Celebrate the Fourth of July in Arlington!

If you haven't already seen the amazing fireworks show that Washington, D.C. puts on every year, now's the time! Don't want to trek into the city and fight the crowds? Arlington has several solutions for you!

Spend the Fourth of July in Arlington.

Lots of people head to the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) outside of Rosslyn for excellent views of the show and D.C. However, there are some great vantage points from the Air Force Memorial in Pentagon City and Arlington Gateway Park in Rosslyn.

For the first time, there will be a family-friendly festival at Long Bridge Park in Crystal City from noon until the end of the fireworks show. Long Bridge Park is within walking distance of most of the Crystal City hotels, and it's a great solution for you if you want to avoid driving or taking the Metro.

However you decide to celebrate the Fourth, enjoy your independence!

Author: Courtney Cacatian