The Best of the District, Just Outside of the City

Arlington may be just outside of the district, but with 11 stops on the DC Metro, it’s an ideal spot to explore the capital city. From the hip to the historic, Arlington’s own neighborhoods reward exploration. If outdoor adventure is your plan, explore Arlington’s extensive trails and parks. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, get a meal at Michelin-reviewed restaurant Ambar or local gem Busboys and Poets. Arlington also offers high-end shopping and breweries as well as some of the nation’s best-known monuments and memorials like Arlington Cemetery and the Marine Corps War Memorial. Arlington is a step away from the District, but it’s still at the heart of the city.