Only-in-Arlington Experiences

Make lasting memories for your attendees with these one-of-a-kind Arlington group activities.

Visit the Horse Stables at the U.S. Caisson Platoon of The Old Guard

Head to Joint Base Ft. Myer-Henderson Hall for a look into history and tradition of the U.S. Army’s Old Guard. Learn how the soldiers and horses train and prepare constantly for their solemn duty of carrying America’s fallen armed service members to their final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery.

You will hear about:

  • the history of the Caisson Platoon
  • a walk-through of its daily schedule
  • meet the horses
  • and see the tack room and farrier shop.

There are around 60 horses on the team and nearly that many soldiers that train and prepare them. Contact us to schedule a tour.

Take a Private Tour of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Don’t just visit the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, arrange for a powerful docent-led tour. Many docents have a personal connection to the 9/11 attacks and will not only shed light on the series of events that led up to them, but provide a personal perspective on the events of the day.

The docents will also share some information about the victims of the attack and the symbolic design of the memorial. It is an experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your gathering. Contact us to set up a docent-led tour during your meeting or event.

National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Docent
Docent-led Tour of The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Broomball at the Iceplex

Chill out with your group at a fun event on the ice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, home of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions - Washington Capitals. Don your sneakers and layers for Broomball, like hockey but with sneakers.

Host a reception upstairs in one of the event spaces for up to 300 guests with onsite catering. You can also rent the entire ice for a special event, free skate or another event.

Climb to New Heights at Earth Treks

Push your limits indoors with a teambuilding at Earth Treks Crystal City climbing gym. Earth Treks’ Team Development Climbing Program uses a fun and relaxed environment to foster:

  • trust development
  • team cohesion
  • goal setting
  • and getting out of the comfort zone.

You can also organize a more low-key event or open climb in a dedicated area with their knowledgeable instructors. Plus, you can select any food you want from the area to round out the experience.

Earth Treks Climbing Center
Earth Treks Crystal City

Pick Your Poison at Ballston Quarter

Not sure what your group would like? You will have your pick of activities at Ballston Quarter:

  • Set up an iron-chef style cooking competition at Cookology.
  • Indulge that creative spirit with a karaoke contest at Punch Bowl Social.
  • Get your group to think as a team at high-tech 5 Wits escape room.

There are plenty of unique things to do to make your stay in Arlington a memorable one, and plenty of experiences to look forward to on your next visit here.

Author: Talia Salem