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A lively center just minutes from D.C.

Visit Arlington’s largest downtown.

Stay in Crystal City for quick, easy access to the best that Virginia and D.C. have to offer. Stellar transit options include three Metro stops, regional rail and the area’s second-largest airport, Reagan National Airport. With 4,600 hotel rooms, Crystal City is literally minutes from the center of Washington, the Pentagon and attractions around the region.

Crystal City Attractions

A walkable, urban district, Crystal City has great restaurants, cafes, specialty stores and the region’s premier physical theater, Synetic Theater. In addition to the dining options along Restaurant Row, 23rd Street between South Eads and South Fern streets has an eclectic, independent dining scene and active nightlife.

Two men playing floor chess at the Crystal City Water Park
Crystal City Water Park

Get Active in Crystal City

Crystal City is a hub for fitness enthusiasts, with the region’s largest rock-climbing gym, Movement, and wellness centers like Mind Your Body Oasis which offers unique workshops including Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga and tantric meditation, in addition to standard yoga and Pilates classes. Visitors can also access the region’s extensive network of bike paths via the Mount Vernon Trail, offering opportunities for recreational riding and two-wheeled tours of the monuments.

Earth Treks Climbing Center

After you're done enjoying Crystal City, be sure to check out the other neighborhoods in Arlington. For more information on Crystal City, including hundreds of events each year, visit the National Landing Business Improvement District (BID) website.