Arlington for Anyone
Collected by Leo Johnson
Arlington lies within the original 100 miles set aside to become Washington, D.C., ceded back to Virginia in 1846. Today, it is best known as the home of the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. Pedestrian-, bike-, and subway-friendly, the region has growing food and arts scenes.
3010 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Taking a cue from the food truck craze, designers and owners have taken their fashion savvy to the street in an effort to expand their brands. But unlike food trucks, customers can step inside these traveling boutiques to browse and shop. I...
Arlington, VA 22204, USA
Memorial Amphitheater is absolutely breathtaking. On the other side of that stage is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, but wandering around we saw this amazing scene—very neoclassical, and a nice treat while walking through the cemetery.
Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Want a great view of DC? Cross the Potomac into Arlington and head over to the Dutch Carillion, located 100 meters from the Marine Corps Memorial. The Carillion sits on a hill with a lovely view of the DC Skyline. Also, it's a little piece of...
321 Sherman Dr, Fort Myer, VA 22211, USA
Prior to becoming a national cemetery, this was a 1,100-acre plantation centered around Arlington House. Built from 1802–1818, it was originally owned by George Washington Parke Custis who designed it as a memorial to his step-grandfather,...
701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242, USA
Having grown up in the DC-area, cherry blossom season translates to one of the most chaotic times of the year around the National Mall. Swells of tourists and fanfare bombard the Tidal Basin in early spring. There are however narrow windows of...
1 Wilson Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211, USA
Inside Arlington Cemetery and standing on a hill overlooking D.C., the tomb was dedicated in 1921. It originally contained the remains of four unknown soldiers, each one representing the thousands of unknown soldiers from World War I, World War...
1 N Rotary Rd, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Tragedy struck the United States on September 11, 2001 after terrorists attacked not only New York City, but also the Pentagon Building outside D.C. This simple yet elegant memorial, built along the side of the Pentagon that was hit, was dedicated...
Washington, DC 22202, USA
The Pentagon Tour is the kind of immersive American experience you should not skip. It attracts more than 100,000 visitors a year for good reason. On the hour-long, 1.5-mile walking tour, you'll peek into the world's largest low-rise office...
1025 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Arlington natives Scot Harlan and Will Sullivan present their American take on a French bistro in this comfortable Clarendon neighborhood farm-to-table restaurant. Enjoy the culinary minded décor that includes a communal wood table for...
3100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
This French brasserie located in Clarendon gives off a comfortable atmosphere with cozy tables, a bustling café and bar, and handsome black-and-white photos adorning its walls. French and German cuisine from the Alsace-Lorraine region dominate the...
1025 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Whether you're staring at your laptop or iPad, chatting with a couple or friends, on a date, or by yourself, the wine flows freely at this Clarendon bistro owned by Wendy Buckley. Over 40 wines are offered by the glass along with themed flights,...
1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Pastry chef David Guas brings the flavors of his native New Orleans to Arlington's Court House neighborhood with this casual order-at-the-counter cafe, coffeehouse, and bakery. The locally sourced menu features Southern, Cajun, and Creole treats....
2601 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Owner Carmen Lopez has made Current one of the area's prominent fashion boutiques with stocks of designer clothing, accessories, and shoes. Her emphasis on quality, style, cut, and color makes these vintage and pre-owned finds ready to wear....
566 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Since 2007, fashion maven Katherine Glorioso Dress has brought edgy, West Coast flavor to the D.C. area through this Crystal City neighborhood boutique. Locals love the wide selection of dresses, skirts, tops, jeans, jumpers, and accessories,...
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