Things to Do

Things to Do in Arlington

Not only is Arlington a great place for business, but it’s also a great place to live and visit, with many interesting things to do year round. 

Major Events

Jazz Fest 2019 Arlington is home to a number of festivals and events each year that range from the Armed Forces Cycling Classic and Marine Corps Marathon to the famed Rosslyn Jazz Fest and others. It's also a key location for easy access to the many events, shows and activities both in Northern Virginia and throughout the nation's capital.

In Arlington, it's easy to get to things like the National Cherry Blossom Festival, 4th of July Celebrations and more.

History, Monuments & Museums

Arlington has long been known as a place to honor those who have served our nation, including the Air Force Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima), the Military Women’s Memorial and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. And if you're looking for even more opportunities to explore, Arlington is located just minutes from the National Mall in downtown D.C.

Family-Friendly Activities

Arlington Family outdoors Arlington is packed with parks, nature centers and innovative kid-friendly play areas. Spend a leisurely afternoon with a family picnic at Gravelly Point, known as one of best places in the nation for "plane-spotting," or get up close and personal with wildlife at one of Arlington's nature centers. Tackle an escape room as a family, sample some local ice cream or take to the ice at one of our ice skating rinks. No matter how your family likes to get out and explore, there's an Arlington activity for everyone. 

And So Much More

Despite its small geographic size, Arlington is packed with exciting things to do. Visit StayArlington, Arlington's visitor site, to learn more about all of the things Arlington has to offer. You'll find more even information on shopping, dining and our local arts scene as well as great itineraries, seasonal spotlights and our current events calendar.

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Explore the Fun Side of Arlington

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StayArlington showcases all of the fun things to do and see in and around Arlington. Visit StayArlington to learn about upcoming events, explore local attractions, find great dining and entertainment and more.

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