Arlington, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC and the White House, draws many to its mix of history, a lively cultural scene, and the beautiful outdoors. The city is well endowed with green spaces, and the Potomac Overlook Regional Park’s 67 acres include landscaped gardens as well as areas left to grow wild for the benefit of wildlife. The park includes a section of the Potomac Heritage Trail, which runs along the tranquil banks of the river.

Among Arlington’s awe-inspiring landmarks is Arlington National Cemetery, the resting place for over 400,000 servicemen and women. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is of a particularly poignant monument in this 624-acre site. A tour of the Pentagon should be top of your to-do list on a visit, iconic for its angled architecture as well as its role in American politics.

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    Some of the best things to do in Arlington highlight the USA’s military history in the form of government buildings, war memorials, and historic houses. The urban county is located on the Potomac River, right across Washington DC in Virginia. While it’s most famous as the site of the Pentagon, there are still many other sightseeing opportunities to enjoy. You can...

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    Arlington might be widely known for its American military history, but there is a diverse selection of local restaurants that are just a few minutes from the nation's capital. Most of the city’s dining is centred on the Clarendon and Ballston neighbourhoods, where you can find excellent food served by locally-owned restaurants. From hip outdoor patio restaurants and date-night spots to...

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    When it comes to nightlife in Arlington, there are plenty of options to choose from. Families can watch unique performances at award-winning theatres while sports fans can cheer for their favourite team at neighbourhood pubs. Live music and trivia nights often take place at Arlington's many popular bars, resulting in a very lively atmosphere until late. Some places even have outdoor...

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