What to Do around The Westin Crystal City
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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.
Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565, USA
I can’t skate. Not that I don’t want to, I just can’t. The second after I’m upright, I’m butt down. But my lack of ability to glide across ice does not deter from tagging along with my friends as they enjoy a night of...
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...
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...
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...
400 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
The day I arrived in Washington, D.C., I had some time to go exploring. Given the overcast skies, this turned out to be a poor photography expedition. And so the day I left D.C., I got up extra early to catch the sunrise over the National Mall. It...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Washington, DC is a city of monuments. One of the most photographed is the U.S. Marine Corps War (Iwo Jima) Memorial in nearby Rosslyn, Virginia. That was my goal when I woke up before dawn one spring morning to catch it in the prized predawn...
301 14th St SW, Washington, DC 20228, USA
Over 24.8 million notes a day with a face value of approximately $560 million are made in the US currency's printing center. Watch and learn how real money is printed, stacked, cut, and examined for defects through their free and informative 30...
1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Many people visiting the King National Memorial in Washington, D.C. wonder why it is so small. What they don't know is that this memorial is a result of a fundraising initiative. The U.S. federal government did contribute to the building of the...
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a living memorial to the more than 11 million victims who perished at the hands of the Nazis before and during World War II. Built in 1993, the permanent exhibition tells the Holocaust's full story through real...
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