Indulge in Retail Therapy
There’s certainly no shortage of places to get out of the cold and into the midst of great bargains. Arlington has shopping galore! Peruse the boutiques at Ballston Quarter and find luxury goods and clothing at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Check out Crystal City Shops’ Art Underground, a combination of shopping, dining and a vibrant arts and cultural destination with galleries, studios, interactive exhibits and more.
Test your Deductive Skills
Arlington has three escape rooms where you can use your powers of deduction to solve clues to an eventual getaway. At 5 Wits, immerse in hidden secrets that incorporate sound, lights and special effects. Bond’s Escape Room is the largest in room venue on the East Coast with 15 challenges that range from Art Attack, at level one, to the terrifying Sleepover Slaughter House, level five. Escape Room Arlington changes themes with the seasons, but always challenges your talent for logic and strategy. No matter what Escape Room you choose, it’s going to be a test of skill and cooperation that leads to unforgettable fun.
Sample Locally Made Brewskis
Arlington’s craft breweries are cozy places to stay warm and taste small-batch craft beer. If you like to play while you drink, get the gang together for a board game, snack on tasty apps, and tip back the award-winning craft beer made at The Board Room. Stop by Nighthawk Pizza, a low-ABV beer and pizza joint in the heart of Pentagon City featuring regional favorite Aslin Brewing. Catch a movie and enjoy delicious food and beer at the newly opened Alamo Drafthouse in Crystal City.
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