November 24, 2021
Here are the best reasons to spend a day in Arlington while on vacation in Washington DC. There’s a place right across the wild and wide Potomac River that is worth a brief respite from your Washington DC itinerary. Arts, culture, and nightlife are alive and well here.

1. Arlington National Cemetery

john f kennedy grave

Established during the Civil War consisting of 624 acres of land once owned by Robert E. Lee, Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery home to the Tomb of soldiers who died in the nation’s wars beginning with the American Civil War. And the eternal flame marking President John F. Kennedy’s grave as well as the final resting places of numerous other famous Americans. The cemetery is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

2. U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

1200px 2018 10 31 15 25 21 The west side of the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington County Virginia

It is a military monument dedicated to the memory of all the members of the United States Marine Corps who have died defending the country since 1775. It is also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial.

3. The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial


It is a permanent outdoor memorial to remember the 184 people who died during the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon: these people include those who were in the building at the time of the attack as well as the passengers on American Airlines Flight 77.

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