Just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital, Arlington offers incomparable views, rich history and thriving neighborhoods for groups. With 45 hotels – all just minutes from Metro – Arlington is conveniently central to businesses and attractions throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.
In Arlington, you’ll also discover a unique combination of national history, local culture and unexpected fun. From treasured attractions like the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima), Arlington National Cemetery, the Air Force Memorial and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, to our stunning skyline and lively urban villages, Arlington truly has something for everyone.
With awe-inspiring, 360-degree views of Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, The Observation Deck at CEB Tower is truly a one-of-a-kind experience for groups. With floor-to-ceiling windows, its sleek interior includes exhibits and interactive experiences that orient you to the D.C. area’s major landmarks as well as its history. And don’t miss the breathtaking 32nd-floor outdoor terrace for the ultimate group selfie.
Spread across 600 acres of rolling, tree-filled hills, Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most beautiful and meaningful places for groups to visit during a capital tour. The final resting place for more than 400,000 service members and their families, the cemetery encapsulates America’s history. Be sure to pre-order your group’s tickets for an interpretative tour bus service with stops at the John F. Kennedy Gravesite, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Changing of the Guard and more.
The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial honors the 184 people whose lives were lost at the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 on September 11, 2001. Each of the memorial units commemorates the life of one of the victims and is organized by the year the victim was born. Groups can explore the outdoor, two-acre memorial and take in a moment of silence amid the trees and flowing water, while planes fly off in the distance.
Ballston Quarter is where the freshest shopping, dining, entertainment venues, events, and much more come together under open sky to create one-of-a-kind experiences for your group. Dine at the Quarter Market, an 18-restaurant food hall filled with globally inspired dishes from local, favorite restaurants. Ballston Quarter will energize your group with experiences that feel authentic, local and real.
Arlington Convention and Visitors Service
Portia Conerly, senior destination sales manager