Take in Capital Views Along the George Washington Memorial Parkway
Grab your significant other, your four-legged best friend, or no one at all, and drive to Arlington, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Get a lay of the land with a scenic drive along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Enjoy these fun experiences along the way:
Hike in the Nation’s Fittest City, Home to America's 4th-Ranked Park System
From biking and walking to exploring nature centers and historic sites, Arlington’s outdoor activities are a breath of fresh air in the heart of an urban center. With more than 75 miles of trails and 1,100 acres of park land and open space, you’ll be just steps from nature throughout your stay.
Don't miss these great outdoor adventures:
- Bike, run, or walk the Mount Vernon Trail, an 18-mile paved route that stretches from George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate to Theodore Roosevelt Island
- A 16.5-mile scenic trail trail, the Arlington Loop showcases Arlington's woods, streams, neighborhoods and Potomac River sights to pedestrians and bicyclist
- Explore 67 acres of wild and cultivated land at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, including miles of trails with interpretive displays on local flora and fauna