Sightseeing in Arlington VA:
With a location directly across from Washington, D.C., on the Potomac Rivers south bank, sits the beautiful county of Arlington Virginia. Here you can find museums and memorials, delicious restaurants and absolutely great places to relax.
Arlington National Cemetery
One of the top sites to see is the Arlington National Cemetery. Within this cemetery you will find the gravesite of John F. Kennedy, accompanied by the eternal burning flame. You will also see the gravesite of the only other president buried at the Arlington National Cemetery, William Howard Taft. This cemetery has dedicated a section entitled “Tombs of the Unknown Soldiers.” These are the unidentifiable soldiers that have been taken home to have a proper burial. These soldiers are ones from the following wars; World War l, World war ll and Korea, and the Unknown of Vietnam.
If you would like to keep touring Arlington, you can make arrangements ahead of time to tour The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. It is a five-sided concrete building covering more than 6 million square feet of floor space, it actually ranks among the largest office buildings in the world.
With being so close, just southwest of the Pentagon you can visit the Pentagon Memorial, which is a permanent outdoor memorial dedicated to the 184 people who died as victims in the building and on flight 77 during the September 11 attacks. If you would like to go and see the Pentagon Memorial, it is open 24 hours a day.
Parks in Arlington
Sometimes when traveling and sightseeing the best thing to do is to get some fresh air and free your mind. What a better place to do that then to visit the 67 acres of wild and cultivated land at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. You can come to this park to learn about the connection between nature and humans, hike many miles of beautiful trails, and if you happen to go in the summertime the national park itself hosts a summer concert series every second Saturday of every month. Just bring your hiking shoes, a few snacks and a nice blanket to enjoy a fun filled summer day exploring nature.
Besides these few sites to see, you can also enjoy the amazing quality and variety of food and restaurants, local breweries, and great shopping. From anything to local boutiques to the upscale shopping mall, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. All are destined to enjoy being in Arlington, Virginia. Wether you are single, traveling the surrounding cities and counties, or a family, ready to see the historical sites and teach your children about the history of what Arlington itself has been through, you will no doubt enjoy every minute of being in this beautiful county and seeing what it has to offer.