It's been said that Arlington is the place where history and fun intersect. We've been part of Washington's history since the very beginning: Arlington was once part of the original Federal City designed by Pierre L'Enfant. And while we're proud to have some of our nation's most impressive and world-renowned monuments and memorials, you'll also find attractions here with an Arlington edge: different, intriguing, off-the-beaten-path and perhaps unexpected.
No matter when you visit, Arlington offers hundreds of restaurants - from family-friendly favorites to the newest in haute cuisine showcasing world-renowned chefs. Arlington's restaurants also feature diverse global cuisines, such as Vietnamese, Thai, Spanish. Latin American, Indian, and Lebanese, to name a few. Best of all, it's easy and affordable: there's no need to wait for weeks to get into the newest hot restaurant, and the velvet ropes part for anyone looking for fun!
There's fun to be had nearly every day of the year. In Arlington, and the nation's capital, you can watch a parade, run 26 miles, sample Virginia wines, and listen to a rock concert with 2,000 of our closest friends. Well, maybe not all in one day.