What is the best area to stay when travelling to Arlington?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Arlington:

  • Shirlington: 16 holiday homes
  • Virginia Square: 24 holiday homes
  • Arlington Ridge: 80 holiday homes
  • Aurora Highlands: 77 holiday homes
  • Lyon Park: 18 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Arlington?

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

  • Gravelly Point Park: 1,927 holiday lettings
  • Pentagon: 1,903 holiday lettings
  • Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial: 1,939 holiday lettings
  • Ballston Common Mall: 1,908 holiday lettings
  • Arlington City Hall: 1,948 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Arlington 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.

Travel to historic Arlington

Come and experience Arlington and its monuments, museums and history. This city's restaurants, shopping and local tours attract many visitors, and its welcoming and scenic location add to the charm. Arlington National Cemetery and Iwo Jima Memorial are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities and attractions in and around Arlington

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Arlington a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Six Flags America (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Volta Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Francis Pool (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • National Aquarium (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • East Potomac Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)

Exploring the natural features in Arlington

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Arlington is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Francis Scott Key Memorial Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Constitution Gardens (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Montrose Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)