Destination guide

Travel to historical Arlington

Come and experience Arlington and its monuments, museums and history. This city's restaurants, shopping and local tours attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and scenic location. Arlington National Cemetery and Iwo Jima Memorial are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Arlington

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Arlington a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Six Flags America (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Volta Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Francis Pool (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • National Aquarium (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • East Potomac Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Arlington

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Arlington is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Falls Park (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Francis Scott Key Memorial Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Constitution Gardens (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Montrose Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Arlington

The nearest airport is in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), located 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into College Park, MD (CGS), which is 9.9 mi (16 km) away.

You can see more of Arlington by catching a ride on the metro at Rosslyn Station, Courthouse Station or Arlington Cemetery Station.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Arlington?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Arlington:

  • Crystal City: 51 holiday homes
  • Ballston: 34 holiday homes
  • Bluemont: 19 holiday homes
  • Pentagon City: 43 holiday homes
  • Shirlington: 17 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Arlington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Arlington. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ballston Common Mall: 2,034 holiday rentals
  • United States Marine Corps War Memorial: 2,036 holiday rentals
  • Gravelly Point Park: 2,018 holiday rentals
  • Fort Myer: 2,035 holiday rentals
  • National Air Force Memorial: 2,017 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Arlington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Arlington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,010 Condos/Apartments in Arlington. Our other popular types of Arlington holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 560 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 199 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 7 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Arlington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 352 holiday homes with pool available in Arlington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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