When it is convenient, we recommend that residents let us plan for their arrival as early as possible. The best tickets, the hottest restaurant reservations and services are assured when we can arrange them for you in advance of your stay.

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1   Arlington Arts Center (2 blocks)  This private, nonprofit center exhibits works by regional artists in the Mid-Atlantic States. Instructional classes are also available. Open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays.

2   George Mason University - Arlington Campus (1 block)  Conveniently located around the corner from AKA Virginia Square is the Arlington campus of George Washington University and is home to the GW Law School, School of Public Policy and the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

3   Georgetown (3 miles)  The historic neighborhood surrounding Georgetown University is one of Washington D.C’s most sought after addresses due its thriving shopping, dining, nightline, and Potomac River view. The heart of Georgetown is at the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and stretches about one mile in all directions. Georgetown features endless entertainment options, including ‘The Waterfront’ bars and restaurants along the scenic Potomac River, and popular stores including Ralph Lauren, BCBG, Anthropologie, J.Crew, Club Monaco, Betsey Johnson, and many more.

4   The Clarendon Neighborhood (.5 miles)  Located about a half mile up the road is the neighborhood of Clarendon, the heart of the Arlington dining and nightlife scene.

5   The Pentagon (4 miles)  The Pentagon is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. Built during the early years of WWII, it is one of the largest office buildings in the world. Originally it was built as a temporary solution to a shortage of office space. The entire complex stretches over 583 acres, employs around 23,000 people and cost $83 million to build. Free 90-minute tours are given daily and group tours are available upon reservation.

6   Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (11 miles)  The Wolf Trap outdoor theater as well as the indoor Barns at Wolf Trap offers a wide range of performances throughout the year ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to orchestra, dance, theater, and opera, as well as innovative performance art and multimedia presentations. Enjoy an evening show under the stars on Virginia farmland.

7   Kettler Capitals Iceplex  Kettler Capital Iceplex is the practice arena of the Washington Capitals of the NHL. Located on the eighth floor atop the parking garage adjoining Ballston Common Mall in Arlington, it is the highest ice rink above street-level in the United States. The Iceplex also runs an adult league for amateur hockey players. It is regularly available for recreational use, and hosts "Learn to Skate" camps and lessons throughout the year.

8   Regal Ballston Common Stadium 12 

9   AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 

10   Signature Theatre  Signature Theatre broadens and brightens the region’s cultural landscape with its bold productions of challenging new and established works. Musical Theater is Signature’s “signature,” and the Theatre is renowned for its definitive Sondheim productions, inventive adaptations of overlooked or forgotten works, and investment in fresh new projects.

11   Verizon Center  The arena is home to the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the NCAA’s Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team. Entertainment at the arena would not be complete without concerts and family shows ranging from all-time greats to current-day chart-topping artists. In the 15-year history of the arena some of the artists who have roamed the halls and mastered the stage at Verizon Center include: U2, Justin Timberlake, The Three Tenors, Barbra Streisand, Bon Jovi, Prince, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Beyonce, the Dalai Lama, Keith Urban, Jeff Dunham, Christina Aguilera, Disney on Ice and WWE.

12   Kennedy Center  The center continues its efforts to fulfill President Kennedy's vision by producing and presenting an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, world, and folk music, and multi-media performances for all ages.

13   Ford’s Theatre  Through its inspiring theatrical productions, live historic interpretation and engaging education programs, Ford’s Theatre offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in America’s past while revealing meaningful connections to today. As a working theatre, Ford’s produces renowned plays, vibrant musicals and newly commissioned works that captivate and entertain while examining political and social issues related to Lincoln’s legacy.

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