Steeped in rich historical and political sites as well as contemporary attractions, Arlington is the perfect destination to please travelers of all ages. With the appeal of the capital city so near, Marriott guests who stay in Arlington can experience all the District has to offer, without staying in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. The easily accessible Metro rail and bus system makes public transportation a simple solution any time of year.
While newer attractions like the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Signature Theatre offer plenty of entertainment, the Arlington many visitors come to see lies in its vast collection of monuments and historical sites. Famous Arlington National Cemetery offers somber sights like the Tomb of the Unknowns and the John F. Kennedy gravesite, and the powerful U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and Air Force Memorial are a must-see on most visitor’s lists.
Arlington also offers a unique food scene. From sangria and tapas at La Tasca to top-notch sandwiches at Spider Kelly’s, new options await around every corner. Neighborhoods like Clarendon, Ballston and Courthouse all offer a variety of bars to frequent, from high-end wine bars to lovable dives. Locals and visitors alike delight in warm-weather treasures like the Saturday farmers market in Courthouse. Guests are encouraged to get outside and enjoy the beautiful Mount Vernon Trail, Gravelly Point Park or Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, a true hidden gem in the city. The federal government influence is highly notable here, with buildings like the Pentagon standing prominently among the city’s most recognizable architecture.