Clarendon
Always Buzzing

An original urban village

Clarendon hums with activity morning, noon and night.

Clarendon is especially known for lively nightlife, a perfect location for a great date night at any age, and a center of activity for the younger crowd. If you’re looking for fun in the evenings, you’ll always find it in Clarendon.

Visit a craft brewery, dine at one of many only-in-Arlington eateries, kick back in a pub or hear live bands. Clarendon is Arlington’s Mardi Gras capital, complete with a parade and ball, and the neighborhood is also one of two Arlington courses for the annual Armed Forces Cycling Classic each summer. Clarendon Day is one of Arlington’s favorite fall festivals, featuring multiple music stages, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, and more.

Once a settlement for Vietnamese refugees, the neighborhood once was nicknamed “Little Saigon” and still has a few of the Vietnamese restaurants that opened when the area rose to prominence in the 1970s.

You will find shoppers browsing at Market Common Clarendon and other local favorites, families enjoying a weekend brunch on the patio, and visitors exploring Clarendon’s dining and entertainment. You can also find restaurants here that serve tapas, Balkan cuisine or classic American, plus rooftop and sidewalk dining in warmer months.

It’s easy to be drawn to Clarendon, a neighborhood that defines urban chill.

For more information on Clarendon, you can also visit the Clarendon Alliance website.