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Set right on the Potomac River, just a stone’s throw away from Washington D.C., Arlington is a fantastic destination for families, couples, and history-lovers alike. The city is filled with some of the most famed national monuments in the country, as well as shops, top-rated restaurants, bars, and more. Whether you’ll be visiting for a weekend or a whole week, you won’t run out of interesting things to do and see during your stay.Finding your perfect vacation rental in Arlington
Arlington has a wide variety of vacation rentals available throughout the city. Rentals in Arlington are sleek, well-designed, and fully equipped with all the modern comforts of home. There are larger and smaller rentals available, in both attached and detached housing styles. Bigger groups and families can rent an oversized rental with enough bedrooms for everyone, and a fully equipped kitchen. Several rentals in this area come with a pool and balcony. Pet-friendly rentals are available for those traveling with pets. With so many rental options, you’ll be sure to find one that perfectly suits your travel needs.
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The area and getting around
If you’ll be coming from out of town, there are several options for arriving in Arlington. You can take a Greyhound bus to the downtown bus station. Amtrak train stations are in nearby Union Station in D.C., just 5 miles from Arlington, and in Alexandria, 7 miles from downtown Arlington. The nearest airport is Ronald Reagan National Airport, which is just 5 miles, or 8 minutes, away.Getting around Arlington
Arlington is not known for being the most walkable city, as many of the popular attractions, restaurants, and historical sites are not easily reached on foot. Uber, Lyft, and taxis are available throughout the city. You can also use the Metro to get around.
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Families of all ages should stop by Nicecream for delicious homemade ice cream with a modern twist. The ice creams are made on the spot using liquid nitrogen to speed up the churning process. When you choose your flavor, you can watch the liquid ice cream base instantly freeze into ice cream right in front of you! The impressive menu offers some incredible flavor options, like salted caramel, honey lavender, and apple pie. Take your little ones to watch the planes take off and land at Gravelly Point Park. The park is situated close to Reagan National Airport, along the Potomac River, making it a nice option to enjoy nature in the city, walk on the paved paths, and watch the planes come and go.Arlington for couples
Visit one of the best overlook spots in Arlington which features spectacular views of D.C. at the observation deck on the top of Central Place Tower in Rosslyn. The observation deck is named “View of DC” and is one of the highest viewpoints where visitors can look down on the city below. From here, you can enjoy stellar views of DC’s skyline, free of charge. Head to Pupatella for a date night, where you can try the best authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas in all of Arlington. The menu offers some delicious pizzas, as well as risotto balls, and caramel-filled donuts for dessert!
Many people think that the Pentagon is located in Washington D.C, but it is actually located in Arlington! Did you know that the Pentagon is the largest office building in the world?
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Enjoy nature right in the middle of the city at Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. The 88.5-acre island is right in the middle of the Potomac River, and is so leafy, wooded, and green that you’ll hardly believe you’re in the middle of a city. There are several miles of walking trails to enjoy, different species of wildlife, and a memorial of President Roosevelt that you can visit.2. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery
The Arlington National Cemetery spans nearly 630 acres of over 400,000 graves of soldiers dating back to the Civil War. The grid of graves is meticulously designed on immaculately kept green grounds. Several notable historical figures are buried here, including John F. Kennedy, Glenn Miller, and Jacqueline Kennedy.3. Walk the Mt. Vernon Trail
The Mount Vernon Trail stretches 17 miles from George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon and Rosslyn. It runs along the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Potomac River, offering stunning views of the river and of the capital city throughout certain parts of the trail. Some parts of the trail go through more forested areas. The paved path is perfect for cycling, jogging, walking, and exploring the more natural side of Arlington.4. Stop at the Village at Shirlington
The Village at Shirlington first opened in 1944, and was one of the first large shopping centers to open in the entire United States at the time. Today it is home to a movie theater, a library, a performing arts center, several restaurants, boutiques, and shops. You can spend an afternoon exploring the beautiful outdoor shopping center, browsing the boutiques, and trying one of the many delicious restaurants for lunch or dinner.5. Dine at the Liberty Tavern
If you want to enjoy fantastic food in a memorable setting during your stay in Arlington, dine at The Liberty Tavern. The restaurant is set in a historic building with an upstairs dining room and a downstairs bar. Only fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients are used in their dishes, and it shows! Try the wood-fired pizzas, smoked short-ribs, signature burgers, and house-made desserts. Their pasta, bread, and sausage are all made from scratch.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Arlington (VA)
Considering the average cost of $335.53 per night, Arlington lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.
]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Arlington are February ($264.18 the average per night for accommodation), January ($284.45), and October ($304.3).
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Arlington, the months when you will pay the most are, in order of highest to lowest, April, May and August, with average prices per night of $417.3, $376.65, and $355.83, respectively.
It is recommended that you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Arlington, as only 32% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
In 2020, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Arlington were January, May and April, with average availabilities of 50%, 39.8%, and 37%, respectively.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 24.8% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by December (27%), and July (27.5%).
In Arlington we have a comprehensive catalogue of approximately 1200 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 5 local and international providers.