There’s so much to like about visiting Crystal City, including 15 hotels totaling more than 5,000 rooms just a few minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
Arlington’s largest downtown -- just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital and walking distance from Reagan National Airport -- has fine restaurants, cafes, specialty stores, and plenty of nightlife including the region’s premier physical theater, Synetic Theater. Crystal City is where you will find celebrity chefs, outdoor movie nights, wine tastings, regular 5k runs and bike races.
There’s also the indoor Earth Treks Crystal City Climbing Center, plus outdoor volleyball and basketball courts so you have plenty of options for staying active. You can even join a winter bike race inside a parking garage! In warmer months, you can try neighborhood-organized outdoor yoga, Zumba, meditation and street hockey. It’s also really close to the Mount Vernon Trail, great for walking, running and biking! Those who prefer the indoors can stroll through the corridors of the Crystal City Shops and Gallery Art Underground to avoid the elements.
Staying in Crystal City means you are moments away from visiting the nation’s well-known monuments in Washington, D.C. via the neighborhood’s Metro station. After your sightseeing adventures, Crystal City will delight you with its diverse dining options.
Why call it Crystal City? An early condominium project in Crystal City gave the neighborhood its name. Crystal House had a big chandelier in its lobby, and later developments built on the name. Now Crystal City is light and vibrant, ready to welcome you to the capital area!
For more information on Crystal City, you can also visit the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) website.