Arlington Tourist Information and Tourism
(Arlington, Virginia - VA, USA)
Famous for being home to the vast Arlington National Cemetery, featuring the grave of famous US president J. F. Kennedy, this popular destination lies in the state of Virginia (VA). Standing just a few miles from nearby Washington DC, across the scenic Potomac River, Arlington was once part of the District of Columbia, in the first part of the 19th century.
Also close to Alexandria, Arlington has a relatively low-rise skyline, with its highest buildings fronting the river within the Rosslyn area. When it comes to sightseeing opportunities for tourists, there are many impressive places to visit. Arlington is particularly well placed for day trips and excursions, and also offers excellent shopping facilities and countless historical buildings and landmarks.
The tourism industry in the Arlington area of Virginia is prospering and the city provides a useful gateway to nearby Washington DC. One of Arlington's main tourist information centers is the Arlington Visitors Orientation Center in the Pentagon Row shopping center on South Joyce Street . Open throughout the week, Arlington's tourist bureau provides a range of information about the best things to see and do nearby, including travel tips, maps, leaflets, magazines and general tourism advice.
Accommodation in Arlington is a popular alternative to more expensive lodging in nearby Washington DC, with a range of hotels situated throughout Arlington, being particularly clustered in the city center. Arlington's 'Urban Village' areas also feature many excellent guesthouses and hotels, such as Ballstone, Rosslyn, Clarendon and Crystal City regions. More information about Arlington Hotels
Arlington has an assortment of noteworthy tourist attractions, including Arlington House / Curtis-Lee Mansion - an impressive house that was once the home of General Robert E. Lee; Arlington National Cemetery - the resting place of many of America's war heroes, featuring the Eternal Flame at the grave of President John F. Kennedy; Iwo Jima Marine Memorial - a WWII US Marines war memorial commemorating those killed in battle; Mount Vernon Estate - close to Arlington, the impressive Arlington home of George Washington, featuring many fascinating exhibits, including an 18th-century grist mill; Arlington's Fashion Center at Pentagon City - housing nearly 200 shops, including many well-known names and an excellent food court; and the Arlington Historical Museum - with a wealth of exhibits, historic information and artifacts incorporating Arlington's past, present and future. More information about Arlington Tourist Attractions
More Arlington Information / Fast Facts and Orientation
- Country: United States of America (USA)
- Location: Arlington County, Virginia (VA)
- Status: suburb
- Area: approximately 26 square miles / 67 square kilometers
- Population: approximately 190,000
- Language: American English
- Currency: US Dollar (USD)
- Time zone: GMT - 5 hours Eastern Standard Time (daylight saving time is observed)
- Country dialing code: +1
- Telephone area code: 703 and 571
- Religion: various religions
- Average daily Arlington January temperature: 8°C / 46°F
- Average daily Arlington July temperature: 32°C / 90°F