Crystal City for Anyone
Collected by Jake Green
Crystal City, a vibrant downtown district of Arlington, is located directly across the Potomac River from the capital, between the Pentagon and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. It is, therefore, an ideal base for exploring the Washington metropolitan area.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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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