Destination guide

Lively Crystal City will entice you

Take a vacation to Crystal City and enjoy the area's museums, jazz and monuments. This welcoming city allures visitors with its shopping and restaurants. Arlington National Cemetery and Jefferson Memorial are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Crystal City

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Crystal City has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Six Flags America (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • East Potomac Golf Course (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • National Aquarium (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Francis Pool (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Volta Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Crystal City

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Crystal City is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Gravelly Point Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • East Potomac Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Tidal Basin (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Constitution Gardens (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Enid A. Haupt Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Crystal City

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to College Park, MD (CGS), which is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Crystal City Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Crystal City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 58 vacation rentals near Crystal City. From 53 Condos/Apartments to 4 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Crystal City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Crystal City?

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 Crystal City:

  • Capitol Hill: 502 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,122 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Market: 369 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 599 vacation rentals
  • National Harbor: 107 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 Crystal City?

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

  • Synetic Theater: 2,102 vacation rentals
  • United States Capitol: 2,096 vacation rentals
  • National Mall ( Mall): 1,202 vacation rentals
  • Nationals Park: 2,085 vacation rentals
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: 2,116 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Crystal City 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 Crystal City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 53 Condos/Apartments in Crystal City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Crystal City include:

  • Houses: 4 rentals available
  • Studios: 53 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Crystal City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 39 vacation rentals with pool available in Crystal City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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