Two things are certain in the nation’s capital: there are amazing things to see, and the traffic can be awful. You want to get the most out of your visit to Washington, D.C., and one way to do that is by staying in one of the cheap hotels in Arlington, Virginia. Right across the Potomac River from the core of Washington, D.C., this city is at once a great gateway and a destination in its own right.
Plan your stay to use Metro
Instead of scratching your head trying to find parking near the National Mall and the great museums, rest peacefully in Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport and be a short walk from a Metro station. Not to mention, it’s right next to the airport if you are flying in. Save time and money by hopping the train to the other side of the Potomac.
The myriad shopping, entertainment and dining options found in Crystal City are a good reason to stay here too. Hampton Inn Suites Reagan National Airport is another quality property with attractive rates and convenience. If you want to get in even more shopping, the hotel is close to Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.
Don’t forget to see what’s here
Washington sites draw most of the attention, just don’t forget there are things worth seeing in Arlington as well. If you are able to plan it well in advance, the Pentagon tour is a fascinating look at part of this historic building. Arlington National Cemetery is a testament to the bravery of men and women in uniform who helped keep us free. Stay in luxury at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City to be close.
Pause for peaceful reflection
While taking in Arlington National Cemetery, make a point to visit John F. Kennedy’s grave, the house of Robert E. Lee and the memorials found throughout the grounds. For a peaceful break from the city, venture over to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park in the middle of the Potomac.
Hike or bike the Mount Vernon Trail
Walk where our first President walked when you take a hike on the Mount Vernon Trail that leads from Arlington to George Washington’s house. You can stay in Rosslyn at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge and be close to the trail. You also are close to two bridges for driving across the river.
The Washington D.C. area has so much to do and see that you could spend weeks exploring it and still have not seen it all. You can make the most of the time you have here by planning to stay close in Arlington.