Top Five Holiday Winter Activities in Arlington

While visiting Arlington in the winter might sound drab and dreary, the city’s plethora of memorials and monuments, including these top 5 attractions, offer visitors anything but.

The Arlington National Cemetery has long been hailed a must-see for visitors. Over 400,000 American servicemen have been laid to rest here-not to mention the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Though it’s easy to overlook, Mount Vernon Trail provides incredible views of Potomac River and DC’s famous landmarks. Whether catching some fresh air or a quick workout, visitors will enjoy this paved trail.

It may be hard to believe that the Pentagon resides outside DC, but this iconic structure is a must on any vacation. Military personnel offer guided tours, giving you an up-close view of this beaut’s inner workings.

Of course, it wouldn’t be DC if it weren’t for the memorials, including the Iwo Jima Memorial. This 32-foot sculpture captures one of the most historic WWII battles, where six military personnel raise the U.S. flag.

And last but certainly not least, no trip is complete with a stop at Theodore Roosevelt Island. This 91-acre wilderness allows city dwellers to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown in a sea of flora and fauna.


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