Things to Do in Arlington

Things to Do in Arlington, VA - Arlington Attractions

Things to Do in Arlington


Book these experiences for a close-up look at Arlington.


Top Attractions in Arlington

These rankings are informed by traveler reviews—we consider the quality, quantity, recency, consistency of reviews, and the number of page views over time.

Other Top Attractions around Arlington







*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

What travelers are saying

  • tourdictator
    Saginaw, MI16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I actually did just a walking tour by ourselves; no tour guide, no bus, just walked it. We visited all of the must-see sites, such as Arlington House, the Kennedy graves, Changing of the Guards, etc., but then we walked well off of the beaten path. This was probably the highlight of our visit, and maybe our whole week in DC. There are areas where you are totally alone, able to ponder the magnitude of the sacrifices so many have made for our freedom. You don't need to be a marathon runner to be able to do this. I would strongly encourage giving it a try.
    Written April 20, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT2,150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This touching monument to fallen unknown soldiers is a required stop while visiting Arlington National Cemetery. It's a moving tribute to soldiers who died in battle but whose bodies were never found, and this tomb felt very appropriate. There's a changing of the guard to honor the unknown soldiers, which you're permitted to watch. This is a somber reminder of the casualties of war.
    Written March 15, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Michael L
    Watchung, NJ210 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, breathtaking memorial. Not to be missed. The artwork is gorgeous, but beyond that, this is an important landmark, symbolic of historically significant happenings, which came with honorable sacrifices made by US Marines during WWII worthy of remembrance.
    Written September 6, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • jongable
    Oakland Charter Township, MI770 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glad we stopped at this memorial, which is not often included in a DC itinerary. The artists’ concept for memorializing those that lost their lives to the evil terrorists is quite interesting.

    I am also glad to have seen the Pentagon up close. While not architecturally interesting, its size is memorable.
    Written April 17, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Jaclyn H
    Raleigh, NC43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my first time visiting DC. I was visiting my son who was recovering from an injury during deployment. We took advantage of this opportunity and explored it. This was one of my musts when we visited Arlington Cemetery. What an emotional feeling. This is a must-to do.
    Written March 17, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, UK6,854 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    At the top of Arlington Cemetery is Arlington House which is managed and owned by the National Parks Service. The house is free to enter and has exhibits from the early 19th century.
    There are also outbuildings dedicated to slave accommodation and a small museum. There are fantastic views of the cemetery and Washington DC from the house. The house opens at 9.30am.
    Written April 13, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Bamabelle2023
    Washington DC, DC87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This theater is amazing! We always go to see the latest shows and the performances are always outstanding! We just recently saw ragtime and it was absolutely fabulous! The theater also has the nicest staff! Would recommend seeing a show here!
    Written January 1, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • 23dj
    Las Vegas, NV12,117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely trail around the DCA airport. Find a spot by the water and watch the airplanes take off over two different runways
    Written August 27, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, NM1,324 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From a distance, this didn't seem like it would be that interesting, but being there really makes a difference. The sculptures, gracefully arcing up into the wild blue yonder make a fine testament to our Air Force. Location and orientation are very good, providing an excellent setting with nice surroundings.
    Written March 1, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • VillagerRick
    The Villages, FL1,022 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After stopping at the Visitors Center, we took the short walk here. We were warmly greeted by Suzanne (she is a Veteran), and given an overview of what is presented. There are presentations from various periods, and some have videos available to be seen. Depending on your timeframe, you can spend as much time as you like. Please if you visit, take the elevator to the rooftop the views surprisingly nice.
    Written March 29, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Fearless23174942235
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were there on April 16, 2024 and it was open. The web site is not working at this time. The entrance is directly across from McDonalds in a courtyard area.
    We spoke to the desk person and she said the building has been purchased and the attraction may only be open through the summer. The new management has not decided if they will continue with the attraction.

    We experienced an incredible view of the DC area and I highly recommend this site.
    The hours were listed as

    Sun to Sat 10:00 to 4:00 with early closing at noon on Wed.
    Written April 19, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, UK1,262 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very pleasant and large shopping mall set over 4 levels. Good that they've got seating in the alleys for men to sit while waiting for their wife to shop! Great food court too with lots of choices
    Written September 10, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Arlington