Destination guide

Live the "Arlington Way"

Residents of this Virginian town proudly proclaim they live the "Arlington Way", and though it sits just across the Potomac River from Washington DC, seamlessly linked by the Metro system, it's distinctively different. When you stay in an Arlington vacation rental, you'll be treated lively neighborhoods, world-class eateries, comedy and theater productions, a wealth of historical museums and enough retail space to satisfy even the pickiest of shoppers. So, what are you waiting for? Head over to the town and enjoy the "Arlington Way" of life.

Things to do

A strong sense of pride

There's a strong sense of pride for the military in this part of the world, which can be seen at the Arlington National Cemetery, a place of pilgrimage which includes the tombs of John F. Kennedy and Robert E. Lee. Nearby, you'll find the famous Pentagon where many of the world's most challenging decisions are made. Group tours are available of the site, which is officially the largest office building in the world, covering 4 zip codes. Down at the Marine Corps War Memorial, you can pay your respects to the brave souls who fought in the Pacific Islands during World War 2.


Catch the latest flick or watch a Shakespeare play

Whatever time of year you decide to stay in an Arlington vacation rental, there's always something to keep you occupied. If you like movies, head down to the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse to catch one of the latest flicks or large screen sporting events while tucking into some fine fare at their restaurant. Alternatively, don your skates to glide across the year-round Kettler Capitals ice skating rink which was built for the capital's professional hockey team. The fun doesn't stop there. At the Synetic Theater you can watch one of the annual Shakespeare plays or have a giggle at The Comedy Spot.


Year-round reasons to visit

There's never a bad time to stay in an Arlington vacation rental. During spring, the days are warm and sunny and the streets and parks are lined with colorful flowers and famous cherry blossoms. Summers can be hot, but the cool breezes keep the temperature pleasant and many of the city's events and festivities are held in July and August. Fall is also a colorful time to visit and winter can be cold with flurries of snow, but this just offers the excuse to spend more time in the fascinating museums or trying out the city's tasty restaurant scene.

Natural features

A surprising variety of wildlife

Much of Virginia's wildlife has adapted to the Arlington's urban sprawl and the different species can be spotted throughout the year. The Animal Welfare League does a fine job in helping residents and visitors co-habit safely with all of Arlington's creatures. Sparrows, pigeons and starlings are commonly spotted swopped around overhead and in the nearby counties, white-tailed deer, coyotes and red foxes roam around in the fields and woodland. In the city's parks, you can often see a furry eastern cottontail rabbit, squirrels scampering up the trees and even the occasional raccoon.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Arlington

The nearest airport is in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), located 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into College Park, MD (CGS), which is 9.9 mi (16 km) away.

You can see more of Arlington by catching a ride on the metro at Rosslyn Station, Courthouse Station or Arlington Cemetery Station.

Where to stay around Arlington?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,919 vacation rentals near Arlington. From 1,005 Condos/Apartments to 591 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Arlington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Arlington?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Arlington:

  • Crystal City: 61 vacation rentals
  • Pentagon City: 54 vacation rentals
  • Rosslyn: 22 vacation rentals
  • Ballston: 32 vacation rentals
  • Aurora Highlands: 66 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Arlington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Arlington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Arlington National Cemetery: 2,078 vacation rentals
  • Fort Myer: 2,091 vacation rentals
  • Pentagon: 2,077 vacation rentals
  • Pentagon Row: 2,069 vacation rentals
  • Arlington Historical Museum: 2,073 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Arlington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Arlington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,005 Condos/Apartments in Arlington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Arlington include:

  • Houses: 591 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 193 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Arlington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 376 vacation rentals with pool available in Arlington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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