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Arlington, VA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 45
Total Sleeping Rooms 11,240
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 701
Committable Meeting Rooms* 31
Largest Exhibit Space 23,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 23,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $163
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $59
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $222
*Maximum for a single hotel

Arlington, VA Meeting Planning Overview

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 bank of the Potomac River, Arlington is practically an extension of Washington, D.C. Attendees will be dazzled by the quick access to world-renowned cultural and historical attractions, 368,000 square feet of space in Arlington meeting venues, and a paradise of shopping, dining, and nightlife. As a bonus, Arlington hotel rates average 20% lower than those in downtown D.C.

Arlington’s walkable neighborhoods — virtually all of which are on the region’s Metro system — offer a unique collection of high-rise towers, bustling nightlife, and upscale shopping and dining. Guests can enjoy car-free fun in the Ballston, Clarendon, Courthouse, Rosslyn, Shirlington, and Virginia Square neighborhoods, in addition to Crystal City and Pentagon City, home of the new Amazon HQ2. Shoppers will also be thrilled by Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Market Common Clarendon, and the new Ballston Quarter culinary, shopping, and entertainment venue.

Arlington has many of the metro D.C. area's most unique event venues. Spaces such as Convene, Top of the Town, and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Sands Family Grounds in Rosslyn are great for hosting social events and business functions with sweeping views of the Potomac River. Other favorites range from Clarendon Ballroom to Fort C.F. Smith and a diverse array of corporate-style conference centers. The collection of hotels is impressive as well, with 45 to choose from and one for every service level and budget.

Five bridges connect Arlington to Washington, D.C., offering several transportation options to please groups of all shapes and sizes. Furthermore, the Yellow, Orange, Blue, and Silver lines of the Washington Metro system serve the county with 11 Arlington stations. In addition, Interstates 66 and 395 traverse the county, along with the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. Reagan National Airport (DCA) sits conveniently in Arlington and is accessible by the Metro’s Yellow and Blue lines. This offers your attendees economical and quick access to their meeting venue.

Best known to visitors as home to Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, and the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) , Arlington is also home to nearly 100 miles of bicycle and running trails along the Potomac River and repurposed 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 the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

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