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Crystal City | Arlington, VA

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Crystal City is a mini metropolis nestled between the Pentagon and Ronald Reagan National Airport. This vibrant downtown district of Arlington is a unique mix of high-rise buildings, retail spaces, award-winning restaurants, and tree-lined residential neighborhoods. Crystal City is an ideal base for exploring the Washington metropolitan area—it’s located directly across the Potomac River from the capital and has easy access to the METRO, train, and airport.
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1750 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
The Crystal City Water Park is the neighborhood's signature plaza. With shaded landscaping, dining tables, and seating, this fountain-filled setting is a pleasant refuge from city life. During weekdays, it's a favorite spot for workers to enjoy a...
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2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 2120-A, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Gallery Underground is an exhibit space that promotes the works of established and emerging regional artists around the nation's capital. It is uniquely located in the corridors beneath 2100 Crystal Drive, flanked by art studios and FotoDC. The...
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1800 S Bell St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Synetic Theater puts on innovative performances that fuse elements of physical theater with text, drama, dance, and music. The company is best known for its "silent Shakespeare" repertoire, where the cast performs the play through movement rather...
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Crystal City has a business improvement initiative dedicated to making art accessible to the public. The program "Art Walls" turns dull building facades, bridges, and roadways into large-scale gallery spaces that showcase abstract paintings. These...
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Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Capital Bikeshare is a program in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding Virginia and Maryland suburbs that makes over 2,500 bicycles available to the public. Touring the region on two wheels is a breeze with over 300 stations across the area and an...
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700 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, McLean, VA 22101, USA
The George Washington Memorial Parkway, known as "GW Parkway" by locals, is a 25-mile stretch of road and trails that follows Virginia's Potomac shore. It was designed for recreational driving and transport, linking Mount Vernon to Langley, with...
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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,...
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2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204, USA
The Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse is a family-owned theater that features movies and live entertainment. Set just outside of Washington, D.C., it occupies an art deco building that is over 70 years old and has a rich history of showing motion...
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475 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Tucked between the urban landscape and railroad tracks of Arlington lies a narrow, verdant esplanade known as Long Bridge Park. The park, completed in 2011, is a state-of-the art, recreational community space covered with walkways, overlooks,...
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Washington, DC 22202, USA
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense and symbol of the U.S. military. The building is so massive that it contains over 17 miles of hallway. Though home to many classified secrets, the Pentagon is open to the...
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Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565, USA
A bronze thinking rabbit, a stainless steel tree, and a cherry-red abstract horse—these may sound like characters from a modern-day version of Alice in Wonderland, but are actually highlights from the National Gallery of Art Sculpture...
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1101 S Joyce St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Denim Bar is a men's boutique in Crystal City's Pentagon Row shopping center that specializes in quality jeans and apparel. The knowledgeable staff are experts at helping customers find the perfect style and fit. The store takes pride in offering...
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566 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Women seeking upbeat and affordable additions to their wardrobes should head to Gossip on 23rd. Boutique owner, Katherine Glorioso, selects trendy clothing and accessories that all fall under a $100 price point. The Crystal City store is packed...
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1677 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Within close proximity of the Pentagon, the Ship's Hatch is perfectly positioned to sell military themed gifts and memorabilia. Nautical enthusiasts will find ships' clocks, restored barometers, antiques, and ball caps that can be custom...
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1101 S Joyce St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Hudson Trail Outfitters is a local chain that caters to outdoor enthusiasts in the Washington, D.C. area. The first store opened in 1971 with the goal of selling the highest-quality specialized gear and apparel and providing top-notch customer...
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1750 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Puppet Heaven is a unique and delightful store that appeals to children and the young at heart. Owner Alban Odoulamy has been selling puppets and his artwork in Crystal City for over 17 years. Alban hails from Benin, where he was formally trained...
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Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
On Tuesday afternoons, the concrete path between 18th and 20th streets and Crystal Drive hosts a lively FreshFarm farmers' market. Your senses will be pleasantly overwhelmed by the colorful stalls that sell seasonal produce, farm-raised eggs,...
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480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Acclaimed chef José Andrés brings his love of tapas to the D.C. area with Jaleo. The warm and spacious restaurant in Crystal City serves an impressive assortment of traditional small dishes and wines from Spain that include many...
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2250 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Kora Restaurant offers Italian food with a fresh and innovative twist. The casual but chic trattoria is the concept of Chef Morou, a former contestant on Next Iron Chef. Dishes like the painted gazpacho soup are playfully presented and entrées...
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513 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Bistro 7107 is a restaurant that explores the flavors of the Philippines. Visitors eager to sample the Asian Pacific menu will feel welcomed by a cozy space decorated with cheerful jeepney paintings, gold panel walls, and an inviting bar. Diners...
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1684 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
King Street Blues is a throwback to great roadside restaurants that made comfort food from scratch. Dishes like country-fried steak, hush puppies, and ribs make this a family and tourist favorite. The restaurant is well known for its vibrant bar,...
