Arlington with Kids
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 also has growing food and art scenes.
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
The Arlington Arts Center supports regional artists and provides a space to display their work. Founded in 1974, the nonprofit operates in a historic converted schoolhouse with nine galleries, artist studios, and classrooms. Focusing on...
1220 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Kids’ imaginations will run wild at Kinder Haus Toys. The old-fashioned shop sells a wide selection of toys, books, crafts, costumes, and sports equipment. Specializing in wooden objects rather than screens and batteries, Kinder Haus tries to...
1 Air Force Memorial Dr, Arlington, VA 22204, USA
Overlooking the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, the Potomac River, and Washington D.C., this memorial was dedicated in 2006 to the men and women who have served in the Air Force and its predecessor organizations. The three 270-foot stainless steel...
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...
Arlington, VA 22211, USA
The Arlington National Cemetery is a 625-acre cemetery where fallen veterans have been laid to rest since the American Civil War. The cemetery lies at the end of Memorial Bridge, across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,...
Arlington, VA 22204, USA
As a Licensed Guide for Washington, I have been asked the question, "What is the oldest monument in D.C.?" There's not one, but forty of them, all identical. Dubbed the Boundary Stones, these sandstone markers were laid out by surveyors Andrew...
627 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203, USA
The Kettler Capitals Iceplex is located on the 8th floor of the Ballston Common Mall parking garage and is home to D.C.'s National Hockey League (NHL) team, the Washington Capitals. Complete with two NHL-sized indoor ice rinks, a full-service pro...
3195 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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...
501 N Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22203, USA
Since 1988, this family-owned Ballston neighborhood restaurant has offered great old-fashioned Northern Italian Cuisine that includes very nice pizzas and fresh pastas. However, come Saturdays and Sundays, you'll most likely see an overwhelmingly...
5876 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205, USA
Founded in 1985 by Ross Underwood and Pam McAlwee, this Westover neighborhood fixture serves up an incredible selection, including unique, gourmet pizzas and specialty sandwiches. Customer favorites are highlighted in yellow on the menu, such as...
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....
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,...
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