Arlington's convenient location next to the nation's capital combines world-class meeting space with exceptional value. Situated as it is along the west banks of the Potomac River, Arlington is practically an extension of Washington DC. Attendees will be dazzled with quick access to world-renowned cultural and historical attractions, 300,000 square feet of space in Arlington meeting venues and a paradise of shopping, dining and nightlife.
Arlington houses many of the metro DC area's most unique event venues. Spaces like Clarendon Ballroom and Top of the Town are great for hosting social events and business functions with their sweeping views of the Potomac River, while the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere and Signature Theatre can accommodate larger masses for lectures and conferences. The collection of hotels here is impressive, with over 40 to choose from and one for every budget. Greet your guests in style at Le Meridien Arlington or impress them with glittering views of Georgetown and the Potomac River from the Capitol View ballroom at Marriott Key Bridge. Plan a last-minute meeting at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City for out-of-towners who will never have to leave the Reagan Airport boundaries.
Ever heard of an Urban Village? Arlington has eight of them. These neighborhoods offer a unique collection of high-rise towers, bustling night life, upscale shopping and dining. These villages are centers for commercial activity and also commonly refer to the nearest metro stop. Ballston, Clarendon, Courthouse, Crystal City, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, and Virginia Square are the most popular and meeting space-dense of the villages.
Several major highways bridges, railroad bridges and even an underwater tunnel connect Washington DC to Arlington, offering several transportation options to please groups of all shapes and sizes. Furthermore, the yellow, orange and blue lines of the Washington Metro serve the county with several stops in its urban villages. 66 and 395 are the two highways that traverse the county along with the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. Reagan National Airport sits conveniently in Arlington and is accessible by the yellow and blue lines of the metro. This offers your attendees an economical and quick access to their meeting venue.
Best known to visitors as home to the Pentagon, Iwo Jima and Arlington Cemetery, Arlington is also home to 86 miles worth of bicycle and running trails along the Potomac River and abandoned railroad beds. George Washington's former home in Mount Vernon, near Alexandria, is a common tourist spot for corporate groups looking for activities and is easily accessible from Arlington via Route 50 or 66.
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