulles International Airport is 22 miles (35.4 kilometers) from Arlington with convenient access via the metro.

With rich historical significance and a diverse cultural atmosphere, Arlington is well worth a visit if you are planning a trip to the nation’s capital.

Top hotels in Arlington

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
4 out of 5
2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA
The price is NZ$163 per night

This family-friendly Arlington hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Fashion Center at Pentagon City and Birchmere. Arlington National Cemetery ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,714 reviews)
Nice Hotel But Don’t Order Room Service

"Nice hotel and overall a pleasant stay. My only issue was room service was terrible (left on hold for over an hour and had to eventually go downstairs and walk into the kitchen to find someone)."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2020

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Plaza
Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Plaza
3 out of 5
2401 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
The price is NZ$181 per night

Located in Court House, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Arlington National Cemetery, George Washington University Hospital and Lincoln Memorial. George Washington ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"convenient to restaurants, contemporary/modern design, nice breakfast service"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Plaza
Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City
Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City
3.5 out of 5
2650 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA
Free Cancellation
The price is NZ$161 per night

Located in Crystal City, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Fashion Center at Pentagon City, Arlington National Cemetery and Birchmere. Pentagon is 2.1 mi ...

4/5Very Good! (2,189 reviews)

"So close to airport. Nice king size bed, very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 10 May 2020

Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City

Popular places to visit in Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Less a sight to be seen, more a journey to take, through the loss, valour and service of the US armed forces over a century-and-a-half of conflicts.

United States Marine Corps War Memorial
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United States Marine Corps War Memorial

Don’t miss this poignant site, also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, honoring all members of the Marine Corps who died defending the United States.

Top activities in Arlington

Arlington Cemetery Walking Tour
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Arlington Cemetery Walking Tour

NZ$57
Per adult
Arlington Cemetery + Museum of American History Private Combo Tour
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Arlington Cemetery + Museum of American History Private Combo Tour

NZ$775
Per adult
Arlington Cemetery - Semi-Private Guided Walking Tour
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Arlington Cemetery - Semi-Private Guided Walking Tour

NZ$102
Per adult
Arlington Cemetery + Museum of American History Semi-Private Tour
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Arlington Cemetery + Museum of American History Semi-Private Tour

NZ$217
Per adult
Arlington Cemetery - PRIVATE TOUR with Expert Guide
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Arlington Cemetery - PRIVATE TOUR with Expert Guide

NZ$395
Per adult
Private Walking Tour of Arlington National Cemetery
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Private Walking Tour of Arlington National Cemetery

NZ$160
Per adult

Reviews of Arlington

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5/5 - Excellent

Kevin

22 Jan. 2020

The staff at Whyhotel Pentagon (Centro) are amazing!!!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Oct. 2019

Nice ppl around and close to Washington DC

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Apr. 2019

Best train service ~ cheap and convenient

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

13 Mar. 2019

Whole foods market is a great place to eat & stock up on food,

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