Destination guide

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

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)
Natural highlights

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)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Arlington

The nearest airport is in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), located 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into College Park, MD (CGS), which is 9.9 mi (16 km) away.

You can see more of Arlington by catching a ride on the metro at Rosslyn Station, Courthouse Station or Arlington Cemetery Station.

Where to stay around Arlington?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,787 holiday lettings near Arlington. From 540 Houses to 944 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Arlington is on HomeAway.

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:

  • Nauck: 19 holiday homes
  • Shirlington: 18 holiday homes
  • Arlington Ridge: 65 holiday homes
  • Aurora Highlands: 60 holiday homes
  • Lyon Park: 26 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:

  • United States Marine Corps War Memorial: 1,840 holiday lettings
  • Ballston Common Mall: 1,904 holiday lettings
  • Gravelly Point Park: 1,807 holiday lettings
  • Fort Myer: 1,895 holiday lettings
  • National Air Force Memorial: 1,881 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.

Can I rent Houses in Arlington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 540 Houses in Arlington. Our other popular types of Arlington holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 944 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Arlington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 278 holiday homes with pool available in Arlington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.