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Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston

Things to Do in Arlington

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Explore Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22211

Officially designated in 1864, veterans from all wars are buried at the cemetery. Visit the Tomb of the Unknown, the Eternal Flame of President Kennedy's grave or Arlington Mansion. Drive or take Metro. The cemetery has its own station. Make your first stop the Visitor Center near the entrance of the cemetery. Parking is accessible from Memorial Drive. Please note that the cemetery does not provide wheelchairs or strollers. Opening hours are seasonal. www.arlingtoncemetery.org

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20500

Constructed beginning in 1792 under the oversight of George Washington, the residence has 132 rooms, 28 fireplaces and 8 staircases. The "Presidential Residence" was named "The White House" by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. Tours are available by reservation through one's Member of Congress only. Reservations are accepted between 30 days and 6 months in advance. Take the Orange Line Metro to McPherson Square. www.whitehouse.gov

The Air and Space Museum

6th Street & Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.

The Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world, including Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 command module. Entrance to the museum is free, but visits to the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater or the Albert Einstein Planetarium are at a fee. Take the Orange Line Metro to L'Enfant Plaza. Opening Hours are extended during the summer months. www.nasm.si.edu

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Constitution Ave. N.W., between 21st and 22nd Streets, Washington, D.C.

Designed by Maya Lin, the wall is inscribed with 58,000 names of dead or missing soldiers. The wall is open to the public 24 hours a day. Information can be found at the ranger station nearby, open 8:45a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Take the Orange Line Metro to Foggy Bottom. www.nps.gov/vive

U.S. Capitol

U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20515

In November of 1800, U.S. Congress met for the first time in the newly completed portion of the building designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1874. General tours are offered Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Special tours are also available. Visitors enter through the newly completed underground visitor center on the East Front at First Street and East Capitol Street, N.E. Take the Orange Line Metro to Capitol South. www.aoc.gov

The Nature Conservancy

4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is dedicated to protect ecologically important lands and waters around the world. The worldwide offices are located within walking distance, a short 3 blocks from the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston. Guests can also utilize the complimentary hotel shuttle. A negotiated rate for Nature Conservancy is available through your intranet, subject to availability. Visit www.nature.org for more information.

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20566

Enjoy a performance of the National Symphony Orchestra, watch a play, or visit the Millenium stage for one of the many free events. The Kennedy Center offers something for all ages and interests. Visitors can get to the Kennedy Center by car and park in the garage, or take the Orange Line to Foggy Bottom. The Kennedy Center provides shuttle service from the Foggy Bottom Station. Visit www.kennedy-center.org for more information.

Ballston Quarter (Mall)

4238 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203

Ballston Quarter is a true urban village filled with people who want to live where they also work and play—people who want to live life to the fullest. Everything you need is just footsteps away multiple restaurants, retail shopping, movie theater, and more. Located on the Metro four miles from DC, Ballston Quarter is a place where all of Arlington will come together to experience a life that’s as purposeful, thoughtful and true as you are.