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Al fresco dining on a tree-lined promenade

Stroll through the Village of Shirlington's tree-lined sidewalks and spot sidewalk cafes, local boutiques and bustling restaurants.

People come from all over to catch a play at the Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre or an art-house movie in comfy recliners at AMC Shirlington 7 or, then stroll the pleasant strip of restaurants to decide where to eat. Arlington has a seductive nightlife and restaurant scene where the flavors are as diverse as Arlington itself.

Stay in or near The Village at Shirlington, and you'll have fantastic food, entertainment and boutiques at your fingertips. The European-style promenade offers more than 15 shops and 20 restaurants. From American to Asian, Indian to Italian and Mediterranean to microbrews, Shirlington has one of the most diverse selections of cuisine you’ll ever find in one neighborhood.

Where else can you find hula dancing in the shadow of the nation’s capital? Catch a poetry reading at Busboys & Poets which is a restaurant, book store, lounge and theater all in one. In summer, the Shirlala Music Festival means weekly live music outdoors in the evening.

The Village at Shirlington proclaims: Whatever suits your fancy, it’s here. Denim, dolcettos, to-die-for hairdos and more. In the Village at Shirlington, you’re encouraged to follow your retail therapy with mani therapy and pedi therapy. That’s a to-do list you’ll love checking off.