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 National Cemetery  Performing 27 to 30 funeral services each day, the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery honor those who have served our nation by providing a sense of beauty and peace for our guests. The rolling green hills are dotted with trees that are hundreds of years in age and complement the gardens found throughout the 624 acres of the cemetery. This impressive landscape serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest within the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

2   US Marine Corps War Memorial  The United States Marine Corps War Memorial represents this nation's gratitude to Marines and those who have fought beside them. While the statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775. The memorial features the Marines and Sailor who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima.

3   Air Force Memorial  The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations, including the Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps; the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps; the Division of Military Aeronautics, Secretary of War; the Army Air Service; the U.S. Army Air Corps; and the U.S. Army Air Forces.

4   National Mall & Memorial Parks  Visit the iconic memorials and monuments: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, African American Civil War Memorial, Constitution Gardens, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, plus 150 reservations, circles, fountains, and park spaces in downtown Washington, D.C.

5   National Cathedral  Washington National Cathedral is called to serve as the spiritual home for the nation. The Cathedral is a national treasure and an architectural feat, a place of stunning beauty built to inspire. Inside, artwork and exhibits tell the American story of faith. Outside, you can explore gardens and grounds shared with three outstanding schools—or peer with gargoyles from the city’s highest point.

6   Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History  Whether looking at the history and cultures of Africa, describing our earliest Mammalian ancestor or primate diversity around the world, examining ancient life forms including the ever popular dinosaurs, or exploring the beauty of rare gemstones such as uniquely colored diamonds, the Museum’s temporary and permanent exhibitions serve to educate, enlighten and entertain millions of visitors each year.

7   Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum  The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.

8   National Gallery of Art  The National Gallery of Art houses one of the finest collections in the world illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the Middle Ages.

9   Library of Congress  The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

10   Arlington County Commuter Page  Helpful online guide for Northern Virginia residents and visitors.

11   FDIC Headquarters (1 block)  The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s satellite campus in Arlington, Virginia, is home to many administrative and support functions.

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