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401 12th St S, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Crystal City Wine Shop is the neighborhood's go-to resource for wine, craft beer, and gourmet goodies. The staff is approachable and knowledgeable. They can help you select the perfect tipple for any occasion within your price range. There are two...
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561 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Urban Thai serves authentic, fresh Thai food on a lively block of 23rd Street in Crystal City. It is a convenient stop for lunch or dinner and offers carry-out service to nearby hotels. The tom yum talay seafood soup, crispy duck, and spicy...
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800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Teaism is a collection of D.C. restaurants that serves a variety of high-quality teas and tasty fare with an Asian twist. The menu offers dishes that cater to all types of diets: omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. The newest and largest...
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2315 S Eads St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Kabob Palace has been a Crystal City institution since 1992. The counter-service restaurant is no-frills, but the long lines and crowds are a testament to its delicious Afghan fare. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, patrons can enjoy combo...
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Visitors to Crystal City can get their lunchtime fix at Food Truck Thursdays. The trucks operate on a rotating schedule, gathering weekly around 18th Street and Crystal Drive from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Popular vendors include Pho on Wheels, Red...
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1626, 501 E Monroe Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
Swing's is a craft coffee bar and roaster located in a reclaimed industrial space in the quaint neighborhood of Del Ray. The open, communal space is a great place to head in the morning or early afternoon to meet a friend or to do some reading to...
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1101 S Joyce St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Lebanese Taverna is a D.C. favorite for fresh and flavorful Mediterranean cuisine. The Pentagon Row location is a neighborhood gathering spot, with outdoor seating available during warmer weather and a vibrant interior decorated with Arabic...
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549 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Few people realize that the D.C. area is home to the largest Ethiopian population in the United States. Newcomers curious about the cuisine should head to Enjera for a hospitable introduction. Instead of utensils, enjera—a spongy sourdough...
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2110 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Handmade is the mantra on the menu at Good Stuff Eatery: handcrafted burgers, hand-cut fries, and hand-spun milkshakes. Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn opened this casual restaurant with the mission of re-creating American favorites. Diners...
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Vintage aficionados will be in heaven at Amalgamated Clothing. The store has enough to keep shoppers browsing for hours through racks packed full of classic clothing, accessories, and treasures that date from the 1920s through the late '60s. Even...
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2310 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
Washingtonians flock to the Dairy Godmother for a taste of Wisconsin. Visitors, who include President Obama, come to this neighborhood hangout to indulge in homemade frozen custard and other nostalgia-inducing treats. Chocolate and vanilla cones...
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5140 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205, USA
If Etsy existed in a brick-and-mortar store, you would have Covet. This quirky Arlington boutique is located on the second floor of a little gray farmhouse. Three tiny rooms await, brimming with imaginative displays like earrings dangling from...
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555 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Walk through the front door of Freddie's and be greeted by plastic flamingos, tiki torches, festive streamers, and glittering disco balls—this is not your average karaoke bar. Freddie's is a local gay- and straight-friendly bar on Crystal City's...
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2000 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
Evening Star is a neighborhood gem located between Crystal City and Old Town that serves modern southern cuisine. Funky, eclectic decor creates a casual atmosphere for enjoying satisfying dishes like Shrimp and Grits and Roasted Duck Breast with...
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Daingerfield Island, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Daingerfield Island is a pleasant spot off George Washington Parkway where visitors can picnic and watch boats and wind surfers float down the Potomac. The name is misleading—the facility is not an island, but rather a peninsula covered with park...
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400 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
From the hilltop of the U.S. Capitol to the riverfront behind the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is “America’s Front Yard.” Lined with museums and accented by monuments and memorials, the 1.9-mile stretch of green space is...
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567 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
The Tortoise and Hare is a chill hangout owned and operated by locals Brian Montgomery and Erik Dahlseid. The bar and grille have a no fuss, laid-back atmosphere with a menu that offers appetizers, burgers, pasta, beer, and cocktails. Customers,...
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Gravelly Point, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Need some rest and relaxation after walking and soaking in the D.C. sights, history, and heritage? Head to this grassy lawn between the Potomac River and the George Washington Parkway. While it does provide pretty views of the D.C. skyline and...
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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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1299 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
"Ready!" I grip the bar tightly and lean forward. "Set!" I bend my knees and my heart starts racing. "HUP!" Before I have time for doubts, I take a deep breath, and jump off the platform. The next 40 seconds are a pure adrenaline rush as I soar...
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1025 N Fillmore St Ste H, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Artisan Confections offers monthly chocolate classes in its Arlington retail stores. Students are given a short lesson on the process of chocolate-making, then dive into creating their own treats. In our class, we painted designs with colored...
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1 Air Force Memorial Dr, Arlington, VA 22204, USA
Many visitors to Arlington and D.C. are perplexed by the three mysterious, shiny spires that emerge from the horizon. The soaring sculpture is a 270-foot tribute to the men and women of the Air force. Though often admired from afar, the Air Force...