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4 Reasons Arlington is an Ideal Destination for Military Groups

There’s no better place to honor the service and legacy of veterans than the historic U.S. capital region. Arlington is home to several breathtaking military monuments and memorials, making it an ideal place for military groups to host a variety of events. Here are just some of the reasons Arlington should be your group’s next destination!

Affordable Hotel Rates

Located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., and just minutes from the area's major attractions, Arlington offers an ideal combination of convenience and value for your stay. With 38 hotels, there’s something for every budget and preference. If a trip to the capital region for your military group is in the books, Arlington hotels are an excellent, affordable option with room rates typically 20% lower than those at most downtown D.C. hotels. With breakfast included at many properties and a variety of additional amenities, there’s no denying Arlington hotels are the place to stay.

Residence Inn Ballston Lobby
Residence Inn Arlington Ballston

Historical Attractions

Arlington has an unmistakable connection to the U.S. military. Not only is it home to Arlington National Cemetery and many military monuments and memorials, but Arlington is also where the Pentagon -- the helm of the U.S. Department of Defense -- is located. Explore stunning military memorials, tour historic sights, and make unforgettable memories while honoring those who have served our country. Click here to view a full itinerary of military sights in Arlington.

Iwo Jima memorial flag
Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)

Tour Bus Parking

If you’re traveling by motorcoach, planning parking at your destination can be a challenge. Luckily, Arlington has motorcoach parking zones in the Ballston, Crystal City, Rosslyn, Pentagon City and Shirlington neighborhoods. Motorcoach parking is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Plan ahead by accessing a variety of Arlington County resources such as the Tour Bus Parking web page (including an online interactive map and printable neighborhood parking maps), plus printed maps from the Arlington Convention and Visitors Service.

Ballston Tour Bus Parking Map

Arlington Convention and Visitors Service Assistance

Ready to start planning your next Arlington group getaway? The Arlington Convention and Visitors Service (ACVS) has you covered. From itinerary assistance and printed guides and maps to more customized requests such as flower shop and photographer recommendations, ACVS is ready to jump in and assist you. Take a look at this page for more information on ACVS assistance, or contact Director of Sales, Portia Conerly here

Author: Paola Fernandez