Destination guide

Lively Crystal City will entice you

Take a vacation to Crystal City and enjoy the area's museums, jazz and monuments. This welcoming city allures visitors with its shopping and restaurants. Arlington National Cemetery and Jefferson Memorial are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Crystal City

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Crystal City has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Six Flags America (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • East Potomac Golf Course (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • National Aquarium (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Francis Pool (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Volta Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Crystal City

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Crystal City is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Gravelly Point Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • East Potomac Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Tidal Basin (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Constitution Gardens (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Enid A. Haupt Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)

Transportation to and around Crystal City

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to College Park, MD (CGS), which is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Crystal City Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Crystal City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 67 holiday lettings near Crystal City. From 59 Condos/Apartments to 8 Houses, 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 Crystal City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Crystal City?

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 Crystal City:

  • Ballston: 36 holiday homes
  • Connecticut Ave/ K Street: 261 holiday homes
  • Eastern Market: 372 holiday homes
  • Alexandria West: 24 holiday homes
  • Georgetown: 1,101 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 Crystal City?

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

  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm: 2,099 holiday lettings
  • University of Maryland-College Park: 2,060 holiday lettings
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island Park: 2,103 holiday lettings
  • United States Naval Observatory: 2,108 holiday lettings
  • National Museum of Crime and Punishment: 2,089 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Crystal City 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 Condos/Apartments in Crystal City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 59 Condos/Apartments in Crystal City. Our other popular types of Crystal City holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 58 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Crystal City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 50 holiday homes with pool available in Crystal City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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