Destination guide

Lively Crystal City will entice you

Take a holiday to Crystal City and enjoy the area's museums, jazz and monuments. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its shopping and restaurants. Arlington National Cemetery and Jefferson Memorial are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Crystal City

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Crystal City has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Six Flags America (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • East Potomac Golf Course (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • National Aquarium (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Francis Pool (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Volta Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Crystal City

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Crystal City is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Falls Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Gravelly Point Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • East Potomac Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Tidal Basin (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Constitution Gardens (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Enid A. Haupt Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Crystal City

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to College Park, MD (CGS), which is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Crystal City Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay near Crystal City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 60 holiday rentals near Crystal City. From 54 Condos/Apartments to 5 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Crystal City for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Crystal City?

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 Crystal City:

  • Dupont Circle: 580 holiday homes
  • Petworth: 309 holiday homes
  • Shaw: 1,122 holiday homes
  • Le Droit Park: 255 holiday homes
  • Columbia Heights: 165 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 Crystal City?

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

  • Synetic Theater: 2,043 holiday rentals
  • Crystal City Station: 2,056 holiday rentals
  • Eastern Market: 377 holiday rentals
  • United States Capitol: 2,053 holiday rentals
  • Franciscan Monastery: 2,030 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Crystal City 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 Crystal City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 54 Condos/Apartments in Crystal City. Our other popular types of Crystal City holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 5 holiday houses
  • Studios: 54 holiday houses

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Crystal City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 38 holiday homes with pool available in Crystal City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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