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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.
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818 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203, USA
Buzz Bakery is a sweet tooth’s paradise. The dessert lounge and coffee shop makes everything daily from scratch using the highest-quality ingredients available. For breakfast indulge in one of Buzz’s signature cinnamon rolls slathered with vanilla...
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Fast food doesn’t have to involve a drive-thru. At Vapiano, you order directly from a chef who prepares your dish in front of you. Choose from pizzas, fresh pastas, salads, and antipasti. The upscale, cafeteria-style restaurant makes all of its...
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1057 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
If you visit Georgetown, make time to stroll along the historic C&O Canal with a cup of coffee. Normally there is water in the canal and the boats float along. The cafe on the corner, Baked and Wired, is full of delicious treats, with cupcakes...
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1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Housed inside the former Newseum (now in D.C.), Artisphere was designed as a space where people and art collide. With four performance venues, three visual art galleries, a 4,000-square-foot ballroom, and a two-story video wall, this arts center...
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3185 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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Arlington's largest live music venue attracts an energetic crowd. Its Art Deco-era style, large dance floor, lush lounge areas, and 60-foot bar would be enough for a memorable night out on their own, but the real draw of the Clarendon is the...
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Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Commonly referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, the world's tallest standing bronze statue honors the Marines who have defended the United States since November 10, 1775 with every major battle campaign inscribed at its base. The 32-foot-high...
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Washington, DC 22202, USA
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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...
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3195 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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This split-level Clarendon tavern and upstairs dining room puts a creative spin on modern American cuisine with its rustic seasonal menu and well-priced wine and beer lists. Breads, pasta, sausages, and desserts are made in-house, and many...
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3100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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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...
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N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Artisan Confections is a chocolate shop in the nearby D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virginia. It sells quality crafted chocolates made on location. I enjoyed one of its delicious monthly classes with lessons on the background of chocolate and hands-on...
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2854 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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Whitlow's may have changed owners a few times, but the grill has remained a true staple in Arlington's Clarendon neighborhood since 1946. Over the past decade, Whitlow's has received nods for "Best Happy Hour" and "Best Neighborhood Bar," largely...
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1025 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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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,...
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Court House, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Established in 1980, the Arlington Farmers' Market features over 30 vendors from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania farms, offering home-grown fruits, vegetables, cheeses, free-range meats, breads, pastries, sauces, condiments, dairy, soups,...