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History and charm on DC’s doorstep

Many visitors to Washington, DC like to take trips to Arlington during their vacations, but why not do it the other way around? By making Arlington your home-from-home, you can enjoy the attractions of DC while having your own, laid-back part of the region to return to. Arlington vacation rentals tick all the boxes, whether you’re after a sleek condo with sweeping views of the city, or a large family pad with spacious bedrooms. Arlington itself also has plenty to see, from poignant memorials to mind-expanding museums that will show you the cradle of the United States in a new light.

Heart-tugging landmarks in Arlington

Few landmarks in the whole of the United States are as iconic as the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington. Dedicated in 1954, its sculpture depicts soldiers raising the Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima: a moment that has come symbolize the perseverance and pride of marines during World War 2. Another major military landmark is, of course, the Pentagon, whose sheer size takes most visitors by surprise. You can go on a fascinating guided tour of these corridors of powers if you book far enough in advance. If all the walking makes you puckish, you can head to the Clarendon district to chow down on a host of international dishes, from Spanish tapas to fresh Japanese sushi.

Visiting hallowed ground in Arlington

Honoring the brave men and women who served, and died for, their country, Arlington National Cemetery is the main draw for visitors to this side of the Potomac. Here, you can walk the scenic grounds, pay respects at the rows of headstones, and visit the white, marble Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The gravesite of President John F. Kennedy, marked by Cape Cod granite and an Eternal Flame, is another popular place of pilgrimage. Afterwards, history buffs will enjoy a visit to Arlington Historical Museum, which is set within a 19th-century house and tells the story of the area from the arrival of Captain John Smith right through to recent times.

Spring colors and summer serenity in Arlington

When it comes to booking Arlington vacation rentals, the months of spring and summer can be a good bet. Spring is particularly appealing if you’re visiting Washington, DC, as this is when the cherry blossoms erupt in a blaze of pink and purple. The hotter months are also particularly good for enjoying the emerald-green outdoors, and balmy evenings outside bars and cafés, where you can admire this historic heartland of the United States.

Island adventures in Arlington

Arlington is set alongside the waters of the Potomac River, a short hop from the marble monuments of Washington, DC. The waterfront is an important part of the natural landscape here, and you’ll can take a different view of it with a trip to Theodore Roosevelt Island. Stretching almost 90 acres, this island lies right in the middle of the river and – as well as featuring a majestic statue of President Roosevelt – it’s a lush realm of hiking trails and dense woodlands where you can see many kinds of darting birds and pretty wildflowers.