Arlington is where history and fun intersect. And while we’re proud to have some of our nation’s most impressive and monuments and memorials, Arlington’s neighborhoods are also home to countless special spots and experiences: intriguing, off-the-beaten-path, and perhaps unexpected. Set out by foot, Metro or bike for car-free fun in Arlington and the nation’s capital! To help plan your visit, or for recommendations on attractions and itineraries, stop by Arlington’s Mobile Visitors Center or call (800) 677- 6267.
With over 75 miles of trails and 1,100 acres of park and open space, Arlington is an urban area with outdoor appeal.
BikeArlington provides everything you want to know about biking in Arlington: maps, brochures, event listings, and more!
Arlington Trails features information on 36 miles of multi-use trails and 50 miles of connecting bike routes courtesy of Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.
Washington and Old Dominion Trail. The 100-foot wide park is one of the skinniest in Virginia, but also one of the longest – 45 miles in length.
WalkArlington provides maps and information to promote walking in Arlington.
Arts & Culture
Arlington’s arts scene has been called “a hotbed of cultural abandon” by The Washington Post, and described as “…one of the hippest local jurisdictions at attracting adventurous arts and artists.”
In the capital region, Arlington is second only to Washington, D.C., in its abundance of arts events, with more than 1,500 annually. Check out Arlington’s galleries and theaters, and you’ll find original works, world-renowned artists and critically acclaimed performances just about any time. To learn more, explore the partner listings below or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.
Food & Drink
Arlington’s array of global cuisines rivals that of many much-larger cities, and its options for fun after dark serve up local flavor with a dash of international spice.
From live comedy to salsa dancing, hookah lounges to live Irish music, sports bars to wine tastings, and so much more, there’s plenty to do on a typical night in Arlington. Best of all, you’re just minutes by foot, cab or Metro to fun throughout our lively neighborhoods. So many choices of where to dine!
A trip to the nation’s capital lets you discover the USA’s past, present and future. Arlington, Virginia was once part of the national’s capital when it was founded in 1790. You can still see some of the 200-year-old “boundary stone” markers showing Arlington was once part of the original Federal City designed by Pierre L’Enfant. This connection to the nation’s capital remains today in our history, attractions and everyday life.
Arlington’s most famous historical site is arguably Arlington National Cemetery. The grounds of Arlington National Cemetery honor U.S. service members. Visitors can see the time-honored ceremonies, take in the scenic landscapes, and wander through the monuments.